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Reverse Book Sale

Join the Friends of Rosedale Library (FORL) in celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Rosedale Library with a Reverse Book Sale. Drop off your gently used books or make a donation. We’ll use the books to raise funds for FORL programs and events at the Library.

Author Panel: From Idea to Draft, How Authors Craft a Novel

From outlines to sheer inspiration, there are many ways to write a book. This panel will focus on different methods authors use to get started writing their novels including character development, outlining, world building and more. A variety of authors from different genres will reflect on their process from inspiration to putting words on the page. This will be a great preparation session for writers prepping for National Novel Writing Month in November, or for established authors interested in hearing about another's craft.
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Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC

Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC with Dr. Isaac O. Agboola, Interim Dean, School of Education, Business, and Human Services, Gallaudet University and Judy C. Williams, Historian, Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, DC GREAT HALL Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Questions?  Contact Center for Accessibility,  (202) 727-2142 or
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Come Write In Workshops

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and to help authors 
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Dr. King in D.C. -- A Community Conversation

Modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library offers the opportunity to transform services for D.C. residents.  If Dr. King were alive today, what would his hopes and aspirations for this project be? What unique role do public libraries have in carrying out his legacy? Join your friends and neighbors for a conversation about how best to honor the legacy of Dr. King in the modernized library. Participants: · Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
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Chess Instruction for Senior Adults

Come and enjoy this “brain game” with other seniors. Learn basic instruction and strategies for playing chess. Ages 50 and older.
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Film Screening: We Are The Best!

Join in celebrating the one year anniversary of the DC Punk Archive in Washingtoniana with a showing of Lukas Moodysson’s coming of age film, We Are The Best or Vi är Bäst! at the Mt. Pleasant Library. This film is in Swedish with English subtitles.
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Reducing Stress Through Meditation

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join David Newcomb, who has been meditating for over 36 years, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress. He will present a simple, yet powerful, meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually.

Halloween Art Contest

Submit your art to the Southeast Library Information Desk for a chance to win a prize. Winners will be selected for three age categories: kids (4-12), teens (13-19), and adults (19 and older). Please include your name, age and contact information with your submission. All entries are due by October 30.  
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The Regulatory Process for Starting A Small Business

Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) Home Occupancy Permits (HOP)