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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 Woodridge 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 like criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, and other issues.
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Video Basics

Come learn the basics of shooting video. In this class, you will learn how to gather footage with a complete video project in mind. You will also get hands-on experience shooting with our video cameras. Limited space is available and sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.
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The History of the Addison Family

Join us as Christian Addison discusses the history and legacy of his family. Christian is a seventh generation Washingtonian who descended from the Addison family of the Addison plantation in Washington, DC. It's the oldest plantation in the city and the Black Addison branch is the oldest family of record in the city. They helped found the first churches East of the Anacostia River including Allen Chapel and St. John’s C.M.E.
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Coping with Death

Third in a series on death/dying & 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? Must the dying make spiritual peace with death? Or do the dying have the right to die angry?
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An Evening with Mark Twain

You are cordially invited to spend an evening with Mark Twain.  Dwane Starlin, a DC resident, will offer a one-person show about the life of America's favorite humorist and author.  Revisit your favorite moments with Tom, Becky, Huck, and the gang at Palisades Library on Monday, November 9, at 7 pm.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

Are you a jobseeker with questions about your rights in the workplace?  Do you believe that your rights are being violated on the job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Andrew Haas from the D.C. Employment Justice Center, will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (2:00 - 3:15 p.m.) presentation on your legal rights in the workplace, how to protect them and how to detect if your rights are being violated.  For more information, please contact Maya Sheppard at 202-269-5102.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Legal Protections for Pregnant Workers

Do you know what rights pregnant workers have in DC?  Do you believe your rights are being violated on the job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Teresa Rainey from the DC Office of Human Rights will discuss the new Protecting Pregnant Worker Fairness Act, including pregnant workers’ rights to reasonable accommodations in the workplace and how to file complaints with OHR if the law is violated.  For more information, please contact Maya Sheppard at (202) 269-5102.
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Content Marketing: What to Say and How to Say It (Registration Required)

Content Marketing: What to Say and How to Say It is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you that what you say, and the way you say it (tone, date & time, frequency) is how you will attract, engage and be share-worthy to your audiences.Register Now
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Rock Your Holidays With A Great Promotion (Registration Required)

Rock the Holidays With A Great Promotion is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you how to take advantage of the increased spending that goes on during the holidays and how to give yourself the gift of new customers during the holiday season.  Register Now
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Credit Reports

Are you a jobseeker with questions about your credit reports?  Is an employer asking for your credit report during the job application process?

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