Educational Programs

John W. Franklin

Telling Our Story to the World

On April 16, 1862, President Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.  The Law freed 3,100 slaves and reimbursed slaveholders. It also set the stage for festive rejoicing, as former bondsmen and their descendants celebrated Emancipation Day in the nation's capital through parades and other commemorative events since 1862.
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An Evening of Poetry and Discussion

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.  The Law freed over 3,000 slaves and reimbursed slaveholders.  It also set the stage for festive rejoicing, as former bondsmen and their descendants celebrated Emancipation Day in the nation's capital through parades and other commemorative events since 1862.  
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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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A Woman’s Worth, A Playwright’s Journey

Meet Marcia Cole! An accomplished local playwright and member of the Aspiring Writer’s Circle will  discuss her creative process and the  inspired path she followed to create her play, A Matter of Worth.  
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In The Artist's Words

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in association with East City Art magazine, are happy to present “In The Artist’s Words”, the second of a two-program discussion series featuring local artists. This event features local artist Jay Coleman. He will be talking about his artistic vision, particularly about his mural "Mayor 4 Life", depicting the late Marion Barry. This program will be free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
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Lunch at the Labs: Photo Transfer

In this class, students will learn the basics of photo transferring onto materials like tile and wood. Students will walk away with a coaster or tile and the knowledge to complete a project on their own at home! Please register at bit.ly/labsclasses
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Espresso Book Machine II: Preparing the Book Block

The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book block (interior pages) on Microsoft Word for EBM publishing. Register for the class at: bit.ly/mlkfablab.
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OverDrive ...How Do You Do It?!

Do you need help navigating OverDrive on your desktop? This is the class for you! Whether it is searching for an e-book or downloading an audio book to your account, we can help.  A brief 20 - 30 minute tutorial will be provided on OverDrive. After the tutorial, we can troubleshoot individual issues on your devices.  What do you need to bring? Your device and yourself!    

Social Media Awareness: Instagram Edition

New to social media? Unsure of what you should and should not post on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? This class is for you! This month's edition tackles Instagram.   We will go over best safety practices, policies, and more!   There are different editions to each Social Media Awareness class, such as: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn If you miss a certain edition, don't worry, they rotate throughout the year.
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Overdrive Drop-In Clinic

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