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Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
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Social Justice Sneakers: Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

In Celebration of King Week and Black History MSocial Justice Sneakers:   Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes   On display in the  GREAT HALL   Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library  January 19 – February 28, 2016  ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:  
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¡Los Museos Somos Nosotros!

Sólo por una tarde el Programa de Estudios de Museos de la Universidad Johns Hopkins estará creando una exhibición que aparecerá en la Biblioteca Memorial Martin Luther King Jr.    ¡Y necesitamos que tú seas parte de este evento!   Trae una foto, un libro, un recuerdo, una historia que representa tú:Hogar o Música de DC Comparte tu historia con tus vecinos y se testigo de cómo tus tesoros son incluidos en una exhibición temporal para que todos la puedan disfrutar.   ¡Los Museos Somos Nosotros!
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Museums Are US

For one afternoon only the Johns Hopkins Museum Studies Program and DC Public Library  will be creating a Pop-Up Museum exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, and we need you to be a part of it!   Bring in a photo, book, object, keepsake, or story that represents “Home” or “DC Music.” Share your story with your neighbors and witness your treasures arranged into a temporary exhibit for all to enjoy. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to get creative, nostalgic and Pop-Up!  

“Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison:” The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison:"  The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  
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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
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UNCENSORED: Opening Night

Exercise your first amendment freedom by attending the DC Public Library's annual fundraiser.   The Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will transform into a bar, lounge, concert venue, market and gallery to celebrate the freedom to read, create and express with UNCENSORED: Opening Night.The evening will include:
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Chip Py: Photographer of Go-Go Culture

Please join us for a very special evening with photographer, Chip Py, who has spent the last ten years shooting the DC Music Scene.  He spent the last three years immersed in DC’s underground Go-Go culture and had the unique opportunity to photograph the last year of Chuck Brown’s life. Black Studies Center, rm 316 This event is free and open to the public (202) 727-1199 | Kelly Navies (kelly.navies@dc.gov) | www.dclibrary.org/mlk      
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Aqua4: (di)Visions of Washington Water

Curated By: Courtney Sexton and Michael O. Snyder
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Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.