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Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Azar Nafisi

'The Republic of the Imagination' talk with Azar Nafisi

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for an evening with Azar Nafisi, bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, as she shares her latest book, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books, which makes a passionate case for the vital importance of fiction in America today. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

The American Revolution book cover

Frances H. Kennedy discusses 'The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook'

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us to hear Frances H. Kennedy, editor of The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook, discuss the historic sites included in the guide and excerpts from the best writing on the American Revolution used to illuminate them.

Black History Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Cover Image of the nonfiction book, Meridian Hill: A History

Stephen R. McKevitt and 'Meridian Hill: A History'

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Meridian Hill has been home to a lot of fascinating historic characters, including Commodore David Porter, John Quincy Adams, and Mary Henderson. It has housed Union Soldiers during the civil war and international diplomats in the twentieth century, remaining a diverse, thriving residential neighborhood to this day.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Perfidia book coverJames EllroyThomas Mallon

James Ellroy & Thomas Mallon - 'Perfidia'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join us for an evening with James Ellroy in conversation with novelist Thomas Mallon.  They will be discussing Mr. Ellroy's latest book Perfidia.

Black History Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig

Book Talk: 'I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig'

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for an author talk and book signing featuring Beau Phillips, a former radio DJ, program director and VP/GM at influential rock stations and national radio networks, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for VH1!  

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Time of the Locust

Book Talk: 'Time of the Locust'

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
Travel into the heart and mind of an extraordinary autistic boy in this deeply imaginative debut novel of a mother's devotion, a father's punishment, and the power of love with Time of the Locust.