Film series for 2017 BLK Month

Fly Boys

Monday, February 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us for the first in series of films featured for Black History Month. The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives and to prove to America that courage knows no color.
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The Great Debaters

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Come join us in celebrating Black History Month film series - Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
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Join the DC Public Library at EdFEST 2016

Save the date and join the DC Public Library at EdFEST next Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11am – 3pm at the DC Armory (2001 East Capitol St. SE). We hope to see you Dec. 10 at EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair. Come and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from more than 200 DCPS and DC public charter schools will showcase their programs.
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Make Your Own Protest Signs

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 4:30 pm

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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Come to Teen Space and Share the songs of your Holiday Season! What songs do you sing in December? Whether your holiday is Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Winter Break, come share the songs of your season.  
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Holiday Book Sale

The Friends of the Southwest Library will be holding a Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All proceeds go to equipment and programming needs for the Southwest Library. Most books are $1 or less. Shop for fun and inexpensive stocking stuffers (e.g. $.25 pocket paperbacks) and help the Southwest neighborhood too!
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Black Power Mixtape

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 5:30 pm

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.
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Writopia Reading

Teen writers from Writopia Lab will share their work. 
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Woodridge Anime Club: November/December Schedule

Join Woodridge Anime on the above date for manga chat and episode viewings throughout early Winter 2016.  Come for snacks, then hangout with club members to view popular series listed below. Mob Psycho 100 Durarara RWBY