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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tracy Chiles McGhee

Meet Author Tracy Chiles McGhee

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Tracy Chiles McGhee will discuss her latest novel, Melting the Blues, set in 1957 Arkansas.  The story follows an aspiring musician caught between a yearning to leave his small town and deep connections to the community, an ambivalence that leads him to truly understand the blues.  This program is presented as part of the Spring Author Series at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Joe Riener Book 1

Author Talk: Joe Riener

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join author Joe Riener for his author talk on his informative pair of nonfiction titles concerning his high school teaching career.   Both volumes assert that high school students are quite capable of considering powerful intellectual and emotional matters from the literature they read. This book seeks to honor the noble humanity of young people, despite the many assaults on their dignity in our culture.   

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Edna Small - Local poet and author of recent collection of poems - Listening Still

Poetry - Edna Small Local Poet

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Local poet Edna Small will read from her recently published collection of poems - Listening Still.  A retired psychologist, her poems - both personal and universal, cover a wide range of human experience.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Visas for Al Qaeda cover

Visas for Al Qaeda

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Local author Michael Springmann will be discussing his book Visas for Al Qaeda at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.  The program will be in the first floor meeting room.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

United States postage stamps that depict the individuals to be discussed in this talk,

Andrew Jackson / Roger Taney / Francis Scott Key: A Grim Trio in Town and Country

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
President Andrew Jackson appointed Roger Taney Chief Justice of the United States.  Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott decision, was related to Francis Scott Key, lawyer and composer of "The Star Spangled Banner."  Key was a member of Jackson's inner circle.  Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses the ties that made this trifecta a Southern political force.  

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Melting the Blues by Tracy Chiles McGhee

Author Talk - Melting the Blues by Tracy Chiles McGhee

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Tracy Chiles McGhee will present her newly published novel - Melting the Blues. "A brave, musical story rich with Southern history." - Kirkus Reviews Please join us to welcome and celebrate our local Georgetown author.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Photo of James Joyce

Bloomsday Reading

Tenley-Friendship Library

1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a dramatic reading of James Joyce's classic Ulysses on June 16th a.k.a. Bloomsday. Readers from OLLI (Osher Lifetime Learning Institute) will bring scenes of the novel to life.  The event is free and open to the public. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for program materials.