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Crime & Punishment Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7:00 pm

The Chevy Chase DC Library will begin its yearly lecture/discussion series on September 20, 2016.  The theme for the 2016-2017 series will be "Crime and Punishment."  In this series, we will be reading 10 works of fiction from different eras and genres that explore humankind's struggle for systems of justice that work for all.
Urban Garden

Urban Gardening: How to Maximize Time and Space

Come into the library and learn how to optimize your garden from Neil Hoffman, master gardener and manager of the Mamie D. Lee Community Garden in Fort Totten. Photo by dotabe at Morguefile.com 
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Senator Margaret Chase Smith: The Lady from Maine

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how “The Lady from Maine” denounced Joseph McCarthy in a floor speech that made Senate history on June 1, 1950.   
CR GIBBS

"Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities, & Other Organizations."

Join us for our Fall Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs, local author and historian at the New Woodridge Neighborhood Library.
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UNCENSORED: Harry Potter, Profanity, and the Banned Book

Join us as Harry Potter scholars Tolonda Henderson and Kylie Madden share their unique expertise in this lecture double feature in honor of Banned Books Week!
Isabel Briggs Myers: She’s Got Your Type!

The Peabody Room Presents "Isabel Briggs Myers: She’s Got Your Type!"

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses the life of Washington, DC native Isabel Briggs Myers. Myers, with her mother Katharine Cooks Briggs, developed the personality inventory known as the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) which became a global success.  
Gibbs

C .R. Gibbs Lecture "On The Cutting Room Floor: The Images of the Black Woman in American Film."

This is a searing probe of the roots of the misrepresentation of black women in the greatest art form of the 20th century and how and why they still exist today.      
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Mrs. Roosevelt: Muse to Hillary

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Eleanor Roosevelt was the indispensable First Lady of the people who helped write the nation's story and the figure Hillary Clinton saw as her soul mate.  
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History of the Military Road School

Join us on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. for an informative presentation on one of the District's first schools for the children of former slaves.
Pres. Lincoln at Fort Stevens 1864

Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens – The Story in Photos, Then and Now

Fort Stevens was the focus of the only Civil War battle in the nation’s capital and the only time a sitting President (Lincoln) has come under direct enemy fire.

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