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Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 

Monday, Jan. 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.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 

ASL Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

12:30 p.m.
Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL). Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will read stories about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.       Ages 3-5.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present. Questions? Voice/video at 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
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.
March on Washington Button

DIY Protest Buttons

Northwest One Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us to honor Dr. King's legacy while advocating for social justice causes. Learn about the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and protest art. Then, make your own advocacy/protest buttons.

Wednesday, Jan. 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.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
Book cover for He said, she said : a novel by Kwame Alexander.

DIY: Non-Violent Protest

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
“We Shall Overcome” “I Have A Dream” “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” Teens, it’s time for your voices to be heard. Join the library in creating protest buttons, signs and shirts as we bring the civil rights movement to the 21st century.  
Come celebrate MLK at the library

MLK Week Kick Back

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come celebrate MLK week in Teen Space. We will be having some fun MLK-themed activities. For ages 13-19. See you there!
Karl Racine

The State of U.S. Race Relations: Improved or Worsened?

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech as a part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The speech sought an end to racial injustice in America and called for an integrated society. In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, come out to to hear an enlightening presentation by the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, on the state of race relations in the United States.

Thursday, Jan. 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.
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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
Dr. King March on Washington

Dr. King in Washington - Discuss & Collage

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
Through images and articles, discuss and learn about Dr. King's legacy in Washington, D.C. Identify favorite quotes and submit words and/or art to a collaborative collage in the Library.
Marin Luther King

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Through books and crafts, we will explore Martin Luther King's contributions to society.   This program is approprate for all ages.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
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 to our ASL MLK Jr. Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. ASL Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Come and enjoy a special Martin Luther King Jr. storytime held in the Children's Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This special preschool storytime will feature an American Sign Language interpreter. For ages 3-5 and caregivers.

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

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Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
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.

ASL Story Time

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL). Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will read stories about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.       Ages 3-5.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present. Questions? Voice/video 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.    
Check out the MLK Extravaganza

MLK Extravaganza

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of fantastic activities for kids ages birth to 12 and their family. There will be a puppet show, reader's theatre, crafting time, a video, and an opportunity for kids to recite a part of their favorite speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, Jan. 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.
mlk

Freedom Songs

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. week, teens at Chevy Chase Library can interact with the influential music and lyrics of civil rights movement songs. 
Children marched with Dr. MLK, Jr.

Story Time and Crafts in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
All ages are encouraged to join us as we make Peace Mobiles and Magnets in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Parents also will leave with Peace Badges that they can bestow upon their little ones in recognition of noteworthy acts of selflessness.

Monday, Jan. 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 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.
Book cover of Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

Martin Luther King's Birthday Celebration

Takoma Park Library

10:45 a.m.
Come celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday with stories, songs and fun.
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Celebrating Dr. King!

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! We will screen a short-film based on the book Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport. After the film, participants will be encouraged to write messages of peace and share their own dreams for the world to be displayed at the library during the week.