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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African Amercan History and Culture

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:00 pm

In celebration of 2018 African American History Month, noted historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series entitled "Crusade for Liberty: Frederick Douglass, the Civil War & DC Emancipation."   Join us for this thought-provoking lecture.   
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Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:30 pm

Author Ingrid Anders reads a celebrated short story aloud and facilitates a discussion of its literary merits. The selections include classic, contemporary, American and international short stories. We hone our craft through examination of the masters. No preparation or commitment is required, but please register online. Recommended for ages 18+.  
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Short Fiction Writing Workshop with Author Ingrid Anders

Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:00 pm

Give constructive feedback to fellow writers. Receive it, too.  Bring one printed copy of your own flash fiction or an excerpt from a longer piece (limit: 1,000 words). At each session, we will randomly select three participants to receive critique. Please register ahead of time. Recommended for ages 18+.
A Man Called Ove

Georgetown Book Club

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Fredrik Backman's novel A Man Called Ove The novel follows the titular 59-year-old, a widower whose curmudgeonly existence is disrupted by the arrival of a young family in his neighborhood. Questions? Email
Photo of gavel courtesy Potomac Lodge No. 5.  Postcard of Georgetown's Potomac Lodge No. 5 taken in 1911 by Willard R. Ross (1860-1948).  Collection of Washingtonian Special Collections

Georgetown's Oldest Fraternity: The Early History of Freemasonry in Georgetown

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:00 pm

Chris B. Ruli, historian of the Masonic Potomac Lodge No. 5 of the District of Columbia, will discuss the early history of Freemasonry in Georgetown, notable members of the fraternity, and the uses of the George Washington gavel. The gavel is making a rare visit to Georgetown from its permanent home at the U.S. Capitol. President George Washington used the gavel during the ceremonial laying of the Capitol's cornerstone in 1793.   
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Book Hill Talks - The End of Eddy: Sexuality, Literature and the New Left in Contemporary France

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 pm

Tristan Cabello, director of the American Studies Program and professorial lecturer, Gender & Culture Studies Collaborative at American University will discuss the multiple confluences of sexual identity, literature and politics in France.   
Book cover of News of the World

Georgetown Book Club

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Paulette Jiles' 2016 novel News of the World. Set in 1870 Texas, the novel follows aging veteran Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd as he attempts to transport a young girl largely raised by the Kiowa Tribe back to her aunt and uncle.
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Book Hill Talks - UDC Community Listening Project

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:00 pm

Faith Mullen, associate professor of Law and Co-Director, General Practice Clinic, University of the District of Columbia will discuss the University's Community Listening Project focus on the high cost of being poor in the District.
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Book Hill Talks - Philosophy in the Middle Ages

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:00 pm

Gregory Doolan, associate professor of philosophy, Catholic University of America, will discuss the history and components of medieval thought.
short story discussion group at guy mason recreation center

Short Story Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 4:00 pm

Literature has the power to transport an audience to another time and place, to illustrate meaningful life lessons through complex characters, intricate themes and different points of view.   The DC Public Library in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center invites you to participate in the short story discussion program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.