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.
T'ai Chi Classes with Susan Lowell

T'ai Chi With Susan Lowell

Join Susan Lowell from and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art which weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine.
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Beginners' Amharic

The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Consult with an attorney about your barriers to employment!
Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices is offering this interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.   
Adams Memorial, Rock Creek Cemetery

Tagging History

Come learn about DigDC, DC Public Library's brand new collection of digitized historic photographs. The session will explore highlights of DC history contained in the collection as well as ways that participants can tag the photos themselves with useful information. Those who are interested in learning more about using interactive online photo collections are encouraged to attend.
Listening Is an Act of Love

National Day of Listening

Commemorate the National Day of Listening at the Southwest Library.  Bring a friend or family member to the library between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 to record your own story.  Call the Southwest Information Desk at 724-4298 to make a one hour appointment today.
Do you speak English?

English Conversation Circle

Do you want to improve your English? Come to West End Interim Library to practice your speaking and listening skills. All levels of English are welcome in this informal, relaxed, small group setting.

Language Immersion in Urban Public Schools: Exploring the benefits and challenges

Join this panel discussion on language immersion education in the district in the Great Hall of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Speakers include: Mark Jones, President of DC State Board of Education, Marty Abbott, Executive Director at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, as well as administrators and teachers from local bilingual schools and education nonprofits. WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza will moderate.
Image of JFK assassination in DallasHeadshot of author and journalist Don Fulsom

Who Killed JFK?

Talk by Don Fulsom, a longtime Washington journalist, a former White House correspondent, and a former UPI chief in Washington, on the many continuing mysteries and the latest findings about the killing of President John F. Kennedy in the streets of Dallas more than 50 years ago.