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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cover "Alexander Robey Shepherd The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital"

Alexander Robey Shepherd: the Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Author John P. Richardson discusses the first full-length biography of Shepherd, who as Washington DC’s public works czar (1871–74), built the infrastructure of the nation’s capital in a few frenetic years after the Civil War.   

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Code Economy by Philip Auerswald

Author Talk: Philip Auerswald

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join author Philip Auerswald for his author talk on The Code Economy: A 40,000 Year History.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Back There, Then

Back There, Then: Linda Crichlow White

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Come into the library and listen to author and Ward 4 Resident Linda Crichlow White discuss her historical and genealogical memoir, Back There, Then. The book chronicles stories of the author’s ancestors, beginning before the Civil War and continuing in the 20th century from Duquesne, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC -- notably Ledroit Park and Petworth. Ms.