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Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

To recognize the 40th anniversary of the first election process held under the Home Rule Charter, DC Public Library's Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, is convening a public program to discuss the legislative process of gaining Home Rule, various coalitions of the Home Rule activist community from Congressmen to local leaders, and the campaigns, grassroots mechanics and implementation of the first primary and general election. Moderator Martin Austermuhle, reporter for WAMU, 88.5 FM will moderate this panel discussion, with:

Lets Talk Photography!

Meet at the West End Interim Library for a seminar on Photographing Architecture and Architectural Details. After the talk, join the group for a two-hour photo walk and have fun taking photos of the architecture and architectural details. The seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon and the photo walk will be from noon until 2 p.m. Come for one or come for both!

West End Thanksgiving Party!

Come celebrate an early Thanksgiving with Whole Foods and a Thanksgiving movie! Enjoy some Thanksgiving food from Whole Foods, followed by a classic Thanksgiving movie.  

Panel Discussion 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

MODERATOR: Martin Austermuhle; Reporter, WAMU, 88.5 FM  PANELIST: Honorable Sterling Tucker; First Elected City Council Chairman in 1974  PANELIST: Dr. Michael Fauntroy; Professor of Political Science, Howard University  PANELIST: Nelson Rimensnyder; Former Staff for House Committee on the District of Columbia  
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Parent/Caregiver Lecture Series

A share-and-tell to keep children engaged in reading. Including these topics: Nov. 18: Help Your Child Become a Reader Dec. 16: Read Aloud Workshop Jan. 20: Destination Library = Fun for All Feb. 17: You and Your Curious Child March 17: Think Green  

Take A Hike! Getting Started Day Hiking

Join Mike Harris, co-leader of the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group, as he discusses getting started with day hikes.Basic gear, choosing trails and not getting lost will be a few of the topics covered.There will be time for Q and A to address all your burning hiking questions. 

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.