Tutoring by KIPP

Tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students on all subjects Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Provided by KIPP teachers and geared towards KIPP curriculum, but open and free for all!   Children younger than 9 years of age must have a parent present. 
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

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 for Open mic : riffs on life between cultures in ten voices edited by Mitali Perkins

Teen Open Mic Night

Are you ready to audition for American Idol? Are you talented enough for the X-Factor? Well here is your chance to find out.  Teens, come out and showcase your talent at this month’s Open Mic Night.    
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space: Century Song, An Evening of Black Thought and Music from 1915 - 2015

Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a choral recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. This event is free. 
Come celebrate Black History Month at the library

Black History Month Kick Back

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

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!
Come to Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday

Come to Tech Tuesday in Teen Space and learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop motion animation, music production and more. Ages 13-19. See you there!
Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

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.
yoga instruction book

Yoga at Southwest Library

Looking to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories? Come try yoga at Southwest Library! All ability levels welcome; mats provided on site.
Come celebrate MLK at the library

MLK Week Kick Back

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