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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Come to Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come to Tech Tuesday in Teen Space and learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop motion animation, music production and more. Ages 13-19. See you there!

Teen Café

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon and relax with the Wii and more!Check our online calendar for more Teen events at DC Public Library.Ages 13-19.

Tutoring by KIPP

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students on all subjects Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Provided by KIPP teachers and geared towards KIPP curriculum, but open and free for all!   Children younger than 9 years of age must have a parent present. 
March on Washington Button

DIY Protest Buttons

Northwest One Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us to honor Dr. King's legacy while advocating for social justice causes. Learn about the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and protest art. Then, make your own advocacy/protest buttons.
yoga book

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
Come celebrate MLK at the library

MLK Week Kick Back

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come celebrate MLK week in Teen Space. We will be having some fun MLK-themed activities. For ages 13-19. See you there!
Book cover for He said, she said : a novel by Kwame Alexander.

DIY: Non-Violent Protest

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
“We Shall Overcome” “I Have A Dream” “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” Teens, it’s time for your voices to be heard. Join the library in creating protest buttons, signs and shirts as we bring the civil rights movement to the 21st century.  

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
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Teen Beading Club

Georgetown Library

3:30 a.m.
Super busy with school and totally stressed?  Come relax at our new teen beading club, where we learn to bead and hang out with friends.  We will make key chains, animals, jewelry and anything else you want.  All the materials we will be provided and on going projects can be stored at the library. There will also be an assortment of snacks!
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Let your artsy side take over in Teen Space Thursdays at 4 p.m. From duct tape crafts, to painting, knitting, scuplting, drawing, and more, Art Attack has something for the artist in everyone. Ages 13-19.

Wii Dance Off

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5:30 p.m.
So you think your moves are HOT!

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
image of Amharic alphabet.

Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
Family Game Time at Tenley Library

Family Game Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

12 p.m.
Join us each month at Tenley Library for a Saturday of gaming starting at noon. Play board games, video games and collectible card games with friends and family from the neigborhood and around Washington, D.C. Want to know more about different kinds of games?  Check out our Games LibGuide for the many resources DC Public Library has to offer on this topic.  Ages 11-19.   

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Diabetes Support Group

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

12 p.m.
For anyone diagnosed with Diabetes, pre-diabetes or caring for a diabetic. Healthcare professionals will give educational information and answer questions on food choices, exercise and medicine. We meet the third Saturday of every month. For email or phone updates, leave your information at the Adult Information Desk. Light refreshments. Every third Saturday at 12pm. This program is free and open to all.  

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
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Coffee Tasting and Talk

Petworth Library

12:30 p.m.
Come learn about the importance of origin and geography to the flavor of coffee. Joel Finkelstein, owner and head roaster at Qualia Coffee, will be leading this talk. A coffee tasting will also be included. This program will be held in the large meeting room in the lower level and will last about one hour.  
Games Galore

Games Galore

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 p.m.
Play board games, video games, our new Wii U, and more! Ages 13-19 in Teen Space.

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs.