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Roxane Gay Read-Alikes

Author Roxane Gay will be at All Souls Unitarian Church on Tuesday, June 20, in conversation with WAMU's Alicia Montgomery. This free event, part of the Signature Speaker Series, is presented in partnership with Oracle Group and the DC Public Library Foundation.

Author Eric Litwin

Author Eric Litwin

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, we will be very pleased to present author and musician Eric Litwin! He is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times best - selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. It’ll be all good!

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and "Awesomely" Luvvie Ajayi Speak at Library

This September, the Library is pleased to welcome two distinct authors to discuss their highly-anticipated books at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Presented in partnership with the Oracle Group, these events are not to be missed.Marc Lamont Hill “Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” September 14, 7 p.m.

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

Author Matt de la Pena

Author Event: Matt de la Peña

Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Young adult Author and Newbery Medal winner Matt de la Peña will speak in the Great Hall at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3.

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Library-Con: Anime, Comics, Manga, and Beyond

Join us for Petworth’s annual Library-Con!  This event is a multi-generational program that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and more to the DC community. We will have special offerings such as a door prizes for children and a free raffle for teens and adults. Cosplay/costumes are welcome!Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 1 - 5 p.m. For All Ages Come out and connect with the community through culturally based activities such as:

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Author Talk and Book Signing with Sadeqa Johnson

Join us at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with Sadeqa Johnson. A Philadelphia native and mother of three, Johnson is the author of two novels Love in a Carry-On Bag and Second House from the Corner.   

Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Are you interested in memoir writing?  Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader.  Participation is limited to 25 people.  

Dolen Perkins Valdez

Meet Author Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Balm

 Join us for a book talk and signing with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench.  Perkins-Valdez will discuss her latest novel, Balm.  The stor

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