MLK Week

MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

Come and share Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream.    This craft and reading program is designed to promote principles that are timeless and universal:  Have courage, Love your enemies, and Fight the problem, not the person who caused it, Resist violence of any kind, when innocent people are hurt, others are inspired to help and the Universe honors love.
MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

Come and share Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream.  This craft and reading program is designed to promote principles that are timeless and universal:  Have courage, Love your enemies, and Fight the problem, not the person who caused it, Resist violence of any kind, when innocent people are hurt, others are inspired to help and the Universe honors love.
bookcover Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

Join us for this Saturday Family Program.  We will be honoring Dr. King with stories and songs and a birthday cake. All ages are welcome. Meeting Room 2.  
Mural at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington DC

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

In honor of Dr. King's birthday, the DC Library's Birmingham Jail Players will read works by leaders, writers and activists  who were inspired by Dr. King.  Please join us at the Southwest Library on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.
Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman

Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman

You are cordially invited to attend the Jan. 2016 Southwest book discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 30.  Copies of this month's selection, Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Cecil Isaac Street Sense

Celebrate MLK Week with Cecil Isaac's TRU Band and Street Sense

Celebrate MLK Week with music by Cecil Isaac and the TRU Band (The Road Unknown), and true life stories told by Street Sense representatives in the Great Hall of the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library.
Book cover for "He said, she said : a novel" by Kwame Alexander.

DIY: Non-Violent Protest

“We Shall Overcome” “I Have A Dream” “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” Teens, it’s time for your voices to be heard. Join the library in creating protest buttons, signs and shirts as we bring the civil rights movement to the 21st century.
Terrence Johnson

Why Ethics?: Blacks, Jews and the Crisis of Political Solidarity in an Age of Terror

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a talk on the subject of political solidarity, presented by Dr. Terrence Johnson, Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Georgetown University.  For more information, call the Takoma Park (D.C.) Library, 202-576-7764.  
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Reflecting King: A Conversation and Book Signing with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy through conversation, reading, and book signing with Dr. Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Reflecting King: A conversation and book signing with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy with a conversation, reading, and book signing with Dr. Hrabowski. During the program Dr. Hrabowski will read excerpts from his new book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowerting Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement. He will also recount his childhood in 1960’s Birmingham, Alabama, meeting Dr.King and his rise as a champion of STEM education.    

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