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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Contributions of African American Women During the Civil War

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
African American women played a fundamental role in the struggle for freedom during the Civil War Era.  Among their contributions, they served as nurses and cooks; operated as spies, scouts and couriers; and supported black troops in many ways.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
OPEN STORIES: POETRY, MURALS AND MONUMENTS AIMS TO CREATE NEW DIALOGUE WITH PUBLIC SPACES #OpenStoriesDCPL

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Opening Reception for Open Shelves Exhibit

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Join the community in celebrating the opening of the Open Shelves exhibit. Light refreshments will be available.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Artists' Talk for Open Shelves Exhibit

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Dialogue with professional book artists and community members who participated in the Open Shelves exhibit. Artists will discuss the handmade artists' books on view as well as community curation, collaborative art, the concept of 'open works' and their experiences creating art and books that grow and change while the exhibit is on view.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

Petworth Library

Photos of Petworth Showcase

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
The Petworth community was invited to tell stories of their daily lives through photography this spring. Come see fifty of our favorite photos, curated by the Open Stories committee. Light refreshments will be provided.