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Jazz in the Basement: The Young Lions tribute to Omrao Brown and the Bohemian Caverns

The Bohemian Caverns operated as a nightclub from its opening in 1926, and after presenting many of the leading jazz musicians of the 1950's and 60's, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk, the 11th and U St. NW venue became a historic DC landmark. It closed in 1968 shortly after the riots, and reopened in the late 1990's as part of the revitalization of U Street. From 2006 until early this year, the club was operated by Omrao Brown and regained its status as one of the top jazz clubs in the world, presenting both national and D.C.-based acts.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss The Clasp by Sloane Crosley.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss The Lonely City by Olivia Laing.

Mind, Body, Spirit

  Stop by the Deanwood Neighborhood Library to learn more about how train your mind, body and spirit to work in harmony.  

Happy Living Seniors

  Want to know more about living happier, healthier lives? Stop by the Deanwood Neighborhood Library and find out!  

Senior Wellness Discussion

  What is Wellness? Want to learn more? Stop by the Deanwood Library throught the summer, and start the path to year-round wellness.  

Capitol Hill Reads Finale by Thomas Mallon

Join us for a discussion of DC author Thomas Mallon's latest novel Finale, a story of politics during the Reagan years.  Note that our location will be Bayou Cafe at 901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Digital Estate Planning

Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife? Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can create and protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email. Please bring devices or examples of digital assets you'd like to pass on.
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Calling all fangirls and fanboys! Please join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#ComicConversationDC) on the 2nd Monday of every month from 1-2 p.m.  We discuss comic books, graphic novels, and manga, and invite you to share your thoughts.   Find us @dcpl 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.