Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 4, 2015 (All day)
UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22.

The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists: 
  • Kelly Towles
  • Nekisha Durrett
  • Free Space Collective
  • Nancy Daly
  • Hasan Elahi
  • Workingman Collective
  • Fabiola Yurcisin
  • Evan Hume
  • Paul Shortt
  • Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman
  • Brian Davis
Join us for the official exhibition launch and annual fundraiser for the DC Public Library on Friday, Sept. 25 for UNCENSORED: Opening Night. Although the Opening Night Party is a private event, the exhibit will remain on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and will be open to the public. You can find a reading list of fiction and nonfiction related to the exhibition theme here.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 1:00pm
The DC Public Library invites all wizards and muggles to an UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week special event...Harry Potter Movie Marathon!

The marathon starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 with the beginning of the story, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The story will continue throughout the day until the library closes at 5:30 p.m. But, don't fret...on Sunday, the marathon will conclude with the end of the story: A viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2, starting at 1 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and be entered in a drawing to win a prize. Take a break from the marathon to make your own wand, Golden Snitch, house banner and Time Turner.

For more information, please contact Kari Mitchell at kari.mitchell@dc.gov or Janna Tanner at janna.tanner@dc.gov.

Hope to see all Wizards and Muggles there!
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
Every Sunday in October and November, join us for Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC.

WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city.

WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
All ages arts and crafts.

We will not meet on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.

Recommended for ages 0-12.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Please join us in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library children's program room for our weekly showing of a children's movie.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us during our Family Fun Day Sunday program!

We'll share the 2014 Pura Belpre Award Winner for Illustration, Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales and have a craft project based on the book. 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home. Despite warnings, she decides to unlock the door when she is home by herself.

What do you think is behind the door?                          
Do you think Coraline will be able to return to her own world?

If you want to find out join us for our monthly movie program.  

All ages are welcome.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Children's movies for ages 6-10.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Award-winning DC poet Roberta Beary will read from her published works.  Roberta  studied haiku in Japan.  Her individual poems, an unconventional hybrid of haiku and senryu, have been honored throughout North America, Europe and Asia for their innovative style.

Her book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace (Snapshot Press, 2007), was a finalist  for the William Carlos Williams Book Award (Poetry Society of America) and  was named a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award prize winner.  
A highlight of the reading will be Roberta Beary's haiku sequences linked with abstract art images created by her brother Kevin Beary.