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Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingThe Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of 'The Butler: Witness to History'

Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingThe Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of The Butler: Witness to History

Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingThe Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of The Butler: Witness to History

Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
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Science Fiction vs. Science Fact

Earthlings living on Mars? Private spacecraft? Space vacations? Join this discussion about how science fiction has influenced space technology development, and how NASA programs are turning science fiction into reality.
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Talking Science: Turning Scientists into Superstar Communicators

Scientist and filmmaker Sarah DeWitt will talk about her work cultivating a new generation of science communicators at NASA and beyond. She’ll explain how she coaches scientists, engineers, and others on effective communications strategies, and will enlist the class to help tell the world how NASA is revealing the unknown. Instructor Sarah DeWitt is a scientist, filmmaker, and sketchnoter. 
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NASA: A History in Images

NASA photographer Chris Gunn will share pictures of NASA launches and missions, and explain the photographic techniques used to capture images of space.
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The Economics of Space Exploration

Join a NASA economist for a lesson on the economic history of American space exploration, and how that background speaks to today’s space program. You’ll learn about the financial history of early American astronomical observatories, the conceptual development of spaceflight in 19th-century American science fiction, the early-20th-century growth of liquid-fuel rocketry technologies in the private sector, the political history of the Cold War Space Race, and the recent rise of private-sector space activities through partnerships with NASA.
Emily Dickinson - "Bulletins...from Immortality" Talk by Eleanor Heginbotham

'Bulletins ...from Immortality': Emily Dickinson's Life After Death

Come hear Dickinson scholar Eleanor Heginbotham speak about Emily Dickinson's publishing history in a talk titled "Bulletins...from Immortality": Emily Dickinson's Life after Death.
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Ban the Box: Know Your Rights

Do you have a criminal background that keeping you from getting a job? The Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 (aka "Ban the Box") is a new law that prohibits most employers in D.C. from asking about your criminal background on job applications or in interviews.
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Housing Discrimination

The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) will provide information on housing discrimination in D.C. and the legal right to fair housing in D.C. As the local government enforcement agency for housing discrimination, OHR will provide detailed information on how to file a free discrimination complaint with the agency and what to expect from the process.  

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