Social Sciences

Black, Copper,and Bright

Southwest Washington D.C. and the Civil War

A talk by C. R. Gibbs, Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend this talk about the role Southwest Washington, D.C. played in the Civil War presented by noted historian C. R. Gibbs. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Biography in Context 2.0

Friday, September 12, 2 pm

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

Learn More about Database Searching

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

Curious 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?

Archaeology in the District

A Presentation by Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli

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!