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Sunday, May 18, 2014

1:30 p.m.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, design.  TED Conferences feature today’s most fascinating thinkers and doers giving the talks of their lives… in 18 minutes or less!  

Each month we will watch 2-3 of these short, inspiring TED Talks, and follow them with a stimulating conversation. TED Talks image 

May's selections will tie into our non-fiction book club pick, Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks.  We will be viewing the following: 

  • Oliver Sacks -What hallucination reveals about our mind
  • Temple Grandin - The world needs all kinds of minds 
2:00 p.m.

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What is it about those odd women?
And why are they so nervous all the time? 

Please join us for a free classic movie. For more information, please follow this link.

Monday, May 19, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Jurassic Park book cover.Join us for a film realization of Michael Crichton’s influential 1990 novel Jurassic Park.  In the book, a small team of genetic scientists get more than they bargained for when they create an island wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs.

Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. 

First in the franchise. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Beijing Flickers (You-Zhong)

Beijing FlickersDirected by Zhang Yuan China, 2012, 96 mins. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

“Every day people disappear in this city. If I disappeared, would anyone come looking for me?” So muses San Bao, a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment, and the woman he loves (who’s left him for another, much richer man). Even Happiness, his dog, has inexplicably run away from him.

Lovelorn, self-destructive, combative, and desperately aimless, San Bao nevertheless has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city alone or with one or more of his handful of friends — all of them soulful and talented, if cash-poor, dreamers and misfits.

Such heavenly losers form the vital spirit of Beijing in acclaimed director Zhang Yuan’s gorgeously gritty, droll, angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the teeth of heartbreak, ruthless inequalities, and unfeeling ambition.

Find about more screenings of Beijing Flickers and other films in the Global Lens Film Series.

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
                  reel               A Weekly Film Series for Adultsmovie reel in Auditorium A-5.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Image of Granny Weatherall jiltedScreening and discussion of "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," adapted from the 1930 short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Anne Porter, in celebration of May as Older Americans Month and in partnership with St. Mary's Court, a nearby residential living facility for seniors.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
                  reel               A Weekly Film Series for Adultsmovie reel in Auditorium A-5.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

2:00 p.m.

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What is it about those odd women?
And why are they so nervous all the time? 

Please join us for a free classic movie. For more information, please follow this link.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
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6:00 p.m.

Dance the night away with movies about the joy of motion.

Monday, June 9, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Enemy at the Gates book cover.Based on a book by William Craig:

The book describes describes the events surrounding the Battle of Stalingrad from 1942–1943 and includes war stories told by Soviet sniper Vasily Zaitsev.

Starring Jude Law as Zaitsev, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris and Ron Perlman.  It is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
                  reel               A Weekly Film Series for Adultsmovie reel in Auditorium A-5.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

(All day)

Cover image of Don't Look Now by Daphne Du MaurierThey 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:

Cover image of Brokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxEach 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 209 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.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

2:00 p.m.

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What is it about those odd women?
And why are they so nervous all the time? 

Please join us for a free classic movie. For more information, please follow this link.

Monday, June 16, 2014

6:00 a.m.
Werewolf in red.

What happens when two cocky American college students hiking the British Moors ignore the locals' advice to stay on the road after dark? 

Seriously? 

It is not pretty. Let's just say that one transmutes into something that is all bite, no bark. 

It's a ripping good time. Get the screaming out of your system before you see this one.

Starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter and Brian Glover.

Directed by John Landis.


6:30 p.m.

Don't look nowThey always say the book is better than the movie. But, is it? 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 Film Series portion of this program, we’ll be viewing and discussing the film adaptations of the following books:

April 14: The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier
May 12: Killings by Andre Dubus
June 16: Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
July 14: The Third Man by Graham Greene
 

Brokeback Mountain
The Film Series will take place the Monday following the Book Club Discussion.

 
Whether you’ve already read the book or seen the movie, come down to Room 219 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a lively discussion of the film adaptation of the book.
 
Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov or Shawn McDermott at shawn.mcdermott@dc.gov with questions.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
                  reel               A Weekly Film Series for Adultsmovie reel in Auditorium A-5.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

6:30 p.m.

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

6:30 p.m.

This time at our monthly classic cinema showing we will be watching a prison drama film starring Paul Newman.

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

Saturday, June 21, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Join the staff at Tenley Library as we continue our Summer Movie Series.

Call 727-1225 for more information.

Monday, June 23, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Film falling from a book.To Be Announced:
Join us on the fourth Monday in June as we watch another great film paired as a companion to our June Fiction Lover's Book Club selection.

See you there!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Join the staff at Tenley Library as we continue our Summer Movie Series.

Call 727-1225 for more information.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

2:00 p.m.

https://catalog.dclibrary.org/client/nopopup/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f728$002fSD_ILS:728468/ada?qu=some+liWhy does the string bass have holes in it?
What is it about those odd women?
And why are they so nervous all the time? 

Please join us for a free classic movie. For more information, please follow this link.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

(All day)

Cover image of Don't Look Now by Daphne Du MaurierThey 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:

Cover image of Brokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxEach 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 209 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.

Monday, July 14, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Don't look nowThey always say the book is better than the movie. But, is it? 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 Film Series portion of this program, we’ll be viewing and discussing the film adaptations of the following books:

April 14: The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier
May 12: Killings by Andre Dubus
June 16: Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
July 14: The Third Man by Graham Greene
 

Brokeback Mountain
The Film Series will take place the Monday following the Book Club Discussion.

 
Whether you’ve already read the book or seen the movie, come down to Room 219 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a lively discussion of the film adaptation of the book.
 
Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov or Shawn McDermott at shawn.mcdermott@dc.gov with questions.


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