Adults

Reb Livingston - PoetJudith McCombs - PoetDon Illich - Poet

Avante-garde vs Traditional Poetry

Avant-garde meets traditional in the unique double-sided poetry reading!  Local poet Reb Livingston reads from her latest work Bombyonder. She will be joined by Donald Illich and Judith McCombs of the Federal Poets. The event also features a participatory writing excercise for interested attendees.    
The Usual Suspects Film Poster

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Golden Sunday Movie exhibition of neo-noir at its pulpy best.
Adam's Rib Movie Poster

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Golden Sunday Movie salute to Women’s Equality Day.
A League of Their Own Film Poster

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Golden Sunday Movie that looks at a role-reversal of the great American pastime.
June Is Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month

Every Monday in the Lower Level Large Meeting room in June we will celebrate the legends in Black Music: Gospel, Jazz, Go-Go, R&B and Reggae. Join our listening party and browse our book fair. Learn how to download and stream your favorite music from www.dclibrary.org for free.    
zumba

Zumba Class

Ditch the workout and join the party!  Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. This class will be led by Library Associate and licensed Zumba instructor Christine. No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.  Adults.
DASW

Digital Audio Storytelling Workshop

Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.  Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Student's are strongly encouraged to attended Interviewing 101 -- Thursday, June 3 -- prior to attending the first session. By the end of the course, each student will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Week One:
Kevin BeardDCPL Pride logo

Rise of An 'Empire': The Black Gay Man on Screen

The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?   Join Kevin Beard in conversation for an in-depth  analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
Floor plan of theater

Improv for All

This fun & free workshop lead by the Washington Improv Theater allows participants to deconstruct barriers that negatively impact communication. Open to all, yet best suited to those age 12 & up. 
C.R. Gibbs

The Civil War Forts of Anacostia: Sentinels of Black Freedom

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an enlightening lecture on the forgotten story of Anacostia's Civil War forts with noted historian C.R. Gibbs.

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