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.
Photo of American poet Walt WhitmanPhoto of American LincolnPhoto of downtown Washington, DC, during the Civil War

Walt Whitman on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Washington

A talk by Martin G. Murray, Founder, Washington Friends of Walt Whitman, accompanied by slide illustrations, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.
Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To — In Honor of and with Advice from Henry Mitchell

To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.

Wills and Estate Workshop

Come and hear J. Carter from the Carter Law Group talk about five legal forms that every adult should have. Learn how to protect yourself and family with various family and estate law documents.    
Book Cover for A Year in Rock Creek Park

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.  
Doctor Jekyll cover

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
Frederick Foote photo

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.
Camino Boots

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.