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Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Ari Berman's Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

DC Reads: District Comics

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for discussion of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington DC edited by Matt Dembicki. A graphic novel anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy banks of the Potomac to the modern-day metropolis.
District Comics

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Palisades Book Club.  In celebration of DC Reads, we will be discussing District Comics, edited by Matt Dembiski, at Palisades Library, on Tuesday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us!

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Ari Berman's Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

DC Reads: The Hopefuls

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Jennifer Close's The Hopefuls.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

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Black Literature Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
In celebration of DC Reads in October 2016, the Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club will host a librarian-led discussion on October 25 at 2:00 p.m., where thoughtful sharing and insightful comments lead to even greater enjoyment of this specially selected title for 2016. 

DC Reads: Democracy in Black

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s book Democracy in Black.  Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, Glaude argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap” - with white lives valued more than others - that still distorts our politics today.

Eddie Glaude Jr. on Democracy in Black

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. to speak about his book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. This is a ticketed event.  Please visit our Eventbrite page to secure your free ticket.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

DC Reads: District Comics

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Join us for discussion of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington DC edited by Matt Dembicki. A graphic novel anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy ban

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

DC Reads: Democracy in Black

Northwest One Library

6 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s book Democracy in Black.  Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, Glaude argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap” - with white lives valued more than others - that still distorts our politics today.

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

DC Reads: The Hopefuls

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Jennifer Close's The Hopefuls.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Ari Berman's Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Handmaid's Tale

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
One of twelve books chosen on the theme, American democracy, this early novel by award-winning author, Margaret Atwood captures a country taken over by a zealotry not even it's originators cannot control.  With elements of George Orwell's 1984, love, intrigue and an ever watchful Eye are at the heart of this story of a blinkered handmaiden forced to conceive for childless leaders while the safety and whereabout

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.