Lecture

Author Talk: Roger Engle on 'Stories from a Small Town'

Come join independent author, Roger Engle as he speaks from his memoir, Stories from a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia, followed by a book sale and signing.

Human Space Exploration: What's on the Horizon?

Come on down to Southwest Library for an enlightening presentation by James Schier, NASA's Chief Architect for Space Communications and Navigation.Mr. Schier will discuss NASA's plans for human exploration of the solar system, including the moon, asteroids, even Mars!

Special Needs Information Series

Join us for our Special Needs Information Series with Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc. All programs start at 6 p.m.April 22: Special Needs Trusts

The Butler

A group discussion depicting the life of Cecil Gaines, The Butler.Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This program is free and open to the public.

Aging in Place and Cleveland Park Village

To help us highlight Older Americans Month, Elizabeth Fox, Coordinator, DC Senior Advisory Coalition, will speak on aging in place and about Cleveland Park Village.

Healthy Approaches to Weight Control, Reversing Diabetes, and the Best of Health

Join us to hear Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, speak on reaching that sometimes elusive goal, the best of health.Explore more adult Summer Reading events in the calendar.

A Tribute to Essex Hemphill

A poet and performer known for his political edge, Essex Hemphill openly addressed race, identity, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and the family in his work, voicing issues central to the African American gay community.Join local poets Regie Cabico, Philip Clark, and Michelle Parkerson in this tribute to the life and work of Essex Hemphill. 

Family Fun Time

With visitors and children at home for the summer, let’s explore some fun spots in the D.C. area.Also get a Summer Reading Preview: Fizz Boom Read!Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.  

Poets of Mt. Pleasant, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights

Join Kim Roberts and Dan Vera in a virtual tour of the homes of  famous poets who lived in the Mt. Pleasant, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods. 

Artists’ Books: What Are They and Where Are They in D.C.?

Artists’ books are works of art in book form that may have unusual bindings, vibrant typography, colorful images, fine printing techniques, digital interventions, and/or sculptural elements. They play with the conventions of the book and expectations of reading.

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