Lecture

Urban Garden

Urban Gardening: How to Maximize Time and Space

Come into the library and learn how to optimize your garden from Neil Hoffman, master gardener and manager of the Mamie D. Lee Community Garden in Fort Totten. Photo by dotabe at Morguefile.com 
Unites State postage stamp issued in 2007.

Senator Margaret Chase Smith: The Lady from Maine

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how “The Lady from Maine” denounced Joseph McCarthy in a floor speech that made Senate history on June 1, 1950.   
CR GIBBS

"Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities, & Other Organizations."

Join us for our Fall Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs, local author and historian at the New Woodridge Neighborhood Library.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Back Cover Art by Kazu KibuishiHarry Potter Book in ChainsHogwarts Crest

UNCENSORED: Harry Potter, Profanity, and the Banned Book

Join us as Harry Potter scholars Tolonda Henderson and Kylie Madden share their unique expertise in this lecture double feature in honor of Banned Books Week!
Isabel Briggs Myers: She’s Got Your Type!

The Peabody Room Presents "Isabel Briggs Myers: She’s Got Your Type!"

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses the life of Washington, DC native Isabel Briggs Myers. Myers, with her mother Katharine Cooks Briggs, developed the personality inventory known as the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) which became a global success.  
Gibbs

C .R. Gibbs Lecture "On The Cutting Room Floor: The Images of the Black Woman in American Film."

This is a searing probe of the roots of the misrepresentation of black women in the greatest art form of the 20th century and how and why they still exist today.      
Gibbs

C.R. Gibbs Lecture " A Hard Road To Freedom: Maryland, the Civil War, African Americans, & Emancipation."

Although not widely known, the abolition of slavery in Maryland had nothing to do with the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn the Free State's unique route to freedom set against the backdrop of war in this presentation.    
Gibbs

C.R.Gibbs Lecture "KMT: The African Roots of Ancient Egypt's Glory."

How did Africa's greatest civilization become disconnected from its original founders? Who were those scholars who fought for the restoration and correction of the contributions of the world's first great nation state in the context of great African empires? Learn these things and more with historian and author C.R. Gibbs.
United State postage stamps issued (L-R) in 1963, 1998 and 1984.

Mrs. Roosevelt: Muse to Hillary

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Eleanor Roosevelt was the indispensable First Lady of the people who helped write the nation's story and the figure Hillary Clinton saw as her soul mate.  

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