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On Wednesday, Sept .10, Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, led a discussion on the state of education in the District of Columbia with panelists:

  • Scott Cartland, former principal, Janney Elementary School, current principal, Wheatley Education Campus
  • Alexandra Pardo, executive director, Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School;
  • Andria Caruthers, principal, West Education Campus joined Ripley.

The panelists discussed if the District’s attempts to improve public education over the past few years have been successful.

About District of Change

District of Change is a discussion series that examines how the growth of Washington, DC, has affected the people that live and work here. The series is produced by Slate editor David Plotz and author Hanna Rosin, with support from the DC Public Library Foundation.

Direct download: District_of_Change_-_Education.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

At the Takoma Park Library's job seekers clinic, Veterans Program Specialist Jeremy Sims of the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service discussed programs and opportunities available to veterans.

 

Learn more about these programs at www.dol.gov/vets/

Direct download: Jeremy_Sims_on_Job_Seeking.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In this episode of Check It or Leave It, Peter and TaChalla hop into the DCPL time machine to review "A Fold In The Tent Of The Sky" by Michael Hale.

What happens when a shadowy corporation starts training psychics for clandestine operations? Who is making important people disappear? Will Peter and TaChalla ever make it back to the present?

Direct download: A_Fold_in_the_Tent_of_the_Sky_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Lewis Groswald, Chair of the Programs Subcommittee for the Museum of Science Fiction, discusses the new partnership between DC Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction.

He also discusses the new Sci Fi film series that will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Direct download: Lewis_Groswald_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This is the third episode of Read This Not That, a show that discusses overrated books and underrated books.

 This show has a special time travel theme to promote a Science Fiction film festival at MLK Library on Sept. 4, 2014.

Direct download: readthisnotthatepi3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

A former resident of U Street reminisces about Duke Ellington playing at "house hops" or small parties around the neighborhood. This interview is part of the U Street Oral History Project. 

Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a multimedia celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW. This event will feature live performances by the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, R & B guitarist Greg Gaskins and other artists. Historical commentary will be provided by WPFW radio personality and Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan as well as Georgetown University African American History Professor, Maurice Jackson.

Come and learn about the rich history of U Street from those who lived through its glory days in the 1940s, the early days of R & B, its decline in the aftermath of the 1968 riots on through the present. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program will be hosted by Special Collections Librarian and Project Director, Kelly E. Navies. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW.

Direct download: Clark_on_Duke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

James Bennett grew up in the U Street neighborhood. In this excerpt, Mr. Bennett reflects on his community's reaction to the murder of Emmett Till in 1955. This interview was conducted as part of the U Street Oral History Project. 

 

Please join us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a multimedia celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW. This event will feature live performances by the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, R & B guitarist Greg Gaskins and other artists. Historical commentary will be provided by WPFW radio personality and Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan as well as Georgetown University African American History Professor, Maurice Jackson.

 

Come and learn about the rich history of U Street from those who lived through its glory days in the 1940s, the early days of R & B, its decline in the aftermath of the 1968 riots on through the present. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program will be hosted by Special Collections Librarian and Project Director, Kelly E. Navies. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW.

 

Direct download: James_Bennett_--_Emmett_Till.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

An excerpt from the U Street Oral History Project from DCPL's oral historian Kelley Navies.

Please join us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a multimedia celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW. This event will feature live performances by theGreater U Street Jazz Collective, R & B guitarist Greg Gaskins and other artists. Historical commentary will be provided by WPFW radio personality and Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan as well as Georgetown University African American History Professor, Maurice Jackson.

Come and learn about the rich history of U Street from those who lived through its glory days in the 1940s, the early days of R & B, its decline in the aftermath of the 1968 riots on through the present. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program will be hosted by Special Collections Librarian and Project Director, Kelly E. Navies. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW.

Direct download: I_Sang_in_the_Choir_with_Marvin_Gaye.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

It turns out Suzanne Collins wasn't the first person to imagine a future dystopia where ill-conceived public policy initiatives force school children to battle to the death.

Join Anne and TaChalla in DCPL's soon to be favorite book club, Read This NOT That! Anne and TaChalla read books that they (and others) consider to be overrated and offer you some much better alternatives. This episode, Anne and TaChalla discuss The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.

Find The Hunger Games in the library catalog.

Find Battle Royale in the library catalog.

Find more podcasts on the DCPL Podcasts page.

Direct download: readthisnotthatep2_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

Traveling around the world is enticing, but hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, alone, with just your thoughts and a bag full of condoms? Now that's a story.

Join Anne and TaChalla in DCPL's soon to be favorite book club, Read This NOT That! Anne and TaChalla read books that they (and others) consider to be overrated and offer you some much better alternatives. This episode, Anne and TaChalla discuss Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. 

Find more podcats on the DCPL podcasts page.

Find Eat, Pray, Love and Wild in the library catalog.

 

Direct download: ReadThisNotThat1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EDT