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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.
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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, March 21, 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.
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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 
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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.   

"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.