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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. 
The Warmth of Other Suns

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
As a part of the library's Black History Month celebrations, History Book Club will be reading and discussing The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 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.

Friday, Feb. 6, 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.

Saturday, Feb. 7, 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.
Come celebrate Black History Month at the library

Black History Month Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate Black History Month at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Children's Room! We will have fun activities and books for children ages birth to 12. See you there!

Sunday, Feb. 8, 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.

Westward: African Americans in the Western U.S., 1781 to 1940

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn about the lives of African Americans living in the west through artifacts, diary entries, newspaper articles, stories and more.

Monday, Feb. 9, 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.
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.
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.
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"

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  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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

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 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"
The Jackie Robinson Story

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
This month Classic Cinema Night will celebrate Black History Month by watching the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story. In this great baseball biopic, Jackie Robinson plays himself as he becomes the first African American man to play in the major leagues.

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. 

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Westward: African Americans in the Western U.S., 1781 to 1940

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn about the lives of African Americans living in the west through artifacts, diary entries, newspaper articles, stories and more.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

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. 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.