Adults

Harvey Milk

Remembering Harvey Milk

Join us for a viewing of a biographical film based on the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.   2 hours, 8 minutes. Rated R.  
Marjorie Young

The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Carol Stuart Watson, the Nation’s Capital Illustrator

Reflections by her daughter, Marjorie Young, on this iconic artist who co-founded The Georgetowner newspaper and who profoundly influenced the District of Columbia’s cultural and visual art signature. Peabody Room (third floor) Information: 202-727-0233 jerry.mccoy@dc.gov
Summer Reading Logo for children. Freedom Flyers by MoyeDCPL Summer Reading

Tuskegee Airmen

Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II. 
Summer Reading Logo for children. Freedom Flyers by MoyeDCPL Summer Reading

Tuskegee Airmen

Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II. 
Summer Reading Logo for children. DCPL Summer ReadingFreedom Flyers by Moye

Tuskegee Airmen

Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II. 
Summer Reading Logo for teens. Summer Reading Logo for children.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Start your summer off by signing up for DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program! Swing by the Petworth Neighborhood Library for this fun event and enjoy a day of laughter and sunshine.   At 10:30, we’ll have a special hour long story-time on the lawn with parachute games. Enjoy more festivities from 12-4 p.m.; we’ll have crafts, a movie, an animation workshop, and more!
Image of a Belgian Malinois dog by Annie McManus Thorne via FlickrEvery Hero Has a StoryDCPL Summer Reading

Animal Heroes: Meet a Secret Service Dog

Heroism isn't limited to humans! Join Officer-Technician Sean Lorenz from the United States Secret Service Canine Explosives Detection Unit (K-9) and his Canine Partner, Truus, a Belgian Malinois, to learn more about the K-9 unit and how the Canine Partners contribute to it. 
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Shepherd Park: Past and Present

We are proud to partner with the Our City Festival--a city-wide celebration of DC through music, film and literature--to present Shepherd Park: Past and Present, a 26-minute documentary about our diverse and picturesque neighborhood. 

New Cleveland Park Library Community Meeting

The architect team for the new Cleveland Park Library will present design principles and a general direction for the project. Learn more about the project.
Summer Reading Logo for children. DCPL Summer ReadingHard Art DCDuke: a Life of Duke Ellington by Terry TeachoutBrown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce Pegg

Musical Heroes of DC

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.

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