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Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Volunteer Expo

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
This summer, the DC Public Library is exploring the idea that every hero has a story. Come to our volunteer expo featuring 30+ local organizations and find a new way to be a hero in your community! Organizations will have information about different levels of volunteer work plus opportunities for teens to fulfill community service hours.  The volunteer expo will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall. The branch is accessible by all Metro lines and several bus lines. 
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 26, 2015

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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 last Sunday in July we'll be watching Guardians of the Galaxy. Features Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana as part of a group of intergalactic criminals who are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. PG-13. 121 min. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Champions of Justice: The Battle to Smash Jim Crow in the Nation's Capital

Parklands-Turner 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 28, 2015

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Elena Ferrante’s 'Neapolitan Novels' Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Ferrante’s "Neapolitan Novels," a series about two perceptive and intelligent girls from Naples who try to create lives for themselves within a violent and numbing culture, consist of My Brilliant Friend (2010), 
Every Hero has a Story

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

Deanwood 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 29, 2015

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Neighborhood Heroes: William O. Lockridge

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion celebrating the life, work, and legacy of committed D.C. community and education activist William O. Lockridge. Working persistently to improve life for District residents, Mr. Lockridge served in multiple leadership roles, including as vice president of the D.C. Board of Education, and his reach will be reflected in the panel, which will gather individuals who worked alongside him and those close to him personally.
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'Every Hero Has A Story' Comics Panel featuring Fantom Comics, Big Planet Comics, Shawn Martinbrough, and Andrew Aydin

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of Summer Reading’s theme, “Every Hero Has a Story,” join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a comics panel that will discuss the artistic inspiration, creation, and distribution of graphic novels and comics. The panel will be moderated by Esther Kim, manager of Fantom Comics in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Musical Heroes of D.C.

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

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

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

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.

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

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Superhero Summer Film Series: 'Iron Man 2'

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Now that the world knows billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored super hero Iron Man, his life has suddenly become even more intense. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit, but for Ivan Vanko, it's revenge. With Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, Stark must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet. (2010), PG-13, 124 minutes
Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Heroes of the Battlefield: The Fighting First Regiment in War & Peace

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
This summer for 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, Aug. 5, 2015

Every Hero Has a Story

'Every Hero Has A Story' Comics Panel featuring Fantom Comics, Big Planet Comics, and Shawn Martinbrough

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Didn't make it to our Comics Panel at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, or simply didn't get enough?! Then join us again at Tenley-Friendship Library for another comics panel will be held featuring Big Planet Comics and Shawn Martinbrough, moderated by Esther Kim of Fantom Comics.

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Mt. Pleasant 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 just how true to life those shows are, and find out how crime cases are really solved.
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Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for these special summertime editions of our monthly Downloadable Media Clinics! As always, we will be here to provide one-on-one hands-on assistance with digital library resources, including OverDrive for e-books and e-audio, Zinio for magazines, and Criterion Collection for films.

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Washington Humane Society Adoption Van Visit

Petworth 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. 

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.

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015

iron man 3

Superhero Summer Film Series: 'Iron Man 3'

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy, and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit, or does the suit make the man? (2013), PG-13, 130 minutes

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

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Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

Lamond-Riggs 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, Aug. 13, 2015

DCPL Summer Reading

Crime and Punishment Museum: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Chevy Chase 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.

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Mellow Diamond

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Janel Leppin is a cello virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist; an architect of acoustic and analog sound; a haunting and almost mythic singer with a sharp political consciousness. A celebrated young voice with a dedicated following on D.C.’s jazz and improvised music scene, Leppin shows off another side on Treaty, her solo debut as Mellow Diamond. It ventures even further down the ethereal path she’s blazed with the acclaimed duo Janel and Anthony, and lands her in the realm of experimental dream-pop. 

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

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.

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

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

Southeast 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, Aug. 19, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Musical Heroes of D.C.

Northeast 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.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

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

Lamond-Riggs 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.
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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. 
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Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Sarah Waters' 2014 novel The Paying Guests. Set in the aftermath of WWI, the novel follows financially burdened Frances Wray as she and her mother take in lodgers whose presence leads to an affair — and a murder.

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

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.