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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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.


Friday, October 3, 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, October 6, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice, now 19 years old, returning to the whimsical world she first entered as a child to discover her true destiny.

Friday, October 10, 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.

2:30 p.m.

Join us for three free matinees about Baltimore.

Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

3:00 p.m.
Sunday Shorts

A themed collection of short films from all genres, showing a wide variety of directors, languages, culture, viewpoints and stories.

Each showing's films will focus on a theme.

  • Sept. 28: Love
  • Oct. 12: Childhood
  • Oct. 26: Horror

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:00 p.m.

MOSF LogoJoin us in the Great Hall for a series of classic and contemporary science fiction films hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction!

The titles of these popular films will not be publicized in advance. Instead, the museum will hold a contest and provide clues to guess the name of the film before each screening. An Amazon Kindle reader will be awarded before each film to one person, randomly selected from all correct entries. (You must be present to win.)

To participate in the contest, connect with the Museum of Science Fiction on Facebook at facebook.com/museumofsciencefiction.

Please RSVP by getting a ticket at Eventbrite:

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the Museum of Science Fiction.

7:00 p.m.

Cat with popcornCome and see a popular Hollywood musical at this months Classic Cinema Night.

For more information, including the title of the film, contact Faith.

Friday, October 17, 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.

2:30 p.m.

Join us for three free matinees about Baltimore.

Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details.

Monday, October 20, 2014

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.

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 story of suspense from the 1940s.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

6:00 p.m.

DC Public Library has lined up two special documentary films about life of African immigrants in the United States and their connection to the complex issues facing their home countries. Both shows start at 6 p.m. in Room A-5.

  • Oct. 21: A film focusing on refugees from war-torn Sudan.
  • Nov. 4: The story of a West African woman in Philadelphia seeking asylum for her daughter.

This program is a part of the DC Reads series of programs. To learn more about DC Reads, please visit dclibrary.org/dcreads.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6:30 p.m.
Image of Fugazi Instrument DVD Cover

Screening of Instrument, the documentary collaboration between director Jem Cohen and the band Fugazi. The film was shot between 1987 and 1998 on super 8, 16mm and video. Learn more about the Fugazi Live Series project at http://www.dischord.com/label/fugazi-live-series

This event is a part of Punk Rocktober at the library, as we celebrate the new Punk Archive in Washingtoniana with programs and events all month! 

Friday, October 24, 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.

2:30 p.m.

Join us for three free matinees about Baltimore.

Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time with a screening of the 1939 classic based on the L. Frank Baum book.

Join us in the large meeting room and feel free to contact us at (202) 671-3121 with questions. 

Wizard of Oz Picture

Sunday, October 26, 2014

3:00 p.m.
Sunday Shorts

A themed collection of short films from all genres, showing a wide variety of directors, languages, culture, viewpoints and stories.

Each showing's films will focus on a theme.

  • Sept. 28: Love
  • Oct. 12: Childhood
  • Oct. 26: Horror

Monday, October 27, 2014

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!

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie?

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to get a copy of the next book.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Positive Force film banner

Local filmmaker Robin Bell will present extra footage from his soon to be released documentary, Positive Force: More Than a Witness, 30 Years of Punk Politics in Action. Join in discussing aspects of punk culture that were related to political activism in 1980s and 1990s D.C. 

The program will take place in the Large Meeting Room.

From the film's website:
This feature-length film by Robin Bell skillfully mixes rare archival footage (including electrifying live performances from Fugazi, Bikini Kill, One Last Wish, Nation of Ulysses, Crispus Attucks, Anti-Flag, and more) with new interviews with key PF activists like co-founder Mark Andersen (co-author of Dance of Days) and supporters such as Ian MacKaye, Ted Leo, and Riot Grrrl co-founder Allison Wolfe. Covering a span of 30 years, More Than A Witness documents PF’s Reagan-era origins, the creation of its communal house, FBI harassment, and the rise of a vibrant underground that burst into the mainstream amidst controversy over both the means and the ends of the movement.

 This event is a part of Punk Rocktober at the library, as we celebrate the new Punk Archive in Washingtoniana with programs and events all month! 

Friday, October 31, 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.

2:30 p.m.

A free screening of the creepy classic Nosferatu (1922).

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

6:00 p.m.

DC Public Library has lined up two special documentary films about life of African immigrants in the United States and their connection to the complex issues facing their home countries. Both shows start at 6 p.m. in Room A-5.

  • Oct. 21: A film focusing on refugees from war-torn Sudan.
  • Nov. 4: The story of a West African woman in Philadelphia seeking asylum for her daughter.

This program is a part of the DC Reads series of programs. To learn more about DC Reads, please visit dclibrary.org/dcreads.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6:00 p.m.

MOSF LogoJoin us in the Great Hall for a series of classic and contemporary science fiction films hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction!

The titles of these popular films will not be publicized in advance. Instead, the museum will hold a contest and provide clues to guess the name of the film before each screening. An Amazon Kindle reader will be awarded before each film to one person, randomly selected from all correct entries. (You must be present to win.)

To participate in the contest, connect with the Museum of Science Fiction on Facebook at facebook.com/museumofsciencefiction.

Please RSVP by getting a ticket at Eventbrite:

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the Museum of Science Fiction.

Friday, November 7, 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.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

3:00 p.m.
Sunday Shorts

A themed collection of short films from all genres, showing a wide variety of directors, languages, culture, viewpoints and stories.

Each showing's films will focus on a theme.

  • Sept. 28: Love
  • Oct. 12: Childhood
  • Oct. 26: Horror

Monday, November 10, 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!

Friday, November 14, 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.