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Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo Editing Swap

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo. Join us for an Editing Swap and get one step closer to publication.  Share your work with a like-minded writer for editing.That writer, in turn, will share their work for editing as well.  Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.  We will meet in Adult Services Reading Room 207.  Bring your clean, most polished draft and come ready to work.  Another writer is depending on your skills.
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Orwellian America: GPO - Keeping America Informed

Georgetown Library

6 p.m.
Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish, will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Printing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed. The presentation will include a demonstration of GPO's discovery and access tools that aid the public in finding the government information they need.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Orwellian America: Accessing Government Information Online

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
The Sunlight Foundation believes that in order to achieve an informed and engaged citizenry, the public must have the means and the knowledge to access the vast ocean of online government information. Learn about the value of government transparency and how you can access government information online.  
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Orwellian America: Conozca sus Derechos Como Cliente de Inmigración

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Información sobre cómo proteger su información personal, recibir el servicio legal de inmigración más adecuada, y de cómo evitar el fraude notarial.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
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Orwellian America: Follow the Money

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Ever wonder where all that campaign fundraising money goes? Learn how to "follow the money" with the Center for Responsive Politics at the Digital Commons.

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Orwellian America: Accessing Government Information Online

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
The Sunlight Foundation believes that in order to achieve an informed and engaged citizenry, the public must have the means and the knowledge to access the vast ocean of online government information. Learn about the value of government transparency and how you can access government information online.  
United States of Secrets

Orwellian America: United States of Secrets Film Screening

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a film screening of Part 1 of the Frontline documentary 

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Rent Party

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
This event draws inspiration from house-rent parties that flourished in the black neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., and other cities, during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and later decades. For a minimum donation of $10, the Black Space Rent Party will feature a dance performance, a special music mix, and informal games of bones (dominoes) and spades.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Orwellian America: Government Transparency vs. National Security

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Join us at the Newseum's Knight Studio as representatives from the International Spy Museum and the Newseum Institute discuss issues of government transparency and national security, moderated by by the Newseum.

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

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Palisades Winter Readathon Ongoing!

Palisades Library

(All day)
The Palisades Winter Readathon is in full swing!  Stop by the Children's Room at Palisades Library to sign up, and earn prizes for reading! The Winter Readathon runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28.  This program is for children from birth to age 12.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Get It Write! Study Hall

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments. On the lower level, every Sunday.

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for ages 0-12.  

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Black History Month

Kid's Night - Celebrate Black History Month!

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
During the month of February we'll be celebrating Black History Month during Kid's Night on Mondays at 7 p.m.   Monday, Feb. 2 - ​​Celebrate the legacy of Jesse Owens! We’ll talk about how he made Olympic history and play some games inspired by his gold medals.
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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of 2015 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at three neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 2: "Tan Yanks: The District's Black Doughboys of World War I" Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 9: "Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities and Other Organizations"
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space: Century Song, An Evening of Black Thought and Music from 1915 - 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Public, participatory ritual combining African ceremonial traditions, readings, song and movement. Black cultural artifacts, scented candles and houseplants welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Black History Month Movie

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
To kick off Black History Month, families can enjoy a movie about a teacher named Dorothy who gets whisked away from her intercity neighborhood to the mysterious land of Oz. This G-rated movie stars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and runs for 134 minutes.
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26th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The DC Public Library presents its 26th Annual Black Film Festival! This year's selections feature award-winning leading men including Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Morgan Freeman and Boris Kodjoe. Every Tuesday evening in February in Room A-5. Please call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.