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Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations. Yours Naturally offers an extraordinary opportunity for women to have conversations around issues of health, fitness, nutrition, self-esteem, and beauty standards, particularly as it relates to their hair. Jason Miccolo Johnson is a national award-winning photographer perhaps best recognized for his trademark visual call-and-response shooting style where the focus is on the subject's eyes and hands. He is the author of the bestseller Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience. Fifty of his photographs are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, the St. Louis Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.This exhibition will be on display in the windows of the Popular Library of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from March 26-April 25. In addition to the exhibit, Johnson will host a panel discussion with several of his subjects titled “The Politics of Natural Hair, 1968-2015," on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (All day)
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details. Although Selznick has won many awards for his nearly 30 books, it was his groundbreaking 2008 Caldecott-winner, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which caught Martin Scorsese’s attention and led to the Academy Award-winning film, Hugo. Among the attractions at the exhibit, visitors can: Enter Selznick’s books; the pages are 8’ tall and 18’ wide. Open the drawers in the “Cabinet of Wonder” (as in Wonderstruck); see a wolf skull, insects, fossils and other treasures on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. Play with a wooden automaton, related to The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Fly over the National Mall like Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt did in Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. A Google Earth simulation challenges pilots to follow the path they flew. This exhibit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (All day)
Prom Come True!
Rosedale Library is at it again! We are collecting gently used prom/formal dresses, men’s tuxes, formal shoes and prom accessories to give away at our second annual Prom Come True Event! Last year we collected over 200 dresses! Let’s top last year! Collection has begun and will continue through Monday, April 20. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Baby/Toddler Lap Time
Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00am
Rhythm and Rhyme
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments. For ages 0-5.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00am