DC's MLK library, which will complete upgrades in 2020, seeks to follow this trend. Among the new library's community amenities are public art and artist workspaces, a rooftop terrace, and an auditorium and conference center.
Former AU student president wins lawsuit against neo-Nazis
Taylor Dumpson, the first black woman student body president at American University, was awarded $725,000 in damages and attorney costs in a lawsuit against two white supremacists, including the Daily Stormer founder, who targeted an online harassment campaign at her.
"Against all reason and fairness and good sense, it’s August now." That means we're now in Bad Summer: "Early summer is about potential; bad summer is about waste, about lost time and regret, what we have already used up, what we cannot get back. The things that once seemed infinite and forgiving are in fact ruthlessly finite."
It’s DC Restaurant Week again! Which means over 100 restaurants are offering three-course, prix-fixe menus at special prices for brunch, lunch and dinner. (all week)
Asian-influenced chamber jazz at KenCen
New York-based Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble is at the Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center for a free jazz concert of “grandiloquent beauty” as described by the NYTimes. (6pm)
The summer does not last forever and neither does baseball season. With about a quarter of the year to go, the Nats are back in the race. They host the similarly-outfitted Cincinnati Reds this week. (7 pm)
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
Networking and professional goal-setting workshop for women. (6 pm)
The Pope-Leighey House provides the “survive-and-thrive” story of how a young yet iconic house—a tiny home before its time—ended up in DC’s backyard. (6:30 pm)