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Sister Outsider: A Women of Color Panel and Reading

Channeling the spirit of Audre Lorde, join us on the eve of the Justice or Else March for a necessary conversation and celebration of women of color in the Liberation movement and the arts. Our esteemed panelists and readers will highlight the various ways they navigate spaces and celebrate themselves and each other, even as their voices and lives are often persistently silenced and erased.

“Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison:” The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison:"  The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  

English Conversation Circle

The English Conversation Circle at the Georgetown Neighborhood resumes the Fall session - September 9 - December 2, 2015 Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Volunteer facilitators from The Washington English Center will lead the classes. For more information, contact The Washington English Center at 202-387-2222 or The Georgetown Neighborhood Library at 202-727-9232.  
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Free Movie: 'Before the Rain'

It's Marvelous Movie Monday at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! Now showing the same film at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This week: Before the Rain, Macedonia, 1994, rated R, 113 minutes. The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself, from Macedonia to London and back to Macedonia. Winner of 10 awards at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. Nominated for the 1995 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.    

Makers-In-Residence Introduction Program

Meet DCPL's Makers-In-Residence, Freespace Collective, at the introduction to their 3D and Robotics Workshop at Tenley Library
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Personal Archiving with Facebook

You are using Facebook to keep and organize your digital memories, and it has us archivists a little worried! In this hands-on workshop in the Digital Commons Dream Lab, you will download an archived copy of your Facebook profile to explore what actually gets saved (bring a laptop!). Then, we’ll discuss what rights you have to your content even after death, how you can use some of Facebook’s features to enhance your archive, and what files you should probably keep somewhere else.
Opera Unmasked

Opera Unmasked

Interested in opera but don’t know where to start? Intimidated by unfamiliar languages and confusing plots? Let us demystify the genre with an accessible opera event. Learn about the composers, music, and storytelling that makes opera a moving experience. Each screening will be accompanied by a brief introductory lecture courtesy of the Maryland Opera Studio.October - Rossini's Barber of Seville November - Mozart's Don Giovanni
Beltway Poetry Slam

Beltway Poetry Slam Showcase

On the eve of the Individual World Poetry Slam, held in DC from October 7 to 11, we are pleased to present the Beltway Poetry Slam!

Community Meeting: DC Public Library Strategic Plan

In the coming weeks, DCPL will be collecting input from the community to help it develop its strategic plan to prioritize and enhance its core programs and services. Community planning meetings will be held across the city in early October, and all DC residents are invited to participate.   Thursday, October 1 @ Tenley-Friendship Library, 6:00-8:00 pm 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20016; (202) 727-1488