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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.
Book club

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
Recipe Swap

Cookbook Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us the third Thursday each month for Cookbook Club! Each month meet up with other cookbook enthusiasts to exchange recipes and sample treats. Check back each month for a new, featured recipe!   Please see the Adult Services Librarian for more information, or call 202-698-6373.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

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.

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

black history  month

C.R. Gibbs Presents Crossing the Rubicon

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month, internationally noted lecturer, author and historian C.R. Gibbs will present “Crossing the Rubicon,” a lecture in which he discusses the battle for Black public education in Washington, D.C.  
gibbs

C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

Southwest 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. The presentations "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia" will begin at 7 p.m. at the following branch libraries: Feb 2, Thursday, Southwest Neighborhood Library

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

Cortenia Smith as Harriet Tubman

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

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month at Southeast Neighborhood Library! Please join us on Saturday, February 4, at 1 pm for "The Legacy of Harriet Tubman" featuring Cortenia Smith. This one-woman performance reveals the true spirit of Harriet Tubman, a legendary former slave, abolitionist and hero who defined courage and strength.  Drawn from the pages of history and passionately retold by brilliant actress, Ms. Cortenia Smith, it tells a story of survival, endurance, and faith. 
Patsy M. Fletcher Book Cover

African American Leisure Activities Discussion and Exhibit with Patsy M. Fletcher & Marya McQuirter

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Author and historian Patsy Mose Fletcher, Historically African American Leisure Destinations around Washington, D.C., and historian Marya McQuirter will discuss the history of African American leisure activities. A Q&A will follow the discussion.   A photography exhibit related to the discussion will be on view at the Shaw library during the month of February 2017.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

the lion and the mouse

Story Time: Jerry Pinkney

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
In honor of Black History Month, the Parklands-Turner library will host a special story time and information display featuring books written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Jerry Pinkney is an African American author and illustrator who has been the recipient of five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King awards, and four Coretta Scott King Honor awards. The Parklands-Turner library staff is excited to share these wonderful works at Children's story time on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. 
Black history month clip art

Black History Month Movie Night

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
To kick off Black History Month, families can enjoy a movie about a teacher named Dorothy who gets whisked away from her intercity neighborhood to the mysterious land of Oz. This G-rated movie stars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and runs for 134 minutes.  

Chevy Chase Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The February selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Paint Supplies

Books to Brushes: Strengthening Literacy Through Art

Takoma Park Library

10 a.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 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.
Image of the words "Black History Month"

Black History Month Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
In honor of Black History Month, join us for a special story time with books and songs to learn about African-American history and celebrate the skin you're in. For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
Jeopardy logo

Black History Jeopardy

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Test your knowledge about the contributions of Black Americans and win glory!  For ages 6-12, in the children's programming room.  

Black History Month: Robert J. Patterson

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is proud to have Dr. Robert J. Patterson give a special talk for Black History Month
I Have a Dream Journals

I Have a Dream Journals

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Celebrate 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.
harlem renaissance

"The Harlem Renaissance: A 21st Century Reappraisal."

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join author and historian C.R.Gibbs for this engaging presentation on a second look at the Harlem Renaissance.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

buttons, movie, munchies

BHM Teen Fun: Buttons, A Movie & Munchies

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Teens come on out and celebrate Black History Month with us - Have fun making big, creative, wearable buttons that make a positive statement about you, your heritage and your community!! We'll also watch a great movie together and enjoy some special BHM munchies!!      
Jackie Ormes & Black Panther book covers

Zine Lab | Black History Month Edition

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month, Zine Lab will highlight zines, comics, and writers and cartoonists of African descent. Browse the library's collection including titles by Ta-Nehisi CoatesMarguerite Abouet, Reginald Hudlin, and Jackie Ormes.  
Students in front of Military Road School

The Legacy of the Military Road School

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us as we honor Black History Month by celebrating the legacy of the Military Road School, one of the District's first public schools for African American children.