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Monday, March 9, 2015

Harry Potter Glasses

When Fandom Wears a Cap and Gown: Academic Perspectives on Harry Potter

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Fans of Harry Potter have created everything from handicrafts and artwork to websites and conventions. What happens, though, when those fans have advanced and apply the questions of their academic disciplines to the story of the boy who lived?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Headshot of President Abraham Lincoln

CANCELED: Abraham Lincoln and the Cosmos

West End Library

7 p.m.
This event has been canceled due to a change in the speaker's travel plans. Talk by Commander Kirk R. Benson, Precise Time and Astrometry Technical Lead, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, on President Lincoln's interest in the heavens and his role as an amateur astronomer
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Between the Bullet and the Hospital

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Clara Barton pushed to gain full access to the world she lived in, and found her true calling on the battlefields caring for wounded Civil War soldiers.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Image of Climate March Protesters

Global Climate Change: Challenges Now and in the Future

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Robert Beauchamp, retired Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies and Management Program at UMD for a lecture on global climate change.   Dr. Beauchamp will discuss topics related to this pressing issue and answer any questions Mt. Pleasant community members might have. Come learn about and discuss:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

father reading to child

Parent/Caregiver Lecture Series

Lamond-Riggs Library

5:30 p.m.
A share-and-tell to keep children engaged in reading. Including these topics: Nov. 18: Help Your Child Become a Reader Dec. 16: Read Aloud Workshop Jan. 20: Destination Library = Fun for All Feb. 17: You and Your Curious Child March 17: Think Green  

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Clara Barton: An American Life

Palisades Library

1 p.m.
How did a shy girl, born on a New Englad farm in 1821 break through social barriers, and become the Founder of the American Red Cross? Join us for an illustrated talk about the life of Clara Barton, highlighting her many years of public service, her work on the battlefields of the Civil War, and her leadership of an organization that still helps people today.
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

CANCELED: Clara Barton: An American Life

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Due to an emergency closure at Georgetown Library, this event is canceled. How did a shy girl, born on a New Englad farm in 1821 break through social barriers, and become the Founder of the American Red Cross?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Government Printing Office

Government Publishing Office: Keeping America Informed

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed. The presentation will include a demonstration of GPO's discovery and access tools that aid the public in finding the government information they need.  
Dorothy I. Height

Feminism

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

7 p.m.
Join FemEx for a crash course on the history of feminism and the women's movements in the U.S.
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Between the Bullet and the Hospital

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Clara Barton pushed to gain full access to the world she lived in, and found her true calling on the battlefields caring for wounded Civil War soldiers.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.

'Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America's Greatest Poet'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join author Garrett Peck as he details the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.   We'll meet on the third floor in Washingtoniana. For more information, please call 202-727-1213 or email jerry.mccoy@dc.gov.    
Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30 PM

'The Participation of Women in Politics and Government: A Conversation with Charlene Drew Jarvis'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In honor of Women’s History Month, please join us as we welcome Charlene Drew Jarvis for an evening lecture in the Black Studies Center (Room 316). Dr. Jarvis, the daughter of renowned blood plasma and blood transfusion pioneer Charles Drew, has had a stellar career in the areas of medicine, education, and federal and local politics. A former scientific researcher and educator, she served the residents of Ward 4 as a member of the DC Council. She also served as national co-chair of the 1992 presidential campaign of William Jefferson Clinton. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Between the Bullet and the Hospital

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Clara Barton pushed to gain full access to the world she lived in, and found her true calling on the battlefields caring for wounded Civil War soldiers.  Enduring terrible conditions and extreme dangers, she was one of the only women working at the front!
Workplace Communication

Workplace Communication

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

11:30 a.m.
Join Femex for an interactive session covering communication, Interpersonal interactions, diversity, career advancement and more. Participants will be guided through a series of activities, where they will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and to discuss what it means to have a safe and inclusive work environment.