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Making a Valid Will in the District

Many Americans have never seen a will and far too many do not have one. Join Heather Hodges of Neighborhood Legal Services Program for an engaging talk on the history of wills and how historical figures have used wills –sometimes in highly, unexpected ways. Participants will also learn the legal requirements for a valid will in the District of Columbia, the information needed to prepare a will, what happens during a will execution and how to find free, legal help to prepare a will.
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Making a Valid Will in the District

Many Americans have never seen a will and far too many do not have one. Join Heather Hodges of Neighborhood Legal Services Program for an engaging talk on the history of wills and how historical figures have used wills –sometimes in highly, unexpected ways. Participants will also learn the legal requirements for a valid will in the District of Columbia, the information needed to prepare a will, what happens during a will execution and how to find free, legal help to prepare a will.
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Terrarium Design Demonstration

Love gardening but winter's keeping you inside? Do you have a green thumb but minimal space to engage it? Are looking for creative ways to bring nature into your home?  Come to Takoma Park Library on Saturday, February 27th at 2 p.m. for a Terrarium Design Demonstration presented by Jeanne Ha of Park Florist and the Washington Flower School.  Ms. Ha will show us how to create simple yet beautiful designs for future D.I.Y.
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African American History and Culture Lecture: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."

In celebration of African American History Month, noted historian and author, C.R. Gibbs presents an African American history and culture lecture, "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."   Don't miss this thought-provoking and engaging discussion! The Takoma Park Library is located 3 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station.  For more information, call 202-576-7764.  
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Birmingham Jail Players Present

You are cordially invited to a performance by the Birmingham Jail Players in celebration of Black History Month.  We will be presenting readings by African Americans from the District of Columbia.  Please join us at Bellevue Library on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 pm. The same program will be offered at Palisades Library on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m.
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Brazen: True Tales by Bold Women

Ever done something truly brazen? Join us for a live performance featuring the bold, hilarious, and defiant true stories of five female storytellers!  Bring your friends and find out how the stories unfold while celebrating strong women during Women's History Month.
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Coffee & Conversation

Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the fourth Wednesday of each month.   Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.  Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences.   Please join us!
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Women Breaking Barriers: From Voting to Sports

Please join us for a special lecture for Women's History Month with Bonnie J. Morris, PhD. 
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Know Your Rights At Work

Whether you are looking for a job or currently have one, legal issues can often arise in the workplace, and it is important to know what your rights are. This presentation will summarize the laws that govern the workplace, particularly in Washington, D.C. After the presentation, you can ask questions and get basic information on workplace laws. With Andrew Hass from DC Employment Justice Center. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Background Checks

Are you a job applicant with concerns about what employers might find when running a background check? Come to this interactive workshop to learn about your rights during the job search if you have a criminal record (either convictions or arrests) or problems with credit reports. Attorneys from Neighborhood Legal Services Program will discuss how to seal criminal records in Washington D.C., how to respond to employers who are asking about criminal records during the job search process, and how to address problems with a credit report.

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