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.  
Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay @ All Souls Church

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and An Untamed State, will speak about her latest book, Hunger.
Photo pf a poetry reading

Poetry Reading with Poets on the Fringe

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of original poetry read by the Poets on the Fringe. Free and open to the public.
Book cover "Gemstones Beneath the  Towpath: The Historic Culverts of the C & O Canal"

Gemstones Beneath the Towpath: The Historic Culverts of the C & O Canal

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:00 pm

Author Leslie Carter takes us on an illustrated tour of the under-appreciated 19th century stone masonry culverts that support the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal’s towpath over a distance of 185 miles.  
BryanMacKayYear Across Maryland

A Year Across Maryland: Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region

In celebration of Earth Day, Bryan MacKay, author of several books on hiking, biking and canoeing in the DC/MD area, will be discussing his most recent book, A Year a
Back There, Then

Back There, Then: Linda Crichlow White

Come into the library and listen to author and Ward 4 Resident Linda Crichlow White discuss her historical and genealogical memoir, Back There, Then. The book chronicles stories of the author’s ancestors, beginning before the Civil War and continuing in the 20th century from Duquesne, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC -- notably Ledroit Park and Petworth. Ms.
Cover "Alexander Robey Shepherd The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital"

Alexander Robey Shepherd: the Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital

Author John P. Richardson discusses the first full-length biography of Shepherd, who as Washington DC’s public works czar (1871–74), built the infrastructure of the nation’s capital in a few frenetic years after the Civil War.   

Peabody Room Presents "Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet"

Ann Satterthwaite, city planner and Georgetown, DC resident, explores the creative, social, and communal roles of thousands of opera houses that flourished in small towns across the United States in the late 19th century and again today as many come back to life.  
Book cover "Burleith."

Peabody Room Presents "Burleith: From Scotland to Shannon and Luchs"

Co-author Ross Schipper of the newly published book, Burleith (Arcadia Images of America series), takes us on a pictorial history tour of the Burleith neighborhood from 18th century Scotland to the onset of the Shannon and Luchs Burleith development in 1923.
The Code Economy by Philip Auerswald

Author Talk: Philip Auerswald

Join author Philip Auerswald for his author talk on The Code Economy: A 40,000 Year History.