The History and Politics of Gentrification in Mt. Pleasant / La Historia y Política de Desplazamiento en la Mt. Pleasant

Se ofrecerán servicios de traducción de inglés a español en este programa Join University of Maryland scholars Kevin Kim (American Studies), Cody Osterman (History), and Malaurie Pilatte (School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) as they hold a discussion on the history and politics of gentrification in Mt. Pleasant. This interdisciplinary group of researchers utilized multiple sources of data, from archival resources to current day promotional materials, to think through the many changes the neighborhood has seen and continues to see to this day.
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West Side Story and International Games Day

Two programs for the price of one! Come enjoy a classic movie while indulging in some friendly competition on International Games Day! Spend part of your chilly November Saturday at Lamond-Riggs playing board games and watching West Side Story. All ages welcomed.
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Make Your Own Kente or Adinkra Patterned Bookmarks

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Did you ever wonder what the patterns mean in Kente and Adinkra cloth? Come join us for an afternoon of learning, fun and creativity as we make our own Kente patterned laminated or pouch bookmarks.  A Genuine Kente and Adinkra blanket will be on display.
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"The Harlem Renaissance: A 21st Century Reappraisal."

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join author and historian C.R.Gibbs for this engaging presentation on a second look at the Harlem Renaissance.
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African American Database Demonstration

Monday, February 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Come and learn how to navigate African American e-resources accessible on the DC Public Library's website.
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"Blueprint for Justice: The Global Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join us for the second presentation in the C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
C.R Gibbs

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:00 pm

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.
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Karen Branan: 'The Family Tree'

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 pm

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.
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After Voting on November 8th

The movie is described on IMDB as "Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge." 
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Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 am

Are you a person with a disability? Are you looking for a job and need some help with writing your resume, coverletters, or practicing for an interview? If yes, visit the Jobseekers' Drop-In Clinic on Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!  The event will happen at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 215.