A Right to the City

A Right to the City

How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways

The Library is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum to bring their exhibition A Right to the City to neighborhood libraries. Starting in March 2019, special satellite exhibits will come to Anacostia, Mt. Pleasant,  Watha T. Daniel/Shaw and Woodridge Neighborhood Libraries exploring the history of neighborhood change in six D.C. neighborhoods. Stop by these libraries to learn more of this history and join us for a series of community events that will take you deeper into the content of these exhibits right in your neighborhood.

Upcoming Programs:

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Author Talk: Lance Freeman
Woodridge Library
Sept. 7, 2 p.m.
Civil Rights Activism and the Barry Farm/Hillsdale Community
Anacostia Library
Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Author Talk: Lawrence Vale
Mt. Pleasant Library
Oct. 19, 2 p.m.

Past Events:
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Brookland: Fight the Freeways
Discussion with Jeremiah Montague Jr. 
Woodridge Neighborhood LIbrary
March 23, 2 p.m.
Black Literature Book ClubThe Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
Parklands-Turner Library
March 26, 2 p.m.
Page Tuner Book ClubMayor for Life by Marion Barry, Jr. and Omar Tyree
Anacostia Library
March 28, 7 p.m.
Film and Director Q & A with Dr. Sonya Grier - "Dog Parks and Coffee Shops - Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods."
Mt. Pleasant Library
March 30, 2 p.m.
Author Talk with Peter Moskowitz:  "How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood" RIA Porchfest Preschool StoryTime Image result for southwest dc development
Author Talk with Peter Moskovitz "How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the City" 
National Museum of African-American History and Culture
April 7, 2 p.m.
Rhode Island Avenue Porchfest
Woodridge Library
Saturday, April 13 2 p.m.
Pre-K Story Time
Anacostia Library
April 24, 10:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Southwest DC Development
St. Augustine's Church
April 29, 7 p.m.
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Coffee and Conversation: Discuss the Exhibit with Neighbors over Coffee
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
May 2, 10 a.m.
Family Mural Workshop with Luis Peralta del Valle
Anacostia Libary
May 4 and 18, 11:30 a.m.
Registration Required
Mapping Segregation in DC
Woodridge Library
May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Tour de DCPL
Various branches
May 19, 1 p.m.
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What Happened to Chocolate City?
Anacostia Library
May 20, 6:30 p.m.
Holding on to Reno: Community Resistance to Displacement in DC
Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Library
May 28, 6:30 p.m.
Pop-Up Memory Lab
Woodridge Library
June 15, 1 p.m.
June 22, 10:30 a.m.
Image result for southwest dc development pic Author Talk with Dr. Ashante Reese: Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. pic
History of Tenant Organizing
Mt. Pleasant Library
June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Barry Farm/Hillsdale Settlement
Anacostia Library
July 1, 6:30 p.m.
July 6, 2, p.m.
Ten Strong: Women of Barry Farm/Hillsdale
Anacostia Library
August 5, 6:30 p.m.