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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

LeDroit Chamber Players

Fringe Music in the Library: LeDroit Chamber Players

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
The LeDroit Chamber Players bring uniquely collaborative concerts to the neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Initiated in LeDroit Park, LCP takes inspiration from the town’s artistic lineage, iconic architecture and important historic past and showcases Washington DC’s “local talent” by bringing out the passion and excitement in classical chamber music.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Granny and the Boys

Granny and the Boys

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a live musical performance by Granny and the Boys.
Hay Fever by Noel Coward

Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club!

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Boat Burning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Formed in 2009 in the Chapel Hill, N.C. roiling experimental music scene, Boat Burning has evolved into a sprawling collective based in Washington, D.C. led by founding member Andras Fekete, with an ever-expanding constellation of contributing artists from both cities. Boat Burning is a vehicle for exploring the role of chance and emotion in live composition.

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Hippie Control

Hippie Control

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a live musical performance by Hippie Control. A fine, tasteful and groovy neo-soul group with members hailing from Baltimore and DC, featuring Lamont Bagfeel, a native of the DMV area! He has has a combined gift of poetry and outstanding musicianship.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book club

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club!

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Black Masala

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Mixing diverse and international sounds into an appealing sonic mix, Black Masala, an eclectic 9-piece group will strip down as a quartet for this MLK Library appearance.They merge a wide array of musical traditions and backgrounds.This is D.C.'s own Gypsy Music-inspired Brass Band.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Rogue Collective

Rogue Collective

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a live musical performance by Rogue Collective.Rogue Collective, based in the Washington, D.C., area, explores "the gap" between classical music and its culture, and other major art mediums through new collaboration, original composition, improvisation and performance.
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club! DC Public Library is producing this book club in partnership with Capital Fringe.   

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Soccer Team

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Soccer Team is the work of Ryan Nelson and Melissa Quinley. Ryan has also played with the Routineers, the Most Secret Method, and Beauty Pill. The songs on Soccer Team's debut record were primarily recorded to 8-track 1/4" tape and/or four-track cassette by Ryan in his basement in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Paint Branch

Paint Branch

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a live musical performance by Paint Branch. Paint Branch is John Davis and Chris Richards. Based in Washington, D.C., the duo began work on this project in December 2010, five years after the end of their previous band together, Q And Not U. Following more than a year of working on new songs, Paint Branch recorded their first album, "I Wanna Live," in spring 2012 with Nick Anderson & Chad Clark. Their self-titled EP was released in June 2015.

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by the Neo-Futurists

Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club! DC Public Library is producing this book club in partnership with Capital Fringe.   

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein

Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club!

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Playscripts: A Play-Reading Book Club

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Playscripts: A Play Reading Book Club! DC Public Library is producing this book club in partnership with Capital Fringe