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Thursday, March 5, 2015

'Away from Her' promotional art

Page-to-Screen: 'Away from Her' Screening & Alice Munro Discussion

Capitol View Library

5:30 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening the film Away From
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Family Movie Sing-Along!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
For Women's History Month, we visit a tale of a legendary woman from ancient China. In Disney's retelling of a classic Chinese poem, a girl disguises herself as a boy to take her father's place in the army and fight the invading Huns. Will the Huns conquer China? Will she be discovered? Come to our sing-a-long and find out! This film is rated G, with a runtime of 90 minutes.
Women's History Month

Women in the Workplace

Lamond-Riggs Library

7:30 p.m.
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?

Friday, March 6, 2015

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Radical Ladies

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
We will celebrate Women's History Month by hearing stories about radical ladies and how they changed the world. Children can have their photograph taken as "Rosie the Riveter." This program is for children age 4 and older.
Environmental Film Festival Logo

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Pearl that Broke its Shell

CANCELED: Celebrate International Women's Day

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Starting Feb. 18, Georgetown Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. As a result, this event is canceled. Nadia Hashimi celebrates International Women’s Day by discussing her debut novel,The Pearl that Broke its Shell, a luminous tale of destiny and identity in Afghanistan.

Sunday, March 8, 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.
Teen Tech Week Maker Faire

Teen Tech Week Maker Fair

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Come to the 2015 Teen Tech Week Maker Fair in Teen Space from 1-4 p.m.  Admission is free.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Environmental Film Festival Logo

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 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 9, 2015

Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

7 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?

Wednesday, March 11, 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.
Makey Makey

Teen Tech Week: Makey Makey

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
It's Teen Tech Week! Come to the Georgetown Library to help us celebrate.   We will be making a digital piano and an operation game from scratch with a Makey Makey.
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Teen Tech Week: Internet Game Programming

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Teen Tech Week is an opportunity for public libraries to highlight all things technology and computer science geared to teens.  Popular Internet games and mobile apps are programmed with a high-powered, yet easy to learn language known as Python.  Please join the Woodridge Library on the above date and time as we play "Code Combat" to learn the basics of Python coding for game navigation.  Best for ages 10 and older.
Book cover for Fanzines : the DIY revolution by Teal Triggs.

DIY @ Your Library

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
This year, celebrate Teen Tech Week (March 8-14) at your neighborhood library. Teens are invited to see how learning extends beyond the classroom while still having fun. Teens are invited to come out explore, create and collaborate with several STEAM-related crafts and  activities.  
826DC

Creative Writing Workshop with 826DC

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
826DC will lead a creative writing workshop on incorporating art into creative writing. Inspired by the work of Brian Selznick, don't miss this special opportunity to learn from the best. Ages 13-19.
'Paris Is Burning' poster

Documentary Series: 'Paris Is Burning'

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

6 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 D.C. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
Silkwood Poster

'Silkwood': A Nora Ephron Screening

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
As a part of Women's History Month at DC Public Library, we are screening the 1983 drama Silkwood, starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher. Silkwood was written by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen and directed by Mike Nichols.
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Between the Bullet and the Hospital

Takoma Park Library

7 p.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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
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Geek Squad: Hour of Code Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
It's Teen Tech Week time! Join members of Best Buy's Geek Squad for a hands-on Hour of Code program in the Large Meeting Room. Please email barbara.dougherty@dc.gov if you are coming with a group, as seating is limited.
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Deanwood Library

4:30 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Wild Women of Washington, D.C. book cover

Wild Women of Civil War Washington, D.C.

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Local author Canden Schwantes Arciniega will be talking about the women who fascinated and shocked Washington, D.C. society during the Civil War.

Sunday, March 15, 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.
Bookcover When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson illustrated by Brial Selznick

Walk Down Memory Lane

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Take a walk down memory lane from Miss Ida's Porch and share stories about events in the past; find out what happened