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Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Photo of the Birminham Jail Players

A Literary Celebration with the Birmingham Jail Players

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
The Birmingham Jail Players accompanied by staff from Palisades Library will recite works by notable black authors, poets, artists and intellectuals in celebration of Black History Month. 

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

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

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

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27, 2016.  Copies of this month's selection, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois are available for checkout at the information desk.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

African American Inventions

Black Inventions Party

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
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.

Monday, Feb. 29, 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."