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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Y-Love

An Evening with Y-Love!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
Y-Love is one of the most dynamic rappers of our time.  His talents have been mentioned in such news outlets as XXL Magazine, The New York Times, Out Magazine, and the Jerusalem Post.  Hailing from Baltimore City, of Ethiopian and Puerto-Rican descent, and a convert to Orthodox Judaism during the beginning of the 21st century, Y-Love is the first black Orthodox Jewish rapper. He is also the first rapper to come out during the peak of his career.  

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Building Family in the 21st Century: A Moderated Conversation Join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking and wonderful panel discussion on the role of fathers in families! Presented by Jonetta Rose Barras, Esther Productions, Inc., The Spoken Word, and Kuumba Expressions featuringBrittany Adams, MS Resident in Counseling, and Co-director of the Fatherless Reconciliation Daughter Project

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Kit to Build a Dream On: Tools for Structuring Your Novel

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Are you working on a novel? How do you make characters come alive? Do you need help with plotting? Would you like advice from a successful novelist? Attend our Author Workshop with Ingrid Anders, author of the popular Kat Vespucci novels. Ingrid will share practical and creative techniques for crafting your own novel.    

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Bloomsday Reading

Tenley-Friendship Library

1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a dramatic reading of James Joyce's classic Ulysses on June 16th a.k.a. Bloomsday. Readers from OLLI (Osher Lifetime Learning Institute) will bring scenes of the novel to life.  The event is free and open to the public. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for program materials.

Monday, June 20, 2016

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The Journey Across Swedish Lapland: Kungsleden.

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Please join Evan McCarthy as he describes his experience hiking with DC UL Backpacking in Swedish Lapland. Kungsleden (The King's Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 270 miles long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south. It passes through the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.  This talk is the sixth in the Trips of a Lifetime series.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Reading Book

Join Patsy Fletcher and Learn About the Historic Places of Leisure and Recreation In and Around Washington, DC

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
Join Patsy Fletcher, author of  Historically African American leisure destinations around Washington, D.C. for a talk about places of leisure  and recreation for African Americans in and around Washignton, DC.  You will learn where they were, who patronized them, some histroy of each place and to a limited e

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join us for our June Lecture Series. Come out for this important lecture by C.R. Gibbs on The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families and participate in the discussion. Have you signed up for the DC Public Library Summer Reading program yet?  Check it out and go for the gold.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Image of the front cover of the anthology Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism

Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Queer Brown Voices is a collection of narratives of Latina/o LGBT activism from the 1970s - 1990s by those who were there. Join us for a discussion featuring influential activists on the front lines then and now:  Letitia Gomez - Co-editor of Queer Brown Voices, Co-founder and Executive Director of LLEGÓ, the first national Latina/o LGBT organization.  José Gutierrez - Co-founder and board member of the Rainbow History Project, Founder of the Latino LGBT History Project and DC Latino Pride.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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Book Hill Talks: Alex Finley - Victor in the Rubble

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Former CIA officer, turned blogger and satirist, Alex Finley will be on had to discuss the sights, sounds, and absurdities of the complex relationships connected with the War on Terror.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Book Hill Talks: America's Diplomats Screening & Discussion

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Former Ambassadors Herman Cohen and Edward Marks will be on hand to discuss America's Diplomats, a look at the multi-faceted roles diplomats play in shaping global views of the United States.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Reading

Historic Places of African American Leisure and Recreation In and Around Washington, DC

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
Join Patsy Fletcher, author of Historically African American leisure destinations around Washington, D.C. for a talk about places of leisure and recreation for African Americans in and around Washington, DC.

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

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Hiking for Fun

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Curious about hiking as a hobby? Considering taking it up but don't know where to start? Join Michael Martin for an introductory talk on recreational hiking. Learn what you will need, where the best local spots to hike are, and more!