Summer Reading

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Heroes of Cinema - Yasujiro Ozu's 'An Autumn Afternoon'

Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's new and exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection
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YA Book Club: The 5th Wave

Want to read the latest in popular YA fiction? Join us for the Lamond-Riggs Library YA Book Club. Every month we’ll read a new book and meet to discuss what we thought over snacks!

Art Attack at the National Portrait Gallery

Join us on a field trip to the National Portrait Gallery! We will spend time visiting "The Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which showcases major cultural and political figures, from 19th Century historical figures to contemporary leaders, who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.   This exhibit will be our inspiration as we sketch these figures and even  explore the art of self portraiture. On August 27, we will meet back at Teen Space of MLK Library and sketch our self-portraits. 

Books & Beats

Take a break on the loggia for lunch this Friday! Join DCPL staff outside for Books and Beats, our weekly music program outside. Sign up for Summer Reading, check out books from the Uni, or simply sit and eat your lunch while listening to playlists curated by Freegal!  
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Film Screening and Discussion

Screening and discussion of The Greatest Man in the World, from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961), sta
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Pajama Movie Night

Former super-villain and now super-dad, Gru, is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to save the world with the help of his daughters and tons of yellow minions. View trailer.  Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.  This our last weekly Pajama Movie Night for the summer. Starting in September, this movie night will be held one Thursday evening each month at 6 p.m. 
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Woodridge Anime: End of Summer Schedule

Join Woodridge Anime for manga chat and episode viewings. Come for the snacks, then hangout with like-minded Otaku for these popular shows! 
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Hero Stories on Film: "The Incredibles"

Join us as we watch "The Incredibles." It is the perfect incorporation of our Summer Reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story!" 
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Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There

Dr. Andrew K. Johnston, geographer from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will explore the connection and social implications between time and navigation history in his new book, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.
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Reading the World Book Club: Say You're One of Them

Please join the Reading the World Book Club to discuss Uwem Akpan's short story collection Say You're One of Them  depicting life in Nigeria, Benin and Ethiopia on Monday July 27 at 7pm.

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