Author Talk

Author Talk
Dr. Gina R. Prince

Dr. Gina R. Prince Author Talk

In her debut novel, Born into Sin Transformed into Destiny, Dr. Gina R. Prince shares how the death of her father, when she was just 5 years old, left her with abandonment and identity issues. She later turned to drugs and sex to fill the void. Finally, she tried God who was waiting for her with open arms.  
Book cover for "The Rules of the Game"

An Evening with Leonard Downie Jr.

Leonard Downie Jr. is vice president at-large of The Washington Post, where he was executive editor from 1991 to 2008. During his 44 years in The Washington Post newsroom, he was also an investigative reporter, editor of the local and national news staffs, London correspondent, and from 1984 to 1991, managing editor under then executive editor Ben Bradlee. As deputy Metro editor from 1972 to 1974, Downie helped supervise the newspaper’s Watergate coverage. He oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of every national election from 1984 through 2008.
Maurice Butler

Maurice Butler -- Out From the Shadow

Come into the library and listen to author Maurice Butler discuss his book about the first black Secret Service agent, Charles L. Gittens.
Southwest Wasington DC and the Civil War

Southwest Washington, D.C. and the Civil War

You are cordially invited to attend this talk by noted historian C. R. Gibbs on the role Southwest Washington, D.C. played in the Civil War. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk. 
Ruben CastanedaS Street Rising

Award-Winning Author Ruben Castaneda

Southwest Neighborhood Library and Friends proudly present an author talk with award winning author Ruben Castaneda. His work, S Street Rising, is touted by the Washington Post as "one of 50 notable works of nonfiction published in 2014".
Destiny's Child: Memoirs of a Preacher's Child by Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, PhDJewelle Taylor Gibbs, PhD

Destiny’s Child: Memoirs of a Preacher’s Daughter by Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, PhD

Celebrated author, activist and scholar Jewelle Taylor Gibbs will read from her latest book Destiny’s Child: Memoirs of a Preacher’s Daughter. The book traces approximately two hundred years of history to show how the Taylor family, with roots in Washington, DC and in New England, achieved upward mobility despite social and racial barriers. An incredibly informative and inspirational work, it’s a must-read for anyone seeking to better understand racial dynamics in the United States.
forget perfect book cover

Forget Perfect: Addressing Adult ADHD

ADHD expert Abigail Wurf, M.Ed., PCC, will be discussing her book Forget Perfect in the first floor meeting room. A local D.C. author, Abigail coaches professionals and entrepreneurs affected by ADHD and executive functioning issues to maximize their productivity and financial success and conducts workshops, webinars and teleseminars.  
Aaron Burr

The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More

Please join us in the Peabody Room (third floor) for “The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More” by Jamie Stiehm, columnist for Creators Syndicate and contributor to Aaron Burr, Jr. was the third Vice President of the United States, serving under Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1805. July 11 is the 211th anniversary of the 1804 Burr—Hamilton Duel!
Finding Mr. Write

'Finding Mr. Write'

Would you buy a house without seeing the inside? Would you buy a car without checking under the hood and taking it for a spin? Probably not. Then why is it that you will choose a mate without knowing what's going on inside him? Most of you would agree that love letters are a great way into your heart. But though your man fills them with sweet words and promises, do you know what he's really saying between the lines?
Steven Fullwood

"Black Gay Genius" with Steven G. Fullwood

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, please join archivist, curator, and writer Steven G. Fullwood as he reads selections from his latest publication Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call.  This book, an anthology of critical essays, poetry, personal narratives, interviews, and other writings, provides a vivid synopsis of writer and activist Joseph Beam (1954-1988) as well as other figures of the 1980s Black gay arts movement.