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Published on Monday, September 16, 2013

Banned Books"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."

-- American Library Association

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Photo of film Cairo 678Join us on Tuesday, September, 24 at 6:30 to view the film Cairo 678, in which three Egyptian women from very different backgrounds pull together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has had an impact on each of their lives. The film is based on real-life incidents that led to Egypt’s first anti-harassment legislation.

Directed by Mohamed Diab. Egypt, 2010, Arabic, with subtitles in English. For adults.

Local Author - Barbara Glickman

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Capital Splendor book coverJoin us in discovering Capital Splendor in Washington D. C., with discussion and a pictorial walk through the parks and gardens of our nation's capital on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m.

Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013
Please join us on Wed., Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. to discuss Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC: The Lion of Anacostia by John Muller.

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

clipart of the sunJoin us on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Adult Summer Reading 2013.

We will be drawing a name for the winner of a Kindle. Other prizes will be given out and light refreshments will be served.

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

DC Job Seekers Join us every Wednesday 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to get one-on-one support for basic activities in an online job search.

  • Create an email account;
  • Start a resume;
  • Create a Monster.com account.

First-come, first served.

Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book That Shaped Me logoThe Library of Congress is sponsoring its annual summer writing contest. "A Book That Shaped Me" encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. All DC Public Libraries are participating in this program.

State Finalists, State Winners, and Grand Prize Winners will be honored during a presentation at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The festival will take place September 21-22, 2013.

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013
Girl in yoga pose.

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. for Yoga and Meditation with Debbie Bennett.

Debbie Bennett is a certified Yoga Instructor and the founder of Heal me Yoga. She has been studying yoga and meditation since 1985. In these sessions, she will focus on teaching the healing aspects of yoga and how it helps us to deeply connect with ourselves.
                     
Aug. 3 - Yoga, Meditation and Stress Reduction

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

Smithsonian Folklife Festival LogoDid you know that the Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins on June 26? This free festival, held every summer on the National Mall, celebrates several U.S. and foreign cultures each year with music, crafts, food and demonstrations of practical skills. It offers a variety of daily ongoing activities for families and children and is a great place to take children on summer days off! 

Check out these children's materials at library to learn more about folk music, life, and art!

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013
travel books
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag


Come and check out our new travel guides at the Palisades Library.

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