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Saturday, September 13, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

1:00 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.

Image of teens holding books in a library.

2:00 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, September 15, 2014

(All day)

pink stacheWE MUSTACHE YOU TO GET A LIBRARY CARD!

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Starting September 8th, children ages birth to 12 who sign up for their first card on our special "MUSTACHE MONDAYS," can opt to take a silly, mustachioed photo with their new card and favorite library book! Signed consent and I.d. from an accompanying adult is needed to obtain the library card and to take photo.

                                                REMEMBER:Your library card is the most important school supply of all!B2School

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

3:30 p.m.

Book cover for Roald Dahl's "Matilda"In celebration of Banned Books Week, and Roald Dahl's birthday, join us for a screening of the movie based on the author's classic novel, Matilda.  This frequently challenged book depicts a young girl who discovers she has special powers!

Banned Books Week celebrates banned and frequently challenged books by encouraging us to make our own decisions and experience all that the literary world has to offer.

This film is rated PG, with run time of 98 minutes.

4:00 p.m.

Bookmark promoting the importance of a library cardReady to celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month?

Teens, put on your thinking caps and see if you can find the answers to the scavenger hunt questions hidden throughout the Petworth Neighborhood Library. 

Participants will get a cool prize.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

4:00 p.m.

School days picture
Mt Pleasant Teens - celebrate Back to School in the Teen Space!

  • Get a prize for signing up for a library card or showing us that you already have one
  • Mess around with demos of online library tools available 24/7 to help you with homework, research, papers and more
  • Explore our digital catalog and learn how to place holds and check out materials from all the other public libraries in DC
  • Find out how to earn community service hours with the library
  • Learn about becoming a teen member of the Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library!

Whether you're an educator, a parent, or a student please come in for information on how Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library can help you excel this school year. There will be snacks and prizes for those who come by.
 
 

7:00 p.m.

Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 pm.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚7点到8点之间的任何时间来


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

10:00 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.

11:00 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.

6:30 p.m.

Peace Core Logo
This interactive event will feature media-rich presentations on life through an American’s eyes in Albania, Cameroon, China, Dominican Republic, Guinea, Senegal, Thailand, and Uganda. Nine Peace Corps Volunteer ‘Top Bloggers’ will be sharing their experiences serving in some of the world’s most remote places and answering your questions! 

These individuals are the winners of Peace Corps’ 2014 Blog it Home competition and have been selected from more than 350 Peace Corps volunteers from 60 countries for their focus on using their blogs to increase cross-cultural understanding.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall for presentations, discussions, and more.

Questions? Please call (202) 727-1291 or email Kimberly White.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

7:00 p.m.

Black-Out Poetry Night graphic





Come re-purpose old magazines and newspapers to create poetry and art. Blackout poetry is a form of found poetry created by erasing or covering up pieces of text to make poems out of the remaining words.

We'll be discussing issues of censorship for Banned Books Week, so here's a chance to wield your pens and markers for good and create something refreshing! Pieces will be used in a display on the second floor.

Friday, September 19, 2014

(All day)

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UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition

UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, express and create. The Great Hall will transform into a gallery, showcasing works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. In addition to the Great Hall, the exhibition space will include the large entryway windows and parts of the second floor. The art will be unveiled at UNCENSORED: The Preview Party on Friday, September 19, and remain on display until October 15.

The artwork on display will constitute paintings, installations, performance art and video projections. Participating artists include: 

Kelly Towles
Larry W. Cook
Carolina Mayorga
Halsey Berryman
Mariah Anne Johnson
Brian Davis
E. Jane
Chukwumaa
Adrienne Gaither
Janelle Ortiz
Jessica Cebra
Megan McNitt
Kathryn Coté



9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

7:00 p.m.

Banned Books Party Invite

Presented by The DC Public Library Foundation and Event Chairs Derek Brown, Anna Fuhrman, Morgan H. West, and Kelly Towles & Virginia Arrisueño
 
UNCENSORED: The Preview Party
 
Provocative Art | Exclusive Cocktails | Live Music
 
Celebrate the freedom to read, express and create as the DC Public Library kicks off Banned Books Week. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Great Hall will transform into a gallery space as we unveil works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. Join us for an evening of uncensored fun including art, specialty cocktails inspired by banned books, and live music. 


Friday, September 19, 2014 | 7 - 9 p.m.


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 

901 G Street, NW | Washington, DC
 


Individual Ticket $50 Host Ticket $250
 
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Sponsored by Mecanoo/Martinez + Johnson and DC Brau 
 
Online Media Sponsor: Brightest Young Things 
 
*Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. The 2014 celebration will be held 9/21-9/27.* 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

(All day)

BBW logo





UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition

UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, express and create. The Great Hall will transform into a gallery, showcasing works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. In addition to the Great Hall, the exhibition space will include the large entryway windows and parts of the second floor. The art will be unveiled at UNCENSORED: The Preview Party on Friday, September 19, and remain on display until October 15.

The artwork on display will constitute paintings, installations, performance art and video projections. Participating artists include: 

Kelly Towles
Larry W. Cook
Carolina Mayorga
Halsey Berryman
Mariah Anne Johnson
Brian Davis
E. Jane
Chukwumaa
Adrienne Gaither
Janelle Ortiz
Jessica Cebra
Megan McNitt
Kathryn Coté



9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

2:00 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!


2:00 p.m.

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, author Frida Larios will present workshop and reading that will facilitate children’s (ages 4-11) discovery and question the unique visual world of letters and Mayan mythology. The trilingual (English, Spanish and New Language [Visual] Maya) children’s book, The Village That Was Buried by an Erupting Volcano (children’s book) and the Green Child wooden puzzle are the tools of this workshop and educational experience. In the Children's Room on the 2nd floor of the Mount Pleasant Library.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

(All day)

BBW logo





UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition

UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, express and create. The Great Hall will transform into a gallery, showcasing works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. In addition to the Great Hall, the exhibition space will include the large entryway windows and parts of the second floor. The art will be unveiled at UNCENSORED: The Preview Party on Friday, September 19, and remain on display until October 15.

The artwork on display will constitute paintings, installations, performance art and video projections. Participating artists include: 

Kelly Towles
Larry W. Cook
Carolina Mayorga
Halsey Berryman
Mariah Anne Johnson
Brian Davis
E. Jane
Chukwumaa
Adrienne Gaither
Janelle Ortiz
Jessica Cebra
Megan McNitt
Kathryn Coté



(All day)

Visit the Children's Room during Banned Books Week (September 21-27) and celebrate the freedom to read with a commemorative craft, a guessing game, and more.

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

9:30 a.m.

Come in and take photos of yourself with a Banned Book of your choice! The photo booth will be available all week and staff will be on hand with our iPad to take photos. You can also take selfies with your phone - just make sure you tag our Twitter handle: @dcpl or Facebook at DC Public Library. For all ages.

book behind prison bars


1:00 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.

Image of teens holding books in a library.

1:00 p.m.

banned booksSeptember is Banned Books Week. Read a Banned Book, tell us why you like it and receive a prize. Take a picture or selfie with your Banned Book and the picture will be displayed at the library or on our webpage. Photography release forms must be completed.
 All Ages