Educational Programs

Green Cleaning

Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Workshop

Learn how to ditch the chemical cleaners in your home and start using less toxic, homemade products. Homemade green cleaning supplies not only help the environment but save you money as well. esides learning all the benefits of using environmentally sound cleaning practices, participants will also have an opportunity to make their own disinfectant and other cleaning products to take home with them.  
Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To — In Honor of and with Advice from Henry Mitchell

To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.

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.

Reupholstery 101

Learn the basics of DIY reupholstery from local artist and fiber expert Claire Harper. During the day, Claire creates in-store and window displays for home and clothing shops; in the evening, she creates art and reupholsters furniture. This workshop will review and demonstrate some basic steps of reupholstering from stripping and fabric choice to sewing and stuffing. By the end of the workshop you’ll feel prepared to tackle your own project at home!  

What is the Digital Public Library of America and What Can It Do For Me?

The Digital Public Library of America brings together digital collections of libraries, museums, archives, universities, and historical societies from all across the United States and makes it easy to search their combined collections in one place: This free library of historic papers, photos, interviews and more is a valuable tool for researching family history or personal interests. In this workshop we’ll cover search methods and how to save items you discover in your research.
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Family Biking Workshop with WABA

Join Kidical Mass organizers and WABA for an interactive workshop on biking with children. We'll go over the ins and outs of family-friendly bikes and equipment, packing, preparation, and riding confidently and comfortably with children. 
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Everyday Biking Workshop with WABA

Ever considered biking to the store to save time? Or biking to work to save money? Or maybe you just want to get out and exercise and be outside more? 

Getting Started with Constant Contact Event Spot (Registration Required)

Let Constant Contact’s local expert guide you step-by-step in how to quickly, easily set up your next event in Constant Contact’s EventSpot.Register Now Registration is limited to 36 participants and workstations will be assigned to registered participants first. Walk-in participants are welcome and all participants can feel free to bring their tablets or laptops.