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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Beat the summer doldrums with five fast-paced cult classics. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for more information.

6:00 p.m.

“I had killed a man, for money and a woman. I didn't have the money and I didn't have the woman.”
― James M. Cain, Double Indemnity

Come join the Takoma Park Book to Film club for some classic noir fiction and film.  Please inquire with the librarian at the information desk for a copy of the book.
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Join Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library and Martin Luther King Jr. 
microphoneMemorial Library for six nights of song this summer!

Whether you prefer to sing with a crowd or step up to the mic for
a solo, DCPL has your favorite movie musicals ready.

Shaw Presents
06/25: You’ll be laughing at the clouds with this rainy tune
07/23: A girl worth fighting for fights as a boy for China
08/27: Hop in a canoe and find out what’s around the river bend

MLK Presents
06/11: This fish-out-of- water wants to be part of your world
07/09: Two 1920s murderesses whose victims had it coming
08/13: A princess with an icy touch has to learn to let it go

All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for movie trivia and most spirited performance. Shows are free and open to all ages. We'll bring the popcorn.

Please call 202-727-0971 for film titles or more information. 
 


7:00 p.m.

Image of Bernice from "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"Screening and discussion of "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the 1920 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, starring Shelley Duvall and Bud Cort.  Location: St. Mary's Court, a nearby residential living facility for seniors and a library partner, 725 24th Street, NW.  Text of the story is available online at http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/engl494/bernicebobs.pdf.

7:00 p.m.

tedBecome inspired, explore new concepts, learn ways of improving yourself and more through our TED Steaming Online Video Talks and Discussions.  TED is  a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls who engage in sharing  ideas other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Come watch a movie on our Thursday Movie Nights on July 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 6:30 p.m.! 

Friday, July 25, 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, July 27, 2014

1:30 p.m.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design, TED Talks feature today’s most fascinating thinkers and doers giving the talks of their lives… in 18 minutes or less!TED talks logo 

Join us each month as we watch a few TED Talks on a certain topic, followed by discussion.  It’s like a book club except you don’t have to do homework to join the conversation—just come, watch, and talk.
 
In July we’ll be watching talks on environmental issues and the green movement: 

  • Paper Beats Plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore—Leyla Acaroglu
  • What Comes After an Inconvenient Truth? - Al Gore
  • The Shareable Future of Cities—Alex Steffen

 

2:00 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. for Super Hero Sundays, featuring popular films based on your favorite super heroes!

Most films are rated PG-13. For more information, please call (202) 698-6373.

Monday, July 28, 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.
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, July 29, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Image of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's StoneJoin us in celebrating Wizard Week at Palisades Library!

Since J.K. Rowling's birthday is this week, we're showing a very special movie based on her best-selling book Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone.  Follow Harry, Ron, and Hermione on their very first journey to Hogwarts, and find out why Harry is known as "the boy who lived." 

You bring the family, and we'll bring the popcorn, plus special wizardly treats!

Rated PG.  Runtime of 148 minutes.

6:00 p.m.

Beat the summer doldrums with five fast-paced cult classics. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for more information.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Read along with us this summer as we highlight our science collection and pick your poison, fact or fiction?

Science Fact:
July 31, 7 p.m. - A discussion of the book The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum

Science Fiction:
August 12, 7 p.m. - A screening of The Time Traveler's Wife based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger

Friday, August 1, 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, August 2, 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, August 4, 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!

8:00 p.m.

Annual Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club picnic at Screen on the Green to see Key Largo.  Contact Barbara at the library or 202-282-3072 for more information.

Friday, August 8, 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, August 11, 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, August 12, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Image of snowflakeMaybe the summer heat is getting a little too toasty?  This icy-cold movie will cool you down.  Just "let it go", and sing along to one of the biggest movies of the year!

Join us for our final Family Movie Singalong of the summer!  We'll bring the popcorn.

Rated PG.  Runtime 108 minutes. 

6:30 p.m.

Come beat the heat, see a hot movie, and--adults--check off a block in your summer reading goals!

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this 2013 thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space.
gravity catalog

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

6:30 p.m.
 
Microphone
Join the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library for six nights of song this summer!

Whether you prefer to sing with a crowd or step up to the mic for a solo, DCPL has your favorite movie musicals ready.

MLK Presents
06/11: This fish-out-of- water wants to be part of your world
07/09: Two 1920s murderesses whose victims had it coming
08/13: A princess with an icy touch has to learn to let it go

Shaw Presents
06/25: You’ll be laughing at the clouds with this rainy tune
07/23: A girl worth fighting for fights as a boy for China
08/27: Hop in a canoe and find out what’s around the river bend

All shows begin at 6:30pm. Prizes will be awarded for movie trivia and most spirited performance. Shows are free and open to all ages. We'll bring the popcorn.


For movie titles & more information, please call 202-727-1291.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

(All day)

Book cover image of Fear and Loathing in Las VegasThey always say the book is better than the movie. Check out the Read the Book First! Book Club & Film Series to decide once and for all if "they" are always right or not!

For the Book Club portion of this program, we'll be reading and discussing the following books:

Book cover image of An Ideal HusbandEach Book Club discussion will be followed by a screening of the film adaptation the next Monday evening.

Whether you've already read the book or seen the movie, come down to room 207 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a lively discussion of the Book Club's pick of the month.

Don't have time to read the whole book? Aim to read whatever you can of the month's pick and join us!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov or Shawn McDermott at shawn.mcdermott@dc.gov with questions.

Friday, August 15, 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, August 16, 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