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Get your copy of “Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.” at your neighborhood DC Public Library

Cover_Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC_By John Muller _ The History Press _ Oct. 2012To complement the DC Public Library’s citywide DC Reads programming there are hundreds of copies of the book ready to circulate. Go to your neighborhood branch and get your hands on a copy!

I plan on attending on as many branch library book discussions as I can. Hope to see you soon and discuss the book!

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DC Public Library announces citywide events for 2013 DC Reads!

Cover_Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC_By John Muller _ The History Press _ Oct. 2012For a full listing of the more than 20 events across the city go HERE! 

Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 11am

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G Street NW, Adaptive Services, Room 215)

Talking Book Club

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 6pm

Northwest One Library (155 L Street NW, 202.939.5946)

DC Reads Book Discussion

Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 3pm

Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.282.3080)

DC Reads Book Discussion

Monday, October 21, 2013 – 5pm

Juanita E. Thornton / Shepherd Park Library (7420 Georgia Ave. NW, 202.541.6100)

Reading & Basketball (Frederick Douglass Edition) – For teens 12 to 19

Monday, October 21, 2013 – 6pm

Southwest Library (900 Wesley Place SW, 202.724.4752)

DC Reads Books Discussion

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – 6pm

Woodridge Library (1801 Hamlin Street NE, 202.541.6226)

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

This year’s DC Reads book focuses on the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ time in Washington, D.C. During his life, Frederick Douglass created several anti-slavery newspapers to get his message across. Join us as we take everyday events that happen in our own lives (and a spice of creativity) to write a fictional newspaper article.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – 6:30pm

Francis A. Gregory Library (3660 Alabama Ave. SE, 202.698.6373)

DC Reads Book Discussion

Friday, October 25, 2013 – 1pm

Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Road SE, 202.715.7707 / 7708)

DC Reads Books Discussion

Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 1pm

Southwest Library (900 Wesley Place SW, 202.724.4752)

DC Reads Books Discussion

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 6pm

Bellevue Library (115 Atlantic Street SW, 202.243.1185)

DC Reads Historical Information Session

Enjoy a DC Reads historical information session about Frederick Douglass. Watch a Frederick Douglass documentary, followed by a discussion of several books that showcase his role in the Civil War, his activities in the Anacostia area and various issues such as race relations, civil rights and slavery.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 7pm

Southeast Library (403 7th Street SE, 202.698.3377)

DC Reads Book Discussion 

Monday, November 4, 2013 – 12 pm (noon)

Bellevue Library (115 Atlantic Street SW, 202.243.1185)

DC Reads Book Discussion with High Noon Book Club

Monday, November 4, 2013 – 6:30pm

Francis A. Gregory Library (3660 Alabama Ave. SE, 202.698.6373)

DC Reads: Teen Scavenger Hunt (Ages 13 – 18)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – 7pm

Bellevue Library (115 Atlantic Street SW, 202.243.1185)

DC Reads Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 2pm

Palisades Library (4901 V Street NW, 202.282.3139)

DC Reads Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 7pm

Riverby Books (417 East Capitol Street SE, 202.543.4342) in partnership with the Southeast Library.

DC Reads Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 7pm

Georgetown Library (3260 R Street NW, 202.727.0232)

DC Reads Book Discussion

Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 5pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Teen Space, 2nd floor)

Douglass Virtual Museum Tour

As part of the month-long DC Reads program, MLK Teen Space will hosting a tour of the Anacostia’s virtual museum on the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. We will also be exploring Heritage Quest so that teen patrons can learn how to research their family history.
Ages 13-19.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 3pm

Takoma Park Library (416 Cedar Street NW, 202.576.7252)

DC Reads Book Discussion

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 1pm

Chevy Chase Library (5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.282.0021)

DC Reads Book Discussion

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 3:30pm

Bellevue Library (115 Atlantic Street SW, 202.243.1185

Trivia Time: History of Frederick Douglass 

Enjoy a PowerPoint slide show of Frederick Douglass’ Life, followed by a fun trivia questionnaire for participants.

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Anacostia Branch of the DC Public Library: “Frederick Douglass’ Anacostia” Sat., July 20th 2:00 p.m.

Know Your Neighborhood _ Anacostia (DCPL)Know Your Neighborhood: Frederick Douglass’ Anacostia

Saturday, July 20, 2013 – 2:00pm, FREE

Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Road SE

Founded in 1854 as the first suburb of Washington City, the true story of
Anacostia and its most notable resident, Frederick Douglass, has largely
evaded the detective work of historians.

Join John Muller, local journalist and author of Frederick Douglass in
Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia, for a lively presentation and
engaging discussion on the community’s history and potential.

Web Link: http://www.dclibrary.org/node/36178

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Vote Douglass for 2013 DC Reads, more tours and book festivals

Cover_Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC_By John Muller _ The History Press _ Oct. 2012Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia was selected as one of three finalists for the DC Public Library’s 2013 DC Reads program which will be coordinated later this fall. The book finds itself up against the seminal Lost in the City by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones and All The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by 2012 MacArthur Fellowship recipient Dinaw Mengestu.

In all honesty, I don’t expect Douglass to win but with your vote it “might-could” happen. Voting ends tomorrow, May 3rd… Vote Douglass!

In other news, the Literary Hill Bookfest is coming up this Sunday, May 5th at Eastern Market’s North Hall. It will include local journalists, poets, and authors including James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. I hope to catch you there, especially if you are a denizen of the Hill. On Saturday, May 18th, the all-day Gaithersburg Book Festival kicks off. I’ll be on a panel at 10:30 am discussing Douglass. Both events are free and promise to be enjoyable.

Lastly, I’ll be leading walking tours of Frederick Douglass’s Old Anacostia this Saturday, May 4th and Saturday, May 25th.

Hope to see you soon!

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