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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

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Frances H. Kennedy discusses 'The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook'

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us to hear Frances H. Kennedy, editor of The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook, discuss the historic sites included in the guide and excerpts from the best writing on the American Revolution used to illuminate them.

Black History Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

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Stephen R. McKevitt and 'Meridian Hill: A History'

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Meridian Hill has been home to a lot of fascinating historic characters, including Commodore David Porter, John Quincy Adams, and Mary Henderson. It has housed Union Soldiers during the civil war and international diplomats in the twentieth century, remaining a diverse, thriving residential neighborhood to this day.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

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James Ellroy & Thomas Mallon - 'Perfidia'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join us for an evening with James Ellroy in conversation with novelist Thomas Mallon.  They will be discussing Mr. Ellroy's latest book Perfidia.

Black History Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

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Ingrid Anders Author Talk

West End Library

7 p.m.
Ingrid Anders, a DC Public Library employee and author of Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan, will be speaking at West End Library.  Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan is unique in that it is written in both English and Mandarin; one side of the page is in English and the other is in Mandarin. Ingrid's translator, Ching-sung Chin, will also be in attendance and will discuss the art and science of translation.