Lecture

Hola Cultura

Hola Cultura presents 'El Barrio'

Hola Cultura presents their web based doumentary, or "webumentary", El Barrio, followed by a panel discussion about the film at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the first floor of the library.
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'Latino Americans' Documentary Screening and Oral History Interviews

Join us for a screening of Latino Americans, a 2013 documentary supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award-winning series chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. Starting at 6 p.m., we invite you to join us in the large meeting room on the first floor of the library to share your own personal stories and listen to the stories of others followed by the documentary screening at 7 p.m.
Hola Cultura

Hola Cultura Presents Oral Histories of D.C. Latino Settlement Patterns and Affordable Housing

Join us for a special presentation by Hola Cultura in the Large Meeting Room on the first floor of the library. This summer, Hola Cultura brings together D.C. high school students with college interns and University of Maryland professors Ana Patricia Rodriguez and Ronald Luna to investigate Washington, D.C.’s history and affordable housing and gain a better understanding of our changing neighborhoods.
Orlandocover

'Metamorphosis' - 'Orlando'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on July 21 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Roberta Rubenstein, professor of literature at American University. 
Friends Open House

Friends Group of the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

You are invited to attend an informative meet and greet for the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library Friends. Learn how you can become an active voice  for your neighborhood library. Light refreshments will be served. Door prizes.    
Kevin BeardDCPL Pride logo

Rise of An 'Empire': The Black Gay Man on Screen

The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?   Join Kevin Beard in conversation for an in-depth  analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
Kevin BeardDCPL Pride logo

Rise of An 'Empire': The Black Gay Man on Screen

The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?   Join Kevin Beard in conversation for an in-depth  analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
Old photo of life on the C&O CanalScene of a tunnel on the C&O CanalLogo of C&O Canal Trust

'The Grand Old Ditch'

Talk on the past, present, and future of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal by Judith Welles, Canal Trust board member and local history author, including historic highlights and photographs.
C.R. Gibbs

The Civil War Forts of Anacostia: Sentinels of Black Freedom

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an enlightening lecture on the forgotten story of Anacostia's Civil War forts with noted historian C.R. Gibbs.
Comics Code Authority

Heroes and Villains and Vampires: Censoring Comics from 1954-2011

In 1954, a group of publishers formed the Comics Code Authority (CCA) and began quietly censoring American comic books. Intended to shield children from violence and vulgarity, the Comics Code prohibited everything from depictions of nudity and supernatural creatures to the use of the words “terror” and “horror” in comic book titles. DC Comics and Archie Comics both published books with the Comics Code seal as late as 2011.

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