May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.
From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month.
Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.
In celebration of the 2014 Older Americans Month, the DC Public Library system will offer a variety of programs at the Anacostia, Capitol View, Dorothy I Height/ Benning, Georgetown, Mt. Pleasant, Petworth, Southwest, Takoma Park and West End neighborhood libraries.
While you are visiting our libraries, check out our displays and materials on aging. You may also access our materials online at www.dclibrary.org 24/7.
Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014
Many people do not hire lawyers because they are unable to afford them or believe that their situation is a simple one. If you are a District resident with an interest in the areas of landlord-tenant, trust and estates (wills) and bankruptcy law, there are informational sessions available for you!
Local attorney Lesie O. Perry will provide basic information designed to assist self-help individuals. Presentations will be targeted at free online resources, free legal services, selection of appropriate legal forms and how to complete them.
Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014
Grant writing is often necessary for people that undertake community projects or engage in funding-required activities. Unless they're wealthy, many people must seek financial support from government, corporations or foundations. When and how should grant-seekers apply for funds?
Experts concede that grants are not easy to win because of the competitive process. However, applicants can learn and gain skills that lead to successful proposals.
Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In recognition of Black History Month, The Gospel Kids and Teens Group will provide a gospel-filled concert.
Affiliated with Zoe Missionary Church, The Gospel Kids and Teens Group is a outreach component of Zoe Life Ministries, Inc. The mission of the Capitol Heights (Md.) organization is to mentor children, youth and teens by giving them an opportunity to express their artistic abilities through singing, dancing, skits and other activities. Since 2003, the group has performed original plays at shelters for homeless families and the Publick Playhouse in Cheverly, Md.
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Despite 50 years of hard-fought civil rights gains, three out of ten African American males today will serve time in prison. What is the score on racial progress in the criminal justice arena?
Published on Sunday, February 2, 2014
In celebration of 2014 African American History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation at the Capitol View, Parklands-Turner and Francis Gregory neighborhood libraries in February, beginning at 7 p.m.
The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at D.C. public libraries since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian' Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges and universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.
Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014
Safe neighborhoods represent a major concern for residents of the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) Sixth District. Among the seven police districts, as reported in MPD’s Crime Totals by Districts, the Sixth District has one of the highest number of homicides.
Published on Friday, January 31, 2014
In recognition of African American History Month, come out, sit back, relax and enjoy the smooth gospel music of Outreach 24/7 on Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.
Basic Information for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers
Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The 2014 tax season -- for preparing your 2013 income tax return -- is almost here!
Many Americans are required to file an income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. However, each year, there are changes in federal and state tax laws that can baffle the most experienced taxpayer. What is income for the purpose of taxation? What are deductions? Is all income taxed at the same rate?