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Rainbow History Project: Collecting and Preserving DC's LGBT History

The Rainbow History Project is the archive for preserving the city’s LGBT history and memory. Join member and advocate Vincent Slatt as he presents on the Rainbow History Project’s digital and physical collections, including its oral history project, recent acquisitions, and collecting efforts.
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 dclibrary.freegalmusic.com for free.
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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. 
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Improv for All

This fun and 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 and older. 
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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.
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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Improv for All

This fun & free workshop lead by the Washington Improv Theater helps participants deconstruct barriers that negatively impact communication. Open to all, yet best suited to those age 12 & up.   
Library Book Sale

Friends of the Southwest Library Summer Book Sale

Brush off your reading glasses and stop by the SW Library to get some new-to-you books at the SW Library Summer Book Sale! Most books $1 or under. The sale will be on the second floor in the Children's Room until 3 p.m.
Library Book Sale

Friends of the Southwest Library Summer Book Sale

Brush off your reading glasses and stop by the SW Library to get some new-to-you books at the SW Library Summer Book Sale! Most books $1 or under. The sale will be on the second floor in the Children's Room until 4 p.m.
Yoga

Practice Yoga with Love

Every Sunday this summer, join us for Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!

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