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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.

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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.

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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.    

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"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.

Author Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi - Author Talk

'The Pearl That Broke Its Shell'

Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, is described as a searing tale of powerlessness, fate and the freedom to control one's own destiny.  Critics say the book combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri and Lisa See.

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Author Don Fulsom to speak on new book

Don Fulsom will speak on Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election (Pelican Publishing, 2015) on Wednesday, Sept.

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Celebrate Author Richard Wright's Birthday!

Also, 70th Anniversary of Wright's memoir, Black Boy!

Please join the Hurston/Wright Foundation and DCPL's Special Collections in a celebration of the birthday of Richard Wright and the 70th anniversary of the publication of his memoir, Black Boy.


Looking to take your art to the next level?

Join us for an Editorial Cartooning Workshop

You might have seen them online or even in the newspaper: editorial cartoons or political cartoons (as they are sometimes called) are illustrations or comics containing a political or social message that usually relates to current events or personalities. Cartoonists even use specific devises to get their message across.