"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.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Back Cover Art by Kazu KibuishiHarry Potter Book in ChainsHogwarts Crest

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.  

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.      

C.R. Gibbs Lecture " A Hard Road To Freedom: Maryland, the Civil War, African Americans, & Emancipation."

Although not widely known, the abolition of slavery in Maryland had nothing to do with the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn the Free State's unique route to freedom set against the backdrop of war in this presentation.    

C.R.Gibbs Lecture "KMT: The African Roots of Ancient Egypt's Glory."

How did Africa's greatest civilization become disconnected from its original founders? Who were those scholars who fought for the restoration and correction of the contributions of the world's first great nation state in the context of great African empires? Learn these things and more with historian and author C.R. Gibbs.
United State postage stamps issued (L-R) in 1963, 1998 and 1984.

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.  
Students posed in front of Military Road School

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.

Digital Estate Planning

Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife? Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can create and protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email. Please bring devices or examples of digital assets you'd like to pass on.