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August Wilson: American Century Cycle

Please join us virtually for a ten-week series where we will read and discuss plays written by renowned playwright  August Wilson. We will focus specifically on his American Century Cycle of ten plays, and read one play per week during this series. Raymond Maxwell, a member of the August Wilson Society, will facilitate. Please read each play before attending each session. To register, please contact my.nguyen@dc.gov The syllabus is as follows:

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Andrew Carnegie Medals 2022

In January, the winners of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced. The winners will receive their prizes at the American Library Association Annual Conference, here in Washington, D.C., in June. Below are the winning titles.  Copies are available to check out and download from the library. Non-fiction

Martin Luther King at DC Parade

Celebrating "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" Podcast

Annual MLK Library tradition returns as a virtual event

Pictured: Martin Luther King, Jr. with his son, Martin Luther King III, and Walter Fauntroy on March 12, 1967 in a convertible at the start of a parade at Dunbar High School that ended at Cardozo High School. King was in D.C. to promote Fauntroy's MICCO program and Shaw neighborhood development.

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The Essential Theatre Presents:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

In partnership with The Essential Theatre, the Anacostia Library cordially invites you to see the play, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  This play based upon Washington Irving’s famous short story has been adapted by David Ostergaard and directed by Emily Hubbard. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  is an ideal autumn tale for young and old.  More tricks and treats will follow after the play provided by the Fairlawn Citizens Association and the Friends of Anacostia Library.

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?

Snow Child

An Alaskan Fairy Tale

A Reading List for Arena Stage's "Snow Child"

Theater based on great literature is always exciting, and if it’s musical theater, even better.

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1

My Name is My Name

Books That Place Significance in Names

Names can often carry heavy significance. They can be descriptive, oppressive or liberating. Here are some stories that actively or passively, do interesting things with naming. Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

The Great Society

Power Play

"The Great Society" by Robert Schenkkan - A Reading List

Lyndon Johnson served as president during a tumultuous time in United States history. A masterful politician, Johnson ascended to to the office suddenly and unexpectedly, after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and presided over immense changes brought about during the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and his own ambitious social policy agenda.

The Wolves

Join the Pack

Susan DeLappe's The Wolves - A Reading List

As part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, D.C.'s own Studio Theater is presenting The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. With an ear for the bravado and empathy of the teenage years, The Wolves explores the violence and teamwork of sports and adolescence, following a pack of 16-year-old girls who turn into warriors on the field.

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