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Thursday, September 25, 2014

7:00 p.m.
flashbanned + BBW logo

Flashband and the DC Public Library join forces for a special Banned Books Week presentation. “Flash Banned: Freedom Of Speech Showcase” is a multi-event showcase highlighting our freedom of speech, and humanity's natural disdain for censorship.

Musicians will be challenged to perform songs inspired by the concept of censorship and free speech. Each band will be given a 15-minute set, and will be asked to write at least one original song in the theme of the event. Three bands will have the opportunity to perform at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library as a part of the Banned Books Week celebration. Click here to learn more.

Friday, September 26, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Photo of Sam PostWe are pleased to welcome back Sam Post, one of our favorite Brown Bag participants, to help us enjoy Classical Music Month.

Sam Post is a pianist, composer and teacher in Washington D.C. His first two albums — of his own compositions, and of the Goldberg Variations, by Bach, including lecture commentary and demonstrations — are now available on iTunes, CDBaby, and Spotify.

Feel free to bring your lunch to this classical music event in the Great Hall. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

7:00 p.m.
cabaret performanceCabaret actors/singers Barbara Papendorp and Amy Conley present a homage to banned books with "The Naughty List."

Join us in the Great Hall to celebrate controversial works of music and literature -- we all have a naughty side!
Selections include:
  • Naughty from Matilda
  • The Blah-Blah Song
  • Boom-Boom
  • Mambo Italiano
  • Let's Do It
  • Old Black Magic
  • Witchcraft

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night being held on select Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Wednesday afternoon until 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Central Library 1961Two great things are happening at DC Public Library: We are celebrating the new DC Punk Archive in Special Collections and the MLK Jr. Memorial Library is undergoing a major renovation project.

Join us in A-5 while it's still a proper dive for the DC Punk Archive Basement Show with local bands Joy ButtonsFlamers, and Hemlines. Doors are open at 6 p.m., music will be over by 8:30 pm. 

This show is all ages and free, because it's the library and it always is!

Shout if you're excited! 

6:00 p.m.

Find Cinderella books in the library!Bring the whole family to sing along with an animated film based on the classic fairytale, Cinderella!

Will Cinderella find her Prince Charming?  
Only if the glass slipper fits...

Lyrics provided on-screen so everyone can sing!

This film is rated G, with a run time of 74 minutes.