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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Well behaved women seldom make history quote image

Women's History Month Bingo

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
March is Women's History Month. Be it thought-provoking, challenging or inspirational, there are many women who have contributed to history in unique ways. Join us as we learn more about these colorful characters through a fun and interactive game of bingo - it's still learning about history but just a little bit more fun! For ages 7 and older.
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Girls Rock! Instrument Share

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Participate in a free instrument share and try out Girls Rock! DC's instruments first-hand. Practice singing into a microphone, riffing on a guitar, and finding the beat on the bass and drums. It's gonna be awesome, so get ready to stand up and rock out! For kids and teens, ages 8 to 19.
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Documentary Series: 'He's Only Missing'

Capitol View Library

5:30 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening four documentaries directed by women at different libraries throughout DC. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
Women's History Month

Women's History Month!

West End Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of Women's History Month, Femex invites you to a community workshop! Join Femex for an interactive session covering communication, interpersonal-interactions, diversity, career advancement and more. Participants will be guided through a series of activites, share their own experiences and discuss what it means to have a safe and inclusive work environment.  What is Femex?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Between the Bullet and the Hospital

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Clara Barton pushed to gain full access to the world she lived in, and found her true calling on the battlefields caring for wounded Civil War soldiers.  Enduring terrible conditions and extreme dangers, she was one of the only women working at the front!
Workplace Communication

Workplace Communication

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

11:30 a.m.
Join Femex for an interactive session covering communication, Interpersonal interactions, diversity, career advancement and more. Participants will be guided through a series of activities, where they will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and to discuss what it means to have a safe and inclusive work environment.
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Women's History Ride with Women & Bicycles and DCPL

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Support empowering women by hitting the road with us!   The Washington Area Bicycle Association's Women & Bicycles and DC Public Library are empowering women through biking!  This feminist history-themed bike ride will stop at four DCPL branches (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Anacostia and Southwest) for women’s history-related activities and will also feature a photo booth, snacks, and some surprises along the way!   
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Women's History Month Family Movie

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
Join us for this 1998 animated story set in imperial China about a young girl who bravely takes her father's place in the army and transforms into a legendary heroine. For families. 
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Highlights from the Environmental Film Festival

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2 p.m.
This mystery screening will show one of the top audience choice films from this year's Environmental Film Festival. Film title will be released prior to showtime. For more about the Environmental Film Festival, please visit the website.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Get It Write! Study Hall

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments. On the lower level, every Sunday.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
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Divide in Concord

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Washington, D.C. Premiere Jean Hill, a fiery octogenarian, cares deeply about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Adriana Cohen: mother, model and celebrity publicist-turned-pundit, unequivocally defends individual freedoms.
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Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2 p.m.
Join us for four short, fun, child friendly films about the world in which we live. Films are recommended for children ages 2-5.   FINconceivable What happens if sharks disappear? FINconceivable explores the importance of sharks to our world and what could happen if the fiercest ocean predators ceased to exist. Directed by Lily Williams. Produced at California College of the Arts. Washington, D.C. Premiere. Lucky Ducklings

Monday, March 30, 2015

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Medic Against Bomb: An Evening with Frederick Foote

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The DC Public Library presents an evening with Frederick Foote. Mr. Foote is a local poet and physician whose work has appeared in Commonweal, The Progressive, JAMA and many other publications. His book of poetry, Medic Against Bomb, won the 2013 Grayson Books poetry prize. He will read from his work and present an interactive display of his inspirations and travels.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Image of book cover for Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

West End Fiction Book Club

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Discussion of The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  Copies are available at the library.  Pick one up and join us!
Book cover for Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Women's History Month Teen Film

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
We will screen content from the PBS documentary series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, based on the book with the same title by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  Join us for film and discussion in honor of National Women's History Month.
Wonderstruck

Newspaper Building Challenge

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Are you up to the challenge? Use your creative engineering skills to make buildings out of newspaper, just like Rose from Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck. The challenges will include building towers from limited materials with the goal of creating the tallest and strongest buildings. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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.

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, April 2, 2015

Zodiac by Charles Wright

Literary Book Group

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, we will discuss the poem "Black Zodiac" by Poet Laureate Charles Wright. We are fortunate to have professor Margaret Soltan from the English Department of George Washington University join us: Professor Soltan has studied and written extensively on modern poetry, and is the co-author of the incandescent book, Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrill.   Please join us for an exuberant discussion in Room 220.
DC Legendary Musicians

Celebrate Historic U Street with the D.C. Legendary Musicians

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Come and celebrate the rich musical heritage of Washington, D.C. and its famed U Street corridor with the D.C. Legendary Musicians! This is a dramatic and musical tribute featuring performances by Memphis Gold, Mark Preston, Jimi Smooth, Greg Gaskins, and much more! Master of Ceremonies:  Mark Segraves, of NBC Channel 4 There will also be an audio-visual presentation of the U Street Oral History Project. In the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library.
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Teen Slam Poetry Night

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Got a poem you want to share? Tenley-Friendship Library is kicking off National Poetry Month with a Teen Slam Poetry Night. Prizes will be given out to the best original poem, best performer, and runners-up. For ages 14 - 19. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 3, 2015

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Poetry on Film Series: The Poet's Voice

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
CD Wright (One With Others) and Jared Stanley (Book Made of Forest), explore concepts of the individual in local and global environments. (2014 - 52 minutes.) Courtesy of The Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University
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Easter Egg Decoration

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Come learn different ways to decorate eggs. Need inspiration? Of course, there will be books to give you great ideas. This program is appropriate for all ages; however, children younger than 3 will need adult assistance.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bookcover  for Pete The Cat; Big Easter Adventure By Kimberly Dean

Family Fun For Everyone

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
Get ready for Easter and enjoy a read aloud adventure story with Pete the Cat. Easter goodies and a craft will round out the fun. All ages welcome.
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Eggstravaganza!

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
It's time for our annual Eggstravaganza! Join the egg hunt on the front lawn and make a fun craft. Hear springtime stories and play games. For ages birth-12 and families. 
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Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

11 a.m.
Join us for four short, fun, child friendly films about the world in which we live. Films are recomended for children ages 2-5.   FINconceivable What happens if sharks disappear? FINconceivable explores the importance of sharks to our world and what could happen if the fiercest ocean predators ceased to exist. Directed by Lily Williams. Produced at California College of the Arts. Washington, D.C. Premiere. Lucky Ducklings
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Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter!

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
"Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter" is a b.y.o.b.e. ("bring your own boiled eggs") event.  :) Dress for mess: wear your brightest, pastel-iest "play clothes" and bring a small basket of up to four plain boiled eggs for some Easter fun! We will enjoy an Easter-themed stories, dye and decorate our eggs and take pictures of the visual eggs-quisiteness of it all! We will supply the non-toxic food color dye, stickers, crayons and markers for the egg decoration. This program is appropriate for children ages 3-7 years old.
Poetry Magnets

National Poetry Writing Month Workshop

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
In this fast-paced, fun-filled workshop with local writer Hannah Sternberg, students will play collaborative and independent writing games to unleash their creativity. Using word games, pass-the-pens, unique prompts and selected readings, students will explore the expressive possibilities of poetry.