Alessandra Gelmi, Poet, Novelist, Playwright and Journalist

Poetry Workshop with Alessandra Gelmi

Alessandra Gelmi, seven-time national award-winning author of the novel Who’s Afraid of Red and the poetry collection Ring of Fire will teach us tips and tricks to make a poem sing.  Please bring a short poem to be workshopped in this class.    Registration Required. Please call 202-727-0232 or email  

DC Shorts Film Festival Family Screenings

The DC Shorts Film Festival brings the best films under 20 minutes from around the globe to enthusiastic audiences throughout Washington, D.C. Join us for a special FREE Family Showcase on Saturday, Sept. 12 at eight different DC Public Library locations around the city. This showcase runs approximately 50 minutes and the films are appropriate for children ages 8 and older. Parents are urged to download the Parents Guide and read more about the films at
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Golden Sunday Movie at Tenley

Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Golden Sunday Movie presentation of a film based on Harold Robbins’ novel A Stone for Danny Fisher.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.
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Alice Paul vs. Woodrow Wilson: Game, Set, Match Suffrage!

Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate weekly columnist and contributor to, contrasts the lives of "thoroughly modern" Alice Paul to Southern-born President Woodrow Wilson that resulted in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Women's Right to Vote, on Aug. 18, 1920. Join us in the Peabody Room (third floor). Information: Jerry A. McCoy 202-727-0233

A Man, A Mountain, A Family Milestone

Have you ever dreamed of climbing the fabled snow-capped rooftop of Africa? Please join teacher, blogger and outdoorsman Mr. Brian Whitmer as he shares his journey of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro: why he embarked on this journey, how he prepared for it and how it changed his life.
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Science in Early and Medieval Africa

Local author C.R. Gibbs will highlight contributions of people of African decent during ancient Africa. Best for teens and adults.  
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The Underground Railroad in D.C.

Local author and lecturer C.R. Gibbs will highlight D.C.'s history. This presentation will highlight the District's role in the Underground Railroad. Best for teens and adults.
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Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class.

3-D Scanner Certification Training

This is the training and certification class for using the 3-D Laser Scanner in the FabLab. All students must attend a FabLab Orientation before registering for the training! No excuses. Click on the link at right to view the 3-D Scanner Certification Training form.