Black History Month

June Is Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month

Every Monday in the Lower Level Large Meeting room in June we will celebrate the legends in Black Music: Gospel, Jazz, Go-Go, R&B and Reggae. Join our listening party and browse our book fair. Learn how to download and stream your favorite music from www.dclibrary.org for free.    
Marian Anderson concert at the Lincoln Memorial

Inspiring the Me I Want to Be: Marian Anderson

Teaching artist Tom Minter and DC Public Librarians will lead an interactive program for all ages about Marian Anderson, a renowned African American singer who overcame discrimination to be trained and perform in noted venues such as the Metropolitan Opera House. The audience will have many opportunities to sing along and participate.
Photo of Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial

Inspiring the Me I Want to Be: Marian Anderson

Teaching artist Tom Minter and DC Public Librarians will lead an interactive program for all ages about Marian Anderson, a renowned African American singer who overcame discrimination to be trained and perform in noted venues such as the Metropolitan Opera House. The audience will have many opportunities to sing along and participate.
kente cloth

Symbology in Kente Cloth

Dr. Paul Ofori-Ansa, Ph.D.,Professor of African Art History, Howard University will lecture on and present a multi-media presentation on the history, symbology and significance of Kente Cloth and Adinkra Cloth. Participants will be able to make their own no-sew fabric bookmarks. Best for ages 8 years and older.
Middle of Nowhere Movie Cover

Black History Month Film Screening: 'Middle of Nowhere'

Celebrating Black History Month!   Join us for a film screening of Middle of Nowhere (2012).  Writer and Director: Ava DuVernay Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint.  Drama.  1 hr, 39 minutes.  Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  Questions? Call the Takoma Park Library: (202) 576-7764.                     
Middle of Nowhere Movie Cover

Black History Month Film Screening: 'Middle of Nowhere'

Celebrating Black History Month!   Join us for a film screening of Middle of Nowhere (2012).  Writer and Director: Ava DuVernay Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint.  Drama.  1 hr, 39 minutes.  Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  Questions? Call the Takoma Park Library: (202) 576-7764.                     
Book Cover

Black History Month Book Discussion: 'King Hedley II'

Celebrating Black History Month!  Join us for a discussion of King Hedley II, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, August Wilson. For more information, call (202) 576-7764.
Lost in the City book cover

Celebrating Washington's Neighborhoods: 'Lost in the City,' by Edward P. Jones

Join us for a lunchtime book discussion of Lost in the City by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward P. Jones.  Set in Washington and written by a native Washingtonian, these stories reveal D.C. as more than just a city of monuments, but a town filled with living, breathing, and imperfect human beings. The book, the author's first, won two major literary awards.
Black Space Exhibit

Black Space Artist Talk & Closing Reception

Join Michelle Joan Wilkinson, curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the artist Holly Bass in a public conversation about the Black Space project.
Fruitvale Station

Black Studies Center Film Series: 'Fruitvale Station'

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for the film Fruitvale Station.  This groundbreaking film provides an intimate look at the life of Oscar Grant in the days before he was killed by a BART station police officer in Oakland, Calif.

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