Lecture

Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingThe Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of The Butler: Witness to History

Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingThe Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood

Neighborhood Heroes: Eugene Allen, of The Butler: Witness to History

Lee Daniels’ 2014 film The Butler features the story of Cecil Gaines, a black man who dedicates his career to serving the array of Presidents who come through the White House throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Dorian Gray cover

Metamorphosis Series: 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue with The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  Our guest lecturer for this session will be Patrick O’Malley from Georgetown University.

What Makes a Library Spectacular

Join The MLK Library Friends as they host "What Makes A Library Spectacular":  A series of talks exploring topics on modern libraries, current and future. The first topic is Makerspaces. We hope to see you Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingDuke: a Life of Duke Ellington by Terry TeachoutBrown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce PeggHard Art DC

Musical Heroes of D.C.

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingDuke: a Life of Duke Ellington by Terry TeachoutBrown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce PeggHard Art DC

Musical Heroes of D.C.

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
Honduras

On Our Land: Documentary and Discussion with Erica Harding

Join us at the Hill Center for a screening of the documentary On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras and a discussion with local film maker, Erica Harding. 
Raquel Brown

Writer, Maker and Artist Raquel Brown

The Make. Do. Sessions feature author, spoken word artist and writer Raquel Brown.
Peter Bailey

Personal Reflections of Dr. King as remembered by a Malcolmite

A. Peter Bailey veteran journalist and personal associate of Malcolm X offers a radical perspective on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bailey is the author of Witnessing Brother Malcolm X, The Master Teacher, A Memoir.  In the Black Studies Center.
Lincoln and the Theater

Abraham Lincoln and the Theater

Please join us in the Peabody Room for “Abraham Lincoln & the Theater" by Jamie Stiehm, columnist for Creators Syndicate and contributor to usnews.com. Lincoln's love of plays, notably Shakespeare's, set the stage for his public character. The Peabody Room is located on the third floor of the library. This event is free. For more information, call 202-727-0233 or contact jerry.mccoy@dc.gov.

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