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.  
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UNCENSORED: Censorship Now!! A book talk with Author Ian Svenonius

Banned Books Week presents local author and musician Ian Svenonius, plus a screening of the short film, What is a Group. This event will be held in the Great Hall.
Art all Night: Made in DC

Art all Night: Made in DC

Join us on September 24 at the Tenleytown Library for Art all Night: Made in DC. The library will be open on Saturday from 7 p.m. until midnight for children's art and craft workshops, temporary Henna skin decorations, literary readings, a sculpture room, photo exhibits and a local history display.   
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Richard Rashke: 'The Whistleblower's Dilemma'

Join us as we host Capitol Hill author, Richard Rashke, on Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m.  After you see the new movie Snowden, discuss conspiracies, cover-ups, and the question "can our government regulators, our politicians, our military-intelligence and our profit-oriented corporations be trusted to protect us from harm as well as safeguard our privacy?" (question from the publisher.)  Hear about all this and more as Rashke talks about his latest book, 
Democracy in BlackEddie S. Glaude, Jr.

Eddie Glaude Jr. on Democracy in Black

Join us for an evening with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. to speak about his book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. This is a ticketed event.  Please visit our Eventbrite page to secure your free ticket.

Background Checks

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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SOLD OUT - Force Behind "Awesomely Luvvie" Blog Brings New Book to Library

With over 500,000 readers a month on her enormously popular blog,, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture.I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I’m Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some “act right” into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.
Book jacket - Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and BeyondMarc Lamont Hill headshot

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill Discusses His Newest Book at the Library

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN.
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Cook Korean! Talk with Author and Illustrator Robin Ha

Join us as artist and illustrator Robin Ha talks about illustration and her graphic cookbook, Cook Korean!, and demonstrates a recipe from the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow. Please RSVP to attend on Eventbrite.