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Monday, September 22, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being? Join Karin Silverman as she discusses the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. She will explore how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development. Silverman, who has been meditating for over 40 years, will offer the audience a chance to practice a simple meditation technique.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Image of book cover for "Nixon's Darkest Secrets" by Don FolsomLong-time Washington journalist Don Fulsom will mark the 40th anniversary (approximately) of Nixon's Aug. 9, 1974 resignation from office with a chat at the library.

Head shot of Washington journalist and author Don Fulsom
Fulsom was a White House correspondent during the Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton presidencies; UPI bureau chief in Washington for seven years; and author of Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Sapna Batheja, MS, RD, LD of the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss meeting nutritional needs through a vegetarian diet, and give meal ideas.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Artist Michael Koliner, creator of the Nonumental Seating Objects in Nonument Park, will discuss his art, the creative process, and the goals he tries to accomplish with his work.

Following his presentation, he will lead a hands-on activity for participants to make a “nonument."

The program is open to all ages. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

7:00 p.m.

The Return of George WashingtonEdward LarsonJoin DC Public Library in welcoming Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson who will speak on his forthcoming book,The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789 (to be released October 7, 2014). 

In this revolutionary new look at our First Citizen, Larson masterfully chronicles how George Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement four years after the Revolution to lead—and unite—the struggling new nation. Though the period between the Revolution and Presidency has previously been neglected in studies of Washington’s life, Larson’s startling reassessment shows that Washington’s greatness in fact rests on these years—1783 to 1789—during which he completed a remarkable journey that secured the future of the nation. From a contented post-military life at Mount Vernon and his agonizing decision to return to public service; to his indispensable, though still underappreciated, role in shaping the Constitution and securing its ratification; to his victory in the first federal elections and inauguration in New York.

Mr. Larson will speak on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Great Hall at 7 p.m.  Politics & Prose will be on site to sell copies of the book.  For further information, please contact Kari Mitchell at

This event is free and open to the public.  Let DC Public Library know you are coming by registering here.  (Tickets and registration are not required at the event)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Rainie Photobook cover Join the District of Columbia Library Association as they host Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, for a presentation on: "Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn't? A Special Typology."

Lee Rainie, former managing editor of the U.S. News and World Report and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, is an expert on the evolution of the internet as a tool for communication and its impact on families, communities, education, and civic and political life.

Attendance to this presentation is free and open to the general public.