Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Come celebrate Black History Month at the library

Black History Month Kick Back

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 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. 
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 4 p.m.

Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more. Ages 13-19. See you there!
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Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved. Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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Cybersecurity 101: Protect Yourself Online

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Ever since the Snowden news broke in 2013, issues of individual online privacy and security have attracted unprecedented attention. (Especially when Jennifer Lawrence is involved.) Technical security topics are often presented as black and white: Either an individual is totally vulnerable and clueless, or he/she is a super-secure, badass hacker.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 (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.
Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12 - 24 months.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 11 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 
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Literary Book Club

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

King Hedley II is the eigth play in August Wilson's 20th Century cycle of plays. It takes place in 1985, and centers on King, an African-American man in his 30s, living in Pittsburgh's Hill district with his wife Tonya and his mother Ruby. The return of Elmore, a former boyfriend of Ruby, to Pittsburgh leads to the climax.
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Art Attack

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 4 p.m.

Let your artsy side take over in Teen Space Thursdays at 4 p.m. From duct tape crafts, to painting, knitting, scuplting, drawing, and more, Art Attack has something for the artist in everyone. Ages 13-19.
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Celebrate Black History Month with the Jackson Family Art Show!

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 6 p.m.

The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generation of greatness in art! Come to the MLK Memorial Library to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibit, reception, and hands-on art demonstration and art show. The Jackson Family Art Show will also visit: Rosedale Library on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.