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

In celebration of Black History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver presentations throughout February. The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

Sorry to Bother You

30th Annual Black Film Festival

DC Public Library's Celebration of Black American Cinema

30th Annual Black Film Festival DC Public Library's Celebration of Black American Cinema Every Tuesday in February at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library!! February 5 Sorry to Bother You  starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson. Directed by Boots Riley. 111 minutes, 2018, rated  R February 12 BlacKkKlansman starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. Directed by Spike Lee. 135 minutes, 2018, rated  R

Wonder Women in Black History display

Wonder Women in Black History

Book Display

Throughout February, Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library is celebrating our "Wonder Women in Black History."

The warmth of other suns

Home is Where the Hatred is

Stories of Brutality at the Hands of Your Own Country

We often think of bigotry in terms of individual failings. We shame individuals who perpetuate racism and homophobia as people separate from a well-meaning whole. Instead, we should think of them as members of society that allows such attitudes to continue. These books explore how societies are very much complicit in the veils we claim to reject.

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29th Annual Black Film Festival

Every Tuesday in February starting at 3 p.m.

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be hosting the library's 29th Annual Black Film Festival. We'll be presenting a broad mix of new and popular features, classic film shorts and important documentaries, every Tuesday in February starting at 3 p.m. (features start at 6 p.m.). Feb. 6      Last Breeze of Summer   3 p.m. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket   4 p.m.

Before She Was Harriet

Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman

An Author Talk

Award-winning illustrator and author team, James E. Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome will visit Friday, Feb.

Black Films Matter

Black Films Matter

Six Provocative, Rarely-Seen Films

Youth continue to be at the heart of every social movement. What are today's teens thinking about current and past African American social movements?  From 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. every Thursday from January 18 to February 22, 2018, teens at the Parklands-Turner Library will watch and discuss films that show little-known occurrences of the past that are relevant to what they see happening in society today. 

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Be the Message Maker

DIY Button and Book Marker Making

Want to wear your message to the world on your shoulder?  Don't wait until February to make your mark.  Come to a special post-Kwanzaa/Get-Ready-for-Black-History-Month DIY craft for teens at the Parklands-Turner Library. Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m., teens will immortalize powerful, meaningful images and words as they design their own buttons and book markers to wear during Black History Month and beyond.  

Book Front: The Day Tajon Got Shot

The Day Tajon Got Shot

An Author Talk

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Teen Writers of The Beacon House, a community-based organization in Northeast Washington, D.C., wrote the story of a teen killed in a police shooting from multiple perspectives, challenging the reader to gain knowledge from the whole picture.  Meet the young authors of The Day Tajon Got Shot, February 8, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Mass Incarceration: Racial Disparities in the United States

Racial disparities in the criminal justice system continue to be a concern in the United States today. 

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