Author Talk

Author Talk
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A Year in Rock Creek Park: the World of Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Rock Creek Park, which was created in 1890, the same year Yosemite was established.
Secret Washington DC

Secret Washington, DC

Everyone knows about the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House.  But D.C. has much more to offer both residents and tourists.
Image of book cover for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," an American fantastic tale by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
Capital Streetcars: Early Mass Transit in Washington, D.C.John DeFerrari

Capital Streetcars: Early Mass Transit in Washington, D.C. by John DeFerrari

The Georgetown Library's Peabody Room presents Capital Streetcars: Early Mass Transit in Washington, D.C. by John DeFerrari. Washington’s first streetcars trundled down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Civil War. By the end of the century, streetcar lines crisscrossed the city, expanding it into the suburbs and defining where Washingtonians lived, worked and played.  Join author John DeFerrari on a joyride through the fascinating history of streetcars in the nations capital.  
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Philip Burnham Discusses "Song of Dewey Beard"

Author Philip Burnham will discuss his recent book, Songs of Dewey Beard, about the last survivor of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand.
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VIRTUAL Downtown Walking Tour of the D.C. Punk Underground

Due to high demand, the walking tour has been moved indoors to Washintoniana, room 307 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Participants will visit the locations via slides of then-and-now photos.TICKET REQUIRED
Photograph of Len Downie

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 newsroom, he was also an investigative reporter, editor of the local and national news staff, 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.
May Rihani - Author and International Advocate for Women's Rights

Author Talk - May Rihani

May Rihani, pioneer in girls' education and a tireless advocate of women's rights, served as co-chair of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) from 2008 to 2010. Her seminal book, Keeping the Promise, is a framework for advancing girls' education used by organizations in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 
UncensoredPhyllis Reynolds NaylorDeborah Hautzig

Uncensored: A Conversation with Banned Authors

Join Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig, two award-winning authors of banned YA books, for a conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom in recognition of Banned Book Week 2015.
Black Boy book cover

Celebrate Richard Wright's Birthday and the 70th Anniversary of 'Black Boy'

Please join the Hurston/Wright Foundation and DC Public Library's Special Collections in a celebration of the birthday of Richard Wright and the 70th anniversary of the publication of his memoir, Black Boy. Readings from and discussion of this classic work begin at 6:30 p.m.