February 27, 2017

Montgomery County Public Libraries Will Kick Off a New Speaker Series with National Public Radio Host Kojo Nnamdi

Beginning in March, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) and Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, will offer a new speaker series called Contemporary Conversations @ MCPL. The series will focus on cultural and current issues with journalists, authors and other relevant speakers.

Kojo Nnamdi, one of the most well-known interviewers and talk show hosts in the Montgomery County/Washington, D.C. area, will be the first speaker in the new series. The free event will take place on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Library located at 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue.

Host of the National Public Radio “The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” Nnamdi is celebrated for his knowledge on a wide range of social, political and cultural issues relevant to the nation’s capital and beyond. With a reputation for versatility and exhaustive preparation, Nnamdi has received several awards, including Washingtonian of the Year in 2016 and was named one of the one hundred fifty most influential people in the metropolitan area.

David Ignatius, best-selling author and prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, who has covered the Middle East and the CIA for more than twenty-five years, will be the second speaker participating in Contemporary Conversations @ MCPL. He will speak on April 1 at 7 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Library.

For registration information go to library website.