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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Queer Book Club: 'Rubyfruit Jungle' by Rita Mae Brown

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! This March, in honor of Women's History Month, we are reading the classic lesbian novel Rubyfruit Jungle.
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Northeast 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.

Wednesday, March 18, 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.
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Clara Barton: An American Life

Palisades Library

1 p.m.
How did a shy girl, born on a New Englad farm in 1821 break through social barriers, and become the Founder of the American Red Cross? Join us for an illustrated talk about the life of Clara Barton, highlighting her many years of public service, her work on the battlefields of the Civil War, and her leadership of an organization that still helps people today.
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History Alive!

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd 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.  
Bad girls : sirens, Jezebels, murderesses, thieves, & other female villains / Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple ; illustrated by Rebecca Guay

Kids Film Club

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5:30 p.m.
Kid-friendly films, celebrating culture from different regions of the United States to cities and villages across the globe. March's film selection spotlights Women's History Month. Laugh along to the wild and hilarious escapades of a 19th century French novelist who refused to be bound by social convention. Best for kids ages 9-14. Snacks will be served. 
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Documentary Series: 'Growing Up Female'

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.
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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Petworth 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?
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CANCELED: Clara Barton: An American Life

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Due to an emergency closure at Georgetown Library, this event is canceled. How did a shy girl, born on a New Englad farm in 1821 break through social barriers, and become the Founder of the American Red Cross?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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'The Pipe'

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

3 p.m.
This is the story of a community tragically divided over a pipe that could bring economic prosperity or destruction to a way of life shared for generations. The Pipe is set in a remote and tranquil corner of western Ireland at Broadhaven Bay and the tiny village of Rossport, where 2007 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Willy Corduff has lived his entire life. The unique nature of the coastline, which has sustained generations of farmers and fishermen, has also delivered to Shell Oil the perfect landfall for the Corrib Gas Pipeline.
Adam's Rib

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
To celebrate Women's History Month, our monthly movie night will feature the 1949 comedy Adam's Rib, starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.
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SpeakeasyDC's True Tales from Five Fabulous Females

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of Women's History Month, enjoy the unique personal stories of five female storytellers, live on-stage!  Whether it be date night, or a true "girls night out", this performance is sure to be entertaining, with all of the humor, awkwardness, and drama of everyday life.
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Northwest One 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.

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Food Patriots

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Washington, D.C. Premiere A Midwestern mother whose son nearly died from contaminated food embarks on a rollercoaster journey to understand the food industry and improve her family’s eating habits. Surprising, funny and poignant, this personal film unfolds like a home movie. Food Patriots features food advocates from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. USA, 2014, 74 min.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?
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Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11:30 a.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
Women in STEM

Women in STEM: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
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Page to Screen: 'Away from Her' Screening & Alice Munro Discussion

Palisades Library

1 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening the film Away From
Women & Bicycles

Women & Bicycles Flat Fix-It Clinic

Anacostia Library

3 p.m.
Own a bicycle but embarassed to admit you can't fix a flat?  This hands-on clinic is for you!  Learn basic bike maintence with Washington Area Bicyclist's Association (WABA) and Black Women Bike DC. This clinic is part of WABA's Women and Bicycles monthly clinic series. 

Sunday, March 22, 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.

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, March 23, 2015

Cleopatra

History/Biography Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Please join us in the Medium Conference Room at 7 pm when we will be discussing Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Awesome Women Movie Night

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
As part of women’s history month, enjoy an exciting Disney film about Mulan, a Chinese girl who disguises herself as a boy to go off to war and protect both her family and her country. This classic film is rated G and runs for 90 minutes. 
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Fringe - Music in the Library: Sunny Time

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Sunny Time is an intimate music ensemble led by singer, poet and dancer Sunny Child who performs regularly with Janka Nabay and Cheick Hamala Diabate. Sunny brings to her music passion for music, art, travel and poetry, which she chronicles and expresses through song and dance.
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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Deanwood 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?
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Takoma Park 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.

Wednesday, March 25, 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.