Lecture

Bats

Haunted History and Ghost Hunt

Haunted History and Ghost Hunt, 4-9 p.m. Join us for a night of chill and thrills!
"Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election" book coverHead shot of author Don FulsomPhoto of author Don Fulsom and subject Richard Nixon

Author Talk with Don Fulsom

Talk by Don Fulsom, longtime Washington journalist, former White House correspondent, and former UPI bureau chief in Washington, on his new book Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election (Pelican Publishing, 2015)
BorderCrossing

The Great Central American Exodus Towards the U.S.: What is Driving It?

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a lecture by Joseph Eldridge, Adjunct Faculty at American University and Patrick Ahern.
The Alice Paul stamp was issued in 1995 and the Woodrow Wilson stamp was issued in 1956.

Alice Paul vs. Woodrow Wilson: Game, Set, Match Suffrage!

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate weekly columnist and contributor to usnews.com, contrasts the lives of "thoroughly modern" Alice Paul to Southern-born President Woodrow Wilson that resulted in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Women's Right to Vote, on Aug. 18, 1920. Join us in the Peabody Room (third floor). Information: Jerry A. McCoy 202-727-0233 jerry.mccoy@dc.gov
Summit

A Man, A Mountain, A Family Milestone

Have you ever dreamed of climbing the fabled snow-capped rooftop of Africa? Please join teacher, blogger and outdoorsman Mr. Brian Whitmer as he shares his journey of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro: why he embarked on this journey, how he prepared for it and how it changed his life.
Frida

Frida Kahlo: On the Borderline between Mexico and the United States

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us for a lecture by Abigail McEwen, Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology at University of Maryland, College Park.
Blacks in science

Science in Early and Medieval Africa

Local author C.R. Gibbs will highlight contributions of people of African decent during ancient Africa. Best for teens and adults.  
underground railroad

The Underground Railroad in D.C.

Local author and lecturer C.R. Gibbs will highlight D.C.'s history. This presentation will highlight the District's role in the Underground Railroad. Best for teens and adults.
Frida

Frida Kahlo : On the Borderline between Mexico and the United States

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a lecture by Abigal McEwen, Assistant Professor of Art History and Archeaolgy at UMD, College Park. This lecture will explore the mythology that has grown around Kahlo’s life and work, from her famously  unflinching self-portraits to her mestiza identity and tumultuous marriage to Diego Rivera, the great mural painter. 
Police officer dog clipart

Meet One of Our Community Helpers!

Join us as we welcome a real life community helper! One of D.C.'s finest, a K-9 handler from MPD and his dog will be appearing at the library to speak about their job. Come meet an officer and their hard working partner. We'll have a simple craft on hand that you can take home as well as some dog themed books available for checkout.  For ages 5 and older.

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