Celebrate Juneteenth This Month at MCPL

Celebrate Juneteenth at MCPL

Join one of our many events this June at MCPL to acknowledge, learn about, and commemorate Juneteenth. Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, informing the freed slaves there that the Emancipation Proclamation had gfrandted them freedom two years before.

We hope you’ll join our Juneteenth events this month.

Juneteenth Events Calendar

Saturday, June 3:

The Real Juneteenth – The Story of a Texas Family at Aspen Hill Library

Reynauld Smith, a board member of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum, shares the experiences of his ancestors’ emancipation from slavery on June 19, 1865.

Saturday, June 10:

Double Dutch Program – In celebration of Juneteenth at Long Branch Library

Join the DC Retro Jumpers and learn about the history of Double Dutch.

Sunday, June 11:

Underground Railroad Exploits: Juneteenth Celebration – at Twinbrook Library

Janice the Griot tells stories of love, freedom and sacrifice through the eyes of those who would be free.

Tuesday, June 13:

Exploring Emancipation: A Conversation with Dr. Lopez Matthews – Exploring Emancipation and Freedman in the DMV at Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library and Virtual

A Juneteenth Celebration featuring the Charles Rahmat Woods Quartet – A Jazzy Juneteenth Celebration! at Olney Library
Join us for an evening with the Charles ‘Rahmat’ Woods Quartet.

Wednesday, June 14:

Movie: The Hate U Give – Watch the movie with us for Juneteenth at Davis Library

The Hate U Give is a powerful film based on the novel by Angie Thomas. Teenager Starr witnesses a police officer murder her childhood friend, and must decide what to do next.

Celebrating Juneteenth 2023: Maryland Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad – with Local Author Jenny Masur at Chevy Chase Library

Join us with author Jenny Masur as she discusses some of the Freedom Seekers whose starting point was Maryland, as detailed in her latest book Maryland Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad.

Thursday, June 15:

Craft Program for Children at Wheaton in Honor of Juneteenth

Elementary school aged children will commemorate Juneteenth by creating their own Juneteenth flag using popsicle sticks.

African American Book Discussion  at Rockville Memorial Library

In June the group will discuss Don’t Cry For Me, by Daniel Black.

Friday, June 16:

Make a Juneteenth Flag! at Long Branch Library
We’ll supply all you need to make a flag to celebrate Juneteenth.

Saturday, June 17:

10:30am – 11:00am
Family Storytime at Germantown – Celebrate Juneteenth at the Library!

These 25-30-minute programs are designed to delight children of all ages and are filled with diverse stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination.

Audio Book Discussion – Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth at Wheaton Library

Join us for a discussion of the audio version of this non-fiction title: the story of Juneteenth’s significance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native.

Family Storytime at Germantown – In-person – Celebrate Juneteenth at the Library!

It’s an encore! Did you miss our special Juneteenth themed storytime this morning? Not to worry, we’re doing it again!

Movie: Just Mercy – Movie showing for Juneteenth at Marilyn J. Praisner Library
Join us for a showing of Just Mercy in honor of Juneteenth.

June 18-30
Juneteenth Scavenger Hunt – Learn the local history of African Americans in Rockville at  Rockville Memorial Library
Learn local history and have fun with a scavenger hunt that commemorates local African American History in Rockville.

June 20-25: All Day

Juneteenth Trivia Hunt – at Potomac Library
Search the stacks for fun facts about Juneteenth!

Wednesday, June 21:

On the Cusp of Freedom: Remembering Emancipation in Maryland at Germantown Library
Come celebrate Emancipation Day and Juneteenth at Germantown Library!

Saturday, June 24:

Juneteenth Crafternoon – Celebrate Juneteenth with us! at White Oak Library
Celebrate Juneteenth with us with a little history and a little crafting.

Thursday, June 29:

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom and Family-National Museum of African American History and Culture—Virtual Branch
Learn about the history of Juneteenth observance from a personal perspective of oral historian.