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Tea Time Under the Trees!

Pre-K Friends celebrate Great Outdoors Month with stories, music and art

June is Great Outdoors Month! Celebrate with us during "Tea Time Under the Trees"! On Monday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Pre-Kindergarteners ages 3 - 5 will listen to stories like Friends Help Each Other (featuring Daniel Tiger!), dance and make art on the front lawn during a late morning of summer breezes and shady trees.

Social Media Promotion For Musicians: The Manual For Marketing Yourself, Your Band, And Your Music Online

Books About the Music Industry

Check out our new titles on the business of being a musician!

DCPL has acquired new titles on what it's like to be a musician in the 21st century. Check out some of these books, located in the nonfiction collection in Room 207: 

Black Music Month

Book Notes from Opera to Oldies

Celebrate Black Music Month

Join us Wednesday evenings in June at 7 p.m. for Music DVDs featuring Hip Hop legends, Dizzy Gillespie, African American Music History and Music of South Africa. A salute to African Americans in Opera will be held on Sunday, June 14, with photographs of African American Opera performers on display and a live performance with Guest Artist Sheryl Perry, Lyric Coloratura Soprano at 2:30 p.m.

When Hans met Daysi

When Hans Met Daysi

Hans Kindler's bust gets a cleaning!

Hans Kindler, the conductor and founder of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1931 to 1949, donated his extensive orchestral score collection to the DC Public Library. Today, local and area orchestras can check out music for their upcoming concerts, relieving a bit of the financial stress of running a local arts organization. 

Miles Davis

Jazz Film Series

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center!

Jazz it up this month and join us for three films in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month! Each film begins at 6:00 PM on Mondays in the Black Studies Center. April 13: Santana, Hymns for Peace: Live in Montreaux 2004 April 20: Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68 April 27: MIles Davis: That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America 1982  


Book Bundles Over Break!

Small collections of books united by theme to inspire family fun!

Looking for ways to keep your child's creative mind engaged over Spring break? Stop by to pick up a thematic book bundle for you and your youngster to enjoy! With a variety of themes to delight and inspire, these book bundles showcase 5-7 fiction and non-fiction printed books, audiobooks -- plus a music CD or DVD -- and range in age-appropriateness from Pre-K to Second Grade. Examples of themes that can inspire extension activities:

Coup Sauvage and the Snips

The Library Basement Show

Bands' Book Picks

Musicians - they make great music and write powerful lyrics. Ever wonder if it’s because of reading striking and influential books? We asked the bands playing the April 2 Library Basement Show: What book changed your life after you read it?

New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band by Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Open Your Ears to Musical Treasures

Listen to music newly added to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington added a number of new recordings to the National Recording Registry. Every year, the Librarian of Congress is charged with picking 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."


Kids LOVE Karaoke

You can be a shining star!

Celebrate National Karaoke Week on Monday, April 20 and Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. with Kids Love Karaoke, two special programs to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10. Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!

jazz baby

Jazz in my Jammies

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Petworth Library

Tax woes making you and your family sad? Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us April 7 at 6:30 p.m. for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes. This program is appropriate for ages 3 to 7. Wearing comfortable pajamas to storytime is optional, but encouraged. Groups of 9 or more, please call 202-645-8337 to register in advance.