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Chat With Author Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees, will be discussing her book, A Year in Rock Creek Park.  
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Metamorphosis Series: 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on April 21 at 6 p.m.  We will be discussing The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Jonathan Loesberg, professor of literature at American University. 
Midsummer Night's Dream

Metamorphosis Series: 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

Chevy Chase Library's Metamorphosis discussion series will continue with a discussion of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Sh
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Medic Against Bomb: An Evening with Frederick Foote

The DC Public Library presents an evening with Frederick Foote. Mr. Foote is a local poet and physician whose work has appeared in Commonweal, The Progressive, JAMA and many other publications. His book of poetry, Medic Against Bomb, won the 2013 Grayson Books poetry prize. He will read from his work and present an interactive display of his inspirations and travels.
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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.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30 PM

'The Participation of Women in Politics and Government: A Conversation with Charlene Drew Jarvis'

In honor of Women’s History Month, please join us as we welcome Charlene Drew Jarvis for an evening lecture in the Black Studies Center (Room 316). Dr. Jarvis, the daughter of renowned blood plasma and blood transfusion pioneer Charles Drew, has had a stellar career in the areas of medicine, education, and federal and local politics. A former scientific researcher and educator, she served the residents of Ward 4 as a member of the DC Council. She also served as national co-chair of the 1992 presidential campaign of William Jefferson Clinton. 
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'Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America's Greatest Poet'

Join author Garrett Peck as he details the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.   We'll meet on the third floor in Washingtoniana. For more information, please call 202-727-1213 or email jerry.mccoy@dc.gov.    

A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture: 21st Century Black Women Still Specialize in the Wholly Impossible

Join us in celebration of Dorothy I. Height's 103rd birthday with a presentation from Dr. Sandra Jowers- Barber entitled,  " A Century of Black Life History, and Culture: 21st century Black Women Still Specialize in the Wholly Impossible"
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Government Publishing Office: Keeping America Informed

Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed. The presentation will include a demonstration of GPO's discovery and access tools that aid the public in finding the government information they need.  
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Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Please join us in the Great Hall of the MLK Library for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.