Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.
Let Words, Beats and Life spin your mood! Guest DJs provide the entertainment July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, Sept. 4 and Sept 11.
Please join the Black Studies Center and the Adult Services Department to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old African American from Chicago who was slain in Money, Mississippi. DC Public Library is participating in a nation-wide screening of Keith Beauchamp’s documentary film, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005), in collaboration with libraries across the country, including the NY Public Library's Schomburg Center, and public libraries in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and Miami.
The film screening is part of the Schomburg Center's Emmett Till Project, an initiative that includes an infographic website featuring podcasts, a selection of archival materials, commissioned essays and a short film related to the legacy of this landmark moment in American history. For more information about the Emmett Till Project, please visit emmetttillproject.com.