City Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli and her staff are responsible for the many archaeological sites in the District, including prehistoric and Native American sites. These sites contain remains of historical significance that contribute to our knowledge of the city’s cultural past. Come hear Dr. Trocolli and her staff talk about archaeology in the District and what they have been unearthing recently, including some exciting finds from a burial site in Georgetown. They’ll be bringing some interesting finds for you to handle, too!
Wed. Aug. 21, 6:45 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor.
Part of the Groundbreaking Reads Adult Summer Reading Program--but explorers of all ages are welcome!
Published on Friday, January 27, 2012
In Celebration of Black History Month 2012, the DC Public Library is pleased to announce a concert by The University of the District of Columbia Small Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, February 9, at 12:30 p.m., at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.
Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Liberated Muse Arts, in association with Soul Pixie Productions and the DC Public Library, presents "In Her Words," a performance celebrating the lives of African-American women. Join us for a theatrical musical presentation, "An Artist Speaks," examining the lives of artists Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston and Lucille Clifton--creative women who used their artistic prowess to ignite and support social and political movements. Enjoy music and spoken monologue from the legendary women, culled from transcripts of speeches, autobiographical excerpts and interviews.
Published on Monday, January 23, 2012
As part of the library's Black History month lecture series, Dr. Elsa Barkely Brown, professor of History at the University of Maryland College Park, will discuss her latest book, Clothes, Class and Travel: Rewriting Black Women's Domestic Tradition. This book details the life and travel experiences of Juanita Harrison. In June 1927, a Mississippi-born working-class African-American woman boarded a ship in New Jersey intent on not returning to the United States until she had traveled around the world.