Black History Month

Outreach 24/7: The Gospel Ensemble in Concert

In recognition of 2014 African American History Month, join us for a smooth gospel concert featuring Outreach 24/7, one of the most unique gospel ensembles in the Washington Metropolitan area.See you at the concert!

The Nation's Capital: Crime Prevention in the Sixth Metropolitan Police District

Safe neighborhoods represent a major concern for residents of the the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) Sixth District.  Among the seven MPD Districts, as reported in MPD’s Crime Totals by Districts, the Sixth District has one of the highest number of homicides.What are the causes of gun violence in the Sixth District? Has MPD initiated any new strategies aimed at reducing homicides? 

Black History Month Trivia Tournament for Teens

February is Black History month and in its honor come test your knowledge of black history in a trivia tournament for teens at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.No subject is off-limits and you should expect questions from history, music, art, science and other subjects.Prizes are available!  

C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

In celebration of 2014 African American History Month, noted historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Lecture Series at three neighborhood libraries:

Book Club Discussion: 'Warmth of Other Suns'

Book Discussion of the Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.

Film Series

Feb. 3, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Famous African American Baseball Player Bio filmFeb. 10, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Abusive Singer's story who then went "Beyond Thunderdome"Feb 24, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – A young girl discovers family secrets in the Louisiana 

Film Series

Feb. 3, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Famous African American Baseball Player Bio filmFeb. 10, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Abusive Singer's story who then went "Beyond Thunderdome"Feb 24, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – A young girl discovers family secrets in the Louisiana 

Tribute to Nelson Rolihalahla Mandela

Participants will present poetry with a focus on "Tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela."They will garner information about South Africa and apartheid, and be able to get a historical perspective on the liberation struggle.

The Warmth of Other Suns

Join the Tenley Friendship Library staff in celebration of Black History Month with a discussion of the book The Warmth of Other Sons by Isabel Wilkerson.We'll meet in the Large Conference Room on second floor.

'TransAtlantic'

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Colum McCann's 2013 novel, TransAtlantic

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