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Monday, June 1, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of 'The Butler: Witness to History'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of The Butler: Witness to History

West End Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Comics Code Authority

Heroes and Villains and Vampires: Censoring Comics from 1954-2011

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
In 1954, a group of publishers formed the Comics Code Authority (CCA) and began quietly censoring American comic books. Intended to shield children from violence and vulgarity, the Comics Code prohibited everything from depictions of nudity and supernatural creatures to the use of the words “terror” and “horror” in comic book titles. DC Comics and Archie Comics both published books with the Comics Code seal as late as 2011.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Old photo of life on the C&O Canal

'The Grand Old Ditch'

West End Library

7 p.m.
Talk on the past, present, and future of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal by Judith Welles, Canal Trust board member and local history author, including historic highlights and photographs.

Monday, June 15, 2015

C.R. Gibbs

The Civil War Forts of Anacostia: Sentinels of Black Freedom

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an enlightening lecture on the forgotten story of Anacostia's Civil War forts with noted historian C.R. Gibbs.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of 'The Butler: Witness to History'

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mapping Segregation

Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Great Hall of the MLK Library for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kevin Beard

Rise of An 'Empire': The Black Gay Man on Screen

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?   Join Kevin Beard in conversation for an in-depth  analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
Every Hero has a Story

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of The Butler: Witness to History

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: None But The Brave: The District's Black Doughboys in the Great War

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs. This talk will highlight the District's role in the Underground Railroad. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Musical Heroes of D.C.

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: African American Heroines of the Civil War

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Champions of Justice: The Battle to Smash Jim Crow in the Nation's Capital

Parklands-Turner Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Heroes of the Battlefield: The Fighting First Regiment in War & Peace

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
This summer for DC Public Library Summer Reading, we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C. R. Gibbs.

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: None But The Brave: The District's Black Doughboys in the Great War

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

Musical Heroes of D.C.

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Every Hero has a Story

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs.