On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosted a Black History Month Kickoff Celebration. With crafts, stories, and puppets, we got Black History Month off to a great start at the library. One of the crafts we did was make patches for the Library's very own Freedom Quilt.
Learn about how far a firm handshake and solid cover letter can take you
Summer's around the corner, and with it comes the summer job market. From day camps to scooping ice cream, there are lots of options for teens to earn some money. Here are a few pieces of advice that can help you land the job you want:
Romeo and Juliet? Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!
Civil Rights Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown
Celebrate Black History Month with the power of the word by joining us on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. for a rousing Civil Rights-themed Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown of Busboys and Poets.We will begin to accept sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.All ages welcome.Bring your best poem about any Civil Rights issue!
Georgetown Professor Maurice Jackson presents the Black History Month Keynote Lecture
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m., we are delighted to present the Black History Month Keynote Lecture by Georgetown University Professor Maurice Jackson.Dr. Jackson will speak on the topic, "Great Black Music and the Desegregation of Washington, D.C."
In celebration of Black History Month, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library presents a program on one of the most significant Black artists. Jacob Lawrence's career spanned the period from the Harlem Renaissance to 1997. His distinctive artwork chronicles the migration of African Americans and tells the stories of ordinary people as well as heroes.