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Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor, English, George Washington University, DC

Poetry Lectures: Professor Margaret Soltan

Three-part lecture series Saturdays April 2, 9, and 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor, English, George Washington University has kindly agreed to offer a series of lectures at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrating National Poetry Month. The lectures will be offered on three Saturdays: Lecture One: Winter kept us warm:  Poetry as Paradox April 2, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Gareth Hinds

Author Talk: Gareth Hinds

Tenley-Friendship Library will be hosting an author visit by renowned graphic novelist Gareth Hinds on Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.  

Author Eric Dregni

Author Talk - Professor Eric Dregni

Discussing his book "Never Trust a Thin Cook..."

Dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village and Assistant Professor of English and  journalism at Concordia University, Eric Dregni  is the author of sixteen books.  Professor Dregni will talk about some of  his books including the popular Never Trust a Thin Cook and ot

Photo of author Dolen Perkins-Valdez.

Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez

The author of Balm & Wench visits the Popular Library to talk about her work.

Join us on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. when award-winning author Dolen Perkins-Valdez reads from her latest novel, Balm, set in post-Civil War Chicago. The event will be held in The Popular Library, our fiction reading room, located on the first floor, opposite the Digital Commons.

Picture of Nancy Bearg, a coauthor of "The Retirement Boom"

Author Talk: Nancy Bearg

Speaking on "The Retirement Boom"

Nancy Bearg will speak as a coauthor on her new book The Retirement Boom: An All-Inclusive Guide to Money, Life, and Health in Your Next Chapter (Career Press, 2015) on Monday, December 7, at 7 p.m. 

Amina Hassan

Author Talk with Dr. Amina Hassan

Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. for an author talk and discussion with independent historian and journalist, Dr. Amina Hassan, as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist.  Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s. With co-counsel Thurgood Marshall, he argued two landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Photo of Kevin Powell

An Evening with Kevin Powell

Join us as Kevin Powell, activist, writer, and public speaker discusses his new book, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood.

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Author Talk

Marione Ingram to speak on her new book

Author Marione Ingram will speak on The Hands of Peace: A Holocaust Survivor's Fight for Civil Rights in the American South, released July 14, 2014, and sell and sign copies on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m.  Please mark your calendars and join us.

banned book week

Award-Winning Authors for Teens to Discuss Censorship

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Deborah Hautzig help library celebrate Banned Book Week

In celebration of Banned Book Week 2015, Tenley-Friendship Library is thrilled to welcome award-winning authors—Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig—for a lively conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom. Their books for teens have frequently been banned or challenged in schools and libraries across the country.    Join us here at Tenley-Friendship Library on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00 pm for this thought-provoking program.    

Song of Dewey Beard book cover

"Song of Dewey Beard" by Philip Burnham

Author talk on September 17, 7 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m., for Dr. Phllip Burnham's discussion of Dewey Beard (1858-1955), the last known survivor of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn and the 1890 Massacre of Wounded Knee. Based on archival research and personal interviews, Song of Dewey Beard relates a life encompassing nearly a century of major historical events. Tom Powers describes Dr.