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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

1st Thursday Evening Poetry Readings

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrates the second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Readings starting April 2.  Each session will host two featured poets, followed by an open mic.   Please join us to celebrate our local poets and bring your own poems to read.

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts. We will not meet on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. 
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for ages 0-12.  

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Pre-School Story Time

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Storytime

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for ages 0-12.  

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

"Super Cilantro Girl" Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring 'Super Cilantro Girl'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room for Reader's Theatre.Super Cilantro Girl by Juan Felipe Herrera is the featured piece.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

maracas

Maker Martes Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Start Hispanic Heritage Month off with some Maker Martes fun! Join us in the Children's Room for a musical craft where we make maracas and listen to music in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 
'None of the Above' by I.W. Gregorio

Queer Book Club: 'None of the Above' by I.W. Gregorio

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in the conference room on our lower level. This September we will be reading None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Pre-School Story Time

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Storytime

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
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'Latino Americans' Documentary Screening

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Latino Americans, a 2013 documentary supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award-winning series chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

watermelon

¡DC Cooks Ahorita!

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a cooking demonstration featuring local cook, author and storyteller Jonathan Bardzik.   Jonathan will conduct a cooking/kitchen workshop demonstrating the proper handling of kitchen utensils, basic kitchen skills (i.e. how to dice and chop an onion, etc.) and the preparation of two to three side dishes highlighting the beauty of Latin cuisine. This demonstration will take place in the Large Meeting Room.
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History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
Every month, we discuss a book about important historical events, figures, and more.  In September, we'll be reading Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane in honor of Banned Books Week.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. kick-off National Hispanic Heritage Month in the Great Hall with music, dancing, live performances, face-painting and crafts for kids. This event is free and for all ages. Families are welcome! De la 11 a.m. a 4 p.m. venga para celebrar la Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Habrá música, baile, espectáculos en vivo, pintura de la cara, y manualidades para niños. Este evento para la familia es gratis y para todas las edades. ¡Traiga la familia!

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for ages 0-12.  
Joe Falero pic

Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz, with the Joe Falero Latin Quartet

Takoma Park Library

2:30 p.m.
We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in a big way!  Come and enjoy live music -- Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia, and Bolero -- performed by the Joe Falero Latin Quartet.  You don't want to  miss this special event.  For more information, call 202-576-7764.  

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

"Martina the Beautiful Cockroach" book cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring 'Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Bilingual Stories, Songs and Craft

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Join us at the Petworth Library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! We will hear bilingual stories and songs and make a craft. This program is for children 4 and older.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Make a Piñata!

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making a small piñata. For ages 5-10. 

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Pre-School Story Time

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Billy Goats Gruff

'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' Bilingual Play and Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a bilingual English/Spanish story time and play put on by DC Public Library staff in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be reading stories and acting out a bilingual version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. For ages birth-5 and their caregivers.
Storytime

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.
Maru Montero

Maru Montero Dance Company

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Join us at the library in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy a dance performance by the Maru Montero Dance Company.  Families are welcome!
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month. For more information, please email staff at mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
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UNCENSORED: Opening Night

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Exercise your first amendment freedom by attending the DC Public Library's annual fundraiser.   The Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will transform into a bar, lounge, concert venue, market and gallery to celebrate the freedom to read, create and express with UNCENSORED: Opening Night.The evening will include: