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MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day of Celebration for Children & Families

Join us as we celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day-long program for kids (ages 0-12) and their families. The day's exciting line up of activities features a fun puppet show, interactive reader's theatre, MLK crafts, and an opportunity for kids to recite a part of their favorite speech by Martin Luther King Jr using a microphone and props.  The day ends with an animated movie and popcorn. 

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Community Discussion, Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to a community discussion of Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at the information desk.  

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January's Tough Topics: Prejudice and Peace

Several violent acts of prejudice, many involving youth of color and the police, have risen to the forefront of the news over the past few months. Children may not understand if they see present-day protesters out in public, or when they encounter similar images of Civil Rights era discrimination and demonstrations. Children also may be confused by the tension many people still feel when dealing with police officers, the friendly, uniformed, community helpers we teach them to trust and admire.

Mural at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington DC

Dr. 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.

Dr King and Africa

Facing The Rising Sun: The Forgotten Story of Dr. King & Africa

C.R. Gibbs Lecture in Dr. King's Honor

Noted local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will lecture on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. Best for ages 13 and older.  

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Sistah Joy and Collective Voices

20th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please join us on Saturday, January 16, 2016,  as Sistah Joy and Collective Voices bring us their 20th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! This family friendly event takes place from 1-5 p.m. in the Great Hall and features drumming, dancing, poetry, youth performers and more! An MLK tradition, this year promises to be more fabulous than ever!

Citizen KING

Citizen King: Film & Discussion with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Saturday, January 16, 2016 12 p.m- 2:30 p.m.

Unite with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the incredible history of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Silent Mission Shiloh Baptist Church 1910

Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC

Oldest African-American Deaf Mission in the United States

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (January 17 – 23, 2016)   The DC Public Library Presents   Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC   Dr. Isaac O. Agboola Interim Dean, School of Education, Business, and Human Services, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.   Judy C. Williams Historian, Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, D. C.     Tuesday, January 19, 2016   6:00 – 8:30 PM