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Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Cortenia Smith as Harriet Tubman

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month at Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library! Please join us on Monday, February 13, at 4pm for 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. 
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C.R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Black Georgetown Remembered"

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) 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 begin at 7 p.m.      

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

Movie Poster featuring Angela Davis

Black Power Mixtape

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

5:30 p.m.
Previously unseen footage of Malcolm X, Stokey Carmichael, Angela Davis and other leaders, set to music with commentary by modern hip-hop artists such as Talib Kweli.  Directed by Goran Olsson.  Adults.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Selma

Selma: One Dream Can Change the World

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
"A film that everyone needs to see to understand the importance of voting in the United States.  Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther 
Marcia E. Cole

Going for Freedom: True Accounts of Flight in Verse

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
In costume and using monologue and original poetry, Marcia E. Cole will recount dramatic and imaginative escapes on the Underground Railroad. Tales highlight the daring exhibited and the importance of collaboration with black and white sympathizers. This will be followed by a discussion of the outfit worn for even clothes have history.
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.
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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"

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
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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"

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. 18, 2017

Judge Robert  L. Wilkins

"Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture"

Woodridge Library

1 p.m.
 Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club and  the community as we celebrate Black History Month through conversation and a book signing with the U.S. Circuit Honorable Robert L. Wilkins.
Wikimedia DC & Black Studies Center

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Wikimedia DC will lead a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Black History Month. Gain skills to improve or update Wikipedia articles relating to Black life and history in Washington, DC. We will also create or revise new entries related to our Black Studies collections. Participants should bring their own laptops for editing articles.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

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.
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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"

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

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

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.
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

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.  
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.  

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.

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

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

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

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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.    

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.

Thursday, March 16, 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, 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.

Thursday, June 15, 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, July 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.