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When Guys Talk

Join us for a “cup of joe" and connect with other fellows from the neighborhood as we talk about issues of interest to us. Make new friends. Discuss stuff that matters to you. Our special guest in July is Mr. Ricardo Thornton, a D.C. native who overcame life obstacles to become a national spokesperson for learning disabilities. We'll talk about stereotypes and how labeling can affect those around us.

My Ashanti Roots: The Life and Works of Amy Ashwood Garvey

Come join us for an evening lecture on the life and work of Pan Africanist Amy Ashwood Garvey by renowned professor Dr. Rhone Fraser. This program is offered in celebration of Caribbean American History Month.    
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WAPAVA Presents - District Merchants - A Discussion with Aaron Posner and Craig Wallace

Are you a DC theater-lover? Do you enjoy new interpretations of Shakespeare? The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA) hosts a viewing of one of its archived productions from the James J.

Sports Nutrition Seminar

Are you an athlete or gearing up to train for your next race? Come join Roxana Ehsani, Giant Food's in-store Nutritionist and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, to learn how food impacts your performance on and off the field. Learn when to eat and what to eat to help you maintain your peak performance. This free event will take place in the Lower Level Meeting Room. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Who Never Combed Gray Hair, Has His 100th Birthday 

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Kennedy hailed from the elite, yet had the common touch.  
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News Media in Unprecedented Times : A Conversation with David Fahrenthold

Since the 2016 Presidential Election, News Media has been a focal point in what has been called “Unprecedented Times”.  Phrases such as “fake news” and “alternative facts” have been tossed into mainstream conversation.  Join us in discussion with Washington Post Reporter and CNN Contributor, David Fahrenthold, a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for his investigative reporting on Trump’s charitable giving, on the role of News Media today.   
Build a Better World

Architecture at the Library

Come into the library and listen to architect Christopher Sullivan discuss how architects are "building a better world."  Christopher has ten years of experience in variety of architectural areas, including diplomatic facilities and historic preservation.  His talk will center on the Francis Gregory Library building and how it exemplifies the best that modern architecture has to offer.

Wonderful World of Healing Herbs and Botanicals

From medicine cabinet to beautifying your body - herbs & botanicals are such wonderful yet often overlooked gifts of nature.   Join the experts from Bazaar Spices as they cover the basics - from learning how you can use botanicals to remove unwanted blemishes from your skin to making your own DIY cleaning products, skin salves & even bug repellant.   During the talk, you may even find that weeds in your backyard might actually make a great tea or stomach soother.
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A Year Across Maryland: Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region

In celebration of Earth Day, Bryan MacKay, author of several books on hiking, biking and canoeing in the DC/MD area, will be discussing his most recent book, A Year a
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Discussion: Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

Join us for a discussion about the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site and Mary McLeod Bethune. Ms. Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington DC townhouse that is now this National Historic Site. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women and was Bethune’s last home in Washington DC. Ms. Bethune was a friend and mentor to Civil Rights Activist, Dorothy I Height.