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.
C. R. Gibbs potrait

The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia

In honor of Black History Month, historian and author C. R. Gibbs will present his lecture "The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia."  You are cordially invited to learn about the trap doors and hiding places, the conductors and stations of the "Liberty Line" which passed through Washington, DC. 

Book Hill Talks: Developing Classroom Communities

Amy Williamson, Chair of the Education, Health and Social Work Division of the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to discuss her research on engaging and increasing cultural competencies of today's students.  (Rescheduled from May 11, 2016)
These first-class commemorative postage stamps were issued in 1995 by the U.S. Postal Service.

Frederick Douglass/ Harriet Tubman: Parallel Lives From the Eastern Shore

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Frederick Douglass worked by day under the sun and Harriet Tubman worked by night under the stars.