Educational Programs

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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Are you a jobseeker with questions about discrimination?  Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, special guests from D.C. Office of Human Rights will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30 - 7:45 p.m.) presentation on how D.C. jobseekers can deal with employment discrimination.
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Parent/Caregiver Lecture Series

A share-and-tell to keep children engaged in reading. Including these topics: Nov. 18: Help Your Child Become a Reader Dec. 16: Read Aloud Workshop Jan. 20: Destination Library = Fun for All Feb. 17: You and Your Curious Child March 17: Think Green  

Oral History in the Digital Age - Collecting Stories with Everyday Technology

In honor of Veterans Day, join us for a discussion with public historian Owen Rogers of the Veterans History Project. Mr. Rogers will share aspects of his work gathering oral histories with military veterans, and insights into the tools and technology that we all have at our fingertips for collecting stories and preserving history.
Spanish Conversation Circle

Spanish Conversation Circle

Charlamos? 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.
Espresso Book Machine

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. This program is part of the DC Author Festival.
Espresso Book Machine

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. This program is part of the DC Author Festival.
Espresso Book Machine

Intro to Book Printing With the Espresso Book Machine

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. This program is part of the DC Author Festival.
Espresso Book MAchine

Intro to Book Printing With the Espresso Book Machine

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. This program is part of the DC Author Festival.
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West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu, in celebration of DC Reads ("One Book. One City. One Good Read")
Tuskegee Air Women

Tuskegee Air Women: Reflections

In recognition of Veterans Day 2014, are you interested in learning more about the contributions of Tuskegee Air Women? If so, come out for an educational evening that includes meeting in person Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen.

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