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Somerset A Microcosm of American Racial Attitudes

In 1975, John R. Wennersten was teaching history at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore when he was asked by the local Bicentennial Committee...

Getting to the Point: The Literary Hill

Getting to the Point An early 17th-century explorer described it as “a site where heaven and earth converged to frame a place perfectly designed for...

Q & A With “Warn Me When It’s Time” Author Cheryl...

Fair Warning Charlie Mack knows what it’s like to be on “the hurting side” of prejudice. As a Black lesbian who runs her own detective...

Food and Connection, Island Intrigue –and Poopgate?

A Celebration of Food—and Life In his second edition of “Simple Summer,” Jonathan Bardzik presents a slew of innovative recipes—including scrumptious new offerings for breakfast...

The Literary Hill: Race and Reckoning

Reckoning and Reconciliation Two new books from Georgetown University Press deal with the powerful and timely issue of racial reckoning in the nation’s capital. In 2015,...

The Literary Hill: Good Jokes, Bad Drawings

Dad Jokes, Illustrated It only takes a few pages into “Good Jokes Bad Drawings” before you realize that something’s screwy. These jokes are anything but...

The Literary Hill: Off the Grid

Off the Grid When JoAnn Hill and her husband moved to DC nineteen years ago, her interest was initially captured by the “majestic monuments ...

Happy 125th Birthday, DCPL!

Join the DC Public Library on Thursday, June 3 to enjoy a few special activities that will make this anniversary memorable and festive! Be one...

Libraries Open to Browsing June 1

Miss browsing the actual shelves at your local library? Soon you'll be able to browse the books at the locations that include Northeast (330...

Retracing Steps, Sorting Through the Past

No Girls Allowed Back when female reporters were “usually confined to the women’s section still wore white gloves to work,” a few courageous women...
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