Educational Programs

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Home Buying 101 Workshop

Registration for this workshop is full. Register for the next Home Buying 101 Workshop by emailing PetworthLibrary@dc.gov
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West End Fiction Book Club

The West End Fiction book Club will meet to discuss The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes--"a novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophisticati
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DC Music Salon - 'Danny Gatton'

The “best guitarist you never heard,” “the master of the Telecaster”, “The Humbler” revered by Clapton, Harrison, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle Gatton was DC's own. “More than 20 years after his death, he is admired by titans of guitar and idolized by players everywhere. Danny's music created a world where anything was possible and everything worked, erasing the lines between rock, jazz, blues, rockabilly, country, soul—and anything else. Seeing him play instantly changed you for the better.” Director of Gatton documentary film Bryan Reichhardt and guests will show his work in progress.
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Black Girls Code D.C.: Women of Color in STEM

This educational experience for girls between the ages of 7 and 17 and their parents/guardians will expose young minds to a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) to discuss the significant gender gap in these fields in the United States.9:30 a.m. Registration/check-in10 a.m. Welcome with keynote speaker Dr. Njema Frazier, Physicist at U.S. Department of Energy10:30 a.m. Career Panel with:
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Brain Games, Chat & Chew

With many older Americans living with dementia, people are talking about prevention and "neuroplasticity." Petworth Library's "Train Your Brain Games" incorporates enjoyable puzzles, games and mental exercises to help prolong healthy functioning, learning, memory, creativity and flexibility in thinking.
The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense by Suzette Elgin

Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi

Suzette Haden Elgin's books on The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense offer brilliant techniques for managing verbal aggression.
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Mini-Social Media Boot Camp + BONUS: Social Media Tips & Best Practices (Registration Required)

This 3-hour combo presentation of the “Mini-Social Media Boot Camp”  and the  BONUS of "Social Media Tips & Best Practices" is co-sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will focus on helping you learn what social media is, how to use it effectively in your business, and how to do more with social media in less time! &nbsp
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Author Talk: Nancy Bearg

Talk by coauthor Nancy Bearg on The Retirement Boom: An All Inclusive Guide to Money, Life, and Health in Your Next Chapter (Career Press, 2015), with copies to be available for signing and for sale. You can find more information on Bearg and the event here.
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Is It a Challenge Today to Discuss Race in America, Publicly?

On May 21, 2014, in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) observed that opposition to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act might be due to the the President being " . . . the wrong color."  
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Is The Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Jeopardy?

On  June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in Shelby v Holder struck down Section 4b of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.   Under the preclearance formula, nine states and parts of six with a previous history of discriminatory practices were barred from making changes to their election laws without the  approval of the U.S. Justice Department or a Federal Court.  The High Court ruled Section 4b unconstitutional, because the formula in its view was based on decades-old data.

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