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Men of Change

Men of Change: Power, Triumph, Truth

A Book, Film and Music Playlist

Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum, "Men of Change" is a traveling exhibition that features portraits of African American men who have altered the history and culture of this country.

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Staff Pick: Trolls World Tour

Join Poppy and her friends on the Trolls World Tour! When Queen Barb of Rock steals music from the other Troll music lands, Poppy sets out on an adventure to save the music. You can watch the movie in theatrical release or in dance party. The fun continues on the bonus features!

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Movie Review: The Witch

Toni recommends watching this nontraditional witch story as we head into Halloween season

Written by Toni Jackson, Teen Aide at Georgetown and Teen Council Member since 2019. 

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Teen Movie Review: Captain America Civil War

Thrilling moments that a Marvel fan at any stage can enjoy.

Review written by Jerell King, Teen Aide at Anacostia Library, MBSYEP Employee and member of the Teen Council since 2018.

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Teen Movie Review: The Hate U Give

Follow Starr's walk fight for justice.

Review written by Maggie Hankins, Teen Aide at Petworth Library and member of the Teen Council since 2018. 

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Teen Movie Review: The Farewell

SYEP employee, India Wilson, gives her insights on this 2019 dramedy

Review by India Wilson, 2020 MBSYEP Employee

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Teen Movie Review: Spirited Away

Elijah Butts, SYEP employee, shares his thoughts on one of the most popular Miyazai films

Review by Elijah Butts, 2020 MBSYEP Employee I've never been one for Disney movies and other animated movies aimed at kids that are often in theaters now. So deciding to watch Spirited Away, I was feeling pretty unenthusiastic but its glowing reviews and Studio Ghibli’s reputation pushed me to still watch it.

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Newbery Winners Adapted to Film

The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the best children’s book published the previous year. Since its first awarding in 1922, numerous beloved books have been Newbery Medal winners or honor books, many have influenced children’s lives for the better, and several have been adapted to film. 

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Jane Austen's "Emma" on Screen

Opens in theaters March 6

In Emma by Jane Austen, a wealthy, young woman named Emma Woodhouse believes herself to be a matchmaker and attempts to "fix" the lives of those around her. When her plans don't go as expected, Emma is forced to think about her actions.

Harriet

31st Annual Black Film Festival

The DC Public Library presents  31st Annual Black Film Festival Every Tuesday evening in February, starting at 6 p.m. at Georgetown Library Feb. 4 Harriet: The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. 2019, 125 minutes, rated PG-13. Feb. 11

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