April 01, 2015
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 Mitch 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.
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.
Please come, and please stay for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library. We need our Friends (as do all public libraries).
March 16, 2015
Snow Day Nostalgia
Our most recent snow day? Just 10 days ago.
March 14, 2015
Traveling Through Time
Our new MOOC begins March 15th. at 12:30. From now until the middle of May we will be reading bits of various works of historical fiction and considering the ways in which authors turn primary sources into adventures.
You may watch the video lectures during the week, whenever you find it convenient. We won't be upset if you skip some or all of the lectures or readings, we are doing this for fun, not credit. No tests. No shame. Lots of coffee.
If interested, please sign up at our library site as well as at coursera.org
This first week we will talk about early historical novels such as Waverley and The Recess. The latter is about twin, bastard daughters of Mary Queen of Scots who are being hidden in a secret, underground location and ....