Author Talk

Author Talk
Photo of author Dolen Perkins-Valdez.Balm book cover.Wench book cover.

Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Join us on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. when award-winning author Dolen Perkins-Valdez reads from her latest novel, Balm, set in post-Civil War Chicago. The event will be held in The Popular Library, our fiction reading room, located on the first floor, opposite the Digital Commons.
Dr King and Africa

Facing The Rising Sun: The Forgotten Story of Dr. King & Africa

Noted local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will lecture on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Best for ages 13 and older.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Reflecting King: A Conversation and Book Signing with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy through conversation, reading, and book signing with Dr. Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Reflecting King: A conversation and book signing with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy with a conversation, reading, and book signing with Dr. Hrabowski. During the program Dr. Hrabowski will read excerpts from his new book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowerting Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement. He will also recount his childhood in 1960’s Birmingham, Alabama, meeting Dr.King and his rise as a champion of STEM education.    
base nation

Book Hill Talks: Base Nation Book Signing with David Vine

Anthropologist David Vine of American University, author of Base Nation : How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, will be on hand to discuss the complex socioeconomic and geopolitical issues surrounding the establishment and maintenance of United States military bases abroad. 
Walt Whitman Stamp and Book

Walt Whitman in Washington, DC: The Civil War and America's Great Poet

Join author, historian and tour guide Garrett Peck as he details in his new book the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.
1940 U.S. postage stamp and book cover.

Walt Whitman in Washington, DC: The Civil War and America's Great Poet

Join author, historian and tour guide Garrett Peck as he details in his new book the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.  Peck has authored books on the District of Columbia's history of Prohibition, beer production, the Potomac River, the Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry.

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