Educational Programs

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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor. Find tips on all of the above and start your job search at www.dclibrary.org/jobseekers.
Black Space Exhibit

Black Space Artist Talk & Closing Reception

Join Michelle Joan Wilkinson, curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the artist Holly Bass in a public conversation about the Black Space project.
Spanish conversation circle

Spanish Conversation Circle

Do you know Spanish but hardly have the opportunity to speak it?  Do you want to maintain your command of the language and even expand it? We have a group for that. Introducing our new Spanish Conversation Circle where participants practice speaking an advanced to fluent level of Spanish, and snack.
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Meet, Learn, Know: Introduction to Library Research

This introductory class will teach students how to use the library’s electronic resources and how to find print resources online. Students will explore DC Public Library's website and its electronic resources, which include the library's databases and Overdrive collection. Topics covered: organization of physical library resources evaluating websites navigating the library's online resources research strategies
internet safety

Meet, Learn, Know: Internet Safety

In the digital age, knowing how to surf the web safely is a necessary skill. This class will teach students the basics of internet safety. Learn how to protect your computer, how to protect your personal information, how to back up important data, and how to spot a suspicious email.  
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Meet, Learn, Know: Consumer and Do-it-Yourself

DC Public Library’s Consumer and Do-it-Yourself databases put the power of information in your hands. These resources provide data and reviews that can help you make informed decisions for your home, health, and finances. Get free legal forms, investment information, and contacts for businesses around the country.

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.
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Focus on Cuba: Documentary Screenings

Join us for two screenings of award-winning documentaries focusing on the resilient people and natural wonder of Cuba.   On Thursday February 26, we will be screening The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, oil and food imports in Cuba dropped by more than half. This documentary details the hardships and showcases the creativity the Cuban people displayed as they struggled to overcome this exceptionally difficult period in their history.  
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Basic Math Skills for Workers

Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up! All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.   Session 1: Sunday February 15, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Basic Math Skills for Workers

Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.

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