books


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Library and Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point. This month’s selection commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month: “In […]


Author Talk with Sabeeha Rehman & Walter Ruby: ‘We Refuse to Be Enemies’ (Arlington Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join Arlington Public Library in a discussion of mutual understanding and lessons for getting there. Sabeeha Rehman & Walter Ruby, authors of “We Refuse to Be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace, One Friendship at a Time “, will join us for a Zoom discussion of their book. This event will be […]


⭐ Another Hidden Figure: Interview with David Miontague and Paige Bowers, Authors of ‘The Overnight Code’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

  Interview of David Montague and Paige Bowers on their memoir of Raye Montague, the first African-American woman to design ships for the US Navy. Raye Montague was a Hyattsville resident and David’s mother. Event details to be posted later. Check EVENT LINK for updates. About the Authors Paige Bowers is […]


Qur’anic Texts: An Introduction (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Have you ever wondered what is in the Quran? In the first lecture, Imam Shuaib Khan, will focus on the origin, language, style and the major themes of the Quran. • The first moments of Revelation. • Concept of Prophethood and Revelation. • Nature of Divine Speech. • The Reality of […]


Teens: Harry Potter Trivia (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Welcome, young witches and wizards! Whether you have received your Hogwarts letter or not, join us online for tricky trivia to prove yourself a master of magic, a titan of tournaments, and a professional Potter fan! Do you have the skill it takes to ace these perilous puzzles and be […]


Teens: YA Trivia Tournament (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Test your knowledge with a friendly trivia competition! This event is online only. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link with instructions on how to join will be sent to you via email approximately one day before the discussion. You […]


Meet Kendra Allen, Poet and Author of ‘The Collection Plate’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Looping exultantly through the overlapping experiences of girlhood, Blackness, sex, and personhood in America, essayist and poet Kendra Allen braids personal narrative and cultural commentary, wrestling with the beauty and brutality to be found between mothers and daughters, young women and the world, Black bodies and white space, virginity and […]


⭐ Brown Lecture Series: Candacy Taylor, Author of ‘Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Candacy Taylor will be in conversation about her book, Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America. Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian. Her work has been featured in over 50 media outlets including the New Yorker and The Atlantic. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships […]