On Friday, September 23, at 1 p.m., we will look at the repertoire of black singing artists Robert McFerrin, Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price and Shirley Verrett in Italian opera. We will examine D.C. origins, in particular the efforts of Mary Cardwell Dawson and the National Negro Opera Company, with musical selections from Aida, La Forza del Destino, ll Barbiere di Siviglia and Madama Butterfly.
Come and explore how classical and operatic composers have adapted to public tastes. Enjoy "West Side Story/Candide, La Rodine and Lady in the Dark and Street Scene."Discover Puccini, Weil and Bernstein and the talents of the Washington National Opera singing artists.The program is open to all ages, and seniors are especially invited. Friday, July 29, at 1 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public.
Join the National Geographic Museum in an epic race to the South Pole. Discover the tricks and tools used by Antarctic explorers through time as you head out on your own expedition. Will you choose dog sleds or skis? Fishing or hunting? What combination of decisions led to the success of explorers through time, and what will lead to yours?Thursday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m.Ages 5-12.
Explore West Africa through dance, music and song.Children will experience traditional West African dance and drumming, which depicts daily life in Africa.When: Thursday, July 14 Time: 11 a.m.Where: Deanwood Library
Deanwood Neighborhood Library and Recreation Center will be closed Friday, June 17. The Department of Parks and Recreation is having a staff training day. Please visit the nearest libraries: Dorothy I. Height/Benning at 3935 Benning Rd. N.E. or Capitol View at 5001 Central Ave. S.E. Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, June 21, at 4 p.m., come and travel with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig as they go to the library to participate in the summer reading program "One World, Many Stories." Travel to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to see four types of puppetry: shadow, rod, hand and toy theater with a special feature of a "cranky." Recommended for ages 3-8, but enjoyable by all ages. For more information, please call. All programs and free and open to the public.
Make rhymes into fun stories that look like the animals themselves. Come and make your own book, or just enjoy an activity and rhyme sheet. Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 5-12 years. Please call for more information.
Deanwood Library will have adjusted hours of operation on Wednesday, April 20 and Monday, April 25. The library will open at 12 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. on both days.
All D.C. Public Libraries will be closed Sunday, April 24.