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Carmen Giménez Smith: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 18
Carmen Giménez Smith’s work dissects the female body and society’s responses to it over centuries in language that can be both playful and serious.

Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

National Archives
Tue. Mar 26
In her book, Feminism for the Americas, professor Katherine M. Marino, chronicles the dawn of the global movement for feminism and women’s rights in the first decades of the twentieth century.

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border (Francisco Cantú)

Mt Pleasant Library
Tue. Apr 30
Francisco Cantú’s The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border was named a Top 10 Book of 2018 by NPR and the Washington Post, was shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence, and was a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize.

David Sedaris

Wed. Apr 3
Sedaris is one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, which he details hilariously in his latest book, Calypso, described as beach reading for people who detest beaches and required reading for those who loathe small talk.

Free Landmark Lecture: A Remarkable Friendship

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Apr 23
Meet-and-greet plus author's lecture about unique friendship between a longtime resident of Tudor Place and Napoleon Bonaparte's American sister-in-law.

First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life

National Archives
Wed. Apr 24
Join Michael Beschloss as he interviews Evan Thomas on his new book about Sandra Day O’Connor.

From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future

National Archives
Thu. Mar 28
The invention of the printing press and of the telegraph each created an information revolution. Wheeler describes the Internet, artificial intelligence, and the need for cybersecurity as laying the foundation for a third network revolution.


Millennium in Belgrade by Vladimir Pistalo

Alliance Française of Washington, D.C.
Tue. Mar 26

History After Hours: Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Wed. Apr 24

National Youth Poet Laureate Commencement

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 4

Artists in Fiction Book Club

The Mansion at Strathmore
Apr. 17 – Jul. 17

Dick Spottswood: A Discographer on the Record

Library of Congress
Tue. May 14

Kay Ryan

Folger Theatre
Tue. May 7

Wonderland of the World: The Andersons and Japan

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Fri. Mar 29

Living Earth Festival 2019: Conversation with the Chefs: Freddie Bitsoie and Sean Sherman

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Sun. Apr 28
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