Author Talk

Author Talk
Book jacket - Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and BeyondMarc Lamont Hill headshot

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill Discusses His Newest Book at the Library

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN.
Cook Korean! by Robin HaRobin HaKimchi recipe excerpt

Cook Korean! Talk with Author and Illustrator Robin Ha

Join us as artist and illustrator Robin Ha talks about illustration and her graphic cookbook, Cook Korean!, and demonstrates a recipe from the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow. Please RSVP to attend on Eventbrite.
Cover image of the book "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon"

Author Talk: "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon"

Join author Larry Tye for a discussion of his latest book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.
Choose Courage

Collaborative Author Talk with Ruth Schimel, PhD

Please join Ruth Schimel, Ph.D., in a thoughtful, beneficial conversation in which she’ll use her expertise and experience to help you access your courage.
Isabella The Warrior Queen

Author Talk: Kirstin Downey

Join author Kirstin Downey for her author talk on Isabella the Warrior Queen.  
Saffir book jacket

Barbara Saffir Author Talk

Join author Barbara Saffir for an afternoon filled with tips for exploring Washington, D.C. 

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, 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.