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David Nicholson: "Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City"

Come hear David Nicholson talk about his book Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City. In this collection of seven short stories Nicholson writes of the a Washington, D.C. worlds away from the heroic statues, white marble monuments, and broad, tree-lined avenues. His characters are ordinary working men and women -- maids, taxi drivers, janitors, barbers and handymen.
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Capitol Hill Reads To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Join us for a discussion of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Joshua Ferris's absurd novel of dentistry and online identity theft.  Interested readers can RSVP here
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Film Screening and Discussion

Screening and discussion of The Greatest Man in the World, from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961), sta
Mount Pleasant Craft Supply Swap Meet

The Mount Pleasant Crafting Club

Make things, make friends, make things for your friends! Bring your latest project and get tips and conversation from other local crafters.  1 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library. Questions? Email or call 202-671-3121.
John Coltrane's Giant Steps by Chris Raschka

Book Club with a Beat: A Daytime Music Discovery Program

Got an interest in music? Want to learn how to make a playlist of your favorite songs in Freegal? Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a music appreciation hour, part of our Adult Daytime Programming series. We will pair a book about music with a listening and discussion session about that particular genre. 
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Lunch Aloud: A Story Time for Grown Ups

Your job is stressful! Your office is cold! Let us make your lunch break relaxing and warm - come to Lunch Aloud! Bring your lunch to the public library where you can sit back and let somebody else do the work as our staff reads aloud from a changing selection of short stories, essays, articles and more.  30 minutes long. This program is held in the Southeast Library garden, and will be indoors in rainy weather. 
All Our Names

Capitol Hill Reads 'All Our Names' by Dinaw Mengestu

Join us for a discussion of All Our Names, local author Dinaw Mengestu's novel of love and politics in 1970s New York. NB: September's discussion will take place at our newest neighborhood eatery: Bayou Bakery at 901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
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Metamorphosis series: 'Wild Seed'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series continues.  We will discuss Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.

Spanish Conversation Club

Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email
Maru Montero Dance Company

Maru Montero Dance Company

Join us at the library in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy a dance performance by the Maru Montero Dance Company.  Families are welcome!