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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. 

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.