Join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 6 pm for a free screening of the movie Selma in honor of Black History Month.
Selma is the dramatic depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
The Struggle Continues every Wednesday Morning during the month of February, as the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library presents films that showcase African American heritage.
All films will screen in the Children's reading room, which will be open to all adults during the showtimes of the film screening.
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
Does your child want to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Rosa Parks? The Honorable Thurgood Marshall? Jackie Robinson? Children will be invited to re-enact famous scenes from African-American History and will learn about these individuals and much more! Families are welcome to attend.
Come to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to celebrate the birthday of Frederick Douglass! The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site will be partnering with the library to offer a program on the occasion of the great Mr. Douglass's 198th birthday. The event will begin with a story time program for children, which will be followed by a presentation about the new historic site honoring Harriet Tubman. The event will conclude with a look at the many visitors to Frederick Douglass's home of Cedar Hill, and will explore some of the stories that were told about Douglass's home.
You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27. Copies of this month's selection, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois are available for checkout at the information desk.