Author Talk

Author Talk

An Evening with Y-Love!

Y-Love is one of the most dynamic rappers of our time.  His talents have been mentioned in such news outlets as XXL Magazine, The New York Times, Out Magazine, and the Jerusalem Post.  Hailing from Baltimore City, of Ethiopian and Puerto-Rican descent, and a convert to Orthodox Judaism during the beginning of the 21st century, Y-Love is the first black Orthodox Jewish rapper. He is also the first rapper to come out during the peak of his career.  

Author Talk and Book Signing with Desiree Cooper and Tracy Chiles McGhee

Join us at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library on Monday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with authors Desiree Cooper and Tracy Chiles McGhee.  
United States postage stamps that depict the individuals to be discussed in this talk,

Andrew Jackson / Roger Taney / Francis Scott Key: A Grim Trio in Town and Country

President Andrew Jackson appointed Roger Taney Chief Justice of the United States.  Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott decision, was related to Francis Scott Key, lawyer and composer of "The Star Spangled Banner."  Key was a member of Jackson's inner circle.  Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to, discusses the ties that made this trifecta a Southern political force.  
Visas for Al Qaeda cover

Visas for Al Qaeda

Local author Michael Springmann will be discussing his book Visas for Al Qaeda at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.  The program will be in the first floor meeting room.
Cynthia Kane Author

Mindful Communication

Certified meditation and mindfulness instructor Cynthia Kane will present a workshop on mindful communication.  Kane is the author of the newly published book How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, an instruction manual for clear communication.
Melting the Blues by Tracy Chiles McGheeTracy Chiles McGhee author of Melting the Blues

Author Talk - Melting the Blues by Tracy Chiles McGhee

Tracy Chiles McGhee will present her newly published novel - Melting the Blues. "A brave, musical story rich with Southern history." - Kirkus Reviews Please join us to welcome and celebrate our local Georgetown author.  
Edna Small - Local poet and author of recent collection of poems - Listening Still

Poetry - Edna Small Local Poet

Local poet Edna Small will read from her recently published collection of poems - Listening Still.  A retired psychologist, her poems - both personal and universal, cover a wide range of human experience.
Sistah Joy

Poet Sistah Joy: An Afternoon of Poetry with Book Signing

Please join us for an afternoon of poetry by Washington, DC area poet, Sistah Joy with Djembe accompaniment, J. Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford, winner of the Washington, DC Poet Laureate Special Award, is the author of Lord, I’m Dancin’ As Fast As I Can, From Pain to Empowerment: The Fabric of My Being and This Garden Called Life. Sistah Joy is the producer and host of the award-wining TV show “Sojourn with Words.”

Author Talk and Book Signing with Sadeqa Johnson

Join us at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with Sadeqa Johnson.