Educational Programs

Spices

Spices 101: The Basics of How Spice Improves Health and Makes Your Food Taste Wonderful!

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join the spice experts from Bazaar Spices as they go over the basics of spices. What exactly is a spice? What do I look for when buying spices? How can I use them in my cooking? What are the medicinal uses of spices? During the session we will also cover the effects of some everyday spice favorites like cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, and cocoa on factors ranging from controlling cravings to inflammation and weight loss. 
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Introducing Adobe Illustrator

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:00 pm

In this program we will introduce Adobe Illustrator.  Get a page setup and start drawing, explore problems and learn to leverage the libraries diverse learning opportunities to start you down the path toward becoming an expert illustrator.  This class is designed for beginning students who learn well in group environments, solving problems and asking questions.  Bring a design challenge for the group for extra credit!  Meets in the Dream Lab, inside Digital Commons.
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Fun with Family History - Genealogy and Personal Archiving Clinic

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:00 pm

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. Make an appoint with David Quick to get going on your project.
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Citizenship Prep

Monday, February 13, 2017, 1:00 pm

The library has many resources to help DC residents who are preparing to become citizens. Make an appointment to: Þ Take a practice citizenship test. Þ Study for the civics or language exams. Þ Practice your English with online resources. Þ Learn more about the process of becoming a citizen. To schedule an appointment, send an email to David Quick or call 202-698-3377.  
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Meditation for Optimal Well-Being

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. It is recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Join David Newcomb, long time meditator, who has been meditating regularly for over 30 years and offers these inspiring programs. Learn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life.  
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Photo Editing Basics - Beginner

Learn the basics of editing your photos with two popular computer programs: Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. We will cover basic color balance, clarity and resizing images. This program is for beginners.

My School DC Application Clinic

Parents and caregivers, join representatives from My School DC at the Deanwood Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 to receive assistance in filling your common lottery application for the 2017-18 school year. If you have a child entering grades PK3-12, My School DC can give you all the information you need to help you make the best school choice for your family.
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My School DC Application Clinic

Parents and caregivers, join representatives from My School DC at the Benning Library on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 to receive assistance in filling your common lottery application for the 2017-18 school year. If you have a child entering grades PK3-12, My School DC can give you all the information you need to help you make the best school choice for your family.
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Library Tango Practica

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:30 pm

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month. All levels welcome.
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OverDrive Basics

Monday, January 30, 2017, 5:00 pm

Having trouble navigating OverDrive? This class will show you the basics of how to download ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive using the OverDive app. Bring your device with you. Registration is not required.  Adults, Rm. 107, Dream Lab 

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