Lecture

Library Closed Thursday, Feb. 13

The DC Public Library is closed due to the inclement weather.

Author Talk: Washington DC: Streets and Statues. Walking in the Steps of History

Who are the persons whose familiar names are part of our everyday lives as we live and visit on the streets of Washington? Why are they there? When did they appear and for what reason? Find out with local author Dr. Mark N. Ozer as he discusses his book Washington DC: Streets and Statues. Walking in the Steps of History

Special Needs Information Series: Educational Advocacy in Transition

Join us for our first program in the Special Needs Information Series with Quality Trust for People with Disabilities, Inc.

Tiny House Wisdom

Interested in living on less?The new Tiny House movement is asking questions about how to live sustainably and happily in very small spaces, and Boneyard Studios right here in D.C. is a community of four of these very small homes.

The Ways We Collect: Artist Talk with Jessica Cebra

We can't save everything, so how do we decide what has lasting value? Who gets to decide?

Rum: Its History and Connoisseurship

Celebrate Black History Month!Learn the fascinating history of rum and the African slave trade with Johns Hopkins University's Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History, Dr. Franklin W. Knight. Embark on a "dry" tasting of premium rums from the Caribbean and South America with Dr. Knight's full-bodied descriptions.

Omnibus Lecture Series: Memory, the U.S. Civil War and World War I

David Silbey, Associate Director, Cornell in Washington Program, Cornell University, will discuss the use of memory in the analysis of the U.S. Civil War and World War I.

Urgent Pet Care 101

Urgent Care 101: How to identify potential problems with your petJoin Drs. Jennifer Gonzales and Nicola Moore from the Friendship Hospital for Animals as they cover key symptoms to look for when determining if you should seek veterinary care sooner rather than later. Topics will range from how to assess your pet's vital signs to identify pain or distress.This talk is free and open to the human public - no pets please!

Frederick Douglass: A Man of All Seasons

Frederick Douglass is considered one of America's greatest figures of the 19th century. Through sheer determination, he rose from slavery to become an abolitionist and statesman. He lived the last 18 years of his life in the Anacostia neighborhood (Cedar Hill estate) of Washington, D.C.

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