Musical Performances

50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
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DC Legendary Musicians' Women's Award Ceremony 2016

The DC Legendary Musicians will honor Women in Music, Women in Politics, Women in Business, and Women in the Media at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Sunday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m.
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Making Music & Preserving History

Are you a musician or collector of music?  Are you interested in preserving your audiovisual materials, photographs, posters and other artifacts? Please join us for Making Music & Preserving History, a 90-minute personal archiving workshop led by Derek Gray,  DCPL Archivist, and Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian.  The program will take place in the Great Hall and will feature live jazz musical performances by the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc. band.   During the workshop, we will discuss:  

Levine School Suzuki Violin Performance

The Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Branch is happy to host the Levine School of Music as they celebrate the beginning of summer with a fantastic concert! The Suzuki violinists of the Levine School of Music's ARC Branch will perform a mini-concert for the branch, everyone is encouraged to attend!
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D.C. Music Salon: The Story of WHFS 102.3FM

We will take you on a trip back to the '60s, '70s and '80s when free form, progressive rock radio was in its heyday… HFS was more than just a local radio station, it was the voice of a generation. Hear from musicians, DJs Weasel, Cerphe, Josh, Adele, Thom and more–and fans as they reflect on a time when the music united a tribe who spoke out via the radiowaves about war, equality, and the times. Filmmaker Jay Schlossberg and special guests will be on hand to show parts of this film and swap stories on what made this station legendary.
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DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show w/ LOUD BOYZ :: GOVERNESS :: HEAVY BREATHING

Celebrate the DC Punk Archive at the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library with our next installment of the Library Basement Show featuring Loud Boyz, Governess and Heavy Breathing
MUNDY :: The CooLots

FRINGE Music in the Library:: MUNDY :: The CooLots

MUNDY is a Washington, DC-based New Wave Soul band. Up-beat and visually engaging, with backgrounds in performance art, theater, and dance, MUNDY is a theatrical rock experience. Their concerts feature choreography along with stylized visuals and body moving melodies. Tailored for general and diverse audiences, MUNDY’S mission is to create a memorable, entertaining, and positive environment.

FRINGE Music in the Library:: Coup Sauvage & the Snips :: Horse Lords

Coup Sauvage & the Snips play music that is celebratory and revelatory. Accusatory and against authority. Confrontational and informational. A soundtrack for the children to watch the first-world burn. Ready? Doesn’t matter.

The Glass Menagerie

Come Join the Theater Lab in partnership with the DC Public Library at The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a live performance of "The Glass Menagerie." In the Great Hall on May 15th 2016 at 2:00pm