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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

6:30 p.m.
 
A.D. cover

In remembrance of the flooding of New Orleans 9 years ago, we will be reading and discussing A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld. A.D. follows the lives of five real people from different parts of the city - some who stay through Hurricane Katrina, and others who evacuate - from August 27 until September 1.

We will be meeting in the second floor conference room at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30. All ages welcome.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

6:00 p.m.

MOSF logoThe DC Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction present the first in a series of science fiction films hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 

Join us for a free film screening of an important milestone film in science fiction history.  We will be joined by Greg Viggiano the Executive Director of the Museum of Science Fiction and a special guest speaker, C Alex Young.

C. Alex Young is a solar astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Associate Director for Science of its Helophysics Science Division. Young has shared his love of science through public lectures, television and radio interviews for NASA/TV and participating in several Discovery Channel, PBS, and BBC documentaries.

The Museum is also conducting a contest to guess the name of the film!  Find clues over on their Facebook page
Those who guess the film correctly will be entered into a raffle to win a DreamHost Kindle and a Singularity subscription. 

Send your title guess to: contest@museumofsciencefiction.org
Get free tickets to the film at: mosf.eventbrite.com

Friday, September 5, 2014

11:30 a.m.

In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater, Helping Our People Engage.  Come enjoy select weekly movie matinees on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, feel free to share your thoughts about the movie with other moviegoers and community members.  We are building hope one movie at a time.

Monday, September 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!

2:00 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!


6:30 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2:00 p.m.



FALL BOOK TO MOVIE SERIES





In this famous Book-to-Movie blockbuster, Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when he is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget.
Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager, Beane with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist, develops
a roster of misfits and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.  Based on a true story.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6:00 p.m.

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Don't Eat The Baby: Adventures at Post-Katrina Mardi Gras shows the city of New Orleans banding together to throw the 2005 Mardi Gras celebration just six months after Hurricane Katrina, and the flooding that followed, decimated the city. 

Don't Eat the Baby will be shown in the large meeting room on the second floor on September 10 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 84 minutes.

The film will be viewed through IndieFlix, one of DC Public Library's new electronic resources. IndieFlix films are not rated by MPAA, but Don't Eat the Baby is listed as appropriate for teens on the IndieFlix website.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Celebrate Roald Dahl in September.
For ages 7-12.

Films Now Showing at Deanwood:

James and the Giant Peach
3:30 p.m.
A boy, a delicious summer fruit, and an adventure.
The BFG

5:15 p.m.

A film based on the Roald Dahl book about an extra large, friendly, super big person.
Matilda

7:00 p.m. 

What happens when a smart girl, a not-so-nice family, an evil headmaster and a sweet elementary school teacher get together?


Friday, September 12, 2014

11:30 a.m.

In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater, Helping Our People Engage.  Come enjoy select weekly movie matinees on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, feel free to share your thoughts about the movie with other moviegoers and community members.  We are building hope one movie at a time.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

2:00 p.m.

"Let It Go" and come see our latest movie offering

3:00 p.m.

WOD Anime Club

Visit the Woodridge Library this Summer through September and interact with like-minded otaku in the following activities:


 

  • Episode Viewings
  • Group Discussions
  • Manga Chat
  • Character Debates
  • Recommendations
  • Games
  • and Snacks!!


Join us on each date below or particular weekends at your convenience from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Saturday, July 19
Saturday, August 2
Saturday, August 16
Saturday, August 30
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, September 27

Monday, September 15, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!


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!

6:30 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!

6:30 p.m.

Come to the library as each month we celebrate the work of one of America's most influential directors through the decades. Join some strangers on a train and come north by northwest to Petworth, whether you're a foreign correspondent or a saboteur you'd have to be psycho to miss it!  This month's film is a mystery from the 1930s.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Join us for Classic Movie Night, featuring classic black-and-white films from Hollywood's Golden Age.

7:00 p.m.

FilmCome enjoy a colorful and merry adventure starring Errol Flynn at Classic Cinema Night.

Friday, September 19, 2014

11:30 a.m.

In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater, Helping Our People Engage.  Come enjoy select weekly movie matinees on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, feel free to share your thoughts about the movie with other moviegoers and community members.  We are building hope one movie at a time.

Monday, September 22, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!


2:00 p.m.
Feature Film:  Guilty by Suspicion (1991).  PG-13.  105 mins.  A sobering account of one movie executive's woes in dealing with the political fallout from the McCarthy Era Hollywood blacklist.  Starring Robert De Niro and Annette Bening.  Directed by Irwin Winkler.  Author, Karl Williams.

 
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!

 
6:30 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Feature Film:  1984 (1984). R rating.  113 mins.  Nineteen Eighty-Four is the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel.  The film is set during April of 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania.  Winston Smith is a government bureaucrat whose job is rewriting history and erasing people from existence.  Starring:  John Hurt, Richard Burton (in his last public appearance), Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cuzack, Gregor Fisher, and James Walker.  Directed by Michael Radford.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Feature Film:  The Insider (1999).  R rating.  158 mins.  The Insider tells the true story of a man who decided to tell the world what the seven major tobacco companies knew (and concealed) about the dangers of their product.  Starring:  Al Pacino and Russell Crowe.  Also featuring:  Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall, and Lindsay Crouse.  Directed by Michael Mann.  Author, Andrea LeVasseur.  


Thursday, September 25, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Feature Film:  The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996).  R rating.  129 mins.  "If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, then it'll protect all of you -- 'cause I'm the worst," declares Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt in the midst of one of his many court cases.  Milo Forman's film follows Larry Flynt from his childhood in Kentucky, where he made extra money for his dirt-poor family by selling the moonshine his father brewed, into adulthood as he manages a strip club in Cincinnati.  Starring:  Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, James Cromwell, Crispin Glover, and James Carville.  Directed by Milo Forman.  Author, Mark Deming.


 

 


Friday, September 26, 2014

11:30 a.m.

In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater, Helping Our People Engage.  Come enjoy select weekly movie matinees on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, feel free to share your thoughts about the movie with other moviegoers and community members.  We are building hope one movie at a time.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

3:00 p.m.

WOD Anime Club

Visit the Woodridge Library this Summer through September and interact with like-minded otaku in the following activities:


 

  • Episode Viewings
  • Group Discussions
  • Manga Chat
  • Character Debates
  • Recommendations
  • Games
  • and Snacks!!


Join us on each date below or particular weekends at your convenience from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Saturday, July 19
Saturday, August 2
Saturday, August 16
Saturday, August 30
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, September 27

Monday, September 29, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!


6:30 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!