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Monday, September 22, 2014

6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 
6:00 p.m.

Image of "To kill a mockingbird" DVD coverIn honor of the 2014 Banned Books Week celebration, The Adaptive Services Department will present an audio described screening of To Kill a Mockingbird.

This movie, which won three Oscars, is based on Harper Lee's novel. It provides insight into the racial tensions in an Alabama town circa 1930; with emphasis on Atticus Finch, a Lawyer in a racially divided town who agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman.
                    
The movie screening is open to the general public and will feature audio description. Limited seating in Adaptive Services is available.  

This item is available on DVD in the DC Public Library collection and as Descriptive Video (DVS 00527) from the DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped collection.

For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:00 p.m.

MOSF LogoJoin us in the Great Hall for a series of classic and contemporary science fiction films hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction!

The titles of these popular films will not be publicized in advance. Instead, the museum will hold a contest and provide clues to guess the name of the film before each screening. An Amazon Kindle reader will be awarded before each film to one person, randomly selected from all correct entries. (You must be present to win.)

To participate in the contest, connect with the Museum of Science Fiction on Facebook at facebook.com/museumofsciencefiction.

Please RSVP by getting a ticket at Eventbrite:

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the Museum of Science Fiction.

Monday, October 20, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Even Godzilla loves Fantasy Flicks!
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Films will be screened on the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. (Want more? Novum, our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, meets on third Wednesday of every month in the Popular Library at 7 p.m.)  

So strap in, check your oxygen, and remember that variety is the spice of our selections.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

6:00 p.m.

DC Public Library has lined up two special documentary films about life of African immigrants in the United States and their connection to the complex issues facing their home countries. Both shows start at 6 p.m. in Room A-5.

  • Oct. 21: A film focusing on refugees from war-torn Sudan.
  • Nov. 4: The story of a West African woman in Philadelphia seeking asylum for her daughter.

This program is a part of the DC Reads series of programs. To learn more about DC Reads, please visit dclibrary.org/dcreads.

Monday, October 27, 2014

6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

6:00 p.m.

DC Public Library has lined up two special documentary films about life of African immigrants in the United States and their connection to the complex issues facing their home countries. Both shows start at 6 p.m. in Room A-5.

  • Oct. 21: A film focusing on refugees from war-torn Sudan.
  • Nov. 4: The story of a West African woman in Philadelphia seeking asylum for her daughter.

This program is a part of the DC Reads series of programs. To learn more about DC Reads, please visit dclibrary.org/dcreads.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6:00 p.m.

MOSF LogoJoin us in the Great Hall for a series of classic and contemporary science fiction films hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction!

The titles of these popular films will not be publicized in advance. Instead, the museum will hold a contest and provide clues to guess the name of the film before each screening. An Amazon Kindle reader will be awarded before each film to one person, randomly selected from all correct entries. (You must be present to win.)

To participate in the contest, connect with the Museum of Science Fiction on Facebook at facebook.com/museumofsciencefiction.

Please RSVP by getting a ticket at Eventbrite:

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the Museum of Science Fiction.

Monday, November 10, 2014

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, November 17, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Even Godzilla loves Fantasy Flicks!
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Films will be screened on the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. (Want more? Novum, our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, meets on third Wednesday of every month in the Popular Library at 7 p.m.)  

So strap in, check your oxygen, and remember that variety is the spice of our selections.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, November 24, 2014

6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 

Monday, December 8, 2014

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

6:00 p.m.

MOSF LogoJoin us in the Great Hall for a series of classic and contemporary science fiction films hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction!

The titles of these popular films will not be publicized in advance. Instead, the museum will hold a contest and provide clues to guess the name of the film before each screening. An Amazon Kindle reader will be awarded before each film to one person, randomly selected from all correct entries. (You must be present to win.)

To participate in the contest, connect with the Museum of Science Fiction on Facebook at facebook.com/museumofsciencefiction.

Please RSVP by getting a ticket at Eventbrite:

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the Museum of Science Fiction.

Monday, December 15, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Even Godzilla loves Fantasy Flicks!
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Films will be screened on the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. (Want more? Novum, our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, meets on third Wednesday of every month in the Popular Library at 7 p.m.)  

So strap in, check your oxygen, and remember that variety is the spice of our selections.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, December 22, 2014

6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, January 26, 2015

6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 

Monday, February 9, 2015

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, February 23, 2015

6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 

Monday, March 9, 2015

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, March 16, 2015

6:00 p.m.

Even Godzilla loves Fantasy Flicks!
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Films will be screened on the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. (Want more? Novum, our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, meets on third Wednesday of every month in the Popular Library at 7 p.m.)  

So strap in, check your oxygen, and remember that variety is the spice of our selections.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, March 23, 2015

6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, April 20, 2015

6:00 p.m.

Even Godzilla loves Fantasy Flicks!
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Films will be screened on the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. (Want more? Novum, our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, meets on third Wednesday of every month in the Popular Library at 7 p.m.)  

So strap in, check your oxygen, and remember that variety is the spice of our selections.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, April 27, 2015

6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, May 18, 2015

6:00 p.m.

Even Godzilla loves Fantasy Flicks!
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Films will be screened on the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. (Want more? Novum, our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, meets on third Wednesday of every month in the Popular Library at 7 p.m.)  

So strap in, check your oxygen, and remember that variety is the spice of our selections.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, June 8, 2015

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

Monday, June 15, 2015

6:00 p.m.

Even Godzilla loves Fantasy Flicks!
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Films will be screened on the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. (Want more? Novum, our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, meets on third Wednesday of every month in the Popular Library at 7 p.m.)  

So strap in, check your oxygen, and remember that variety is the spice of our selections.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!