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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Brown Bag Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Based on Frank L. Baum's original book The Wizard of Oz, this movie musical takes us on a journey from a farm in Kansas, all the way to Emerald City!

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. 11, 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.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. kick-off National Hispanic Heritage Month in the Great Hall with music, dancing, live performances, face-painting and crafts for kids. This event is free and for all ages. Families are welcome! De la 11 a.m. a 4 p.m. venga para celebrar la Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Habrá música, baile, espectáculos en vivo, pintura de la cara, y manualidades para niños. Este evento para la familia es gratis y para todas las edades. ¡Traiga la familia!

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

save the date Uncensored

UNCENSORED: Opening Night

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Exercise your first amendment freedom by attending the DC Public Library's annual fundraiser.   The Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will transform into a bar, lounge, concert venue, market and gallery to celebrate the freedom to read, create and express with UNCENSORED: Opening Night.The evening will include:

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.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Brown Bag Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Brown Bag Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Brown Bag Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

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.