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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
Paint Supplies

Books to Brushes: Strengthening Literacy Through Art

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Release your inner artist this Black History Month! Books to Brushes couples participatory reading activities with instructor-led painting sessions. In honor of Black History Month, children and teens will read and discuss a black history related book and paint a picture inspired by it. The session will be led by founder and teaching artist, Anike Robinson. Ms. Robinson is a Washington, D.C. based interdisciplinary artist with a master's degree in secondary education. She uses art as a means to support literacy in the classroom for grades K-12.  
cover for Ruby Bridges

February Film Series: Ruby Bridges

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come see "Ruby Bridges" as part of our February celebration for Black History Month. This program is recommended for ages 4-12.

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in celebration of Black History Month with special selections for February's Adult Book Club on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Images of Blackness in Print

Images of Blackness in Print

Parklands-Turner Library

6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month with us and become a printmaker. Explore and discuss artwork by Elizabeth Catlett, Hale Woodruff, and Aaron Douglass. Learn basic printmaking techniques, carve African diaspora-inspired designs into linoleum blocks, and make prints.  

Change of Location: C.R. Gibbs Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education"

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
The Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m., lecture by C. R. Gibbs has been moved to the Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library.

C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education: Black Teens in the Civil Rights Movement"

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.   This presentation will take place at the following libraries at 7 p.m: Feb 9, Thursday, Southeast Neighborhood Library
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education: Black Teens in the Civil Rights Movement"

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher,  presents a series of lectures for Black History Month.  Please join us for this informative program and check out the DC Public Library website for other presentations taking place this month.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
Film

Black History Month Film Series: Dear White People

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Black History Month Film Series presents "Dear White People". Georgetown Neighborhood Library, February 24, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed

The Hemingses of Monticello (part 1) by Annette Gordon Reed

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the February title, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Rasheedah Phillips Workshop

AfroFuturist Affair: Octavia Butler’s Kindred and Time Travel

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Join Rasheedah Phillips of AfroFuturist Affair for an engaging, time travel workshop on Octavia Butler's historical fiction masterpiece Kindred.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

kente and adinkra book marks

Make Your Own Kente or Adinkra Patterned Bookmarks

Woodridge Library

1:30 p.m.
Did you ever wonder what the patterns mean in Kente and Adinkra cloth? Come join us for an afternoon of learning, fun and creativity as we make our own Kente patterned laminated or pouch bookmarks.  A Genuine Kente and Adinkra blanket will be on display.

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
Freedom Riders

The Revolution Will Be Televised: Freedom Riders

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
"Freedom Riders" tells the story of the summer of 1961 when more than 400 Black and White Americans risked their lives traveling together in the segregated South to protest segregation.
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Lost Kingdoms & Ancient Mysteries of Africa."

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
Join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  This presentation will begin at 7 p.m.    

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
Black Power Mixtape

The Revolution Will Be Televised: The Black Power Mixtape

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
"The Black Power Mixtape" features interviews with activists like Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Steale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver mixed with images and commentary from African-American artists and activists who were influenced by the struggle such as Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli and Melvin Van Peebles.
DCPL Black History Month 2017 logo.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films.February 7 
DCPL Black History Month 2017 logo.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films. February 7