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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


 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

Tracy Chiles McGhee

Meet Author Tracy Chiles McGhee

Melting the Blues

Please join us for a book talk and signing with Tracy Chiles McGhee.  McGhee will discuss her latest novel, Melting the Blues, set in 1957 Arkansas.  The story follows an aspiring musician caught between a yearning to leave his small town and deep connections to the community, an ambivalence that leads him to truly understand the blues.  This program is presented as part of th

Tony Hynes

Meet Author Tony Hynes

The Son with Two Moms

Join us as local author Tony Hynes discusses his first book, The Son with Two Moms, a memoir of growing up in a remarkable family.  Hynes was raised by same-sex moms of a different race than his own. Today, that is not such a big thing, but 20 years ago, it was a very different story.