The Journey Across Swedish Lapland: Kungsleden

Please join Evan McCarthy as he describes his experience hiking with DC UL Backpacking in Swedish Lapland. Kungsleden (The King's Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 270 miles long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south. It passes through the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.  This talk is the sixth in the Trips of a Lifetime series.
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Hiking for Fun

Curious about hiking as a hobby? Considering taking it up but don't know where to start? Join Michael Martin for an introductory talk on recreational hiking. Learn what you will need, where the best local spots to hike are, and more!
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Make. Do. Session Featuring Blogger Nicole McLean

You're invited to join us for the next Make. Do. Sessions on Saturday May 14 at 1 p.m. featuring  Blogger and Entrepreneur Nicole McLean. McLean started blogging immediately after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. My Fabulous Boobies began as a personal chronicle of her journey through treatment; a way for her friends and family to keep up with how she was doing.  After providing a window into the life of a breast cancer patient and survivor for many years, Nicole found herself at a crossroad.

An Evening with Y-Love!

Y-Love is one of the most dynamic rappers of our time.  His talents have been mentioned in such news outlets as XXL Magazine, The New York Times, Out Magazine, and the Jerusalem Post.  Hailing from Baltimore City, of Ethiopian and Puerto-Rican descent, and a convert to Orthodox Judaism during the beginning of the 21st century, Y-Love is the first black Orthodox Jewish rapper. He is also the first rapper to come out during the peak of his career.  

Contributions of African American Women During the Civil War

African American women played a fundamental role in the struggle for freedom during the Civil War Era.  Among their contributions, they served as nurses and cooks; operated as spies, scouts and couriers; and supported black troops in many ways.
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Chinese Spoken Language is Easier Than You Think!

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Dr. Hong-Fincher will give a talk on the Chinese spoken language and give a few sound examples (as compared with English, French). The talk will last around one hour, and after there will be a Q &A. Time, and interest, permitting, there will also be a short video of a Chinese play Mr. Dong-guo and the Wolf (the main actor is the former Prime Minister of Australia).  
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Aging and Relationships: Stingers, Clingers, & Love in the Golden Years

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and Glover Park Village present Dr. Patricia Webbink on the subject of "Aging and Relationships: Stingers, Clingers, & Love in the Golden Years". A licensed psychologist, Dr. Webbink will speak on the subject of relationships between older adults and her theory of "the intimacy pattern", drawing on her more than 40 years of experience in psychological practice. Please RSVP to Events@GloverParkVillage.org or by calling 202-436-5545.
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Using Imagery and Music to Relieve Aging-Related Stress

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and Glover Park Village present Dr. Patricia Webbink speaking on the subject of "Using Imagery and Music to Relieve Aging-Related Stress". Dr. Webbink, a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience in practice, will demonstrate how music and soothing imagery can help older adults relieve stress, foster relaxation, and engender personal transformation.
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The Stars & Stripes: Little-Known Origins of the US Flag

Glover Park Village and the DC Public Library invite you to a free presentation on the origins of “Old Glory,” by Earl P. Williams, Jr., author of What You Should Know About the American Flag. A longtime history and social studies teacher, Mr. Williams'  curiosity about the American flag started him down the path of a thirty-year research journey into its origins, which revealed some surprising facts about how the “Stars & Stripes” came to be designed -- not by Betsy Ross, but by little-known historical figure figure Francis Hopkinson.
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Andrew Jackson / Roger Taney / Francis Scott Key: A Grim Trio in Town and Country

President Andrew Jackson appointed Roger Taney Chief Justice of the United States.  Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott decision, was related to Francis Scott Key, lawyer and composer of "The Star Spangled Banner."  Key was a member of Jackson's inner circle.  Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses the ties that made this trifecta a Southern political force.