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EX LIBRIS: Annette Gordon-Reed

Fri, September 25, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Annette Gordon-Reed, a Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning scholar, is a preeminent historian of early America, law, slavery, and the country’s third president. Join…

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Virtual Cocktail Party!

Thu, October 1, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Put on your fancy pants, and join us for our monthly virtual toast and chat. This evening’s prompts: What are you drinking? Do you have…

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EX LIBRIS: Rough Riders

Fri, October 2, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Today, we know about the Rough Riders mostly as a colorful chapter in the life of Theodore Roosevelt. But there is much more to the…

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Little Women Book Group: Part 1

Sun, October 4, 2:00pm- 3:30pm

To celebrate the arrival of our new Louisa May Alcott bust at the library, we are revisiting her timeless story, Little Women. This intergenerational reading…

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The Public’s Voice

Thu, October 8, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

The Public’s Radio’s Ian Donnis moderates a panel discussion about the upcoming presidential election. The panelists joining Ian will be announced closer to the program.…

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EX LIBRIS: David Blight

Fri, October 9, 6:00pm- 7:00pm

David W. Blight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance,…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: The Bust Project

Thu, October 15, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Three new faces have recently joined the busts surrounding the mezzanine – help us welcome Mary Wollstonecraft, Frederick Douglass, and Louisa May Alcott! Learn more…

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EX LIBRIS: From Here to Equality

Fri, October 16, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Today’s black-white wealth gap originated with the unfulfilled promise of 40 acres in 1865. The payment of this debt in the 21st century is feasible—and…

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EX LIBRIS: Mary Wollstonecraft

Fri, October 23, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

First-time readers of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) are often surprised by how little Wollstonecraft actually says about rights. There…

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Virtual Little Pumpkins’ Party!

Thu, October 29, 4:00pm- 5:00pm

It’s time for the littlest pumpkins to hop off the pumpkin vine, zip into their costumes, and join us on Zoom to celebrate Halloween at…

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EX LIBRIS: Louisa May Alcott

Fri, October 30, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

In December 1862, Louisa May Alcott began her service as a Union army nurse at a ramshackle hospital in Georgetown. Less than a week later,…

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Little Women Book Group: Part 2

Sun, November 1, 2:00pm- 3:30pm

To celebrate the arrival of our new Louisa May Alcott bust at the library, we are revisiting her timeless story, Little Women. This intergenerational reading…

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