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DC Punk Archive Anniversary Basement Show - the Q & A

Musicians' literary habits are revealed!

The DC Punk Archive's Anniversary Library Basement Show is Thursday, October 1st 

Joe Falero pic

Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz

Featured Artist: The Joe Falero Latin Quartet

Mt. Pleasant Library - Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m.  The Joe Falero Latin Quartet will perform live music such as:  Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia, and Bolero. Bandleader, Joe Falero is a veteran percussionist with the ability to blend different styles of Latin music.  Come and learn the history of these rhythms and enjoy an afternoon of jazz! 

Joe Falero pic

Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz

Featured Artist: The Joe Falero Latin Quartet

Southeast Library - Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m.  The Joe Falero Latin Quartet will perform live music such as: Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia, and Bolero. Bandleader Joe Falero is a veteran percussionist with the ability to blend different styles of Latin music. Come and learn the history of these rhythms and enjoy an afternoon of jazz!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Library. For more information about this program, call the Southeast Library at (202) 698-3372.

Joe Falero pic

Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz

Featured Artist: The Joe Falero Latin Quartet

Takoma Park Library - Sunday, Sept. 20, 2:30 pm.  The Joe Falero Latin Quartet will perform live music such as:  Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia and Bolero. Bandleader Joe Falero is a veteran percussionist with the ability to blend different styles of Latin music. Come and learn the history of these rhythms and enjoy an afternoon of jazz!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Library. For more information, call: 202-576-7764.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Girls Rock and Read!

Picks for music-loving teens

Every year, DC Public Library staff give the campers over at Girls Rock! DC camp a book list to rock out to. Here are a few of our top picks of Young Adult fiction that features music as a main character or theme... for the young music lover in your life, or just for you!  

Chip Py

Chip Py: Go-Go Photographer

Chronicler of Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown's last year!

Please join us Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center as we launch our celebration of Chuck Brown's birthday with a presentation by photographer Chip Py. Py has been shooting the D.C. music scene for the past 10 years and most recently had the unique opportunity to photograph Chuck Brown in his last year.

Cornucopia

The Drinking Gourd Festival

Follow the Drinking Gourd to freedom!

The Drinking Gourd Festival is an artistic and musical celebration of the history of the song "Follow the Drinking Gourd" in the Underground Railroad.

Prince

'Purple Rain'

Celebrate Black Music Month and Prince's birthday!

Come join us on June 22 at 6 p.n. in the Black Studies Center for a showing of the groundbreaking 1984 film Purple Rain. With an award-winning soundtrack and dynamic performances by Prince and the Revolution, this film continues to amaze, 30 years later. The semi-autobiographical plot follows the journey of a young musician facing the challenges of a dysfunctional family, dissatisfied band, and rocky romance, while he discovers his musical voice and his star begins to rise.

Sheryl perry

Sheryl Perry to perform for recognition of African-Americans in Opera

Celebrate Black Music Month

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of music in celebration of Black Music Month.

Give

Library Basement Show Q & A

Get to know your local, DC musicians.

The DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show is on Thursday, June 11! The librarians asked the musicians of Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers about their reading tastes and musical habits. 

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