Books on Film

  Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision.  "Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This documentary tells the story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote the music to Mary Poppins and other famous movies. They produced brilliant work together, yet they had great difficulty getting along with each other. Anyone who saw last year's movie, Saving Mr. Banks, will find this film particularly fascinating.

Omnibus Lecture Series: Selections From the National Library of Medicine Film Collection

Are you a fan of quirky medical cinema? Can't get your fix at the local IndieKinoPlex? Want to outnerd the wonkiest of your friends? Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a screening of Selections From the National Library of Medicine Film Collection, featuring Michael Sappol of the National Library of Medicine. 
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Thursday Night Films!

Come watch Thrusday night movies at West End Library on the big screen in the meeting room at 6:30 p.m.! We will have a movie Jan. 15 and Jan. 29. Call us at 724-8698 to find out what's showing!
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Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club: Marion Barry Film Discussion

Join the The Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club for a viewing of a documentary on the life of former D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. The film discussion will be led by Mr. Chuck Hicks, community activist and chair of the DC Black History Celebration Committee. Please call 202-541-6226 for additional information. Best for ages 13 and older.
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Orwellian America: United States of Secrets Film Screening

As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a film screening of the Frontline documentary 

Politics on the Other Side of the Pond Film Series

Skullduggery, backbiting, viscious and delicious - all the things you love about politics - British style in film.  Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to experience the best in British political cinema Fridays January 16, 23 & 30
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Golden Sunday Movie

Please join us in the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie showing of a 1955 Hollywood landmark starring James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood. The film portrays the moral decay of American youth, critique parental style, and explores the differences and conflicts between generations.
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'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Please join us in the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie showing of a 1937 Hollywood masterpiece on the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap. In the film, an elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in. Golden Sunday Movie at Tenley features Great Movies for People Over 50. Tea, cookies and popcorn will be served!

'I Have a Dream' by Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us for a special film showing in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week. In this hour-long documentary, showcasing the "I have a Dream" speech and other footage from the Civil Rights Movement, witness the event that changed the world. All ages are welcome. Please see librarian for details of call 202-698-6373.