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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Have you done genealogy research? Have you considered publishing? Hear local researcher Marietta Crichlow explain the process from start to finish. Crichlow and her family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Va. (Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 in McLean's home.)
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Kelly Jacobson, author of the fiction novel Cairo in White, will be speaking at West End Library.Cairo in White tells the stories of Zahra, an Egyptian teen in 1986, and her daughter, Aisha, who lives in modern-day America.Kelly will be available to sign copies of her book after the talk.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
Join us for an unforgettable evening with none other than Mr. P-Funk himself, George Clinton.* It will not be your regular run-of-the-mill book event. Get prepared to board the Mother Ship as we take off with the Maestro, George Clinton.We will also have a special presentation from African Ancestry Inc., as George Clinton's ancestral DNA is revealed. You don't want to miss this!
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
For the final program in its “Take a Hike!” series, the DC Public Library is pleased to welcome Mr. Bryan MacKay, senior lecturer emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattle’s Puget Sound.
Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech
Veteran political journalists Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark, authors of the new book Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech, will give a reading and signing.