Wikimedia DC & Black Studies Center

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Black History Month

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:30 pm

Wikimedia DC will lead a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Black History Month. Gain skills to improve or update Wikipedia articles relating to Black life and history in Washington, DC. We will also create or revise new entries related to our Black Studies collections. Participants should bring their own laptops for editing articles.
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African American Leisure Activities Discussion and Exhibit with Patsy M. Fletcher & Marya McQuirter

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 pm

Author and historian Patsy Mose Fletcher, Historically African American Leisure Destinations around Washington, D.C., and historian Marya McQuirter will discuss the history of African American leisure activities. A Q&A will follow the discussion.   A photography exhibit related to the discussion will be on view at the Shaw library during the month of February 2017.
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Write-In for NaNoWriMo

Come be inspired to write your novel in the posh setting of a classic library. We'll provide a quiet room, coffee, books for inspiration, character sheets and prompts if you get stuck. You provide the words. 
Healing Power of Meditation by David Newcomb

The Healing Power of Meditation by David Newcomb

 David Newcomb, who has been practicing meditation for over 40 years, discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. This evening you will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. Join David for this engaging and transformative workshop. Thursday November 3, 2016  7 p.m.    Georgetown Neighborhood Library
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Fringe Music in the Library :: Elena & Los Fulanos

Formed in 2011, Elena & Los Fulanos came together on the streets of DC’s rapidly changing neighborhoods of Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant, where working immigrant communities co-exist with young political and nonprofit leaders. That is where Elena was introduced to the District’s mariachi, son, and punk music crowds and met her future band members. Together they are part of the city’s growing indie and international music scene.  
Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi

Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:30 pm

Suzette Haden Elgin's books on The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense offer brilliant techniques for managing verbal aggression.

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week: A Neighborhood Gathering

November 12-20, 2016 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Join community members as the Tenleytown Library hosts a public neighborhood gathering to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness that affect far too many people in DC.
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Bonsai Hour: Author Talk

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00 pm

Three Washington-based authors (Ann McClellan, Sandra Moore and Stephen Voss) will discuss their recent books about bonsai. 
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Feeder's Advisory : A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?  This month’s book selection is Mark and Talia Kurlansky’s International Night : A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World.