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Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

oam logoMay is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.

From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.

French market fête

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

Photograph of Edith Piaf

April Film Series

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014
Photograph of Mike Leigh from the AP Image file

Mike Leigh is one of Britain's most renowned contemporary film directors. His work is known for its sensitivity to the lives of everyday people. He won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival and several actors have received film's highest honors for roles in his films. We will show three of his more recent films in April. All screenings begin at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.

Free & open to the public.

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Nick MannDr. Benjamin Parks, the main character of Nick Mann's 2013 novel, Forgetful, seems to be thriving. But his professional success as a consultant and Howard University instructor is complicated by his personal life. His marriage is strained, and he fears he may be developing symptoms of dementia. How will he cope with these challenges? And how will they transform him?

Listen to original works by area poets

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Herb Guggenheim

'Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.'

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Garrett Peck HeadshotJoin author and beer scholar Garrett Peck as he taps the history of brewing in the nation's capital and introduces the new brewers leading D.C.'s recent craft beer revival. This event is co-sponsored by DC Public Library's Special Collections Department and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Talk takes place at RFD (Regional Food and Drink) at 810 7th St. NW in Chinatown, Washington D.C. 20001. Talk will be held April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in event space in back.

Help Select a Classic Title for June

Published on Monday, March 24, 2014
Go Tell it on the Mountain The House of Mirth Of Mice and Men

Georgetown Book Club's March Selection

Published on Friday, March 21, 2014

The Golem and the JinniChava is a golem made to be a companion for a man who dies soon after her creation. Ahmad is a jinni accidentally released from his flask by a shocked tinsmith.

April - National Poetry Month

Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014

Please join us for poetry readings on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

We launch our monthly poetry reading series that will be held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Well-known local poets will read from their works.
Featured poets for April are Herb Guggenheim and Fred Pollack.