Come join us on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. for a program featuring Nate Powell, illustrator of The Silence of Our Friends, a newly published graphic novel written for older teens and adults about the civil rights movement. The Silence of Our Friends is the creation of Powell, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos. The semi-autobiographical tale, set in 1967 Texas tells of two families -- one black and one white - who cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. Events are told from young Mark Long's perspective; his father is a reporter covering the story. The program is open to all, but is best suited to teens and adults. Registration is encouraged. To register, go to: Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call us at 301-891-7259.