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Monday, June 6, 2016
Local author Joan Quigley will be discussing her latest book, Just Another Southern Town : Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle f
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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 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
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
Monday, June 20, 2016
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
Join Patsy Fletcher and Learn About the Historic Places of Leisure and Recreation In and Around Washington, DC
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
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
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
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
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
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.