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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.
Cadillac Records DVD

Film Screening: Cadillac Records

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
On Tuesday February 9 we will be screening Cadillac Records directed by Darnell Martin and starring Beyonce Knowles and Adrien Brody. 
27th Annual Black Film Festival logo.

27th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate and explore African American history, culture, and issues of the day:February 2 Straight Outta Compton  The emergence of seminal hip-hop performers, NWA, is chronicled in this powerful bio-pic. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre. Paul Giamatti co-stars as Jerry Heller.  Directed by F. Gary Gray. 147 mins. 2015, R  February 9 Chi-Raq

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Guitar Image

DC Music Salon - 'In Search of Blind Joe Death: John Fahey'

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
A father of American guitar, “Fahey is considered by many to be a foundational figure in American folk music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz.” We’ll screen the feature length documentary and discuss Fahey’s local life and legacy.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

Rosedale Library

6 p.m.
Whoopi Goldberg and sissy Spacek star in this 1990 classic about the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, The Long Walk Home.  Rated PG and Running 98 minutes.  Celebrate Black History Month at the Rosedale Neighborhood Library with the entire family.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Anton Chekhov's Misery

Screening of Anton Chekhov's Misery: An Animated Movie by Michael J. Evans

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Fusing together the areas of visual art, music, literature, and history, composer Michael J.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Shaw Junior High School

Saving Shaw School

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Screening of short film (22 minutes, 2015) by Shaw historian and critically acclaimed playwright Carole Mumin ("Where Eagles Fly"). Using dialogue and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin in the Sun," Mumin dramatizes the neighborhood's struggle to keep an important institution open. The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the film's actors.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.
Misery Poster

"Misery" Film Screening and Composer Q&A

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Misery, a multimedia film project based on Anton Chekhov's short story and featuring an original classical score by composer Michael J. Evans. The film will be followed by a discussion and question and answer session with Mr. Evans.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Shadow Leagues (Ken Burns' Baseball) VHS cover.

Shadow Ball: Ken Burns' Baseball Series 5th Inning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
"I don't break bats, I wear them out."  — Josh Gibson Come celebrate the era when Black baseball reigned as we screen Shadow Ball on Wednesday, February 17 at 1 p.m. in Room A-5.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Retro Film

Retro Film Matinee

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Come to the library the third Friday of every month as we watch a classic film that received critical and popular acclaim throughout the decades! Bring a friend and join us in the Lower Level Meeting Room. You are welcome to bring a snack to enjoy during the film. Please call 202-243-1188 for more detailed movie information.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Genos

Woodridge Anime Club: Winter 2016

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join Woodridge Anime Club on the above date for manga chat and episode viewings throughout Winter 2016. Come for the snacks, then hangout with like-minded Otaku for these popular series! 

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.
Raisin in the Sun

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for our monthly showing of a classic film as we celebrate Black History Month by watching the 1961 movie A Raisin in the Sun.  

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.
27th Annual Black Film Festival logo.

27th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate and explore African American history, culture, and issues of the day:February 2 Straight Outta Compton  The emergence of seminal hip-hop performers, NWA, is chronicled in this powerful bio-pic. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre. Paul Giamatti co-stars as Jerry Heller.  Directed by F. Gary Gray. 147 mins. 2015, R  February 9 Chi-Raq

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Book to film club

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided.

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Close-Up

Heroes of Cinema - Close-Up by Abbas Kiarostami

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Inside Out

Pajama Movie Night: Inside Out

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
When 11-year-old Riley moves to a new city, her Emotions team up to help her. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness work together, but when Joy and Sadness get lost, they must journey through unfamiliar places to get back home. PJs, food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.  

Friday, March 18, 2016

Retro Film

Retro Film Matinee

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Come to the library the third Friday of every month as we watch a classic film that received critical and popular acclaim throughout the decades! Bring a friend and join us in the Lower Level Meeting Room. You are welcome to bring a snack to enjoy during the film. Please call 202-243-1188 for more detailed movie information.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

women history month

Women's History Month Film: Grrrl Love and Revolution

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl New York CityThis film is showing at Petworth Library Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Book to film club

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided.

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Thin Man

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for our monthly Classic Cinema Night as we celebrate Women's History Month.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

women history month

Women's History Month Film

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl New York CityThis film is showing at Northwest One Library Tuesday, March 29th at 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2016

women history month

Women's History Month Film: Grrrl Love and Revolution

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl New York CityThis film is showing at Mt. Pleasant Library Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Guitar Image

DC Music Salon - Boogie 'Til You Puke: The Forgotten Legend of Root Boy Slim

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
He was kicked out of Sidwell Friends, thrown out of his Yale fraternity by brother George Bush, climbed over the White House gate on LSD--and that’s all before things got really weird after he was signed by a major record label. The life and music of Root Boy Slim are stranger than fiction. The team behind the Root Boy Slim documentary film will give us a sneak peak of this highly anticipated story.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Book to film club

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided.