Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Horror Film Series

Please join us on the second floor of Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library on Thursdays in October for our Horror Film Series.

November Film Series

Leave the cold and rainy autumn behind for the California scenery (if only for an evening). Please join us on Tuesdays at 6pm for Tales of the City - San Francisco, our November Film Series.Tuesday, Nov. 5 -- Milk (R, 2008, 128 minutes)

Halloween Movie Marathon!

Get into the scary spirit and come to the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for an all-day Halloween Movie Marathon! Movies will run continuously, starting as soon as the library opens at 1 p.m. and running to the (almost) witching hour, when we close at 9 p.m. Call the library at 202-727-1225 for movie selections.

Saturday Classic Film Matinee

Join us the third Saturday of every month for a different classic film at 1 p.m. in room A-5. Come enjoy the films that made us want to become doctors, lawyers, cowboys, and gangsters brought to life by the best Hollywood has produced. Reconnect with some of your old favorites and get introduced to others you have always wanted to see.

Happy Hour

Come to our Happy Hour and enjoy The Gold Coast, a documentary film produced by area resident Marvin T. Jones.The film gives a historical perspective of African-American families living on the 16th Street corridor, sometimes referred to as the "Gold Coast."This film is funded in part by the Humanities Council of Washington as part of its Community Heritage grant series.Mr. Jones will be on hand to discuss the film and documentary work. Fall refreshments will be available.

Retro Movie Night Presents: 'Rosemary's Baby'

The October selection for Petworth's Retro Movie is the 1960s classic Rosemary's Baby. Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes,

Global Lens Film Series: 'Parade'

The Parade (Parada)Directed by Srđjan Dragojević. Serbia, 2011, 115 mins. In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles.

A Great Day in Harlem: Film and Discussion with Rusty Hassan

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for a showing of A Great Day in Harlem.This film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the famous 1958 photograph that brought together most of the era's jazz legends.Noted radio personality and jazz historian Rusty Hassan will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.In the Black Studies Center, Room 316.

Global Lens Film Series: 'Cairo 678'

Join us in the Large Conference Room as we present the foreign film Cairo 678.Directed by Mohamed Diab. Egypt, 2010, Arabic, with subtitles in English.

Global Lens Film Series: 'Beijing Flickers'

Beijing Flickers (You-Zhong)Directed by Zhang Yuan China, 2012, 96 mins. In Mandarin with English subtitles.