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History of the Military Road School

Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join DCPL for a series of informative lectures on one of the District's first schools for the children of former slaves.
United States postage stamp issued (L-R) in 1993 and 1956.

Thomas Jefferson: In the Presence of His Enemies

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1:00 pm

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Thomas Jefferson, the Sage of Monticello, was a brilliant thinker and a charmed, beloved Virginian.  But you did not want to land on his enemies list.  

Know Your Rights at Work!

Do you have questions about your legal rights at work?  Learn about your legal rights during the job application process, while on the job, and after leaving a job.  Topics covered include discrimination, payment of wages, applying for jobs if you have a criminal record, and more.

The History and Politics of Gentrification in Mt. Pleasant / La Historia y Política de Desplazamiento en la Mt. Pleasant

Se ofrecerán servicios de traducción de inglés a español en este programa Join University of Maryland scholars Kevin Kim (American Studies), Cody Osterman (History), and Malaurie Pilatte (School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) as they hold a discussion on the history and politics of gentrification in Mt. Pleasant. This interdisciplinary group of researchers utilized multiple sources of data, from archival resources to current day promotional materials, to think through the many changes the neighborhood has seen and continues to see to this day.
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"The Harlem Renaissance: A 21st Century Reappraisal."

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join author and historian C.R.Gibbs for this engaging presentation on a second look at the Harlem Renaissance.
(L-R) U.S. postage stamps issued in 1967 and 2017 (scheduled for the centennial of JFK's birth).

A Tragic Rhyme in Time

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in 1863 and President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas in 1963 happened exactly 100 Novembers apart.  
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"The Power of Two: Most Presidents Come in Pairs"

"The Power of Two:  Most Presidents Come in Pairs"   Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how our American presidents, from the Early Republic to modern times, made it a point to extend their living legacies.  Saturday, October 8, 2016 1 - 2 pm
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Junot Diaz and the Art of Writing in Spanglish

Come join this interactive discussion, led by author Aaron Hamburger, who teaches writing at the George Washington University, to explore how Diaz’s inventive use of Spanglish creates a uniquely layered reading experience, resulting in different stories for different readers.
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Guest Speaker Jimmy Venza, Ph.D.

Jimmy Venza, Ph.D., will speak at the Marks and Hull Neuroscience Discussions series. Dr. Venza is a psychologist and the Executive Director of The Lourie Center for Children's Social & Emotional Wellness.
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Crime & Punishment Lecture Series

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:00 pm

The Chevy Chase DC Library will begin its yearly lecture/discussion series on September 20, 2016.  The theme for the 2016-2017 series will be "Crime and Punishment."  In this series, we will be reading 10 works of fiction from different eras and genres that explore humankind's struggle for systems of justice that work for all.