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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Forgiving All My Enemies' and 'Nora!'

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Forgiving All My Enemies (16 Minutes) The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking GWU Three boys from D.C. neighborhoods that destine them for prison, rise up by creating a Go-Go band at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, a local community center. While they face issues that put the band in jeopardy, they also must deal with their own complicated personal circumstances. expand this state of mind into other aspects of their life.
3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers

3-D Printing for Bikes: Design Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Are you a DIY enthusiast? Do you like to repair your own bike? For National Bike Month help us brainstorm and design 3-D printed parts and accessories for a bicycle! From cupholders to light fixtures to handlebars, 3-D printers can be an economical solution to upgrading your set of wheels!   

Friday, May 29, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Bicycles

Bike Drive-In for National Bike Month

Southeast Library

7:45 p.m.
Join us for an evening of bikes and movies to cap off National Bike Month. Starting at dusk outside of our neighbors at Hill Center, we will screen some awesomely bikey titles from our IndieFlix streaming movie database.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Bike Gear

Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Join us for a basic bike maintenance workshop with mechanics from Capitol Hill Bikes. Learn repairs that you may not have even known that you could do yourself! The May 23 workshop will occur at Southeast Branch Library at 403 7th St. SE The May 30 workshop will occur at Northeast Branch Library at 330 7th St. NE
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'The Tivoli,' 'Community Harvest' and 'Muralismo D.C.'

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
The Tivoli: A Neighborhood Landmark Reborn (20 Minutes) Walter Gottlieb The story of one of America's most elaborate movie house is unraveled as the Columbia Heights theater's 80-year history is told by famous Washingtonians such as Diane Rehm of NPR. Community Harvest (10 Minutes)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Shepherd Park: Past and Present'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1:30 p.m.
Shepherd Park: Past and Present (26 Minutes)Walter Gottlieb This short documentary tells the story of a once exclusively white community that became one of, if not the, city's first truly integrated suburbs. Childhood resident and filmmaker, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.
LLL2B

Library Lovers Like to Bike During National Bike Month!

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Find out just how many library lovers really like to bike as we celebrate National Bike Month in May 2015! A special bike-to-storytime program is planned in Northeast D.C. and in Northwest D.C., at the beginning and ending of the month!   Saturday, May 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Bicyclists of all ages will meet at Southeast Neighborhood Library by 10 a.m. for a ride to Northeast Neighborhood Library, where we will join other Ward 6 families and enjoy an outdoor celebration with stories, crafts and snacks!
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Our City Festival Film Screening: St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
Lens and Pens: Art in an Unexpected Place (30 Minutes) Deborah Schull This documentary is about a photography program that is run by volunteers at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. St. Elizabeth's Hospital: A Brief History (9 Minutes)

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'The Game Comes Home' and 'One Punch at a Time'

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
The Game Comes Home (1 Hour 26 Minutes)  Jeffrey Herberger With Major League Baseball back in the nation's Capital after a void of nearly forty years, this documentary chronicles the legendary stories of Washington baseball through the family members of great players, the writers and sportscasters who have and still cover the games, and the fans who have never gone away.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Shepherd Park: Past and Present'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Shepherd Park: Past and Present (26 Minutes)Walter Gottlieb This short documentary tells the story of a once exclusively white community that became one of, if not the, city's first truly integrated suburbs. Childhood resident and filmmaker, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Ready to Play'

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Ready to Play (61 Minutes) Jennifer Crescenzo Over the last 15 years, Coach "Crash" Crescenzo has taken a passion for baseball and built a neighborhood institution, the D.C. Glover Park Co-Ed Softball League. As administrations come and go, the softball league keeps bringing neighbors out to play ball and keeps a changing community connected.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: Shepherd Park: Past and Present

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2:30 p.m.
This short documentary (26 minutes) tells the story of a once exclusively white community that became one of, if not the, city's first truly integrated suburbs. Childhood resident and filmmakers, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
"A Crash Course for Molly" book cover

Reader's Theatre: Featuring ‘A Crash Course for Molly’

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.A Crash Course for Molly by Eva Eriksson is the featured piece.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'U Street' and more

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:30 p.m.
At 9th and S (10 Minutes)Peggy Fleming & Kaveh Razaei

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'The Vigil' and '73 Cents'

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
The Vigil (30 Minutes)Arya Sorowidjojo This documentary tells the story of a Pakistani classical dancer, trained in the an ancient Hindu art form, who journeys home from her adopted home of D.C. for the performance of her lifetime. The film represents one of the myriad international presences in our city.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Sweet Potato Pie' and 'Let's Get Out of Here'

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie & How it Became a Flying Saucer (18 Minutes)Nina Seavey

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Hand Dance: A Capitol Swing'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Hand Dance: A Capitol Swing (30 Minutes)The National Hand Dance Association
Book cover for the book "Geography Club" by Brent Hartinger.

Teen Film w/ Pride

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
In celebration of Pride Month, teens are invited to come out to view a film that focuses on LGBTQ issues and depicts LGBTQ characters. This is the perfect opportunity to socialize and discuss prevalent issues facing teens today. Attend this program to earn the Film Fanatic badge. Feel free contact us at 202-243-1188 for the film’s title.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Not a Distant Beast' and 'Letting in the Jungle'

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
Not a Distant Beast (10 Minutes)Douglas F. Williamson While many films focus on animals in wild habitats, many people, filmmakers included, forget that the human habitat is also part of nature and part of the environment. This short documentary focuses on Carl Cole, a lifetime Washingtonian, and his relationship with the ever changing and ever polluted Anacostia River.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.