'Growing Up Female' brochure

Documentary Series: 'Growing Up Female'

This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening four documentaries directed by women at different libraries throughout D.C.. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
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Page to Screen: 'Away from Her' Screening & Alice Munro Discussion

This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening the film Away From
Spencer Tracy: A Biography

Classic Movie

You are cordially invited to a free showing of a movie about the Scopes trial, starring Spencer Tracy. Please join us.

African-American Docs from California Newsreel: 'Wild Women Don't Get the Blues'

With its roots in the work songs, hollers, and spirituals of generations of black field hands, blues music blossomed into an art form in its own right during the social and economic transformations of African-American life in the early 20th century. Ma Rainey took the blues to a wider audience with traveling vaudeville shows, while Mamie Smith’s recordings broke down barriers for black artists of all musical genres.
Fruitvale Station

Black Studies Center Film Series: 'Fruitvale Station'

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for the film Fruitvale Station.  This groundbreaking film provides an intimate look at the life of Oscar Grant in the days before he was killed by a BART station police officer in Oakland, Calif.

Thursday Night Movie!

Come watch a movie every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the big screen in the meeting room! We will have a movie on Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Call us at 202-724-8698 to find out what's showing!
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Focus on Cuba: Documentary Screenings

Join us for two screenings of award-winning documentaries focusing on the resilient people and natural wonder of Cuba.   On Thursday February 26, we will be screening The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, oil and food imports in Cuba dropped by more than half. This documentary details the hardships and showcases the creativity the Cuban people displayed as they struggled to overcome this exceptionally difficult period in their history.  

'Taking Woodstock'

Free film showing: Taking Woodstock U.S., 2009, rated R, 121 minutes. Ang Lee directed this story of behind-the-scenes dramas that made Woodstock happen. The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.

'Keys to the House'

Free film showing: Keys to the House Italy, 2004, rated PG, 105 minutes. This film will be shown at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.