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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Black Strugle

Black History Movie Mania

Parklands-Turner Library

10:30 a.m.
The Struggle Continues every Wednesday Morning during the month of February, as the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library presents films that showcase African American heritage.  All films will screen in the Children's reading room, which will be open to all adults during the showtimes of the film screening.
corey morgan  face painter

The Art of Face Painting with Corey Morgan

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in the history of face painting and taking part in a demonstration? In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, face painter Corey Morgan will give a talk on this art form from an African American perspective at the Capitol View Library on February 10 beginning at  6:30 p.m. You do not want to  miss this lecture and demonstration by Morgan who serves as an instructor for the online classroom FABA TV.  
chrisjenkins

Is It a Challenge Today to Discuss Race in America, Publicly?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
On May 21, 2014, in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) observed that opposition to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act might be due to the the President being " . . . the wrong color."  

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

C.R. Gibbs

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

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at two neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 8: "A Matter of Justice: Mass Incarceration and Its Effects on African American Families." Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Thursday, Feb. 11: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, DC."

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

MOM2

FRINGE Music in the Library: Mind Over Matter Music Over Mind

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
MIND OVER MATTER MUSIC OVER MIND, or MOM², is an intrepid trio of improvising musicians: Bobby Hill on record players, Luke Stewart on bass and sequencer, and Thomas Stanley on electronics and effects.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
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.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
These first-class commemorative postage stamps were issued in 1995 by the U.S. Postal Service.

Frederick Douglass/ Harriet Tubman: Parallel Lives From the Eastern Shore

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Frederick Douglass worked by day under the sun and Harriet Tubman worked by night under the stars.      
Michael W. Brookins

Michael W. Brookins and Friends in Concert

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Calling all music lovers in celebration of 2016 Black History Month! Please join us at the Capitol View Library on  Saturday, Feb. 13 for a gospel/jazz concert featuring pianist Michael W. Brookins.   Mr. Brookins has played piano for the last thirty-one  years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several local bands that play a gospel/jazz fusion, better known as "Jazzpel."  You do not want to miss this free "food for the soul" concert.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
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.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Shaw Junior High School

Saving Shaw School

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Screening of short film (22 minutes, 2015) by Shaw historian and critically acclaimed playwright Carole Mumin ("Where Eagles Fly"). Using dialogue and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin in the Sun," Mumin dramatizes the neighborhood's struggle to keep an important institution open. The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the film's actors.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Abstract Art Project

Rosedale Library

4 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 the month, or take their art home. Appropriate for ages 6-12.
Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

davidtaylor

Crime Prevention in the District of Columbia

Capitol View Library

6:30 a.m.
Safe neighborhoods represent a major concern for District residents. Last year, there was a total of 105 killings in the city.  According to the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) District Crime Data at a Glance, this year's homicide count stands at 124 as of October 19, 2015 with two months remaining in the calendar year.    What are the causes of violence in the District of Columbia? Has MPD initiatied any new strategies aimed at reducing homicides?
Stitched from the Soul

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
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.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Memory Lab Drop-in

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
​The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons from 10-11 a.m. to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project.
Black Strugle

Black History Movie Mania

Parklands-Turner Library

10:30 a.m.
The Struggle Continues every Wednesday Morning during the month of February, as the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library presents films that showcase African American heritage.  All films will screen in the Children's reading room, which will be open to all adults during the showtimes of the film screening.
Shadow Leagues (Ken Burns' Baseball) VHS cover.

Shadow Ball: Ken Burns' Baseball Series 5th Inning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
"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.
Book cover for "African-American poetry : an anthology, 1773-1927" edited by Joan R. Sherman.

Game Show Live: BHM Edition

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Come out and become the star of your own game show. And if you don't want to be a contestant, feel free to be a part of our live studio audience. All games will be based on Black History and Civil Rights Movement trivia.  
Dove

African American Authors and Illustrators Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Come to the Parklands-Turner Library for a Special Edition Black History Month Story Time - Wednesday, February 17th at 6 p.m.
Black Explorers

Black Explorers: 2300 BC To the Present

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R. Gibbs will lecture on Black explorers. Join us for this engaging and educational lecture and presentation.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Alan Paton's bestselling novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance. Join us for a book discussion on Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 207.
C.R. Gibbs

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

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at two neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 8: "A Matter of Justice: Mass Incarceration and Its Effects on African American Families." Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Thursday, Feb. 11: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, DC."

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Women at Carrs Beach Maryland. Joseph Owen Curtis Photograph Collection. c.1939. DigDC

Memory Lab Launch

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
The Memory Lab officially launches today! Take a tour of our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Tours will last 20 minutes and will begin at the following times:10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Stitched from the Soul

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
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.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

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

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
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.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Memory Lab Drop-in

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
​The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons 1-2 p.m. to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project.
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter a Novel

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
In recognition of Black History Month and President's Day,  the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club will read Stephen L. Carter's The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln a NovelCheck it out and join us to be a part of the discussion.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

'Harlem Renaissance Party' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring Harlem Renaissance Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, February 22 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith Ringgold is the featured piece.