Healthy Eating

Nutrition Workshop for Adults: 10 Healthy Tips to a Healthier You!

Learn ten tips to improve your diet, overall health, and boost energy levels.  This workshop will help you identify simple and gradual changes you can make that add up to major improvements to your diet.  Presented by Roxana Ehsani, Nutritionist for Giant Food.  For more information, call the Takoma Park (DC) Library, 202-576-7764.
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Book Club Field Trip

Join Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC) as we take a trip from Georgetown to Palisades to visit our neighboring book club, Books, Bites and Brews.  We will be celebrating our groups' shared enjoyment of reading and discussing with a discussion of The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld, a novel that plays with genre as it explores prison life and, specifically, the experiences of death row inmates.
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
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Library Tango Practica

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library one Saturday a month, usually on the 4th Saturday. On the other weeks, classes are held at the MLK Library. All levels welcome.
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Adult Mid-Day Movie

After winning the 74th Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home to District 12. On the day that Katniss and Peeta are to start a "Victory Tour" President Snow visits unexpectedly and tells Katniss that he is angry with her  and Peeta for breaking the rules at the end of the last Hunger Games. Snow tells Katniss that, when she defied the Capitol, she inspired rebellion in the districts.

Adult Mid-Day Movie

Katniss, her sister Prim, and her friends Finnick and Gale all reluctantly adjust to a highly structured life in the underground District 13, which has been spearheading the rebellion in Panem. Without knowing the real truth behind the rebellion, Katniss eventually agrees to act as "the MockingJay" but only if District 13's President Alma Coin vows to grant immunity to all of the past Hunger Games tributes.
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‘Getting Medieval’: Torture and Truth in the Middle Ages

Torture—that most notorious aspect of medieval culture and society—has evolved into a dominant mythology, suggesting that the Middle Ages was a period during which sadistic torment was inflicted on citizens with impunity and without provocation: popular museums displaying such gruesome implements as the rack, the strappado, the gridiron, the wheel, and the Iron Maiden can be found in many modern European cities.
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at MLK in the Great Hall.  In the uniquely vibrant and dynamic space that is DCPL, Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.
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Think Like a Man Movie Screening

Women across the country went crazy over Steve Harvey's book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
My School DC

My School DC School Lottery Info Session

Join My School DC at your neighborhood library to learn more about how to apply through the common lottery for DCPS and public charter schools! Questions? Call 202-888-6336 or visit