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.
Three fun Black History Events for TeensA Movie & Popcorn: "Slavery by Another Name" challenges one of American’s most cherished ideals: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. This film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested,and forced to work without pay. Feb. 12 @ 2pm
Arts and crafts gets all grown up! Come by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Sunday, December 13 from 2-4 p.m. and learn to make some special holiday handicrafts to call your own.
We'll be working with burlap and ribbon, glitter and glue, or just good old paper and scissors to create adorable decorations that will help spread the holiday cheer. Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+. Materials and refreshments provided.
Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an author talk and discussion with Amina Hassan, Ph.D. as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s -1960s, successfully arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court with co-counsel, Thurgood Marshall.
DC Public Library presents author, and historian Anthony "Tony" Browder. Join us for the 2016 MLK Week signature event. Mr. Browder will deliver the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address. The lecture will take place in Great Hall of the library.