The Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Author Talk: The Art of Grace

Join author Sarah L. Kaufman for her author talk on The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life.
Dorothy Height and others receiving honorary doctorates during commencement ceremonies at Harvard University.

Dorothy I. Height: Living With Purpose

Invited guests will lead a discussion about the life, leadership and legacy of Dorothy I. Height. The discussion is inspired by Ms. Height's book entitled Living with Purpose : An Activist's Guide to Listening, Learning and Leading.  

Book Hill Talks: The Hands of Peace Book Signing

Local author Marione Ingram will be on hand to discuss her widely acclaimed book, The Hands of Peace, the story of her eyewitness accounts of Holocaust Germany and Jim Crow United States.   
First edition (1962) "Silent Spring" next to U.S. postage stamp honoring Rachel Carson issued in 1981.

"Rachel Carson: Bringer of Silent Spring"

Peabody Room History Talk (3rd floor) Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist to usnews.com, discusses how Rachel Carson authored a brilliant polemic in 1962 that launched a major social movement, but she knew her time was short.
Rik Freeman Painting

In The Artist's Words

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in association with East City Art magazine, are happy to present “In The Artist’s Words”, a two-program discussion series featuring local artists. The first of these features Rik Freeman, who will be speaking about his recent experiences as an artist in Brazil, as well as his series of works about early Blues music. Mr. Freeman has been a professional artist for over 25 years, and maintains his studio here in Washington, DC. This discussion is free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
Margaret Soltan- Associate Professor, English, GW University, DC

Three-Part Poetry Lecture Series with Professor Margaret Soltan

Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor, English, George Washington University has kindly agreed to offer a series of lectures at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrating National Poetry Month. The lectures will be offered on three Saturdays: Lecture One: Winter kept us warm:  Poetry as Paradox April 2, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
C.R. Gibbs

African American History and Culture Lecture: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."

In celebration of African American History Month, noted historian and author, C.R. Gibbs presents an African American history and culture lecture, "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."   Don't miss this thought-provoking and engaging discussion! The Takoma Park Library is located 3 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station.  For more information, call 202-576-7764.  
Lost in the Stars: Photo by Karli Cadel, The Glimmerglass Festival

Lost in the Stars: an Evening with the Washington National Opera

In partnership with the Washington National Opera, DC Public Library presents a discussion of the upcoming Kennedy Center program, Lost in the Stars.
Drawing that represents the human mind

Seminar on Matter, Consciousness, and Trauma

Recent gains to the understanding of matter, consciousness, and trauma are nothing short of astounding. William Marks, Ph.D. and Jeanine Hull will discuss trends and developments in the field of neuroscience over the course of five talks. Dr. Marks was a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University and at NIH's Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Ms. Hull, an attorney, researches trauma and conflict.  This discussion series is free. 
Shaw Junior High School

Saving Shaw School

Screening of short film (22 minutes, 2015) by Shaw historian and critically acclaimed playwright Carole Mumin ("Where Eagles Fly"). Using dialogue and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin in the Sun," Mumin dramatizes the neighborhood's struggle to keep an important institution open. The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the film's actors.