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Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

1944: FDR And The Year That Changed History

Author Talk: 1944

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Please join us at Tenley Library as author Jay Winik talks about 1944: FDR And The Year That Changed History.   

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

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The Joyful Closet: Three Rules for Developing Great Style

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn great tips for cultivating your wardrobe with Ketura Persellin, style consultant and owner of The Joyful Closet. Ketura will talk about three key points to having style.

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

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Meet Author Ruben Castaneda

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Ruben Castaneda is the author S Street Rising, which recounts how his life as a journalist covering the violent crack era for The Washington Post while struggling with his own addiction. The Washington Post placed S Street Rising on its list of 50 notable works of nonfiction published in 2014. The website Brightest Young Things named it one of the best books of the year, and Mr. Castaneda was a keynote speaker at the DC Author Festival.

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

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BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
BRUHS Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit A Monthly LGBT Community Outreach December's special guest is Chase Meacham!  
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Author Talk: Nancy Bearg

West End Library

7 p.m.
Talk by coauthor Nancy Bearg on The Retirement Boom: An All Inclusive Guide to Money, Life, and Health in Your Next Chapter (Career Press, 2015), with copies to be available for signing and for sale. You can find more information on Bearg and the event here.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Walt Whitman Stamp and Book

Walt Whitman in Washington, DC: The Civil War and America's Great Poet

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Join author, historian and tour guide Garrett Peck as he details in his new book the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016


Dr. King: His Impact on My Life

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Wendy L. Pohlhaus, Executive Assistant for External Affairs at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, discusses the legacy of Dr. King and  explains how the civil rights leader played an important role in her life and career.

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Amina Hassan

Dr. Amina Hassan discusses biography about Civil Rights Attorney Loren Miller

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an author talk and discussion with Amina Hassan, Ph.D. as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s -1960s, successfully arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court with co-counsel, Thurgood Marshall.