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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.
C.R. Gibbs

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 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 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 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

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.
March on Washington

District of Change: Is D.C. Still Chocolate City?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month, the first District of Change of 2015 will explore: Is D.C. Still Chocolate City?  The District of Columbia has always been rich in black culture and history. How will the more recent years of urban development and gentrification alter the racial, cultural, and political map of our city?

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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.
Charles Bolden Jr

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs: Ways to Close the Under-representation Gap

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
African Americans, according to the July 2014 issue of the American Society for Engineering Education, earned only 2.4 percent of all bachelor degrees awarded in engineering and lag behind White Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. 

Thursday, Feb. 12, 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.
We March by Shane Evans

Black History Month Family Story Times

Anacostia Library

6 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is proud to present special family story times every Thursday at 6 p.m. in February as part of our celebration of Black History Month.
C.R. Gibbs

C.R. Gibbs African History and Culture Series

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of 2015 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African History and Culture Series at six neighborhood libraries. Please join us at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library for his lecture titled "Georgia Ave & The Civil War: The African American Story. Check here for other Black History Month events at DC Public Library!

Friday, Feb. 13, 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.
Our Children Can Soar book cover

Hearts and Heroes

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for fun games and crafts celebrating African-American heroes. (Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.)

Saturday, Feb. 14, 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.
Ernest

Black History Movies

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

2 p.m.
Disney Educational Production presents The Ernest Green Story. The movie is about the Little Rock Nine, a group of courageous black students who enrolled in a previously all-white Arkansas high school. For ages 13-19.

Sunday, Feb. 15, 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 Movies

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

3 p.m.
For my baseball lovers, come watch 42: The Jackie Robinson Story In 1946, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, took a stand against Major League Baseball's infamous color line when he signed Jackie Robinson to the team. For ages 13-19.

Monday, Feb. 16, 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 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

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
February is Black History Month and we are celebrating the many contributions of African Americans to American society. For our monthly family movie, we will be showing a film about Ruby Bridges who, at 6 years old, was the first black student to attend integrated schools in New Orleans, La., in 1960. Learn about Bridges' experience and her role in the Civil Rights Movement.  This film is rated G, with a runtime of 90 minutes.
Joy of Motion

Joy of Motion Dance: Dance Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids

Francis A. Gregory Library

4:30 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month "A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture," DC Public Library is pleased to welcome Joy of Motion Dance Center to several branch locations during February to lead dance instruction for adults, teens, and kids.

Abstract Art 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

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.
Painting by C.R. Wells of the Jackson Family Art Show

Celebrate Black History Month with the Jackson Family Art Show!

Rosedale Library

6:30 p.m.
The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generation of greatness in art! Come to the Rosedale Library to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibit, reception, and hands-on art demonstration and art show.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 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.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 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.
JOMDC

Joy of Motion Dance: Dance Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month "A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture," DC Public Library is pleased to welcome Joy of Motion Dance Center to several branch locations during February to lead dance instruction for adults, teens, and kids.
We March by Shane Evans

Black History Month Family Story Times

Anacostia Library

6 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is proud to present special family story times every Thursday at 6 p.m. in February as part of our celebration of Black History Month.

Bolling v. Sharpe: 60th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a moderated panel discussion on the 1954 Supreme Court decision Bolling v. Sharpe and its legacy 60 years later on the D.C. public school system.  This event is in conjunction with the Library's celebration of Black History Month.