Donna Britt, a “Washington Post” columnist and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, will kick off the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County’s (FOLMC) annual Literary Luncheon Lecture Series at Strathmore Mansion on Thursday, October 18. The mansion is located at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda.
Britt will discuss her most recent work, “Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving.” In the book, the author uses her experiences with the men in her life to explore universal issues of gender and race.
On Thursday, November 15 David Maraniss, a “Washington Post” assistant editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will discuss his book, “Barack Obama: The Story.”
Maraniss uses interviews, including one with President Obama, to tell the story of the man who became the 44th President of the United States..
Lectures begin at 11:30 a.m. and are followed by a book signing and luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. Tickets range from $10 to $21 depending on membership status in FOLMC.
The series will continue in the spring with two additional authors.
Proceeds benefit FOLMC whose mission is to support and enhance Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL). The Literary Luncheon Series is funded in part by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
This year, FOLMC is celebrating 30 years of protecting, supporting and defending MCPL.
FOLMC, a non-profit membership organization with 17 chapters, operates three used book stores in Gaithersburg, Rockville and Wheaton.
For more information on this series or other Friends’ programs, call 240-777-0020 or visit www.folmc.org.