Summer Reading

Superhero Movie!

Can Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl come out of superhero retirement to save the day and their incredible family?Join us for the movie to find out, and sign up for Summer Reading while you're here!
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Bobbing Along, on the Bottom of the Beautiful Briny Sea..

Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a magical journey to the bottom of the "beautiful briny sea", the Isle of Naboombu, and Portobello Road!  This Disney musical, based on Bed-knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton, features Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson in starring roles, singing some of your favorite songs!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Based on Frank L. Baum's original book The Wizard of Oz, this movie musical takes us on a journey from a farm in Kansas, all the way to Emerald City!
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Heroes of Cinema: Great Films Discussion Group

Are you a lifelong 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.  Each month's conversation will revolve around a different film -- you can view the film ahead of time from our website using your library card! Also, there will also be the opportunity to create, share, and examine clips from the movie during the discussion and online.

Capitol Hill Reads: 'Redployment' by Phil Klay

Join us for a discussion of Phil Klay's much-lauded novel, Redeploymentwhich follows the stories of U.S. servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan. June's discussion will take place at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital at 921 Penn Ave. SE. 
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Cancelled: Short Stories and Short Dates - LGBT Pride Month Edition

Note: this event has been cancelled. Please contact David Quick if you would like notification when we schedule another speed dating session.

Superhero Training Camp

Discover your Superhero Identity!  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come to the Chevy Chase Library for Superhero Training Camp! Kids and teens can create their own superhero identity, complete with costume. You'll be saving the world in no time! Training camp includes a photo booth, so bring your super fast camera to capture the action.
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Library Basement Show with Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers

Celebrate the DC Punk Archive with the Fifth Library Basement Show featuring Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers!  Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30.  FREE | ALL AGES 

Free Bike Clinics

Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:30 p.m.
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Summer Reading Kick-Off

Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!