Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. kick-off National Hispanic Heritage Month in the Great Hall with music, dancing, live performances, face-painting, and crafts for kids. This event is free and for all ages. Families are welcome! De la 11 a.m. a 4 p.m. venga para celebrar la Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Habrá música, baile, espectáculos en vivo, pintura de la cara, y manualidades para niños. Este evento para la familia es gratis y para todas las edades. ¡Traiga la familia!
Chip Py

Chip Py: Photographer of DC Music Scene

Please join us in the Black Studies Center as we launch the celebration of Chuck Brown's birthday with a special presentation by photographer, Chip Py. Py has been shooting the DC music scene for the past ten years and most recently, had the unique opportunity to photograph Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, in his last year.
Maru Montero

Maru Montero Dance Company

Join us at the library in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy a dance performance by the Maru Montero Dance Company.  Families are welcome!
Wire Flower

DIWire Certification Course

Get certified to use the DIWire in the Fab Lab! You must have taken the Fab Lab Orientation to qualify for this certification. There are only six seats per class and you may sign up here.

Books & Beats

Take a break on the loggia for lunch this Friday! Join DCPL staff outside for Books and Beats, our weekly music program outside. Sign up for Summer Reading, check out books from the Uni, or simply sit and eat your lunch while listening to playlists curated by Freegal!  
First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading SeriesPamela PassarettaRosalie Werback

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

The First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series at the Georgetown Library presents Rosalie Werback and Pamela Passaretta, local poets, who will read from their original works. The readings will be followed by open mic. If you have a poem you would like to share, please come along. The series is facilitated by Herb Guggenheim.  
Cover image of Flying Home

David Nicholson: "Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City"

Come hear David Nicholson talk about his book Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City. In this collection of seven short stories Nicholson writes of the a Washington, D.C. worlds away from the heroic statues, white marble monuments, and broad, tree-lined avenues. His characters are ordinary working men and women -- maids, taxi drivers, janitors, barbers and handymen.
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Capitol Hill Reads To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Join us for a discussion of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Joshua Ferris's absurd novel of dentistry and online identity theft.  Interested readers can RSVP here
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Film Screening and Discussion

Screening and discussion of The Greatest Man in the World, from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961), sta
Mount Pleasant Craft Supply Swap Meet

The Mount Pleasant Crafting Club

Make things, make friends, make things for your friends! Bring your latest project and get tips and conversation from other local crafters.  1 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library. Questions? Email or call 202-671-3121.