Films

Books to the Big Screen

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has an assortment of amazing books that have been adapted into incredible blockbuster movies. Every month, library staff will select a book that has been adapted into a film and displayi it all month long for your reading pleasure. Read and enjoy the featured book of the month. At the end of each month, library staff will present the film adaptation on the big screen TV for your further enjoyment.
'But I'm a Cheerleader' in the DCPL Catalog

Queer Book Club: 'But I'm a Cheerleader'

Join us for a special Valentine's Day themed screening of the comedic classic But I'm a Cheerleader! Megan lives a quiet suburban teen life until her parents start to worry that she is lesbian. They ship her off to a gay conversion camp to 'fix' her, not anticipating that Megan will learn to celebrate her sexuality and maybe even find true love.  For February, we are taking a break from books, but there will be a short essay to read and discuss before the film screening. 

Booklover's Film Companion

Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library! Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads. Films are screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. Just call 202-727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

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.
United States of Secrets

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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