One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club

Library Takeout

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 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 Aug. 21, we will discuss Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos:

"Following the divergent paths of the Strange brothers, Hard Revolution is a rich, dramatic, totally engrossing story of two brothersone a rookie police officer, one a recently returned Vietnam veterancaught up in the chaos that engulfed D.C. in 1968, when riots followed the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. A fictional perspective on our history, the book is an important work by one of D.C.'s leading literary figures."

Other dates in this series: 
June 19
Hendrix on Hendrix, Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix edited by Steven Roby. 
July 17 Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

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 21-08-2018 17:30:00 21-08-2018 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 Aug. 21, we will discuss Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos: "Following the divergent paths of the Strange brothers, Hard Revolution is a rich, dramatic, totally engrossing story of two brothers—one a rookie police officer, one a recently returned Vietnam veteran—caught up in the chaos that engulfed D.C. in 1968, when riots followed the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. A fictional perspective on our history, the book is an important work by one of D.C.'s leading literary figures." Other dates in this series:  June 19 - Hendrix on Hendrix, Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix edited by Steven Roby.  July 17 - Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion 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