Author Talk

Author Talk
Come see Brian Selznick give this year's Arbuthnot speech at DCPl

Brian Selznick Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

Children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick will give the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The title of his talk will be Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books.
A. Rod Womack, author of Redwood

Author Talk: A. Rod Womack

Redwood is the true story of a well-known Baltimore restaurant popular for its great food, live performances, and A-List celebrity events.  So what happened to the Redwood Grill?  What caused its demise?  The story takes twists and turns, leading the owners through a maze of surreal challenges along the way.  The conflict intensifies when they discover that they've been employing a serial killer.
The Scarlett Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in The Gilded Age

CANCELED: 'The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in The Gilded Age' by Myra McPherson

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled, and will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check periodically for announcements.  
Saving Our Sons bookcover

'Saving Our Sons' Revisited: 20th Anniversary

Saving Our Sons: Raising Black Children in a Turbulent World sparked national discussion about the fate and lives of young Black men when it was published in 1995.
The Pearl that Broke its ShellNadia Hashimi Author

CANCELED: Celebrate International Women's Day

Starting Feb. 18, Georgetown Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. As a result, this event is canceled. Nadia Hashimi celebrates International Women’s Day by discussing her debut novel,The Pearl that Broke its Shell, a luminous tale of destiny and identity in Afghanistan.
Rodney Jordan Head Shot

Rodney Jordan Author Talk: 'Tired of Being Black'

Join us at Northwest One Neighborhood Library for an author talk and book discussion of Rodney Jordan’s book Tired of Being Black, which offers a fresh perspective on the struggles and stereotypes of the black race from a man who personified most of them.
Issa Rae Book Cover

Issa Rae: 'The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl'

Join us for an awesome evening with Author, Blogger and Producer Issa Rae as we discuss her new book Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn't easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert-whether she's navigating love, work, friendships, or "rapping"-it sure is entertaining.
Spies, Patriots, Traitors book cover

Kenneth Daigler, 'Spies, Patriots, and Traitors'

Kenneth Daigler will be speaking at Cleveland Park Library about material from his book Spies, Patriots, and Traitors.  In conjunction with Black History Month, he will emphasize in his talk the contributions of African Americans in intelligence operations during the American Revolutionary War.
Wild Women of Washington, D.C. book cover

Wild Women of Civil War Washington, D.C.

Local author Canden Schwantes Arciniega will be talking about the women who fascinated and shocked Washington, D.C. society during the Civil War.