Educational Programs

The Great Depression

Genealogy 101

This class will introduce researchers to our History Quest database, as well as many other DCPL resources for family history research. For February, there will be an emphasis on African-American history. This class will take place in the Dream Lab.
The Great Depression

Genealogy 101

This class will introduce researchers to our History Quest database, as well as many other DCPL resources for family history research. For February there will be an emphasis on African-American history. This class will take place in the Dream Lab.
Geoffrey Rinehart

POSTPONED: Bay-Friendly Lawn Practices

This event has been postponed due to an early closing on March 16. Please check back for the rescheduled date. Come into the library and listen to Geoffrey Rinehart speak about green lawn care practices for a beautiful lawn and a healthy Chesapeake Bay.  Mr. Rinehart is the Grass Roots Initiative Coordinator at the U.S. National Arboretum.  He will speak about green approaches to eliminating weeds and pests in addition to best practices for mowing, aerating and fertilizing. This program presented by the Takoma Horticultural Club.
Border Patrol

District of Change: Immigrants Wanted?

We are a city as well as a country built on immigrants. From the earliest English settlers to the Irish in Swampoodle, from Latin Americans in Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights to Ethiopians in Shaw, Logan Circle and Petworth, Washington DC has been enriched by its immigrant citizens. Immigrants have built successful businesses, influenced music and culture, and broadened our educational environment.  At the same time, however, waves of immigrants have challenged government, business and educational institutions to adapt to their needs.
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Self-Defense Workshop

Join us to learn the basics of self-defense in this workshop from 10 a.m. - noon.  How to prevent and avoid harassment, attacks, and abuse How to stop a threatening situation with words Physical moves to use against common attacks Anyone can do this! People of all sizes and abilities welcome, ages 16 and up.   Space is limited! To reserve your spot, call 202-698-1363. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.  
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Book Hill Talks: Lilly Stone Book Signing

Local historian and author Judith Welles will be on hand to discuss her book, Lilly Stone, the story of a woman who changed the landscape of business and culture in the rural countryside near the Nation's Capital.  Born during the Civil War, she died during the Cold War.  At the stage of life when most people retire, Lilly was not only doing men's work but running an industry of men's work.  She founded Stoneyhurst quarries and, while operating the quarry, she inspired the first flag for the county and founded the Montgomery Cou
First edition (1962) "Silent Spring" next to U.S. postage stamp honoring Rachel Carson issued in 1981.

Rachel Carson: Bringer of Silent Spring

Peabody Room History Talk (3rd floor) Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist to usnews.com, discusses how Rachel Carson authored a brilliant polemic in 1962 that launched a major social movement, but she knew her time was short.

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