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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Ghosts of Georgetown

Tim Krepp: "Ghosts of Georgetown"

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Come to Southwest Library to hear tales of haunted Southwest! Local author Tim Krepp will discuss his newest book Ghosts of Georgetown, including some local stories that didn't make it into the book. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.
Cover of "Back There, Then"

'Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
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

Flier for the Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series - Tim Krepp - Capitol Hill Haunts

Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come see Tim Krepp, author of Capitol Hill Haunts. We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Kelly Jacobson Author Talk

West End Library

7 p.m.
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

An Evening With George Clinton

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
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

Author Talk with Bryan MacKay

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
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

Garth Stein: 'A Sudden Light'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
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.