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Ward 7 Civil Legal Aid, Family Services Providers and Policymakers Networking Meeting

Neighborhood Legal Services Program invites representatives from the many non-profit organizations, government agencies and community-based organizations that advocate for children, youths and families in Ward 7 to join us for a focused conversation on how civil, legal aid organizations can better partner with you to reach and serve, low-income Ward 7 families.  

Social Media Awareness

Navigating social media can be confusing. This class can help you understand the ins and outs of it. This class will focus on Facebook.
"The Orchard of Lost Souls" by Nadifa Mohamed

Adult Book Club

Join us to discuss May's book club selection, The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed, one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 p.m. 

OverDrive Class

Do you need help navigating OverDrive on your desktop? This is the class for you! Whether it is searching for an e-book or downloading an audio book to your account, we can help.  A brief 20 - 30 minute tutorial will be provided on OverDrive. After the tutorial, we can troubleshoot individual issues on your devices.  What do you need to bring? Your device and yourself!  

Cleveland Park Library Community Meeting

Join your friends and neighbors for a community meeting on the Cleveland Park Library construction project. The design team will share new interior renderings and project updates. This meeting has been rescheduled from the original date of June 1.

Who Gets Grandma's Diamonds? Planning Now for What's Left Behind

Getting a will in order is important but it’s only one part of the estate planning process. Is there a piece of jewelry, a vase, or a picture that you’d like to be sure a friend or relative receives after you die? Then you should think about getting those wishes on paper and this program is for you. “Who Gets Grandma’s Diamonds?” will give you tips for organizing your cherished possessions, documenting your wishes for passing them along, and letting those you treasure know about your plans. The program will be led by Eleanor Adkins, a 20-year resident of Washington, D.C.

Spring Book Sale

Please join the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library for their spring book sale. Proceeds help support the library's programs and events. Downstairs on the lower level from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Friend Speed Dating

Making new friends can be difficult -- so let the library help! Join us for this platonic spin on speed dating, designed to introduce you to a series of potential pals in a high energy, low pressure way. Please register to participate at Questions? Email
BYOB Book Drive

BYOB Book Drive

Do you care about literacy? Do you like to party with other booknerds? Do both with Book Riot, the Harry Potter Alliance, and the DC Public Library Foundation!
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Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap

Get into spring cleaning! Swap out your old clothes and pick up new pieces! Bring at least two items of clean, gently used clothing or accessories (Please bring no more than 15 items). Get free, new-to-you clothing in exchange. Un-exchanged items will be donated to the Goodwill of Greater Washington. Drop off clothes to Rebecca Tanen at the Information Desk at Southwest Library starting in May.