Adults

genealogy

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:
Painting of a woman in impractical armor, holding a sword, next to a two-headed, winged deerlike ungulate, on a rocky promontory in front of a vast metal building beneath a night sky.

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!
Making DC Punk Archive Tshirts at the Library Basement Show

Library Basement Show with Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Pleasure Curses and Cat Jack

Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Pleasure Curses and Cat Jack are playing the next Library Basement Show! Doors are at 6 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m., over by 8:30 p.m..
Houses

In Depth Home Ownership Seminar

Need help navigating the path to home ownership? Cedric Lewis, Community Loan Officer at Operation HOPE will share info on how to buy a home. Mr. Lewis will be joined by a team ready to answer your questions. Speakers include a home inspector, loan officer and title company representative. 
Frederick Foote photo

Medic Against Bomb: An Evening with Frederick Foote

The DC Public Library presents an evening with Frederick Foote. Mr. Foote is a local poet and physician whose work has appeared in Commonweal, The Progressive, JAMA and many other publications. His book of poetry, Medic Against Bomb, won the 2013 Grayson Books poetry prize. He will read from his work and present an interactive display of his inspirations and travels.
poetry

Living Poetically: A Pictorial View of of the World Through Poetry

How do your senses view the world? Poetry is in our everyday life. You just have to recognize it! Come and express yourself poetically with poet and author Deborah Johnson as we celebrate National Poetry Month.  

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