Fri, 25 July 2014
For "Another Brick in the Wall," Mia G. asked people to think back to high school and reminisce about their least favorite assigned reading experience.
This piece was made for the Audio Storytelling Workshop, a monthly course held in the Digital Commons. For more information, or to sign up for the next round of classes, visit: dclibrary.org/node/43399
Mon, 14 July 2014
Listen as librarians Anne and Maggie talk with Grammy-nominated musician Stephen Wade about folk songs, banjo playing, and his newest book "The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience."
Join us on Thursday, July 17 for an incredible evening in the Great Hall presented by the wonderful performer and storyteller, Stephen Wade. In a performance of live music, projected images, and spoken narrative, Wade will explore iconic American folksongs and their back stories drawn from his award-winning new book,"The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience."
Wade has sought out the performers, families and acquaintances from thirteen American folk recordings to reconstruct how this music worked in each of their lives. "The Beautiful Music All Around Us" and accompanying CD will be available for purchase during the event with a book signing after, or you can purchase directly through the University of Illinois Press.
For more information, visit: dclibrary.org/node/42722
Wed, 2 July 2014
On Sunday, June 29, The DC Public Library hosted a new premier annual literary event called WordsOut.
WordsOut is a scholarly component to the Library's participation in the Annual Pride parade and the Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue, and was the name of a prominent gay men's writing group of the MLK Library in the 1980s and 1990s.
The keynote speaker for WordsOut 2014 was the esteemed mathematics professor and fiction author Manil Suri.