Educational Programs

Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Credit Reports

Are you a jobseeker with questions about your credit reports?  Do you believe that your credit report is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, NLSP attorney Robert Green will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with their credit reports, so that they are not a hindrance to employment opportunities For more information, please contact Daniel Choi at 202-269-5111.  
D.C. Metro

District of Change: Traffic! Metro! Bikers! How to Survive the D.C. Commute

As the District of Columbia continues its rapid growth and transformation, not only is the population growing; so is the traffic! More bikes, cars and people on the road - longer waits on the metro and buses. Is there a way to improve and survive the daily commute? 

Naturalization and Citizenship Information Session

A representative from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library to discuss the Naturalization process, the Naturalization test, and the rights and responsibilities of American Citizenship. Get answers to questions from a USCIS official.   All are welcome to attend, especially those on the path to citizenship or those who are interested on behalf of a friend or family member.

Book Hill Talks: Why the United States Keeps Losing Wars

The US has fought a number of wars since 1945 and lost (or, at least, not won) quite a few of them.  Military historian Dr. David Silbey, of Cornell University, will analyze why in this talk.

The Color of Courage: A Conversation with Author Julian Kulski with Polish Defense Attaché Brigadier General Jaroslaw Strozyk & Book Signing

"If there is going to be a war, I do not want to miss it." So writes Julian Kulski a few days before World War II begins, in this remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16. As the war unfolds through his eyes, we are privileged to meet an inspirational soul of indomitable will, courage and compassion.

Yoga for Adults and Teens

All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.
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Chess for Senior Adults

Come and enjoy this “brain game” with other seniors. Learn basic instruction strategies for playing chess.   Ages 50 and older.
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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  
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Introduction to Digital Research

For the college-bound or those interested in conducting more advanced research, this course provides tips, tricks, and tools that will help you find digital information. A basic understanding of internet searching and intermediate computing is required.

D.C. Cooks!

Come join us for a cooking workshop with Jonathan Bardzik.