Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To — In Honor of and with Advice from Henry Mitchell

To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.

Author talk: Liliane Willens

Local author Liliane Willens will speak about her experience of living in Shanghai during World War II and the establishment of the People's Republic of China based on her memoir Stateless in Shanghai.
Billy Strayhorn

Performing Arts and the Queer Aesthetic

Two local performers lead a discussion about contemporary gay performing artists' expression of their identity through their art. This program is presented by East River Jazz, in partnership with the DC Public Library.
Billy Strayhorn

Day Dream: A Dramatic Reading

Written by Jazz vocalist Barry Morton and HIV activist Rodderick Sheppard, Day Dream is a play inspired by the life of jazz artist and composer Billy Strayhorn. Contrasting Billy's journey with the journey of Andre, an aspiring jazz vocalist, the play is set in two periods: Billy in 1965 and Andre in 2015.
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Poetry in Translation: Reading and Open Mic

The DC-Area Literary Translators Network is hosting a reading featuring local poetry translators followed by an open mic celebrating poetry in translation. You are invited to read poetry that has been translated from any language into English (or from English into other languages). Your contribution should be a total of one poem or 4 minutes maximum. Hosted by Yvette Neisser Moreno co-chair of DC-Area Literary Translators Network and featuring:
Coat Drive

Coat Giveaway Extravaganza

Stop by Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12 between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a FREE Gently Used Winter Coat and warm refreshments. Call 202-727-5012 for more details.    
Cartoon Shakespeare with Birthday Hat

A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the Bard in the month of his birth with a talk by a Folger Shakespeare Library docent and a group reading of the first act of
Introduction to Digital Research

Introduction to Digital Research

For the college-bound or those interested in conducting more advanced research, this course provides tips, tricks, and tools that will help you find digital information. A basic understanding of internet searching and intermediate computing is required. 
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

The Politics of Natural Hair, 1968-2015

In accompaniment of the Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you photo exhibition, please join award-winning photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson and select portrait subjects for a panel discussion titled The Politics of Natural Hair, 1968-2015.  The discussion will address the evolution of natural hairstyles in popular culture and in the media. 
Camino Boots

My Journey on The Camino De Santiago (The Way of St. James)

You may have seen the feature film The Way with Martin Sheen or have heard of the Camino through friends or on the news.