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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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.  
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Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
Black history month

Black History Month Story Time

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Children can enjoy poems, songs, and stories written by or about famous African Americans in this special Black History story time! Poets include Nikki Grimes and Langston Hughes. Appropriate for children ages 0-6.
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 
Parable of the Sower Book Cover

Teen Book Club: Parable of the Sower

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Come hang out and eat snacks at our monthly Teen Book Club! For the February book club selection, we will read Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. We will meet in the Teen Space at 4:30 p.m. Ages 13-19
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 
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

Francis A. Gregory 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.  Checkout the DC Public Library website for information on other presentations being given this month.  

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 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.  
Image of detective with magnifying glass

Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
Cortenia Smith as Harriet Tubman

The Legacy of Harriet Tubman: A One-Woman Performance by Cortenia Smith

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month at Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library! Please join us on Wednesday, February 22, at 1 p.m.for "The Legacy of Harriet Tubman" featuring Cortenia Smith.
S.T.I.C.S. or Sound That Inspires Conscious Souls

Poetry & Music Performance by S.T.I.C.S

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
S.T.I.C.S. or Sound That Inspires Conscious Souls will perform Weapon of Choice (W.O.C) -- their spoken word anthology. W.O.C. is a deeply immersive reflection of the influences that shape our identity narrated through soundscapes, storytelling, music and poetry. Their performance will explore their views on the rising tension around the systemic racism, police brutality and the internal struggle of identity and acceptance experienced by many people of color.
Black Lives Matter protest in New York City

Make Your Own Protest Signs

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Join Teen Advisory Group as they host a discussion about protest movements, such as Black Lives Matter. Create your own protest sign to decorate our Teen Space.  Refreshments will be served and community service hours given for attendance.  We will meet upstairs in teen space.
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Donald J. Trump: An Assessment of the First 100 Days of His Presidency

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Will Donald J. Trump be the president 'for all Americans' as he pledged in his Victory Speech on Nov. 9, 2016? Mr. Trump's election as  the nation's next President has sparked controversy.  Many minorities and immigrants fear the prospect of a Trump administration, because of the billionaire's campaign promises.   Dismissing post-election despair, Trump's supporters believe that he will revitalize the economy and restore America's standing on the international stage.

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.  
Image of detective with magnifying glass

Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
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.  
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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.  

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.  
Image of detective with magnifying glass

Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
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.
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ALB Rock the Stacks

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
ALB: Rock the Stacks is a music festival to benefit the DC Public Library Foundation, featuring many of D.C.'s most iconic musicians. The ALB: Rock the Stacks project is a tribute to an awe-inspiring D.C. original, Annie Lou Bayly Berman. In tribute to Annie Lou's love of music and libraries and Washington, DC -- and to her talent for tossing together all of the above to see what magic could be created -- this project brings together her beloved D.C. musicians in support of the DC Public Library Foundation.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Image of detective with magnifying glass

Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
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.