Educational Programs

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.
Image of book cover for "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears"

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.

USCIS Naturalization Information Session

Gloria Williams-Brevard, USCIS’s Community Relations Officer for the Washington, D.C. area, will discuss the naturalization process for interested permanent residents. Topics will include naturalization requirements, the naturalization process, the naturalization test, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship.  If you have questions or want more information, call the Shepherd Park Library, 202-541-6100.  
Dig DC Launch Party

Dig DC Launch Party

DC Public Library will launch Dig DC, our new web portal to digitized and born-digital materials from the Library’s Special Collections.  Dig DC will make it much easier for D.C. residents to access the amazing resources of DCPL Special Collections -- from ephemera to priceless photographs to some of our amazing maps of D.C. This is just the beginning, and more materials will continue to be added over time, but there's already a lot to explore!  

Investing Online: A Primer

Talk by Kathleen Sindell, Ph.D., financial expert and author of the bestselling reference book

Omnibus Lecture Series: 'Black Gotham'

Join University of Maryland Emeritus Professor Carla Peterson for a talk on her nonfiction work,

T'ai Chi for Beginners

Beginning classes taught by Susan Lowell from

Healthy Environment, Healthy You

Talk/workshop led by food activist, "deep green" environmentalist and shamanic practitioner Mary "Tyrtle" Rooker.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"36620","attributes":{"alt":"Shamanic imagery","class":"media-image","heig

Writing Grants: Criteria, Pitfalls and Hints for Succesful Grant Proposal Writing

Do you want to get in the grant writing game?Join Dawn Mabery, grant writing specialist, for a presentation on successful grant proposal writing.