Weekly ALATeen Meeting

Weekly Alateen Meeting

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 3:00 pm

Alateen is a support program for teenagers who are affected by the drinking and related problems of a parent, family member or friend. It is not AA for teens. It is a safe place for teens to gather & share their experiences, strength and hope. This program is free and for ages 13-18. All are invited to join us. Find out more at: www.alateenmddc.com    
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First Sunday Family Movie

A fun-filled holiday adventure that takes us to the beginning of Santa Claus' legendary friendship with Santa Paws. In this prequel to the hit holiday classic Santa Buddies, Santa Paws and his new canine and kid friends embark on a journey in New York City to find Santa Claus and restore the spirit of Christmas.
Jesse Owens

Race: Jesse Owens Story

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's Germany as well as overcoming racial prejudice in America. Come join us in celebrating Black History Month.  
Film series for 2017 BLK Month

Fly Boys

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.
Denzel Washington

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.
Black Lives Matter protest in New York City

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.  
Stack of Books

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!
Movie Poster featuring Angela Davis

Black Power Mixtape

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.