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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

tax2013The 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? 

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email info@myschooldc.org for additional information.

A personal remembrance of Dr. King and a career in the CIA

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Iosborne2n his celebrated 2012 memoir, Black Man in the CIA, Leutrell Osborne Sr. mentions meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in December 1964 when the Intelligence Officer was stationed in the Scandinavian city. What else is there to learn about this special occasion?

Osborne, the first African American CIA Case Officer to serve in a management capacity, worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 27 years. In a career that took him to more than 30 countries, he delivered exemplary service as a Counter Intelligence Officer supervising CIA agents, spies and other assets.

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Riot1Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on April 4, 1968 sparked riots in more than 100 U.S. cities. The nation's capital saw some of the most extensive violence and destruction.

On April 5, President Lyndon Johnson dispatched nearly 13,000 federal troops to assist the Metropolitan Police Department. When the disturbance had ended on April 13, there were 12 people dead, 1,097 injuries, nearly 6,000 arrests and approximately 1,200 burned-out buildings.

Learn a new crochet project, just in time for Christmas.

Published on Monday, November 18, 2013

Woman crochetingOur resident crochet expert, Mrs. Darlene, is going to be teaching a special Mother/Daughter Christmas project.

All ages, and experience levels are welcome.

You'll need to bring an 'I' or 'J' needle for each person.

You'll also need a ball of yarn (Christmas colored, or any other color you like).

Come in and create something unique, learn a new craft, and spend time with your loved ones.

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9:30 to 12 p.m. Drop in anytime.

Look How I Dance

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Euro1Are you interested in dancing?

Parents and children, you do not want to miss this opportunity for fun and dance.

Look How I Dance is an interactive performance where children will learn about the elements of dance and have an opportunity to use dance moves in a short story. Children, ages 4 to 8, and adults are invited to attend this 30-minute program. The dances will focus on customs from Finland.

Activities begin on Monday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m.  See you there!

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

whale2Children and youth, do you like plays or wish to see one in production?

You do not want to miss a drama production by one of the community's most talented seniors, Kelly-Marie Berry.  Ms. Berry, a retired playwright and college professor who taught theater and drama classes, gained notoriety in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1970s when she launched Danse Uhuru, a multicultural entertainment program for young people. Baku; or How To Save A Whale's Tale is Ms. Kelly's latest production -- a children's story about how to save a whale. 

A Book Club for Girls, Grades 4 through 6

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

girlbookclub4Children's book clubs are important. According to experts, they offer kids a way to share experiences, discuss challenging ideas and more. Participants often can increase their language skills. Overall, book clubs promote literacy, comprehension, vocabulary and social interaction, as well as encourage lifelong learning through the practice of reading.

Children's book clubs are also fun!

Girls -- ages 9 through 11 or grades 4 through 6 -- are you interested? You do not want to miss this opportunity to join "The Reading Divas" book club.   

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