Leave No Trace: What's It All About?

As part of its "Take a Hike!" series, the Library welcomes Sean Van Cleve.Mr. Van Cleve will give a talk titled, "Leave No Trace: What's It All About?" He will discuss the philosophy of Leave No Trace and how to have low to no impact on the natural environment while hiking and camping.He will review the seven guiding principles of this eco-philosophy.

Backward Space: Artist Michael Koliner

Artist Michael Koliner, creator of the Nonumental Seating Objects in Nonument Park, will discuss his art, the creative process, and the goals he tries to accomplish with his work.

'Nixon's Darkest Secrets'

Long-time Washington journalist Don Fulsom will mark the 40th anniversary (approximately) of Nixon's Aug. 9, 1974 resignation from office with a chat at the library.

Meditation: Healthy Living for Physical and Spiritual Health

Looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being? Join Karin Silverman as she discusses the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. She will explore how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development. Silverman, who has been meditating for over 40 years, will offer the audience a chance to practice a simple meditation technique.

Edward J. Larson "The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789"

Join DC Public Library in welcoming Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J.

Nutrition and a Vegetarian Diet

Sapna Batheja, MS, RD, LD of the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss meeting nutritional needs through a vegetarian diet, and give meal ideas.

BACK THERE THEN: A Historical Genealogy Memoir


West End Library Shows Ted Talks!

We’ll be showing a few featured Ted Talks on the big screen in our meeting room. The subject will be “being human.” Come watch entertaining videos of various speakers.       

Let's Talk Photography

On August 9th at 10 a.m. join the West End Library for a presentation and discussion about Macro Photography. Learn about the various kinds of equipment used to make close up images. We will also talk about lighting for macro images as well as a variety of techniques used to help create those images.