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Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

These first-class commemorative postage stamps were issued in 1995 by the U.S. Postal Service.

Frederick Douglass/ Harriet Tubman: Parallel Lives From the Eastern Shore

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to, discusses how Frederick Douglass worked by day under the sun and Harriet Tubman worked by night under the stars.      

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Misery Poster

"Misery" Film Screening and Composer Q&A

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Misery, a multimedia film project based on Anton Chekhov's short story and featuring an original classical score by composer Michael J. Evans. The film will be followed by a discussion and question and answer session with Mr. Evans.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Eric Dregni  Author of "Never Trust a Thin Cook..."

Author Talk - Professor Eric Dregni

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village, and Assistant Professor of English and  journalism at Concordia University, Eric Dregni  is the author of sixteen books.  Professor Dregni will talk about some of  his books including the popular Never Trust a Thin Cook and other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capitol.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Gareth Hinds

Author Talk: Gareth Hinds

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Please join us for an author talk with incredible graphic novel illustrator Gareth Hinds as he talks about his upcoming title Samurai Rising. Discover the life and world of a real 12th-century, Japanese warrior with the artist who brings him to life for today’s readers.   For ages 11 and up—adults too.  

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Photo of author Dolen Perkins-Valdez.

Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. when award-winning author Dolen Perkins-Valdez reads from her latest novel, Balm, set in post-Civil War Chicago. The event will be held in The Popular Library, our fiction reading room, located on the first floor, opposite the Digital Commons.

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016