Lecture

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History of the Military Road School

Join us on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. for an informative presentation on one of the District's first schools for the children of former slaves.
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Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens – The Story in Photos, Then and Now

Fort Stevens was the focus of the only Civil War battle in the nation’s capital and the only time a sitting President (Lincoln) has come under direct enemy fire.
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Digital Estate Planning

Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife? Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can create and protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email. Please bring devices or examples of digital assets you'd like to pass on.
"Old Yarrow" by James Alexander Simpson, oil on canvas, 1822.

Farewell Yarrow!

Join us as we bid "farewell" to the Peabody Room's 1822 portrait of Yarrow Mamout, which is being borrowed by the Smithsonian Institution for display at the National Portrait Gallery through 2019.  Brief presentations will be given by:
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James Madison: Burning Down the (White) House

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how James Madison, author of the Constitution, was a brilliant political thinker but a bumbling president who let the British army burn down the President's House and the U. S. Capitol in 1814.   Location Peabody Room (3rd floor):  
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Join us for our June Lecture series with Author C.R. Gibbs

On June 15th C. R. Gibbs will talk about The Secret History of Juneteenth.  If you miss this presentation you can join us again on June 29, 2016 where Mr. Gibbs will talk about The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families. Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program at DC Public Library? Check it out and Go for the Gold--Read!
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Book Hill Talks: Discussion of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Otis Ramsey-Zoe, Associate Artistic Director at banished? productions, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University, and Series Editor for NoPassport Press's Dreaming the Americas Series, will be on hand to discuss William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Book Hill Talks: Discussion of August Wilson's Radio Golf

Otis Ramsey-Zoe, Associate Artistic Director at banished? productions, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University, and Series Editor for NoPassport Press's Dreaming the Americas Series, will be on hand to discuss August Wilson's Radio Golf.
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Book Hill Talks: The Mind of the African Strongman

Former Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen will be on hand to discuss the leaders, events and issues he experienced during his four decade diplomatic career. 
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The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families

Join us for our June Lecture Series. Come out for this important lecture by C.R. Gibbs on The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families and participate in the discussion. Have you signed up for the DC Public Library Summer Reading program yet?  Check it out and go for the gold.

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