Lecture

Early Stages!

Do you have questions about your child's development? Do you want to give your child a healthy and strong start to school? Join us for an exciting & FREE parent workshop with Early Stages! Come meet the Early Stages Child Find Program Coordinator, Jamekaa Flowers for a wonderful workshop on Early Childhood Development, FREE Developmental Screenings and how you can help your child soar! Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pruning

Pruning Woody Plants

Come into the library and listen to Christopher Elenstar, horticulturalist at Brookside Gardens, discuss the proper method for pruning woody plants.  Whether you want to learn the basic principles of pruning trees and shrubs, or refresh your memory on techniques and strategies, this lecture will cover it all.  Mr. Elenstar will discuss why, when and how to prune all of your favorite woody plants.  This lecture is presented by the Takoma Horticultural Club.
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Biotensegrity Discussion

Biotensegrity asks why the tendons, ligaments, and other material that hold our skeletons together are important. Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead the discussion. She has studied kinesthetic learning, t'ai chi, and other forms of movement for over thirty years. 
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Author Talk: Joe Riener

Join author Joe Riener for his author talk on his informative pair of nonfiction titles concerning his high school teaching career.   Both volumes assert that high school students are quite capable of considering powerful intellectual and emotional matters from the literature they read. This book seeks to honor the noble humanity of young people, despite the many assaults on their dignity in our culture.   
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Poetry Discussion with Pete MacDonald

Please join us in Room A-3  to hear Mr. MacDonald's discussion of the two poets behind the English-speaking world's introduction to a landmark work of literature.
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Just Another Southern Town, Discussion with Author Joan Quigley

Local author Joan Quigley will be discussing her latest book, Just Another Southern Town : Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital at Chevy Chase Library on April 16th at 2 p.m.     
Commemorative U.S. postage stamp issued in 1999.

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Democracy’s Great Outdoors

The Peabody Room (3rd floor) presents Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNews.com, who will discusses how America’s first landscape architect made the U.S. Capitol’s grounds, gardens and veranda sing of democracy.  
CR Gibbs DC Emancipation 2016

Before Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the District of Columbia, 1790-1862

In honor of D.C. Emancipation Day, noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs will present a lecture  entitled,  DC Emancipation entitled, “Before Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the District of Columbia, 1790-1862. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 15, at  7 p.m.
"Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, DC"

Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C.

Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C. Author Mike Canning surveys how American cinema has treated both Washington, DC and its politics that offers intriguing insights into its history and lore. Peabody Room Author Talk (3rd floor)  
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Poetry Reading

We continue to celebrate Nation Poetry Month with two readings from well-known local poets, Barrett Warner and Donald Illich on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

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