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Monday, July 6, 2015

captain america first avenger

Superhero Summer Film Series: 'Captain America: First Avenger'

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into Captain America, a Super Soldier. Now, as Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. (2011), PG-13, 124 minutes
Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: None But The Brave: The District's Black Doughboys in the Great War

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs. This talk will highlight the District's role in the Underground Railroad. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Fact vs. Fiction

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Musical Heroes of D.C.

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Batalá

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Batalá Washington, D.C. is an all-women percussion band whose mission is to empower women through drumming and expose communities to Brazil’s dynamic music and culture. Batalá plays Samba Reggae, a form of Afro-Brazilian percussion from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The heavily syncopated music is rooted in African drumming, and is accented with a heavy dose of Brazilian samba and Caribbean reggae. The nearly 80 women of Batalá play this music on five types of drums, creating a powerful, dynamic sound. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Free Bike Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Nacho Libre Movie Poster

Tenley-Friendship Heroic Summer

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
“A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve Join us as we spotlight people that persevere against overwhelming trials and become heroes in their own right.  From the real life to the fantastical, join us as we explore the idea of heroism. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.
Every Hero Has A Story

Mid-Summer Madness

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Come join us as we have an informal "check-in" for our summer reading program. There will be fun activities, crafts, and light refreshments. Attend to receive your mid-point prizes!  This program is intended for all ages.   For any questions or concerns, please call 202-698-0058 or email us at northeastlibrary@dc.gov.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Superman movie poster

Teen and Adult Hero Film Series

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
The second Sunday in July we'll be showing Superman: The Movie (1978) which tells the now familiar story of an alien orphan sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he becomes its first and greatest superhero. Rated PG. 143 min.  Here are the upcoming dates for the film series:  July 19 - The Hunger Games 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hook Movie Poster

Movie Night: 'Hook'

Lamond-Riggs Library

6 p.m.
When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter returns to Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), the Lost Boys, and their new leader, Rufio, in Neverland to do battle with his oldest enemy one more time. Rated PG.
the avengers

Superhero Summer Film Series: 'The Avengers'

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of superhumans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. (2012), PG-13, 143 minutes
Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: African American Heroines of the Civil War

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Reading Logo for children.

Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
D.C.'s sports history is long and complicated: one of our first baseball teams was the Homestead Grays, a team that played in the Negro Leagues when baseball was a segregated sport. As the city they called home changed in race, class, economics, so did the Homestead Grays. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cover image of Secret Life of Wonder Woman

History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
The History/Biography Book Club meets monthly to discuss books about historical events and figures. Join us June-August to kick off the book club when we'll be exploring the theme of "Every hero has a story" for our summer reading program. 
Every Hero has a Story

Spy Museum Presents: Heroes or Villains?

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
This summer at the DC Public Library, we're exploring every hero's story. Do you think you can tell the difference between a hero and a villain?

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss William Faulkner's classic novel The Sound and

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Art Way Alliance logo.

Make Your Own Trading Cards!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Love playing Trading Cards? Come meet creators from the Art Way Alliance. Two of their artists will teach you how to make your own cards and design your own game! As a participant, you’ll learn how to:    Use the basics of drawing and character design to create your own character Develop a character with special powers and spells Recognize what makes a card game “work”
Every Hero has a Story

Washington Humane Society Adoption Van Visit

Woodridge Library

12 p.m.
This summer, be a hero by giving a new home to an animal in need! It's proven that pet ownership is great for our emotional and physical health, so adopting a new pet will be heroic both for yourself and for others. 
Baseball America's Pastime

Baseball: America's Pastime, Parts 1 and 2

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Baseball is everywhere in the summer. Because of this, it has been called "America’s Pastime." But it has a varied and troubled history. It only came to dominate the sport scene gradually and through many crises. Ken Burns has put together a history of this important sport for Americans. Come to a showing of part of this great series and engage in an open discussion of baseball, its heroes, its villains, and its influence on American life. This two-part discussion will be held on Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, Aug. 8.
Nacho Libre Movie Poster

Tenley-Friendship Heroic Summer

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
“A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve Join us as we spotlight people that persevere against overwhelming trials and become heroes in their own right.  From the real life to the fantastical, join us as we explore the idea of heroism. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Teen and Adult Hero Film Series

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Sunday in July for our heroic movie series for teens and adults. All movies are rated PG or PG-13.  The third Sunday we'll be showing The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, who voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death between teens. Rated PG-13. 142 min.  The final Sunday movie line-up:  July 26 - Guardians of the Galaxy

Monday, July 20, 2015

Image of a Belgian Malinois dog by Annie McManus Thorne via Flickr

Animal Heroes: Meet a Secret Service Dog

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Heroism isn't limited to humans! Join Officer-Technician Sean Lorenz from the United States Secret Service Canine Explosives Detection Unit (K-9) and his Canine Partner, Truus, a Belgian Malinois, to learn more about the K-9 unit and how the Canine Partners contribute to it. 
Photo of the book jacket for "Small Island"

Tenley Library Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion Andrea Levy's tale of race and class in post-war Britain. It is a story of the crushing moment when you feel like a hero but society treats you like a dog. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV? Come by the library, where the Crime and Punishment Museum will show you how the science behind analyzing blood stain patterns really works.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Southwest Wasington DC and the Civil War

Southwest Washington, D.C. and the Civil War

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend this talk by noted historian C. R. Gibbs on the role Southwest Washington, D.C. played in the Civil War. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk. 
Image of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City book cover

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.