Pitch Perfect

September Teen Movie: Pitch Perfect

Join us for a showing of Pitch Perfect and popcorn!

Authors Cinema

Happy Birthday To... Valeria Tripp (Sept 12) Roald Dahl    (Sept 13) Gail Carson Levine (Sept 17) H.A. Rey (Sept 17) Join us in the celebration of these authors' birthdays through movies based on their books.                                            
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DC Shorts Film Festival

The DC Shorts Film Festival brings the best films under 20 minutes from around the globe to enthusiastic audiences throughout Washington, DC. Join us for a special FREE Family Showcase on Saturday, September 12 at 11:00am at 8 different DC Public Library locations around the city. This showcase runs approximately 50 minutes and the films are appropriate for children aged 8+. Parents are encouraged to download the Parent’s Guide and read more about the films at
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Fringe Music in the Library: LeDroit Chamber Players

The LeDroit Chamber Players bring uniquely collaborative concerts to the neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Initiated in LeDroit Park, LCP takes inspiration from the town’s artistic lineage, iconic architecture and important historic past and showcases Washington DC’s “local talent” by bringing out the passion and excitement in classical chamber music.
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FRINGE Music in the Library: Boat Burning

Formed in 2009 in the Chapel Hill, N.C. roiling experimental music scene, Boat Burning has evolved into a sprawling collective based in Washington, D.C. led by founding member Andras Fekete, with an ever-expanding constellation of contributing artists from both cities. Boat Burning is a vehicle for exploring the role of chance and emotion in live composition.
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FRINGE Music in the Library: Soccer Team

Soccer Team is the work of Ryan Nelson and Melissa Quinley. Ryan has also played with the Routineers, the Most Secret Method, and Beauty Pill. The songs on Soccer Team's debut record were primarily recorded to 8-track 1/4" tape and/or four-track cassette by Ryan in his basement in Washington, D.C.
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STAR Family Festival: Sing, Talk and Read

Did you know that singing, talking and reading with your baby or young child will help them be ready to read when they start school? It's never too early or too late to give your child a smart start. Come celebrate at the DC Public Library's STAR Family Festival featuring: Workshops for parents to support your child's early learning Fun activities, crafts and games for children Free children's books Live entertainment Safety, health and education resources for your child Door prizes and other giveaways
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Ready, Set, Read!

Shepherd Park Library is pleased to offer this new program for children who are beginning readers or simply want to build independent reading skills. Trained reading partners are available weekly to read with children individually or in small groups. "Ready, Set, Read!" aims to nurture your child's natural interest in reading while strengthening reading confidence and fluency. Suggested for ages 5-9.
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Make Your Own Anti-Bullying T-shirt

Come in and create your own anti-bullying T-shirt. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register by Monday Oct. 5, 2015. You may register at or call 202-541-6226. Walk-ins welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bilingual Stories, Songs and Craft

Join us at the Petworth Library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! We will hear bilingual stories and songs and make a craft. This program is for children 4 and older.