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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

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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.
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.
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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 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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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.

Read Across America

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
The William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday a day early with a special story time and special guests.  Groups are welcome.

Film: A Legacy of Mies and King

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
What do you do with a library designed in the sixties by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? This was the question Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, had to answer when she was commissioned to give Washington, D.C.’s central library a new future.

Thursday, March 2, 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.

Friday, March 3, 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.

Saturday, March 4, 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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Witches

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join History Book Club as we celebrate Women's History Month by reading The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Women's History Month with the Female Re-Enactors of Distinction

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Learn about the past to commemorate Women's History Month. The Female Re-Enactors of Distinction will tell the story of women from another time. All ages.
FREED performers

FREED: Female Re-Enactors of Distinction

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Women's History Month with FREED, a group of female re-enactors portraying freed women and men of the Civil War era who contributed to our history.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Inside Out Film Cover

Monthly Family Film - Inside Out

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 is "Inside Out".

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rad Ladies from History

Women's History Month Heroines

West End Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate and Learn about Influential and Creative Women! Coloring Sheets for Younger Children, Books and Activities for Older Kids! Ages 3+
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C. R. Gibbs Presents Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA, & the Quest for the Final Frontier

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Please join us at the Southwest Library for "Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA, & the Quest for the Final Frontier." In honor of Women's History Month, noted local, award-winning historian international lecturer, author, & historian of the African Diaspora C.R. Gibbs will present a special lecture. Dr. Gibbs has written numerous books, most notably Black Explorers, Black Inventors: from Africa to America and Friends of Frederick Douglass, a children’s book.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Women's History Month: Amelia Earhart with History Alive!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Watch award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung bring history to life! Mary Ann will tell the tale of pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart to help us celebrate Women's History Month. Suitable for all ages.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Women's History Month: Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley with History Alive!

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Watch award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung bring history to life! Mary Ann will tell the story of Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley to help us celebrate Women's History Month. Ages 7 & up.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Women's History Month with the Female Re-Enactors of Distinction

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Learn about the past to commemorate Women's History Month. The Female Re-Enactors of Distinction will tell the story of women from another time. All ages.

Story Time Gala

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a magical evening in support of the critical children's programs at DC Public Library! Click here to get event tickets.  
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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Women's History Month with the Female Re-Enactors of Distinction

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Learn about the past to commemorate Women's History Month. The Female Re-Enactors of Distinction will tell the story of women from another time. All ages.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Clara Barton phot

Women's History Month: Clara Barton with History Alive!

West End Library

4 p.m.
Watch award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung bring history to life! Mary Ann will tell the tale of nurse Clara Barton to help us celebrate Women's History Month. Suitable for all ages.
SWAN DAY  Logo (Support Women Artists Now)

DC SWAN DAY - Support Women Artists Now

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Guillotine Theatre and WomenArts in partnership with the Georgetown Branch of the DC Public Library celebrate 10th DC SWAN DAY (Support Woman Artists Now). Local poets  - Poets on the Fringe - will read from their original works.   For more DC SWAN DAY 2017 events, please check:Women's Art - http://www.womenarts.org/ Guillotine Theater - http://www.georgetowntheatre.org/

Friday, March 24, 2017

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The Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet in Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Are you interested in a rich tradition of standard classical church music? Music of African American composers and heritage music?  If so, you do not want to miss a free concert by The Morehouse College Glee Club, one of the nation's oldest all-male collegiate glee clubs. On Friday, March 24, beginning at 12 p.m., the Morehouse College  Glee Club will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Photo of FREED

Women's History Month with the Female Re-Enactors of Distinction

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
Learn about the past to commemorate Women's History Month. The Female Re-Enactors of Distinction will tell the story of women from another time. All ages.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Andres

Uno Dos Tres Con Andres!

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Andres Salguero is 123 Andres, one of the most exciting voices in family music today. His new CD, Arriba Abajo, was recently awarded the Latin Grammy for Best Children's Album, as well as the Parents Choice Gold Award. His music is an interactive celebration of Latin culture for kids and families. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and aimed at kids of all ages!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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.