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First Amendment Film Festival

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Join us for our first annual First Amendment Film Festival in observance of Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014.  Film screenings take place every afternoon at 2 p.m., September 22 through September 25.  
film festival pic
Schedule of Film Screenings:

September 22 - Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
September 23 - 1984 (1984)
September 24 - The Insider (1999)
September 25 - The People vs. Larry Flynt  (1996)

Program for adults.  No registration required.  Questions?  Just call us for more information, (202) 541-6100.

A Workshop for Teens

Published on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
forensic science book cover
Ever wondered what exactly is "forensic science?"  Is it really like CSI and Bones?  Now you can find out!
On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3 p.m., join us for a special workshop for teens, presented in partnership with the National Museum of Health and Medicine

Science Saturdays at Shepherd Park

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

Science event at Shepherd Park LibraryHere’s a riddle, What do bubbles, pennies, maple syrup, string, marshmallows, empty shampoo bottles, grocery bags, and plastic pigs all have in common? If you said all of these words are plural nouns, you would be correct, and should perhaps consider a career in teaching English. If you said all of these things sound like fun to play with, you would also be correct, and should go round up some of this stuff right now, and see what you can create before your mom finds out you are raiding the kitchen cabinet.  If you said that all of these things can be used in the name of scientific discovery, you would ALSO be correct, but you clearly have a unique way of processing things.

Summer Reading Fun at Shepherd Park

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

                         Calling all kids!
Kids with booksWhat could possibly be more fun than spending summer vacation visiting the library and returning home with an armload full of your favorite books!

No guesses?

How about getting PRIZES for returning home with an armload full of your favorite books?

Aha! We thought that might get your attention.

And truly, what could be more fun than performing mad science experiments and getting messy with paints at our Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 7?  You can’t even begin to imagine, can you?

A New Teen Program!

Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Are you a fan of anime?  Interested in Japanese culture?  Or maybe you don't have a clue what anime is.  No matter what you're level of familiarity with anime is, come join us for Anime Club!

Wednesday, April 23 is our first Anime Club meeting.  We will be watching a couple of episodes of anime, talk about our favorite series, and learn about Japanese culture.

Anime Club will meet the third Wednesday of every month (after April) from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  It is a teen program.  Snacks will be provided.

How to win friends and influence people, using stuff that smells good

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Cover image for The story of Ferdinand

Aromatherapy? Geez, that's a six-syllable mouthful. What does that even mean? Let's break it down:

Beyond Good and Evil

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

Book cover image of Beyond Good and EvilThe Philosophy Café is an informal gathering of individuals who enjoy discussion of philosophical ideas.

Each meeting, we will select a classic philosophy book that covers some well known puzzles of the field of philosophy. We will use a very accessible introduction to Philosophy written by Dion Scott-Kakures as our overall guide. The topic might be the nature of truth or the existence of free will.

Twelve Years a Slave

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

Book cover image of Twelve Years a SlaveThe purpose of the American History Book Club is to generate an informal discussion of major political and social issues that appear in American History. We will select a recently published book on a topic such as the Civil War or the Depression or the book behind an important film and use that work as a jumping off point for debate. Participants need not have read the whole book but simply think about the problems the book explores.

Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, the library can’t help you with those last minute dinner reservations, but we can suggest a few fun ways to explore the holiday that won’t break your budget.

We have plenty of free resources available to get you in the spirit.

Where is Baby's Valentine? Have a new addition to your family?

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.