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Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., Feb. 27

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion, 1:30 p.m.. Sat., Feb. 27.  Copies of this month's title, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, are available at the information desk. 

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Shadow Ball: Ken Burns' Baseball Series 5th Inning

Celebrate Black History Month when we screen the story of the Negro Leagues

"I don't break bats, I wear them out."  — Josh Gibson Come celebrate the era when Black baseball reigned as we screen Shadow Ball on Wednesday, February 17 at 1 p.m. in Room A-5.

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27th Annual Black Film Festival

Join us as we celebrate and explore African American history, culture, and issues of the day.

February 2  Straight Outta Compton  The emergence of seminal hip-hop performers, NWA, is chronicled in this powerful bio-pic. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre. Paul Giamatti co-stars as Jerry Heller.  Directed by F. Gary Gray. 147 mins. 2015, R   February 9  Chi-Raq

Photo of author Dolen Perkins-Valdez.

Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez

The author of Balm & Wench visits the Popular Library to talk about her work.

Join us on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. when award-winning author Dolen Perkins-Valdez reads from her latest novel, Balm, set in post-Civil War Chicago. The event will be held in The Popular Library, our fiction reading room, located on the first floor, opposite the Digital Commons.

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Our Kind of People

The February selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham. We will meet on Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. We will be meeting upstairs in the meeting room.  

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Come and Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Woodridge Library

Civil Rights Movement

On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at 3 p.m join the Woodridge Interim Library Staff and Friends Book Club and hear the voices of the Washington DC‘s Quintet, God’s Miracles, violinist Clarice Carter and other presentations and tributes to Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr.   Reminisce and enjoy songs of the Civil Rights Movement against a backdrop of quotes and inspirational readings about of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

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27th Annual Black Film Festival

27 Years of Cutting Edge, Thought Provoking and Popular Cinema

The DC Public Library Presents The 27th Annual Black Film Festival Every Tuesday Evening in February at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5, we'll screen new popular cinema, documentaries, and classic film shorts. Featuring familiar names and new discoveries, from Oscar Micheaux and Melvin Van Peebles to Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, and Ava DuVernay.  

Amina Hassan

Author Talk with Dr. Amina Hassan

Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. for an author talk and discussion with independent historian and journalist, Dr. Amina Hassan, as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist.  Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s. With co-counsel Thurgood Marshall, he argued two landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Black Inventions Party

Black Inventions Party

African-American Inventions on display

Come in any day in the month of February, randomly choose an invention by an African American from our inventions bowl, and bring that invention or a photo of that invention to our Black Inventions party. This is a fantastic learning project for the entire family. Inventions will be on display during library hours beginning on Saturday, February 27 through Sunday February 28, 2015.

Black Threads

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience. Here are a few great reads that are sure to inspire:    Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South, Gladys-Marie Fry

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