Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
Learn the test layout and strategies to help get the highest score possible on the SAT. This program will be led by a representative from Odyssey Tutors.

The presentation will last about 2 hours with time for questions. We will meet in the conference room on the lower level. 

Registration is not required, but is suggested. Email Lisa.Warwick@dc.gov to register. 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion.

Copies of this month's selection, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
Come join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff carnival! Fun activities will include:
 
  • Sign up - for our Summer Reading program
  • Eat snacks - cool off with a tasty treat
  • Be creative - decorate firefighters' hats and police badges
  • Dig in - visit the library garden and DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm
  • Play games - duck toss, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk
  • Be safe - tour a fire truck and learn bike safety from police officers
  • Read more - story times with firefighters, librarians, and furry friends
  • Selfie shots - pose for pics and get temporary tattoos
  • With a special appearance from the Washington Nationals' mascot
Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 202-724-4691.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:30pm
Enjoy captivating stories with a social message through music and drumming.

Ages 2 - 10
 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Celebrate the start of this year's summer reading program! This year's theme is Every Hero Has A Story.

Attendees of all ages can sign up for summer reading, and there will be crafts and a movie for children, as well as activities for teens and adults.

Open to all ages.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Making Mothers (25 Minutes)

Eidolon Films

The Family Health and Birth Center in Northeast D.C. is more than a place for mothers to come, it's a place for mothers to become. The story follows one of the center's midwives who strives to provide peaceful home births and a breastfeeding peer counselor who imparts her experience as a teen mom. They pursue their passion by empowering the women they encounter, and the community in which they work.

Touch, Pause, Engage (11 Minutes)

Jonni Masella

Touch, Pause, Engage tells the story of a teacher and a coach, Tal Bayer, as he combines his two passions: inspiring under-privileged kids and playing rugby. Watch as the first African American high school rugby team is born in the heart of northeast Washington.

This screening is part of the Our City Festival, a festival celebrating Washington, D.C. through film, music and literature. All films are by D.C. filmmakers and/or about D.C.  Check out more Our City Festival events and film screenings at ourcityfilmfestival.com.
 

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Tivoli: A Neighborhood Landmark Reborn (20 Minutes)

Walter Gottlieb

The story of one of America's most elaborate movie house is unraveled as the Columbia Heights theater's 80-year history is told by famous Washingtonians such as Diane Rehm of NPR.

Community Harvest (10 Minutes)

Meridian Hill Pictures

This short film celebrates the natural and cultural harvests of our community, documenting the dramatic transformation of a forgotten lot in Columbia Heights into a majestic, public garden and collaborative green space.

Muralismo D.C./D.C. Muralism (16 Minutes) 

Alberto Roblest

An exploration of D.C.'s rich Latino mural making tradition and its contrast in our changing neighborhoods, told through interviews with the artists and community.

This screening is part of the Our City Festival, a festival celebrating Washington, D.C. through film, music and literature. All films are by D.C. filmmakers and/or about D.C.  Check out more Our City Festival events and film screenings at ourcityfilmfestival.com.
 

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 2:30pm
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 3:00pm

The Woodridge Anime Club is a group for like minded otaku who love to read manga and watch anime. Join us on the above date and time for manga discussions and episode viewings from popular shows listed below. Hope to see you there!

  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Parasyte the Maxim
  • Death Parade
Best for ages 13 and older.