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Monday, March 30, 2015

Frederick Foote photo

Medic Against Bomb: An Evening with Frederick Foote

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The DC Public Library presents an evening with Frederick Foote. Mr. Foote is a local poet and physician whose work has appeared in Commonweal, The Progressive, JAMA and many other publications. His book of poetry, Medic Against Bomb, won the 2013 Grayson Books poetry prize. He will read from his work and present an interactive display of his inspirations and travels.
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Pelecanos in Petworth: Exploring D.C. Noir with George Pelecanos

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Petworth Library, invite you to Pelecanos in Petworth: Exploring D.C. Noir with Author George Pelecanos Author Reading (free to the public) Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NWHappy Hour with George Pelecanos ($35/person) Monday, March 30, 8 p.m. Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur Street NW

Saturday, April 11, 2015

BAM - comic book sound effect graphic

Careers in Comics Panel Discussion and Portfolio Review

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Want to make comic books for a living? Have your stuff reviewed by pros in the field? Come meet working writers, artists and more on Saturday, April 11. Guests include: Shannon Gallant, illustrator for Marvel and Dreamworks
stories untold

Book Signing: Stories Untold with Stacey Price Brown, Ph.D.

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
All are encouraged to come and learn about different insightful and inspirational stories of high-achieving D.C.-area students.   Dr. Brown will share how students can stand out during the admissions process. In addition, there will be a raffle for a counseling session. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C.

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Author Mike Canning will present his research on the long history of Washington, D.C. in the movies, for the benefit and entertainment of fans of local history, politics, and the cinema alike. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Miss Jessie's- Creating a Successful Business from Scratch- Naturally

Miko Branch: hosted by Mocha Ochoa-Nana

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
  Miss Jessie's—Creating a Successful Business from Scratch—Naturally is a memoir and business guide rich with inspirational life lessons and unique business advice from Miko Branch, the Chief Executive Officer of the dynamic Miss Jessie’s —the company that revolutionized the hair care industry.  Signed copies of the book are available for pre-order and day-of purchase. Pre-orders come with a grab bag of Miss Jessie's products and a #IamMissJessie t-shirt.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Book Cover for A Year in Rock Creek Park

Chat With Author Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees, will be discussing her book, A Year in Rock Creek Park.  

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Travelwalk by Cary Kamarat

Book Talk With Poet Cary Kamarat: 'Travelwalk'

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Poet and photographer Cary Kamarat reads from his new anthology, Travelwalk, a collection of travel poems and related photographs which reviewers have called "...a homage to the traveler in all of us [and] the multilayered experience that is travel." (  
Book Jacket by Jacques Bodelle

Jacques Bodelle Author Talk

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The author will discuss his recent work Petite(s) Histoire(s) des Français d’Amérique [A Brief History of the French in America].  This event is part of our festivities held in honor of the Book Hill French Market

Friday, May 8, 2015

Come see Brian Selznick give this year's Arbuthnot speech at DCPl

Brian Selznick Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick will give the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The title of his talk will be Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books.