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Intro to 3-D Printing

Curious about what all the fuss is about 3-D printing? Attend this class for an overview of the kinds of technology available, plus tips for how to download your own files and have them printed into physical objects here at the library!
Focus Group Meeting for Customers Without Homes

Focus Group Meeting for Customers Without Homes

Are you currently experiencing homeless? The DC Public Library is interested in your opinion on what we can do to serve you better. Let us hear your voice. All are welcome to join us for refreshments and conversation.
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

You are cordially invited to the Southwest neighborhood book discussion on Sat., April 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the April title, The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson, are available for checkout at the information desk.


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Genealogy Database Workshop

Not sure on how to trace your family’s roots? Learn how to access Heritage Quest along with the Historic Washington Post and Baltimore Afro to research your family’s history. Come out and discover these tips and more. Basic computer knowledge, skills, and aptitude of the internet are required for this workshop.  
Joy of Motion

Joy of Motion Dance Classes for Adults

In celebration of April’s Jazz Appreciation Month, Joy of Motion Dance Center will lead dance instruction on jazz dance for adults. Hailed “the area’s most comprehensive dance institution” by The Washington Post, Joy of Motion Dance Center is dedicated to providing unparalleled learning and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that Dance is for Everyone. Come learn a new step - or two!  
PCs for Dummies

Tuesday morning computer classes

Each two hour session covers a different computer related topic.  April classes include Internet Basics (April 7) and DC Public Library website (April 21).  Please note no classes on April 14 or April 28.
Poetry Magnets

National Poetry Writing Month Workshop

In this fast-paced, fun-filled workshop with local writer Hannah Sternberg, students will play collaborative and independent writing games to unleash their creativity. Using word games, pass-the-pens, unique prompts and selected readings, students will explore the expressive possibilities of poetry.
Shirley Chishom

Women's History @ Petworth Citizen Reading Room

Do you want to learn more about history, but your short attention span gets in the way? Do you wish speakers would just get to the most interesting part and leave the rest out? Do you wish history lectures felt more like story telling?  Come to Petworth Library's history series! Hear fun speakers talk about some of their favorite historical events.  To celebrate Women's History month, most of our speakers will be focusing on the ladies this time around:
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Novum: Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

Novum, DC Public Library's Science Fiction and Fantasy book club, returns with Elizabeth Bear's All the Windwracked Stars. Join us in the Popular Library to discuss the first volume in the Hugo Award-winning author's Edda of Burdens trilogy. All are welcome!