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NSO In Your Neighborhood

NSO In Your Neighborhood: Promoting the Orchestra in the 21st Century

NSO musician Jennifer Mondie (viola) joins a panel of local arts professionals to discuss creative techniques, setbacks and success stories on Promoting the Orchestra in the 21st Century. Panelists include: Jennifer Mondie (NSO Violist and Orchestra Committee Chair)  Gregory Hughes (Social Media Manager, Kennedy Center)  Victoria Gau (Conductor and Artistic Director, Capital City Symphony) Michael Bracy (Co-Founder, Future of Music Coalition)
Iron Maiden

‘Getting Medieval’: Torture and Truth in the Middle Ages

Torture—that most notorious aspect of medieval culture and society—has evolved into a dominant mythology, suggesting that the Middle Ages was a period during which sadistic torment was inflicted on citizens with impunity and without provocation: popular museums displaying such gruesome implements as the rack, the strappado, the gridiron, the wheel, and the Iron Maiden can be found in many modern European cities.
Amina Hassan

Dr. Amina Hassan discusses biography about Civil Rights Attorney Loren Miller

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an author talk and discussion with Amina Hassan, Ph.D. as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s -1960s, successfully arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court with co-counsel, Thurgood Marshall.
Black Explorers

Black Explorers: 2300 BC To the Present

Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R. Gibbs will lecture on Black explorers. Join us for this engaging and educational lecture and presentation.
African American Burial grounds

A Season of Remembrance: A Survey of African American Sacred Place and Spaces

Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R. Gibbs will lecture on Sacred Burial Grounds of African Americans. Join us for this engaging and educational lecture and presentation.  
African American Burial grounds

A Season of Remembrance: A Survey of African American Sacred Place & Spaces

Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R. Gibbs will lecture on Sacred Burial Grounds of African Americans. Join us for this engaging and educational lecture and presentation. Adults  
Photo of Mark TwainHead shot of local actor Dwane StarlinImage of Mark Twain seated

Mark Twain: The American Citizen

A special performance by local actor Dwane Starlin as he embodies the life and spirit of the great American author and humorist Mark Twain, aka Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), drawing from Twain's body of personal papers, letters, and biographies . .  and in celebration of his birthday, November 30, 1835
Photo of colorful closet

The Joyful Closet: Three Rules for Developing Great Style

Learn great tips for cultivating your wardrobe with Ketura Persellin, style consultant and owner of The Joyful Closet. Ketura will talk about three key points to having style.
Tony Browder

2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address

DC Public Library presents author, and historian Anthony "Tony" Browder. Join us for the 2016 MLK Week signature event. Mr. Browder will deliver the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address. The lecture will take place in Great Hall of the library.
Tony Browder

2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address

DC Public Library presents author, and historian Anthony "Tony" Browder. Join us for the 2016 MLK Week signature event. Mr. Browder will deliver the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address. The lecture will take place in the Special Collections Department on the 3rd Floor of the library.

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