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The Public Square

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The Public Square with Gabby Rivera

MLK Library's 50th Anniversary Series

2023-03-04 15:00:00 2023-03-04 16:00:00 America/New_York The Public Square with Gabby Rivera Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library - Auditorium

Saturday, March 04
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-04 15:00:00 2023-03-04 16:00:00 America/New_York The Public Square with Gabby Rivera You're invited to join this new lecture and conversation series, "The Public Square" at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library." Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library - Auditorium

You're invited to join this new lecture and conversation series, "The Public Square" at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library."

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is excited to continue its tradition of being a center for community engagement by inviting leaders, innovators, and the public to talk about the next phase of their work or scholarship. Join us on Mar. 4 where author and creator of Marvel's America Chavez Gabby Rivera will discuss the next phase of her work.

Recommended Reads

Check out work by Gabby Rivera with your DC Public Library Card by clicking the images below.

Juliet Takes a Breath America Vol 1 Bingo Love

About Gabby Rivera

Gabby RiveraCharismatic and charming, Gabby Rivera is dedicated to empowering people and improving our marginalized communities. She made major waves for her Marvel series starring America Chavez: a queer, Latinx superhero who’s been written and designed, crucially, by a queer Latinx. And while the series tackles issues like America’s ancestry and ethnicity, it’s also a comic book with wide appeal: committed to snappy one-liners, blowing stuff up, and beating up the bad guys, naturally. Gabby shows how our differences are a gift—one that empowers us to inspire others and tell new and unique stories. No matter who you are or where you’re from, Gabby champions telling your own story as a form of love and revolution. 

Gabby’s newest project is b.b. free, an original comic series following 15-year-old b.b. and her blossoming cosmic powers, in a post-apocalyptic world, not quite like anything you’ve seen before. Gabby calls b.b. free “a bouncy love letter to queer kids everywhere, especially the chubby Puerto Rican ones.” She’s also the author of Juliet Takes a Breath, a YA novel listed by Mic as one of the 25 essential books to read for Women’s History Month. It’s a critically acclaimed coming-of-age story starring a queer puertorriqueña who leaves her native Bronx behind to intern with one of her literary heroes. “I strongly encourage you to read Juliet Takes a Breath,” writes Roxane Gay. “It’s quite dazzling, funny as hell, poignant, all the things.” Witty, authentic, and humming with the full complexities of modern life and radical politics, it was called the “dopest LGBTQA YA book ever” by Latina magazine and was re-published in September 2019.

Gabby also hosts a podcast titled Joy Uprising, featuring interviews with Gabby’s “favorite revolutionary humans,” many of them queer people of color, where they share how they find, maintain, and nurture their joy in this chaotic world. As an activist, Gabby also gives back. She worked with Autostraddle.com for over five years as the QTPOC Speakeasy editor and A-Camp staff. A film and multi-media teaching artist, she’s worked with social justice organizations like DreamYard Project, Inc. She’s appeared as a featured panelist and counselor at the annual Autostraddle Queer Women’s Conference, and has presented at the Allied Media and Digital Media and Learning Conferences.


The Public Square is presented in partnership with the DC Public Library Foundation and Pepco, an Exelon Company. 

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults | 5 - 12 Years Old | 13 - 19 Years Old (Teens) |

EVENT TYPE: | Women's History Month | Lecture |

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Phone: (202) 727-0321

Hours
Mon, Jan 30 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 31 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 01 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 02 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 03 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Feb 04 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Feb 05 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 30, All day

Mon, Jan 30, All day

Mon, Jan 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Jan 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Jan 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Jan 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jan 30, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
West Storefront

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Jan 31, All day

Tue, Jan 31, All day

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00am - 2:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jan 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
204-F Youth Program Room

Tue, Jan 31, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
East Storefront A & B

Tue, Jan 31, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Feb 01, All day

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wed, Feb 01, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Feb 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Storefront A & B

Thu, Feb 02, All day

Thu, Feb 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium

Thu, Feb 02, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 02, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Thu, Feb 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
202-J Consultation Room,202-K Consultation Room

Thu, Feb 02, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Fri, Feb 03, All day

Fri, Feb 03, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Fri, Feb 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity_

Fri, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 04, All day

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity_

Sun, Feb 05, All day

Mon, Feb 06, All day

Mon, Feb 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Feb 07, All day

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 2:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Feb 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 07, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
204-F Youth Program Room

Tue, Feb 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Wed, Feb 08, All day

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 08, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 08, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
302-F Meeting Room (2-6 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Feb 09, All day

Thu, Feb 09, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Thu, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
MLK Dance Studio (A Level)

Fri, Feb 10, All day

Fri, Feb 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity_

Sat, Feb 11, All day

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Feb 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Feb 11, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
401-E Conference Room (20-46 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity_

Sun, Feb 12, All day

Mon, Feb 13, All day

Mon, Feb 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Feb 14, All day

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 2:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Great Hall

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Feb 14, 11:00am - 2:00pm
202-K Consultation Room

Tue, Feb 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity_

Canceled
Tue, Feb 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Feb 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 14, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
204-F Youth Program Room

Tue, Feb 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Wed, Feb 15, All day

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wed, Feb 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Feb 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
204-F Youth Program Room

Wed, Feb 15, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Wed, Feb 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Feb 16, All day

Thu, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Thu, Feb 16, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Feb 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Fri, Feb 17, All day

Fri, Feb 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Fri, Feb 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity_

Fri, Feb 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 18, All day

Sat, Feb 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Sun, Feb 19, All day

Sun, Feb 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Feb 20, All day

Tue, Feb 21, All day

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 2:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Feb 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 21, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
204-F Youth Program Room

Tue, Feb 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Wed, Feb 22, All day

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
302-F Meeting Room (2-6 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Feb 23, All day

Thu, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Thu, Feb 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Feb 24, All day

Fri, Feb 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
401-F Conference Room (20-46 Person Capacity)

Fri, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity_

Sat, Feb 25, All day

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Great Hall

Sat, Feb 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
401-A Conference Room (20-50 Person Capacity)

Sat, Feb 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Storefront A & B

Sun, Feb 26, All day

Mon, Feb 27, All day

Mon, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Feb 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-O Computer Lab (17 Person Capacity)

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
401-G Conference Room (6-46 Person Capacity_

Tue, Feb 28, All day

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 2:00pm
202-J Consultation Room

Tue, Feb 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
205-J Computer Lab (21 Person Capacity)

Tue, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
204-F Youth Program Room

Wed, Mar 01, All day

Wed, Mar 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Mar 01, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wed, Mar 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Mar 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Mar 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm