Social Sciences

Biography in Context, May 2 at 2 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Biography in Context logoCurious about a famous person and want to learn more about him or her? Are you interested in contemporary figures or historical ones? Do you have an upcoming school research project and need a reliable resource? Find out how to use Biography in Context,  one of the databases available for free on the DC Public Library website. Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library's reference librarians will explore the site with you and help you navigate it on your own, from the library or from home. 

Join us in the first floor auditorium at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 2.

A Presentation by Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

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. Archaeological finds in the District. Copyright: Dr. Ruth Trocolli. DC Office of Preservation

Published on Friday, January 27, 2012

Logo for University of District of Columbia Small Jazz EnsembleIn 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

In Her wordsLiberated 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

My Great Wide Beautiful World Juanita Harrison's 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.