Summer Reading

Illustration for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Escape the Ordinary--

Group reading of James Thurber's classic short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" a-l-o-u-d and round robin style and with a discussion afterward

Cantare: Latin American Music

Learn about rhythms, unique instruments and the three cultures that shaped Latin music.Audience members will get to sing, play instruments and dance. 

Dream Catchers

Learn the lore behind this traditional Native American craft while making your own dream catcher that reflects your unique style and sensibilities. Classes will be held Aug. 5, Aug. 12, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26. We recommend attending 2-3 sessions to complete your dream catcher.  

To Infinity and Beyond!

In this award-winning film, a toy cowboy and a toy astronaut strike up an unexpected friendship as they face life's challenges together.  Join us for an animated adventure with Woody and Buzz Lightyear!This film is rated G, with an 81-minute run time.
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Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a journey with Robin Hood, Little John, and Maid Marian! Bring the whole family, and sing along with the words on the screen!This film is rated G, with an 83-minute run time.

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!
Image of DVD cover for "Bedknobs & Broomsticks"

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!
Criterion CollectionDivorce Italian Style

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.