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Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 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.

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Promotional image for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Copyright Twentieth Century Fox

Ladies’ Choice Movie Series in December

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This month we thought it would be nice to cozy up and close out the year by showcasing a couple of movies that we like.  We'll be screening one of Tracy's favorites, X-Men: Days of Future Past, from 2014. With an all-star cast that includes Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry, this latest X-Men instalment sees Wolverine getting sent by the X-Men to the past in an attempt to prevent a calamitous future for both humans and mutants.  

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

MaleficentThe Lady VanishesGroundhog DayLucy

Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.  January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action! Jan. 6 Maleficent  Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale. 97 mins. 2014 PG Jan. 13 The Lady Vanishes  

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Books on Film

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
  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 are 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!

Petworth Retro Movie Night: 1970s

Petworth Library

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 1970s.

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

MaleficentThe Lady VanishesGroundhog DayLucy

Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.  January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action! Jan. 6 Maleficent  Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale. 97 mins. 2014 PG Jan. 13 The Lady Vanishes  

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Duck Soup

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly movie night as we watch the Marx Brothers' 1931 classic Duck Soup. Also starring Margaret Dumont, this slapstick comedy follows the revolutionary change of government in the made up country of Freedonia. The Marx Brothers are put in charge and, of course, hijinks ensue. Everyone but the brothers are confused and befuddled, but after a lot of fun it all works out in the end.

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

Black Cat LogoIMLS Logo

Orwellian America: The Internet's Own Boy

Library Takeout

8:30 p.m.
As part of the DC Public Library's series of events on government transperency and personal privacy in the digital age, D.C.’s iconic Black Cat nightclub will be hosting a free screening of The Internet’s Own Boy, the inspiring documentary about the life of Internet activist and political organizer Aaron Swartz.  The screening begins at 8:30 p.m. doors will open at 8 p.m. Join us at Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

MaleficentThe Lady VanishesGroundhog DayLucy

Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.  January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action! Jan. 6 Maleficent  Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale. 97 mins. 2014 PG Jan. 13 The Lady Vanishes  

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

1984 Film Poster

Orwellian America: 1984 Film

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a film screening of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring John Hurt, in the small meeting room at 1:30pm. 

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

United States of Secrets

Orwellian America: United States of Secrets Film Screening

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a film screening of the Frontline documentary 

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Booklover's Film Companion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
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 are 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, Jan. 27, 2015

MaleficentThe Lady VanishesGroundhog DayLucy

Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.  January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action! Jan. 6 Maleficent  Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale. 97 mins. 2014 PG Jan. 13 The Lady Vanishes  

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 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, Jan. 29, 2015

United States of Secrets

Orwellian America: United States of Secrets Film Screening

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a film screening of Part 1 of the Frontline documentary 

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Denzel Washington photo  Chadwick Boseman photoMorgan Freeman photoBoris Kodjoe photo

26th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The DC Public Library presents its 26th Annual Black Film Festival! This year's selections feature award-winning leading men including Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Morgan Freeman and Boris Kodjoe. Every Tuesday evening in February in Room A-5. Please call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Fun a Day

Fun-A-Day Showcase

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Come see the projects of Fun-A-Day participants as well as other projects made in the library during the month of January. The showcase will be open until 8:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. 

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Books on Film

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
  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 are 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!

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Denzel Washington photo  Chadwick Boseman photoMorgan Freeman photoBoris Kodjoe photo

26th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The DC Public Library presents its 26th Annual Black Film Festival! This year's selections feature award-winning leading men including Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Morgan Freeman and Boris Kodjoe. Every Tuesday evening in February in Room A-5. Please call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Denzel Washington photo  Chadwick Boseman photoMorgan Freeman photoBoris Kodjoe photo

26th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The DC Public Library presents its 26th Annual Black Film Festival! This year's selections feature award-winning leading men including Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Morgan Freeman and Boris Kodjoe. Every Tuesday evening in February in Room A-5. Please call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

The Jackie Robinson Story

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
This month Classic Cinema Night will celebrate Black History Month by watching the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story. In this great baseball biopic, Jackie Robinson plays himself as he becomes the first African American man to play in the major leagues.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Booklover's Film Companion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
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 are 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, Feb. 24, 2015

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 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.
Denzel Washington photo  Chadwick Boseman photoMorgan Freeman photoBoris Kodjoe photo

26th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The DC Public Library presents its 26th Annual Black Film Festival! This year's selections feature award-winning leading men including Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Morgan Freeman and Boris Kodjoe. Every Tuesday evening in February in Room A-5. Please call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Books on Film

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
  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 are 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!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fantasy Flicks

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Adam's Rib

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
To celebrate Women's History Month, our monthly movie night will feature the 1949 comedy Adam's Rib, starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Booklover's Film Companion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
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 are 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!