Educational Programs

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.

Tech Lab with

Come to Southeast Library on Wednesday evenings to begin your coding and technological adventures. Using DC Public Library's tech learning database Lynda, you will discover a variety of expert-taught online courses that will further your skills with not only coding but digital photography, online media, Microsoft Office, graphic design, and much more.
David Newcomb

Meditation Workshop With David Newcomb

We live in a fast paced world, filled with challenges and constant demands made on our precious time. Wouldn't it be nice if we could step back, take a little vacation from all the tension and find a place filled with joy, bliss and peace? When we learn how to meditate, we find such a place within our very selves. The practice of meditation contributes to a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It helps people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

History at Petworth

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.    Becka Wall will be returning to talk about Teddy Roosevelt John Tong, Speakeasy DC alum, will be talking about the Communist Revolution in China and his family history  
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Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

D.C.'s sports history is long and complicated: one of our first baseball teams was the Homestead Grays, a team that played in the Negro Leagues when baseball was a segregated sport. As the city they called home changed in race, class, economics, so did the Homestead Grays. 
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.
But I'm a Cheerleader movie cover

Tenley Library LGBT Book and Film Festival

Join Tenley-Friendship Library as we celebrate LGBT Pride with a fabulous book and film series.  This week events will explore the controversial theme of Conversion Therapy.  
Truck Farm Picture

D.C.Central Kitchen's Truck Farm

Come learn about good nutrition and how fruits and vegetables are grown through a presentation by the D.C. Central Kitchen’s Truck Farm. Visitors get the opportunity to plant seeds and sample foods grown on the truck. Join us here at Capitol View Library on Friday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m.
Nannie Helen Burroughs

Nannie Helen Burroughs Day Festival

Celebrate the life and work of religious, civil rights and educational leader, Nannie Helen Burroughs.  Featuring: Col. James Wyatt, founder of the Nannie Helen Burroughs Project Professor Traki Taylor, Associate Dean and Professor of Education, Bowie State University Guest speakers, vocalists and presenters will explore the history of the Nannie Helen Burroughs Training School and the work of its founder. The program will take place in A-5.