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Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Come and share Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream.    This craft and reading program is designed to promote principles that are timeless and universal:  Have courage, Love your enemies, and Fight the problem, not the person who caused it, Resist violence of any kind, when innocent people are hurt, others are inspired to help and the Universe honors love.

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

Young Martin Luther King Jr.

Poetry Slam and Open Mic

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
In honor of Dr. King's talent for oration and moving people with spoken word, we invite youth ages 12-18 to read a poem, sing a song, or just speak their mind.  Refreshments will be served and community service hours will be given.  Hosted by Teen Advisory Group. 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room.  
C.R Gibbs

"Journey To Justice: The Continuing Quest for Equality & Freedom."

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Please join us for a presentation in the 2017 C.R. Gibbs on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.The presentation will be led by noted author and historian C.R. Gibbs.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

Dream Journals

I Have a Dream Journals

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate King Week 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. We will have all the supplies you need to make your book special and decorative. We look forward to seeing you there!
MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Come and share Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream.  This craft and reading program is designed to promote principles that are timeless and universal:  Have courage, Love your enemies, and Fight the problem, not the person who caused it, Resist violence of any kind, when innocent people are hurt, others are inspired to help and the Universe honors love.
Images from When We Fight We Win!

When We Fight We Win!: Author Talk, Performance & Community Discussion

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
When We Fight We Win! Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World: Author Talk, Performance & Community Discussion with Deymirie Hernandez, Jorge Diaz Ortiz, Greg Jobin-Leeds and Local Activists and Artists. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration for Children & Families

Woodridge Library

12:30 p.m.
Join us for a puppet show about the importance of MLK Jr.
Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Community Discussion

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend this community discussion of Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Copies are available for checkout at the information desk.  

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Image of MLK Jr.

MLK Week Movie Night

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Week, families can enjoy a series of short films about African American history, including stories about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and a fictionalized young boy who escapes slavery. 

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.    
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.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

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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.