Chessboard Picture

Kids Chess Club

Come to Chess Club! Whether you are a veteran or just learning, chess club has something for everyone. Ages 6 and older.

DC Shorts Film Festival Family Screenings

The DC Shorts Film Festival brings the best films under 20 minutes from around the globe to enthusiastic audiences throughout Washington, D.C. Join us for a special FREE Family Showcase on Saturday, Sept. 12 at eight different DC Public Library locations around the city. This showcase runs approximately 50 minutes and the films are appropriate for children ages 8 and older. Parents are urged to download the Parents Guide and read more about the films at dcshorts.com/family.
Pitch Perfect

September Teen Movie: Pitch Perfect

Join us for a showing of Pitch Perfect and popcorn!
LeDroit Chamber PlayersFringe Music in the Library

Fringe Music in the Library: LeDroit Chamber Players

The LeDroit Chamber Players bring uniquely collaborative concerts to the neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Initiated in LeDroit Park, LCP takes inspiration from the town’s artistic lineage, iconic architecture and important historic past and showcases Washington DC’s “local talent” by bringing out the passion and excitement in classical chamber music.
Boat Burning Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Boat Burning

Formed in 2009 in the Chapel Hill, N.C. roiling experimental music scene, Boat Burning has evolved into a sprawling collective based in Washington, D.C. Led by founding member Andras Fekete, with an ever-expanding constellation of contributing artists from both cities, Boat Burning is a vehicle for exploring the role of chance and emotion in live composition.
Soccer Team Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Soccer Team

Soccer Team is the work of Ryan Nelson and Melissa Quinley. Ryan has also played with the Routineers, the Most Secret Method, and Beauty Pill. The songs on Soccer Team's debut record were primarily recorded to 8-track 1/4" tape and/or four-track cassette by Ryan in his basement in Washington, D.C.

A Man, A Mountain, A Family Milestone

Have you ever dreamed of climbing the fabled snow-capped rooftop of Africa? Please join teacher, blogger and outdoorsman Mr. Brian Whitmer as he shares his journey of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro: why he embarked on this journey, how he prepared for it and how it changed his life.

Frida Kahlo: On the Borderline between Mexico and the United States

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us for a lecture by Abigail McEwen, Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology at University of Maryland, College Park.
Blacks in science

Science in Early and Medieval Africa

Local author C.R. Gibbs will highlight contributions of people of African decent during ancient Africa. Best for teens and adults.  
underground railroad

The Underground Railroad in D.C.

Local author and lecturer C.R. Gibbs will highlight D.C.'s history. This presentation will highlight the District's role in the Underground Railroad. Best for teens and adults.