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Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

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.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Housewarming

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This house blessing, a public event, is a participatory ritual combining African ceremonial traditions, poetry, song and movement. An intimate, facilitated dialogue follows the invocation. Housewarming gifts, such as black cultural artifacts, scented candles, and houseplants are welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

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.
Denzel Washington photo  Chadwick Boseman photoMorgan Freeman photoBoris Kodjoe photo

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

Come celebrate Black History Month at the library

Black History Month Kick Back

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month in Teen Space! Join us for a discussion of black music, a black history quiz show contest, and more. Ages 13-19. 

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

selmamarch

Picturing America: The Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
We will discuss the difficulties faced by African Americans trying to vote in the South and analyze, interpret and describe the photograph "Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965" by James Karales.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Black History Story Time

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Children can enjoy poems, songs, and stories written by or about famous African Americans in this special Black History story time! Poets include Nikki Grimes and Langston Hughes. Appropriate for children ages 0-6.
Denzel Washington photo  Chadwick Boseman photoMorgan Freeman photoBoris Kodjoe photo

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Abstract Act Project

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Inspired by the African-American contemporary artist, Jacob Lawrence, children will be able to make their own art of bright patterns and shapes with recycled construction paper and other material. Children can display their art at Rosedale for the rest of Black History Month, or take their art home! Appropriate for ages 6-12.
Denzel Washington photo  Chadwick Boseman photoMorgan Freeman photoBoris Kodjoe photo

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.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Family Craft-ernoon Celebrates Black History Month!

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month with Family Craft-ernoon! We will create art projects inspired by African-American artists. 

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Denzel Washington photo  Chadwick Boseman photoMorgan Freeman photoBoris Kodjoe photo

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.