In celebration of 2015 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at three neighborhood libraries:
Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 2: "Tan Yanks: The District's Black Doughboys of World War I"
Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 9: "Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities and Other Organizations"
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech as a part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The speech sought an end to racial injustice in America and called for an integrated society.
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, come out to to hear an enlightening presentation by the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, on the state of race relations in the United States.
Join historian, author, and lecturer Dr. C.R. Gibbs in the Black Studies Center, as he recounts the largely unknown story of the black presence on Georgia Avenue during the Civil War.
He will also reveal stunning new information about the African American contributions to the battle at Fort Stevens.
All D.C. schools - DCPS, Charter, & Non-publics - serving D.C. students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and disabilities are invited to bring their students to this two-day event to prepare for the future and prepare for a successful transition into employment, post-secondary education, and independence.
Activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday include:
Performing arts session with music and dance
Explore artistic and creative ways to express your unique strengths, needs and goals
Interactive scavenger hunt with exhibitors
To recognize the 40th anniversary of the first election process held under the Home Rule Charter, DC Public Library's Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, is convening a public program to discuss the legislative process of gaining Home Rule, various coalitions of the Home Rule activist community from Congressmen to local leaders, and the campaigns, grassroots mechanics and implementation of the first primary and general election.
Moderator Martin Austermuhle, reporter for WAMU, 88.5 FM will moderate this panel discussion, with:
Meet at the West End Interim Library for a seminar on Photographing Architecture and Architectural Details.
After the talk, join the group for a two-hour photo walk and have fun taking photos of the architecture and architectural details.
The seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon and the photo walk will be from noon until 2 p.m. Come for one or come for both!
Martin Austermuhle; Reporter, WAMU, 88.5 FM
Honorable Sterling Tucker; First Elected City Council Chairman in 1974
Dr. Michael Fauntroy; Professor of Political Science, Howard University
Nelson Rimensnyder; Former Staff for House Committee on the District of Columbia
A share-and-tell to keep children engaged in reading.
Including these topics:
Nov. 18: Help Your Child Become a Reader
Dec. 16: Read Aloud Workshop
Jan. 20: Destination Library = Fun for All
Feb. 17: You and Your Curious Child
March 17: Think Green
Join Mike Harris, co-leader of the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group, as he discusses getting started with day hikes.Basic gear, choosing trails and not getting lost will be a few of the topics covered.There will be time for Q and A to address all your burning hiking questions.