House History Day Workshops

REGISTRATION IS FULL – WAIT LIST AVAILABLE AT learn how to research the history of their homes or other historic properties in D.C. Over the past four years, these popular workshops have introduced hundreds of D.C. residents to the library’s excellent collection of maps, photographs, historic building permits, and other materials that illustrate the history of D.C.’s cityscape and neighborhoods. 

Tech Time

Tech Time is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and smart phones. We're experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your devices. This is the perfect opportunity to finally ask someone, "How do I  _______?" We'll even give you an answer! We will be standing by 5:30-7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of each month to answer any questions you might have.

Civil Rights Leaders of the Colonial and Revolutionary Eras

A panel of award-winning authors and scholars will discuss the achievements of Anthony Benezet, Phillis Wheatley and James Forten in the Black Studies Center.

Continuing Meditation

Please join us for our Wednesday evening Jyothi meditation classes.Meditators from the Science of Spirituality Center - David Newcomb, Karin Silverman and others - will lead the sessions.

Library Closed Thursday, Feb. 13

The DC Public Library is closed due to the inclement weather.

How To Get More Clients and Customers To Your Website

Have a website or a blog that you would like to attract more visitors to?  Do you know how to use Pinterest, Youtube, eBay, Etsy and Amazon to drum up traffic to your site?

Dating Digitally: A Presentation and Discussion

Curious about what the public perception is about online dating and how our perception has been changing?Join researcher Aaron Smith as he discusses Pew's newest research on dating online.This event will include a brief presentation and a Q&A on Pew's Dating Digitally report.

Saturday at the Olympics!

Come together on Saturday afternoon to cheer for your favorite teams!We'll be showing a live feed of the Olympic Games, making miniature flags, enjoying Olympic refreshments and more! All ages welcome. This event will take place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.

Intro to Microcomputing: Raspberry Pi

Come and explore the fascinating world of microcomputers in the Digital Commons! For this class, participants will take a guided tour through the set-up and initialization of the Raspberry Pi (Model B) micro-computer. The Pi is about the size of a credit card, yet contains the power of a full computer! Supplies are limited.

Friendship Hospital for Animals Client Education Series: Veterinary Toxicology

Join us when Dr. Kimberly Schultz will discuss common household items, foods and plants that can be toxic to your dog or cat, and what effects they may have on them.