Lecture

Author Image

DC Public Library presents Kevin Powell

Join DC Public Library in welcoming critically acclaimed journalist, poet, and activist Kevin Powel as he talks about his 12th book. The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood is a poignant memoir that takes readers on the transformative journey from his turbulent, impoverished youth in Jersey City, NJ to the accomplished man his has become today. Books will be available courtesy of Politics & Prose Bookstore. Mr. Powell will sign copies following his talk. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.
pohlhaus

Dr. King: His Impact on My Life

Wendy L. Pohlhaus, Executive Assistant for External Affairs at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, discusses the legacy of Dr. King and  explains how the civil rights leader played an important role in her life and career.
davidtaylor

Crime Prevention in the District of Columbia

Safe neighborhoods represent a major concern for District residents. Last year, there was a total of 105 killings in the city.  According to the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) District Crime Data at a Glance, 2015's homicide count stood at 124 as of October 19, 2015, with two months remaining in the calendar year.    What are the causes of violence in the District of Columbia? Has MPD initiated any new strategies aimed at reducing homicides?
Silent Mission Shiloh Baptist Church 1910

Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC

Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC with Dr. Isaac O. Agboola, Interim Dean, School of Education, Business, and Human Services, Gallaudet University and Judy C. Williams, Historian, Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, DC GREAT HALL Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Questions?  Contact Center for Accessibility,  (202) 727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov
carmel

Book Hill Talks: Judaism in Transition Book Signing

Economist Carmel Chiswick of George Washington University will be on hand to discuss her highly acclaimed book, Judaism in Transition - an examination of the relationships of economics and religion.
Image of retirement and related issues"Retirement soon" clockImage of steaming cup of coffee

Retirement Cafe

Open-ended discussion of retirement and related issues--life planning, finances, health care, estate planning--you name it--with coffee and sweets--to raise awareness of retirement as a new stage of life and more, for retirees and for those about to retire!
Glen E. Friedman at MLKMy Rules

Glen E. Friedman: a LIVE discussion moderated by Alec MacKaye

As part of the DC Punk Archive one-year anniversary celebrations, Alec MacKaye will lead a talk with the iconic skate, punk and hip hop photographer, Glen E. Friedman, often called the most important photographer of his generation.
Home Movie Day logoPlay Back the Tape Logo

Home Movie Day DC 2015

Have your family’s home movies personally inspected by Film and Video Archivist professionals! View and share your family’s home movies together with an audience! Learn about how to digitize and preserve your family’s home films and videos. See exciting home movies from the growing collection of at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and DC Public Library Special Collections. Use the hashtag #homemoviedaydc to follow and share.
Bats

Haunted History and Ghost Hunt

Haunted History and Ghost Hunt, 4-9 p.m. Join us for a night of chill and thrills! Part One - History Presentation, 4-5 p.m. An overview of the history of the location/area/library.  Please call for specific details. Part Two - Paranormal Investigation (Ghost Hunt), 5-9 p.m. We will be:
Bats

Haunted History and Ghost Hunt

Haunted History and Ghost Hunt, 4-9 p.m. Join us for a night of chill and thrills! Part One - History Presentation, 4-5 p.m. An overview of the history of the location/area/library. Please call for specific details. Part Two - Paranormal Investigation (Ghost Hunt), 5-9 p.m. We will be:

Pages