Educational Programs

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Mark Twain: The American Citizen

A special performance by local actor Dwane Starlin as he embodies the life and spirit of the great American author and humorist Mark Twain, aka Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), drawing from Twain's body of personal papers, letters, and biographies . .  and in celebration of his birthday, November 30, 1835
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Coping with Death

Third in a series on death and dying and end-of-life issues, with questions to be addressed by three panelists/presenters as follows: How can people cope with death?  Can medical treatment reduce the pain of grief? Or is grief something that cannot be managed? Should grief be shared publicly? Or not? Should funerals celebrate the life of the deceased? Or should they help survivors to confront death?
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
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Carter G. Woodson's Washington

Carter G. Woodson is best known as the father of Black History Month. After earning a PhD in History from Harvard University in 1912, he relocated to the nation's capital. In 1915, the Harvard trained scholar co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.  On January 1, 1916, he began publishing  the Journal of Negro History.  Ten years later, he established "Negro History Week," which is today celebrated as Black History Month.
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Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
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West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, nominated for the 2012 National Book Award and praised by writer/journalist Tom Wolfe as "The All Quiet on the Western Front of America's Arab wars"
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.

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