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Trolls World Tour cover

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!

More Than Words logo. The Armed Forces Medal.

Morale Music: The War Years

DC Public Library has been honoring Veterans all month long with a variety of special events. The impact of music on the war weary at home and abroad is of special note. Through the years, American popular music has connected those serving overseas with memories of home and hope. Civilians back home often associated pop songs of a given era with life during wartime and family members fighting far from home. The music of three distinct eras had an emotional impact during a time of war. The Civil War

Let's Dance!

Twinkle Toes

Dance books for kids

Are your kids tired of staying inside, or are you a young person in search of a cool summer activity? Try dancing at home! This collection of story books and non-fiction books for toddlers and grade school-aged children is sure to get anyone tapping and twirling.

Word "Sing" above image of cartoon owl holding baby owl shaking maraca in front of  Martin Luther King Library

Hand Washing Song Break: Stay Home and STAR

Sing, Talk & Read with Young Children

If you enjoy story time, you may already have some favorite fingerplay songs to help your child sing and develop their fine motor skills together. More than ever, thorough hand washing is important for everyone in the family. Build hand washing into your routine and keep even your young children washing for the whole recommended 20 seconds by singing these fingerplay songs together while washing hands. You'll continue to encourage good hygiene habits, boost their vocabulary and enjoy a story time activity at home.

Books by Year 1965-1971

What Year is it, Anyway? Part 1

Five books about 1965-1969 music and culture (with the year in the title!)

I love reading about rock and roll, and I love reading about rock and roll in a historical context. So when I noticed a theme emerging in the stacks of music books at our branches, I took note. That theme was "the year as title," a not-so-subtle bid that tells you exactly what you are in for at first glance. These tomes are fun and informative and so full of music-history-as-sociology minutiae, you can find all kinds of facts you did not know before.  

Book Cover of The Classical Music Companion

Intro to Classical Music

Classical music can be one of the most daunting topics for someone to get interested in. Although other forms of art such as literature and visual art have been around for centuries as well, classical music somehow seems like it existed for hundreds of years and then kind of stopped being created, leaving it stuck in the past and somewhat difficult to start discovering.

Anything Goes

Musical Theatre

Who doesn’t love a good show? Let’s look at an overview of one of America’s great homegrown institutions as well as some of the people and shows that have contributed to its history. Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre by Ethan Mordden

Something Wonderful

We've Got Magic To Do

American musical theater inside and out

Here in Washington, we’re starting to get into the summer: the 90 degree weather, the building humidity and the drawing call to the beach. The transition from spring to summer, however, reminds me of my favorite awards show of the season: the annual Tony Award ceremony. As you take your last opportunity to review the season’s cast recordings, catch up on show highlights online and make your award predictions, why not pick up a book about this incredible art form?

Sign board reading Porch Fest, 3rd Floor

Rockin' on the Rooftop

Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest!

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Woodridge was honored to be included as a site for Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest, an all-ages event that brings the community together for an afternoon of music and fun.

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