Social Sciences

African American History Culture Museum cover

Staff Pick: National Museum of African American Museum & Culture

New in the collection

The Smithsonian's newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is now open to the public!

Obama Master Reading List 2008-2016

One thing I'm going to miss about President Obama: the man reads.  The busiest man in the world still makes time to read.  He is a role model for us all.  He reads good stuff too. So in honor of the Reader-in-Chief, I have compiled a master list of all the books that the president was reported to have read from 2008 until the present. Please let me know if I have missed any.    2016

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois.

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 27, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, you are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27, 2016.  Copies of this month's title, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, are available for checkout at the information desk

Black, Copper,and Bright

Southwest Washington D.C. and the Civil War

A talk by C. R. Gibbs, Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend this talk about the role Southwest Washington, D.C. played in the Civil War presented by noted historian C. R. Gibbs. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Biography in Context 2.0

Friday, September 12, 2 pm

Curious about a famous person? Want to learn more about him or her?  Are you interested in contemporary figures or historical ones?  Do you have a school project and need a reliable source?Find out how to use Biography in Context, one of the databases available for free on the DC Public Library website.  One of Cleveland Park Library's adult reference librarians will explore the site with you and help you navigate it on your own, from the library or from home.

Learn More about Database Searching

Biography in Context, May 2 at 2 p.m.

Curious about a famous person and want to learn more about him or her? Are you interested in contemporary figures or historical ones? Do you have an upcoming school research project and need a reliable resource?

Archaeology in the District

A Presentation by Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli

City Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli and her staff are responsible for the many archaeological sites in the District, including prehistoric and Native American sites. These sites contain remains of historical significance that contribute to our knowledge of the city’s cultural past. Come hear Dr. Trocolli and her staff talk about archaeology in the District and what they have been unearthing recently, including some exciting finds from a burial site in Georgetown. They’ll be bringing some interesting finds for you to handle, too!