Educational Programs

Book Formatting Basics Using MS Word

Come receive instruction on how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine (EBM).  Functions like headers, footers, table of contents, and page numbering will be addressed.

Intro to Self-Publishing & Book Printing

Come see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and receive information on where to find resources regarding formatting and self-publishing.  Please keep in mind that attendance is required to print your book.  Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.

Intro to Self-Publishing & Book Printing

Come see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and receive information on where to find resources regarding formatting and self-publishing.  Please keep in mind that attendance is required to print your book.  Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.
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Government Publishing Office: Keeping America Informed

Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed. The presentation will include a demonstration of GPO's discovery and access tools that aid the public in finding the government information they need.  
Spanish Conversation Circle

Spanish Conversation Circle

Do you know Spanish but hardly have the opportunity to speak it?  Do you want to maintain your command of the language and even expand it? We have a group for that. Introducing our new Spanish Conversation Circle where participants practice speaking an advanced to fluent level of Spanish, and snack.
Chess Time

Chess Time

*NEW time! Drop in for friendly Chess matches Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.
Seedling

Spring Seed Starting Workshop

Start your garden planning right by learning about the best ways to get seeds started. In this workshop, library staff will demonstrate a few techniques and simple tools you can use to make the most of early planting. This will be a fun, interactive session. All experience levels are welcome.
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Early Literacy Workshop: Sing, Talk, and Read

Come learn the skills your children need to be ready to learn to read. This will be an interactive presentation. Your children are welcome: Every child will receive a free book.   The program is for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5.
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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?
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Writing for Artists: A Participatory Workshop

In this 90-minute hands-on workshop, attendees will consider various types of writing by artists, including press releases, artist statements, web text, and grant applications. Participants are invited to bring examples of their writing to workshop by the group, and will have the opportunity to draft and workshop new text. Participants can expect to leave with a clearer understanding of how to pursue their writing projects more effectively. This FREE workshop is presented through a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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