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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

Dr. Barbara Reynolds | My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Author Talk: My Life, My Love, My Legacy with Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
During MLK Week 2017, DC Public Library will celebrate Coretta Scott King with a special Author Talk featuring the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds. Join us as Dr. Reynolds discusses My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King as told to the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds. A Q&A will follow the discussion. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through DC Public Library Foundation.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

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Karen Branan: 'The Family Tree'

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Join Capitol Hill author and journalist Karen Branan for a discussion of her memoir The Family Tree: A lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth. This book, which was recently nominated for a Pulitzer, follows the author as she uncovers the truth about her ancestors' involvement in the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

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C.R. Gibbs Presents Crossing the Rubicon

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month, internationally noted lecturer, author and historian C.R. Gibbs will present “Crossing the Rubicon,” a lecture in which he discusses the battle for Black public education in Washington, D.C.  

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Karin Tanabe

Karin Tanabe: The Gilded Years

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Come into the library and listen to Karin Tanabe discuss her most recent novel, The Gilded Years

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Judge Robert  L. Wilkins

"Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture"

Woodridge Library

1 p.m.
 Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club and  the community as we celebrate Black History Month through conversation and a book signing with the U.S. Circuit Honorable Robert L. Wilkins.