Educational Programs

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Meditation: A Tool to Balance Your life

2-part workshop on the inner peace/joy of Jyoti meditation, led by practitioner/teacher David Newcomb

Self-Publishing 202

Come receive instruction about how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine using MS Word during this two-part class.  202 covers section breaks, table of contents, headers/footers, page numbering, and saving your work.

Self-Publishing 201

Come receive instruction about how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine using MS Word during this two-part class.  201 covers online resources as well as page layout adjustment, paragraph styles, and page breaks.

Self-Publishing 101

Meet the Espresso Book Machine, learn about the process and basics of self-publishing at the DC Library Press, and find out more about formatting resources.  Class attendance is required to print your work.  Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.
Comics Code Authority

Heroes and Villains and Vampires: Censoring Comics from 1954-2011

In 1954, a group of publishers formed the Comics Code Authority (CCA) and began quietly censoring American comic books. Intended to shield children from violence and vulgarity, the Comics Code prohibited everything from depictions of nudity and supernatural creatures to the use of the words “terror” and “horror” in comic book titles. DC Comics and Archie Comics both published books with the Comics Code seal as late as 2011.

Art of Spring Film Series: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Legend. Icon. Artist.  A look at the all-too-brief life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Directed by Tamra Davis. 52 minutes.

Omnibus Lecture Series: History of Limited Housing Cooperatives in D.C.

Limited-equity cooperative housing provides a pathway to homeownership for those most at risk of being priced out in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the U.S. Please join us in the Meeting Room for a discussion on the history of limited-equity housing cooperatives in Washington, led by Amanda Huron, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Social Science, University of the District of Columbia.

Art of Spring Film Series: Chuck Close (2010)

A (close) look at the life and work of one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists. Directed by Marion Cajoli. 116 minutes.

Art of Spring Film Series: Herb & Dorothy (2009)

Postal clerk Herb, and librarian Dorothy Vogel created one of most important collections of American art by recognizing the potential of many late 20th century New York artists. Directed by Megumi Sasaki. 87 min.