Author Talk

Author Talk
Dr. Gina R. Prince

Dr. Gina R. Prince Author Talk

In her debut novel, Born into Sin Transformed into Destiny, Dr. Gina R. Prince shares how the death of her father, when she was just 5 years old, left her with abandonment and identity issues. She later turned to drugs and sex to fill the void. Finally, she tried God who was waiting for her with open arms.  
Browsings by Michael Dirda

Author Talk: Michael Dirda

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:00 pm

Join author Michael Dirda for his author talk on Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting and Living with Books. Dirda's latest volume collects 50 of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any book lover.
Judge Robert  L. Wilkins

"Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture"

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

 Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club and  the community as we celebrate Black History Month through conversation and a book signing with the U.S. Circuit Honorable Robert L. Wilkins.
The Subdivisions of Avalon Heights,Montello, Woodridge and Winthrop Heights

Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Presents a Book Signing with Jeremiah Montague, Jr.

Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club for a special presentation and book signing.  Mr. Montague Jr. will discuss his new book "The Subdivisions of Avalon Heights, Woodridge,and Winthrop Heights".

Background Checks

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

Are you concerned about a criminal record or bad credit report while applying for jobs? Do you want to know more about your legal rights in DC?  Come to this workshop and learn about the different laws that can protect you when dealing with background checks during the job search.   
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Karen Branan: 'The Family Tree'

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join Capitol Hill author and journalist Karen Branan for a discussion of her memoir The Family Tree: A lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth. This book, which was recently nominated for a Pulitzer, follows the author as she uncovers the truth about her ancestors' involvement in the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912.
McClellan book jacketMoore book jacketVoss book jacket

Bonsai Hour: Author Talk

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00 pm

Three Washington-based authors (Ann McClellan, Sandra Moore and Stephen Voss) will discuss their recent books about bonsai. 
Book jacket for M. Waite

Sustainability at Work

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

Marilyn Waite is an engineer and author with extensive international experience in the sustainability field. She will discuss careers that favorably impact the environment and also her book Sustainability at Work. Free & open to the public.
Lucky Strikes

Local Author Talk: Louis Bayard

Join local author Louis Bayard for a discussion of his latest YA novel, Lucky Strikes, a Depression-era tale of the orphaned Amelia and her struggle to keep her siblings together. This event is open to teens and adults.