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Cover for Don't Suck, Don't Die by Kristin Hersh

Don't Suck, Don't Die

Musicians Gone Too Soon

This year's Oscar winner for Best Documentary Feature, Amy, and the success of HBO's Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck last year (which has a print companion worth browsing) had us thinking about some other musicians whose careers were cut tragically short, and the stories behind their struggles and successes. 

Tupac Resurrection

Film Screening: 'Tupac Resurrection'

"All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me." - Tupac Shakur  

The Force Awakens

Weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Line Up Announced

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome. Check out our line up. June 23: The Force Awakens -view trailer

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

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My Favorite Movies

This is a short list of the movies that I find myself going back to over and over. Some may have more humor than others, some may be a bit more bleak and serious, but they all have a great vision from the director, amazing acting, and a way of looking at the world that I find unforgettable.

Anton Chekhov's Misery

A Screening of Anton Chekhov's Misery

Fusing together the areas of visual art, music, literature, and history, composer Michael J. Evans has brought Chekhov’s short story to life in a unique and beautiful adaptation featuring original art and animation from local artist Sam Apple Cummins.

Image still of the Count's shadow from the movie Nosferatu

Nosferatu

With live musical accompaniment

Nosferatu presented in 16mm film with live experimental guitar sounds and drones from Tristan Welch. Nosferatu is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok.

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Introspective Tearjerkers

These books will hit you 'right in the feels'

Summer can be all about fun, flirty or "light" reading, but sometimes you just long for something different. There are so many novels that have heart -- they make us laugh and cry -- but the joy that comes from these authors' writing is that by making us feel so deeply about them, it makes both the illustrative content of the writer as well as our own world that much brighter. If you are looking for a different flavor - maybe something a little heavier or a book that dares to be moody - why not try these suggestions?

Weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Line Up Announced

Everything is awesome as series kicks off June 25

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome. Check out our line up. June 25: Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker, may be the key to saving his world from the Kragle. View trailer.   

Predestination

May Movies at Mt. Pleasant

Why rent when you can support your local library?

Come check out some really great movies about time travel in May. May 2 at 2 p.m. is Predestination: The Life of a Time-Traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. This was also based on All You Zombies by Robert Heinlein.

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