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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:15 pm

February 8 - April 26, 2017: Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 p.m. Join us in this intermediate-level class.   Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.   The class is FREE. No need to register Questions?  Contact Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian 202-559-5368 or email  
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Fun with Family History - Genealogy and Personal Archiving Clinic

Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology. Library staff are available to help with: Genealogy and family history research. House history research. Photo scanning. Online and social media sharing.

Music and Movement

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:45 am

Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.

Family Story Time

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11:00 am

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Citizenship Prep

The library has many resources to help DC residents who are preparing to become citizens. Library staff are available to help you to: Take a practice citizenship test. Study for the civics or language exams. Practice your English with online resources. Learn more about the process of becoming a citizen.
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Job Seekers Drop-in

Monday, April 3, 2017, 2:00 pm

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches
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Heroes of Cinema - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Monday, April 3, 2017, 7:00 pm

April's film is the lush French musical "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" from French Wave director Jacques Demy. Demy made musicals like no others, and "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle has cited him as an influence. Come discuss and sing the praises of great film! View the film before the discussion on our Criterion page. Have your library card ready!
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Wii Gaming Hour

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 4:00 pm

Show off your gaming skills! Play some Mario Kart on the Wii or show off your Apples to Apples Skills, we've got games for you!  Join us in the Southeast Library meeting room on the first Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. and go head-to-head with other players and see who comes out on top! Snacks will be provided. 
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Friends of Southeast Library Book Sale

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:00 am

So many books, so little time! Come to the Friends of Southeast Library book sale on the lower level of the library the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. History, biography, mystery, fantasy, literature, photography, cookbooks - it's all here! Plus, most books are only $1.  Proceeds from the sale supplement programs for children. 
Silent Reading Party

Silent Reading Party

Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:00 pm

Looking for a little peace and quiet? There is a growing movement of quiet reading groups here in DC and around the country. Grab a book and a cup of tea and join us for some quiet reading time at the end of your day. Make the world a little quieter and a little bigger. We will meet monthly at Capital Teas at 718 8th St. SE. All are welcome.