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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Image of MLK Jr.

MLK Week Movie Night

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Week, families can enjoy a series of short films about African American history, including stories about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and a fictionalized young boy who escapes slavery. 

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

Protest Button

Protest Buttons DIY |­­ Dr. King, the March on Washington, and Protest Art

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Celebrate King Week with us and honor Dr. King's legacy while advocating for social justice causes. Learn about the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and the protest art created during this important era in U.S. history.   Make your own advocacy or protest buttons. All supplies provided.   Best for students ages 12-19.  Join us in the Teen Room on the 2nd floor.    
Dr. Barbara Reynolds | My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Author Talk: My Life, My Love, My Legacy with Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
During MLK Week 2017, DC Public Library will celebrate Coretta Scott King with a special Author Talk featuring the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds. Join us as Dr. Reynolds discusses My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King as told to the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds. A Q&A will follow the discussion. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through DC Public Library Foundation.
C.R Gibbs

"Blueprint for Justice: The Global Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join us for the second presentation in the C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

I Have a Dream Journals

I Have a Dream Journals

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate King Week/Black History Month with us and make your own "I Have a Dream" journals. Using art supplies, children will create their own square, accordion books with words and art inspired by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Story of Ruby Bridges

Monthly Movie for Children and Families

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
Our monthly film is happening again for children and families!   We'll be hosting a great movie for ages 4 and older. This month's film (for Martin Luther King Jr. week) is "The Story of Ruby Bridges". Please join us!
The poster for the film Selma, which also functions as a link to the catalog page for the film.

Movie Night at West End: Selma

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
West End Library presents "Selma", a 2015 film by Ava DuVernay, as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Book cover image

Karen Branan: 'The Family Tree'

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Join Capitol Hill author and journalist Karen Branan for a discussion of her memoir The Family Tree: A lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth. This book, which was recently nominated for a Pulitzer, follows the author as she uncovers the truth about her ancestors' involvement in the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912.