One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club

Library Takeout

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968. Each month, an NPG staff member will lead a tour of the exhibit One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey. Following the tour, a DCPL librarian will lead a discussion of a featured book related to the portraits, Washington, D.C., and 1968. 

On July 17 we will discuss Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion:

"Know for her literary journalistic style in both fiction and non-fiction, this is Didion's iconic work. This classic collection of journalism defined the state of America during the upheaval of the sixties revolution. The essays feature barricades and bombings, mass murders and kidnapped heiresses."

Other dates in this series: 
June 19
Hendrix on Hendrix, Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix edited by Steven Roby. 
August 21 Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos

The library is hosting events throughout the year related to 1968, including the History Book Club at Northeast Library and Saving Family History Personal Archiving Workshops. Use the "1968: 50th Anniversary" library calendar filter to see all commemoration events and visit the 1968 page on the website for updates on community partnerships and '68-related collections.

This event will meet in the National Portrait Gallery's Kogod Courtyard (8th and F Streets NW).
 

Add to Calendar 17-07-2018 17:30:00 17-07-2018 18:30:00 One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968. Each month, an NPG staff member will lead a tour of the exhibit One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey. Following the tour, a DCPL librarian will lead a discussion of a featured book related to the portraits, Washington, D.C., and 1968.  On July 17 we will discuss Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion: "Know for her literary journalistic style in both fiction and non-fiction, this is Didion's iconic work. This classic collection of journalism defined the state of America during the upheaval of the sixties revolution. The essays feature barricades and bombings, mass murders and kidnapped heiresses." Other dates in this series:  June 19 - Hendrix on Hendrix, Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix edited by Steven Roby.  August 21 - Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos The library is hosting events throughout the year related to 1968, including the History Book Club at Northeast Library and Saving Family History Personal Archiving Workshops. Use the "1968: 50th Anniversary" library calendar filter to see all commemoration events and visit the 1968 page on the website for updates on community partnerships and '68-related collections. This event will meet in the National Portrait Gallery's Kogod Courtyard (8th and F Streets NW).   false DD/MM/YYYY