Visual Thinking Strategies as a Means to Meet Common Core Standards with Philip Yenawine

During this day of professional development for school library media specialists, public librarians, art teachers, and museum professionals, Philip Yenawine will offer an interactive demonstration and analysis of Visual Thinking Strate

2013 Mayor’s Annual Disability Awareness Expo

This free event is for all the D.C.

What Is Art For? With Philip Yenawine

This presentation from veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine will branch from the philosophical (what is art for?) to the practical (how to create empowered viewers and effective thinkers).

Plants, Thailand, OMG! -- A Talk by Chris Carley

Chris Carley, Supervising Horticulturalist at the U.S. National Arboretum, will present a program on his travels seeking the beauty and variety of flora in this far-away land, Thailand.This annual gardening program honors Henry Mitchell, who was a neighbor and renowned Washington Post columnist.

Caring for Your Canine: How to be Your Dog's Best Friend

We are beginning a new partnership with the Friendship Hospital for Animals. Join us for our first talk with Dr.

The Freedom to Read: Panel Discussion

Participate in a thoughtful conversation on censorship, access to information and challenges and bans on books and other materials in the Great Hall. Panelists are:

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner - 'The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg'

Join us for a lecture and screening by filmmaker Aviva Kempner. Kempner will lecture on the story of Hank Greenberg and screen special extra footage from her new special edition commemorative 2-disc DVD, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. The documentary was originally released in 2000 and is a Peabody Award-winning film.

Archaeology in the District: A Presentation by District Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli

City Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli and her staff are responsible for the many archaeological sites in the District, including prehistoric and Native American sites. These sites contain remains of historical significance that contribute to our knowledge of the city’s cultural past. Come hear Dr.


The Ask Rayceen Show is a monthly outreach between the DC Public Library and the LGBT community, hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis, with Turner Freeman.Every first Monday, in auditorium A-5.

At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington

In recogntion of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, join us for a panel discussion featuring Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber, Assistant Professor of History, University of the District of Columbia; Hari Jones, Assistant Director and Curator, African American Civil War Memorial and Museum; and Dr. Roger Davidson Jr., Assistant Professor of History, Coppin State University.