Educational Programs

Back To School

Back To School: Happy Hour

Celebrate the New School Year: Meet your Neighborhood Librarians Sign up for your Educator’s Card Learn about online educational tools Discover video streaming services for your classroom Bring your own paper & use our Accu-Cutter Die Block System to decorate your room Random door prize drawing Mocktails and light refreshments 
Back To School

Back To School: Happy Hour

Celebrate the New School Year: · Meet your neighborhood librarians · Sign up for your Educator’s Card · Learn about online educational tools · Discover video streaming services for your classroom · Bring your own paper & use our Accu-Cutter Die Block System to decorate your room · Random door prize drawing · Mocktails and light refreshments      
Back To School

Back To School: Happy Hour

Celebrate the New School Year:   · Meet your neighborhood librarians · Sign up for your Educator’s Card · Learn about online educational tools · Discover video streaming services for your classroom · Bring your own paper & use our Accu-Cutter Die Block System to cut letters and shapesdecorate your room · Random door prize drawing    
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Backyard Composting Basics

John Wheeler, Master Gardener, will be presenting on the basics of backyard composting. Wheeler will cover the benefits of using compost in your garden, different methods of backyard composting, and what you can and can not add to your compost. We will meet in the meeting room on the lower level. Come ready to ask questions!
Rainbow Foods

Rainbow Food

What are the benefits of eating multiple colored fruits and vegetables? A nutritionist from Giant®  will discuss the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables according to color.      
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'Latino Americans' Documentary Screening and Oral History Interviews

Join us for a screening of Latino Americans, a 2013 documentary supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award-winning series chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. Starting at 6 p.m., we invite you to join us in the large meeting room on the first floor of the library to share your own personal stories and listen to the stories of others followed by the documentary screening at 7 p.m.
Hola Cultura

Hola Cultura Presents Oral Histories of D.C. Latino Settlement Patterns and Affordable Housing

Join us for a special presentation by Hola Cultura in the Large Meeting Room on the first floor of the library. This summer, Hola Cultura brings together D.C. high school students with college interns and University of Maryland professors Ana Patricia Rodriguez and Ronald Luna to investigate Washington, D.C.’s history and affordable housing and gain a better understanding of our changing neighborhoods.
Japan

Japan in a Suitcase

Japan-in-a-Suitcase brings traditional toys, clothing, school items, and crafts to encourage a deeper understanding and awareness of Japan and Japanese culture to school children through hands-on activities and demonstrations.     
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Death Cafe

Group-directed discussion of death, dying, and end-of-life issues, with no agenda, objectives, or themes, with facilitators from the Dignity Memorial Network and the Washington Home & Community Hospices. Coffee and cake to be served.

Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River

The East of the River Lawyers group invites interested community members, law students and attorneys to come find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River. This informal panel discussion will feature attorneys from the legal aid providers that serve the residents of these diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

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