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April 14, 2015

Our "Golden Age"

Sam Abbott illustrationCelebrate Takoma Park's activist heritage tonight, next door, in what is officially the Sam Abbott Citizens' Center. 7:30. Local heroes from the 60s through the 90s will recount how they stopped the North Central Freeway, defeated the "Mustard Sheet Plan", saved the Junior High, and started political and cultural traditions that remain important to the City: the Folk Festival, Unification, Sanctuary City. Songs of course — this is Takoma Park.

The program includes the dedication of a plaque honoring our paradigmatic activist, artist Sam Abbott. More details.

If you weren't participating in these exciting times, the struggle to preserve our community values isn't over. We are now trying to tame the proposed super-sized WMATA Development.

Sam Abbott photograph in The Voice

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April 01, 2015

David Corn

David CornTues, April 7, 7:30 p.m., at the library

David Corn, Takoma Park resident, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, and former DC editor for The Nation will be speaking at this Friends April Event.

David was named winner of the 2012 George Polk Award for his video and reporting on the "47 Percent Story" covering Mitt Romney’s meeting with donors during the 2012 presidential campaign. Mr. Romney’s casual declaration that 45 percent of the Americans who vote for Mr. Obama are "dependent upon government" and "pay no income tax" likely contributed to his loss of the 2012 Presidential election.

Corn has authored a number of books, among them, The Lies of George W. Bush, and Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War.

Refreshments will follow the talk and a question/answer period.

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March 18, 2015


Tuesday March 24 7:30

Jeffrey Bartholet, former Washington editor for Newsweek, will speak about his experiences as a foreign correspondent in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

Now a freelancer, he has written for The New Yorker, Scientific American, Foreign Policy, and National Geographic

Please come, and please stay for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library. We need our Friends (as do all public libraries).

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March 16, 2015

Snow Day Nostalgia

Our most recent snow day? Just 10 days ago.


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