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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Joe Riener Book 1

Author Talk: Joe Riener

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join author Joe Riener for his author talk on his informative pair of nonfiction titles concerning his high school teaching career.   Both volumes assert that high school students are quite capable of considering powerful intellectual and emotional matters from the literature they read. This book seeks to honor the noble humanity of young people, despite the many assaults on their dignity in our culture.   

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chinese Dragon

Chinese Spoken Language is Easier Than You Think!

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Dr. Hong-Fincher will give a talk on the Chinese spoken language and give a few sound examples (as compared with English, French). The talk will last around one hour, and after there will be a Q &A. Time, and interest, permitting, there will also be a short video of a Chinese play Mr. Dong-guo and the Wolf (the main actor is the former Prime Minister of Australia).  

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Edna Small - Local poet and author of recent collection of poems - Listening Still

Poetry - Edna Small Local Poet

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Local poet Edna Small will read from her recently published collection of poems - Listening Still.  A retired psychologist, her poems - both personal and universal, cover a wide range of human experience.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Image of What You Should Know About The American Flag book cover

The Stars & Stripes: Little-Known Origins of the US Flag

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Glover Park Village and the DC Public Library invite you to a free presentation on the origins of “Old Glory,” by Earl P. Williams, Jr., author of What You Should Know About the American Flag. A longtime history and social studies teacher, Mr. Williams'  curiosity about the American flag started him down the path of a thirty-year research journey into its origins, which revealed some surprising facts about how the “Stars & Stripes” came to be designed -- not by Betsy Ross, but by little-known historical figure figure Francis Hopkinson.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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CANCELED: Book Hill Talks: Developing Classroom Communities

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
This program has been CANCELED, please check the calendar for more Georgetown Neighborhood Library events. Amy Williamson, Chair of the Education, Health and Social Work Division of the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to discuss her research on engaging and increasing cultural competencies of today's students. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Visas for Al Qaeda cover

Visas for Al Qaeda

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Local author Michael Springmann will be discussing his book Visas for Al Qaeda at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.  The program will be in the first floor meeting room.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

United States postage stamps that depict the individuals to be discussed in this talk,

Andrew Jackson / Roger Taney / Francis Scott Key: A Grim Trio in Town and Country

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
President Andrew Jackson appointed Roger Taney Chief Justice of the United States.  Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott decision, was related to Francis Scott Key, lawyer and composer of "The Star Spangled Banner."  Key was a member of Jackson's inner circle.  Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses the ties that made this trifecta a Southern political force.  

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

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. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Image of Dr. Patricia Webbink

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.

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.