Living Poetically: A Pictorial View of of the World Through Poetry

How do your senses view the world? Poetry is in our everyday life. You just have to recognize it! Come and express yourself poetically with poet and author Deborah Johnson as we celebrate National Poetry Month.  
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As part of the 2015 Environmental Film Festival, the Shaw Library presents, THE PIPE. Rossport is an idyllic Irish coastal town. When Shell Petroleum obtained a lease for nearby natural gas reserves, and the Irish Government refused to help block the construction of a huge pipeline, the people of Rossport fought back. THE PIPE is the 2010, award-winning documentary of their fight. Join us for the film and a discussion with the film-maker on Thursday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Room. The film runs for 83 minutes.
Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To — In Honor of and with Advice from Henry Mitchell

To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.

Author talk: Liliane Willens

Local author Liliane Willens will speak about her experience of living in Shanghai during World War II and the establishment of the People's Republic of China based on her memoir Stateless in Shanghai.
Billy Strayhorn

Performing Arts and the Queer Aesthetic

Two local performers lead a discussion about contemporary gay performing artists' expression of their identity through their art. This program is presented by East River Jazz, in partnership with the DC Public Library.
Billy Strayhorn

Day Dream: A Dramatic Reading

Written by Jazz vocalist Barry Morton and HIV activist Rodderick Sheppard, Day Dream is a play inspired by the life of jazz artist and composer Billy Strayhorn. Contrasting Billy's journey with the journey of Andre, an aspiring jazz vocalist, the play is set in two periods: Billy in 1965 and Andre in 2015.
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Poetry in Translation: Reading and Open Mic

The DC-Area Literary Translators Network is hosting a reading featuring local poetry translators followed by an open mic celebrating poetry in translation. You are invited to read poetry that has been translated from any language into English (or from English into other languages). Your contribution should be a total of one poem or 4 minutes maximum. Hosted by Yvette Neisser Moreno co-chair of DC-Area Literary Translators Network and featuring:
Coat Drive

Coat Giveaway Extravaganza

Stop by Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12 between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a FREE Gently Used Winter Coat and warm refreshments. Call 202-727-5012 for more details.    
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A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the Bard in the month of his birth with a talk by a Folger Shakespeare Library docent and a group reading of the first act of
Introduction to Digital Research

Introduction to Digital Research

For the college-bound or those interested in conducting more advanced research, this course provides tips, tricks, and tools that will help you find digital information. A basic understanding of internet searching and intermediate computing is required.