DC Public Library is proud to host a variety of writers, lecturers, and community members for special events celebrating their works and accomplishments. Discover some of our recent series and plan to attend an upcoming author talk!
Well-Read Black Girl at DC Public Library
DC Public Library is excited to partner with Well-Read Black Girl to bring Glory Edim's legendary book club to D.C. readers! Well-Read Black Girl's goal is to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations - contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled and to address inequalities and improve communities through reading and reflecting on the works of Black women.
The Public Square
What are we talking about when we talk about equity and racial justice? How will leaders advocating for social change and the scholars who study it know that their ideas are meeting the moment? DC Public Library explores the next frontier of equity through a conversation series called “The Public Square.”
The Public Square brings leaders and innovators to the Library to discuss the next phase of their work or scholarship. Traditional prepared and packaged speeches are replaced by engaging conversations designed to move their work or scholarship forward.
La Comunidad Reads with Lupita Aquino
DC Public Library teams up with advocate Lupita Reads to create La Comunidad Reads, a groundbreaking initiative set to showcase and amplify Latine voices in literature, highlighting the richness and diversity of their works.
Lupita Reads is a platform known for promoting books authored by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and the Queer community. Founded by Lupita Aquino, her popular Instagram account – @Lupita.Reads, has created a space for readers to connect through literature by highlighting the importance of reading and discussing books by authors of different backgrounds, ethnicities and identities.
DC Reads is a DC Public Library program that promotes citywide conversations focused on a single book. Past titles have included How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith, Good Talk by Mira Jacob, and Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires.
Explore the Series on YouTube
Just hearing about our series and sad to have missed a talk? Check out videos from events past on YouTube! Find full-length author talks from each of our series as well as interviews with the many authors, musical guests, and creatives that have joined the library.