Author Talk

Author Talk
Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs

'Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs' by David Grimm

Join David Grimm for his author talk on Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship With Cats and Dogs. David Grimm is an award-winning journalist and deputy news editor at Science, the world’s leading journal of scientific research and science news. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed new book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, which traces the journey of pets from wild animals to family members.
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National Poetry Month: District of Literature Presents Capitol Poetry

"A poem begins with a lump in the throat..."  -Robert FrostAs part of the DC Central Library's "Poetry Begins" celebration, a panel discussion about the district's poetry scene--its origin and evolution. Featuring poets Bomani Armeh and Richard Peabody and moderated by Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry and Lectures Coordinator Teri Cross Davis. The panel discussion will be followed by readings from poets Kyle Dargan, Doritt Carroll, and John Monagle.
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Chat With Author Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees, will be discussing her book, A Year in Rock Creek Park.  
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Jacques Bodelle Author Talk

The author will discuss his recent work Petite(s) Histoire(s) des Français d’Amérique [A Brief History of the French in America].  This event is part of our festivities held in honor of the Book Hill French Market
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Book Signing: Stories Untold with Stacey Price Brown, Ph.D.

All are encouraged to come and learn about different insightful and inspirational stories of high-achieving D.C.-area students.   Dr. Brown will share how students can stand out during the admissions process. In addition, there will be a raffle for a counseling session. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!  
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Careers in Comics Panel Discussion and Portfolio Review

Want to make comic books for a living? Have your stuff reviewed by pros in the field? Come meet working writers, artists and more on Saturday, April 11. Guests include: Shannon Gallant, illustrator for Marvel and Dreamworks
"My Boyfriend's Wife Part 1" by Mychea

'My Boyfriend's Wife Part 1' with Urban Fiction Author Mychea

Join author Mychea and the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library for the inaugural meeting of the Takoma Park Urban Fiction Book Club! Mychea will read selections from and discuss her latest book My Boyfriend's Wife Part 1. She'll also share how she got started as a writer.  Light refreshments will be served.
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Medic Against Bomb: An Evening with Frederick Foote

The DC Public Library presents an evening with Frederick Foote. Mr. Foote is a local poet and physician whose work has appeared in Commonweal, The Progressive, JAMA and many other publications. His book of poetry, Medic Against Bomb, won the 2013 Grayson Books poetry prize. He will read from his work and present an interactive display of his inspirations and travels.
Miss Jessie's- Creating a Successful Business from Scratch- Naturally

Miko Branch: Hosted by Mocha Ochoa-Nana

Miss Jessie's—Creating a Successful Business from Scratch—Naturally is a memoir and business guide rich with inspirational life lessons and unique business advice from Miko Branch, the Chief Executive Officer of the dynamic Miss Jessie’s —the company that revolutionized the hair care industry.  Signed copies of the book are available for pre-order and day-of purchase. Pre-orders come with a grab bag of Miss Jessie's products and a #IamMissJessie T-shirt.
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Pelecanos in Petworth: Exploring D.C. Noir with George Pelecanos

The DC Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Petworth Library, invite you to Pelecanos in Petworth: Exploring D.C. Noir with Author George Pelecanos Author Reading (free to the public) Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NWHappy Hour with George Pelecanos ($35/person) Monday, March 30, 8 p.m. Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur Street NW