Author Talk

Author Talk
United States postage stamp issued in 2001 commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison

James Madison: Burning Down the (White) House

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how James Madison, author of the Constitution, was a brilliant political thinker but a bumbling president who let the British army burn down the President's House and the U. S. Capitol in 1814.   Location Peabody Room (3rd floor):  
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Join us for our June Lecture series with Author C.R. Gibbs

On June 15th C. R. Gibbs will talk about The Secret History of Juneteenth.  If you miss this presentation you can join us again on June 29, 2016 where Mr. Gibbs will talk about The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families. Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program at DC Public Library? Check it out and Go for the Gold--Read!
Mel Kohn Author of Adventures in Sociology

Melvin Kohn presents His Latest Book: Adventures in Sociology

Melvin Kohn, former President of the American Sociological Association &  Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, author of Class and Conformity and several other books and articles,  reconsiders a long lifetime of research,   culminating in a widely accepted theory of  social structure and personality.  He will talk about his latest book, a fascinating memoir—Adventures in Sociology: My Life as a Cross-National Schol
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Book Hill Talks: Discussion of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Otis Ramsey-Zoe, Associate Artistic Director at banished? productions, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University, and Series Editor for NoPassport Press's Dreaming the Americas Series, will be on hand to discuss William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Book Hill Talks: Discussion of August Wilson's Radio Golf

Otis Ramsey-Zoe, Associate Artistic Director at banished? productions, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University, and Series Editor for NoPassport Press's Dreaming the Americas Series, will be on hand to discuss August Wilson's Radio Golf.
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Book Hill Talks: The Mind of the African Strongman

Former Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen will be on hand to discuss the leaders, events and issues he experienced during his four decade diplomatic career. 
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The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families

Join us for our June Lecture Series. Come out for this important lecture by C.R. Gibbs on The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families and participate in the discussion. Have you signed up for the DC Public Library Summer Reading program yet?  Check it out and go for the gold.
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Book Hill Talks: America's Diplomats Screening & Discussion

Former Ambassadors Herman Cohen and Edward Marks will be on hand to discuss America's Diplomats, a look at the multi-faceted roles diplomats play in shaping global views of the United States.
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Book Hill Talks: Alex Finley - Victor in the Rubble

Former CIA officer, turned blogger and satirist, Alex Finley will be on had to discuss the sights, sounds, and absurdities of the complex relationships connected with the War on Terror.
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Join Patsy Fletcher and Learn About the Historic Places of Leisure and Recreation In and Around Washington, DC

Join Patsy Fletcher, author of  Historically African American leisure destinations around Washington, D.C. for a talk about places of leisure  and recreation for African Americans in and around Washignton, DC.  You will learn where they were, who patronized them, some histroy of each place and to a limited e

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