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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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Social Justice & Equal Rights for the LGBTQ Community in the District: A Panel Discussion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
What challenges did the LGBTQ community face in the District in their struggle for recognition in the past? What legal protections does this community enjoy now? What are the current struggles for recognition and justice being faced by them now and where will the struggle for equal rights and social justice take the LGBTQ community next? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion featuring some of the city’s LGBTQ champions:   K. Travis Ballie - Lead Organizer NARAL Pro-Choice America; The DC Center for the LGBT Community

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.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Biotensegrity Discussion

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Biotensegrity asks why the tendons, ligaments, and other material that hold our skeletons together are important. Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead the discussion. She has studied kinesthetic learning, t'ai chi, and other forms of movement for over thirty years. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Aging and Relationships: Stingers, Clingers, & Love in the Golden Years

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and Glover Park Village present Dr. Patricia Webbink on the subject of "Aging and Relationships: Stingers, Clingers, & Love in the Golden Years". A licensed psychologist, Dr. Webbink will speak on the subject of relationships between older adults and her theory of "the intimacy pattern", drawing on her more than 40 years of experience in psychological practice. Please RSVP to Events@GloverParkVillage.org or by calling 202-436-5545.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Y-Love

An Evening with Y-Love!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
Y-Love is one of the most dynamic rappers of our time.  His talents have been mentioned in such news outlets as XXL Magazine, The New York Times, Out Magazine, and the Jerusalem Post.  Hailing from Baltimore City, of Ethiopian and Puerto-Rican descent, and a convert to Orthodox Judaism during the beginning of the 21st century, Y-Love is the first black Orthodox Jewish rapper. He is also the first rapper to come out during the peak of his career.  
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D.C. Music Salon: The Story of WHFS 102.3FM

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
We will take you on a trip back to the '60s, '70s and '80s when free form, progressive rock radio was in its heyday… HFS was more than just a local radio station, it was the voice of a generation. Hear from musicians, DJs Weasel, Cerphe, Josh, Adele, Thom and more–and fans as they reflect on a time when the music united a tribe who spoke out via the radiowaves about war, equality, and the times. Filmmaker Jay Schlossberg and special guests will be on hand to show parts of this film and swap stories on what made this station legendary.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation Join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking and wonderful panel discussion on the role of fathers in families! Presented by Jonetta Rose Barras, Esther Productions, Inc., The Spoken Word, and Kuumba Expressions featuringBrittany Adams, MS Resident in Counseling, and Co-director of the Fatherless Reconciliation Daughter Project

Monday, June 20, 2016

EvanKungsleden

The Journey Across Swedish Lapland: Kungsleden.

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Please join Evan McCarthy as he describes his experience hiking with DC UL Backpacking in Swedish Lapland. Kungsleden (The King's Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 270 miles long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south. It passes through the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.  This talk is the sixth in the Trips of a Lifetime series.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Dr. Diane Collins

Diabetes Prevention

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
What is Diabetes? What are some of its precursors?  Join Dr. Diane Collins, a Naturopathic Doctor at the Collins Wellness Center, as she teaches us how to become "fat and calorie detectives." We'll learn how to properly read food labels, identify a healthy meal, and talk about the types of food we need to eat to prevent Diabetes.  

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Queer Brown Voices is a collection of narratives of Latina/o LGBT activism from the 1970s - 1990s by those who were there. Join us for a discussion featuring influential activists on the front lines then and now:  Letitia Gomez - Co-editor of Queer Brown Voices, Co-founder and Executive Director of LLEGÓ, the first national Latina/o LGBT organization.  José Gutierrez - Co-founder and board member of the Rainbow History Project, Founder of the Latino LGBT History Project and DC Latino Pride.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Model of the human figure

Biotensegrity Discussion

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Biotensegrity asks why the tendons, ligaments, and other material that hold our skeletons together are important. Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead the discussion. She has studied kinesthetic learning, t'ai chi, and other forms of movement for over thirty years. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dr. Diane Collins

Diabetes Prevention

Parklands-Turner Library

7 p.m.
What is Diabetes? What are some of its precursors?  Join Dr. Diane Collins, a Naturopathic Doctor at the Collins Wellness Center, as she teaches us how to become "fat and calorie detectives." We'll learn how to properly read food labels, identify a healthy meal, and talk about the types of food we need to eat to prevent Diabetes.  

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

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Hiking for Fun

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Curious about hiking as a hobby? Considering taking it up but don't know where to start? Join Michael Martin for an introductory talk on recreational hiking. Learn what you will need, where the best local spots to hike are, and more!