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DC Music Salon - Boogie 'Til You Puke: The Forgotten Legend of Root Boy Slim

He was kicked out of Sidwell Friends, thrown out of his Yale fraternity by brother George Bush, climbed over the White House gate on LSD--and that’s all before things got really weird after he was signed by a major record label. The life and music of Root Boy Slim are stranger than fiction. The team behind the Root Boy Slim documentary film will give us a sneak peak of this highly anticipated story.
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DC Music Salon - 'Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3'

“Will take you on a psychedelic trip back to the '60s, '70s and '80s when free form, progressive rock radio was in its heyday… HFS was more than just a local radio station, it was the voice of a generation. Hear from musicians, DJs Weasel, Cerphe, Josh, Adele, Thom & more–and fans as they reflect on a time when the music united a tribe who spoke out via the radiowaves about war, equality, and the times.” Filmmaker Jay Schlossberg and special guests will be on hand to show parts of this film and swap stories on what made this station legendary.

Meditation: a Tool to Balance Your LIfe

Join David Newcomb an experienced teacher to discover how Meditation can be the tool to balance your life. This three-part series meets on January 28, February 4, and February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
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Embrace the New Year: Meditation with David Newcomb

Join David Newcomb, long-time meditator, as he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He will offer a practical technique of meditation that can positively impact your life. Through firsthand demonstrations of this simple yet highly effective method, you will discover the key to deeper concentration, relaxation and profound personal growth. The presentation will also allow time for you to ask any questions you may have.
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OverDrive ...How Do You Do It?!

Do you need help navigating OverDrive? No problem, this is the class for you! Whether it is searching for an e-book or downloading an audio book to your account, we can help. A brief 20 - 30 minute tutorial will be provided on OverDrive. After the tutorial, we can troubleshoot individual issues on your devices.  What do you need to bring? Your device and yourself!  Register by sending an email to portia.oliver@dc.gov.
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John Henrik Clarke: High Priest of Black History

Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R.Gibbs will lecture on noted Pan-Africanist writer, historian, and professor Dr. John Henrik Clarke (born John Henry Clark) January 1,1915 to July 12,1998. Dr. Clarke was a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s. He was a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and Sciences and recognized internationally as an authority on African and Afro-American history and culture.
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Facing The Rising Sun: The Forgotten Story of Dr. King & Africa

Noted local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will lecture on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Best for ages 13 and older.
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Meditation: A Tool to Balance Your Life

Are you working toward a healthier you in the New Year?  Attend our workshops on Jyoti Meditation led by David Newcomb.  Learn how to reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment, and improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Workshops are free. 
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Why Ethics?: Blacks, Jews and the Crisis of Political Solidarity in an Age of Terror

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a talk on the subject of political solidarity, presented by Dr. Terrence Johnson, Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Georgetown University.  For more information, call the Takoma Park (D.C.) Library, 202-576-7764.  

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