On Oct. 7, 7 p.m., at the Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE., researcher, writer and lecturer Andrew Jampoler will present a lecture on lethal epidemics and fatal disease across time. Find out how plague, influenza, yellow fever, cholera, smallpox and syphilis have shaped history before the age of modern medicine. Village Voices lectures are sponsored by Capitol Hill Village. Free and open to the public. All are welcome. capitolhillvillage.org.