Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our popular annual film festival. The 26th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films.
Our Tuesday Night Movies series is on hiatus and will return in March.
Feb. 3 Get On Up
Biographical story of the life of James Brown. Starring Chadwick Boseman, directed by Tate Taylor.
2014. PG-13 (plus short film Almos’ a Man).
The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generations of greatness in art. The family will visit libraries accross the District to celebrate Black History Month with exhibits and hands-on art demonstrations. The show will visit:
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
Ever wondered how sound works? Explore the world of sound with an experiment using common household items. Then make more noise with the crafty kazoos we'll be making and decorating ourselves. Ages 6-12.
Want to try your own experiments at home? Check out these great books for ideas:
Experiments With Sound and Hearing by Chris Woodford
Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. for a special event featuring Naomi Ruth Barber King, sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mrs. King will discuss her book, A.D. and M.L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream.
Books will be available for purchase.
Please join us for the first annual Black Studies Center Film Festival!
All films will take place on Wednesdays from 12-2 p.m. in the Black Studies Center starting on Jan. 14. Here is the exciting and thought-provoking lineup:
Jan. 14: MLK: A Call To Conscience
Jan. 21: Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings
Jan. 28: Eyes on the Prize: Mississippi, Is this America?
Feb. 4: Do the Right Thing
It's time for all your bullet sweating, pencil chewing, and page stacking to come to an end. And a new beginning.
Nothing beats a keen eye and a clean draft to whip a manuscript into shape.
Join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in Room 207. There you will share your manuscript with a like-minded writer who will edit your work. In turn, they will share theirs to be edited as well.
Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.