Author Talk: "Washington at Home"

Washington at Home book coverWashington D.C. summons grand images of national memorials, the Smithsonian Museums, Congress and the White House. Yet within only 68 square miles lies a residential city full of diverse neighborhoods.

Washington at Home, edited and updated by Kathryn Schneider Smith, introduces the reader to the world that is invisible to the many people who never venture beyond the National Mall. Smith and the book's contributors tell the story of 26 diverse neighborhoods through photographs, maps, social history, important events, famous residents and not so famous residents.

Please join us Wednesday, September 29, at 7 p.m. to hear co-authors G. David Anderson and Blanche W. Anderson discuss Chapter 4, the Foggy Bottom Neighborhood.

G. David Anderson has served as an archivist and historian for the George Washington University. He is steeped in the history of George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood and led the effort to create the online GW and Foggy Bottom Historical Encyclopedia.

Blanche W. Anderson has 32 years of professional public library experience and has retired from the Arlington County Public Library system. In 2007 she received the Woman of the Year award, the Inter-service Club Council award for community leadership and service for Arlington County, Virginia. She is a life member of Leadership Arlington. Blanche lives with her husband, G. David Anderson, in Alexandria.

Wednesday, September 29, at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.