Celebrating the versatility, longevity, and flexibility of the sonnet form
Sonneteers, unite . . . and join us for a reading from the new Sonnet issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m., featuring Washington, D.C.-based poets Holly Bass, Holly Karapetkova and Melanie Henderson.
Editor Michael Gushue and Kim Roberts also will read selected poems from the issue, and Deborah Ager will host.
Shakespeare, Spenser, and Petrarch as masters of the sonnet will attend in spirit :>)
The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss George Orwell's classic novel 1984, in keeping with system-wide programming on the topic of government transparency and personal privacy in the digital age.
Copies are available at the branch.
Please pick one up and join us!
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
With the winter approaching, some people may be settling in for the season.
For some of us, this settling offers a sense of a return to self and an opportunity to reflect on the more fast-paced adventures we undertook during the kinetic summer months. For others, this slowing down is an unwelcome change and can usher in loneliness instead of calm.
Explore the mysteries and the latest findings about his assassination
Questions of who was responsible, and why, will be supplemented by a close look at the impact of this tragic event on America's government and its citizens in this talk by Don Fulsom, a long-time Washington journalist, a former White House correspondent, and a former UPI chief in Washington.
This chat will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
Please join us!
'All Quiet on the Western Front' by Erich Maria Remarque
The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, in observance of the World War I centennial.
The novel is acclaimed as a masterpiece of the genre.
Copies are available at the library. Please pick one up and join us!