Educational Programs

David Newcomb

Improving Your Life Through Meditation

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7:00 pm

Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects. After you meditate, the benefits don’t end when your session ends.  Join David Newcomb, long time meditator, for this enjoyable and informative workshop.  

Book Hill Talks - How the Gloves Came off with Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7:00 pm

Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault, Director of Teaching, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University, will be on hand to discuss her book,  How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers and Norms in the Debate on Torture. Questions will follow.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:45 pm

Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.This program is Free and open to the public.
Michael MastrotaAmerican University Arboretum

Transforming the Campus: Evolution of American University’s Arboretum and Gardens

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join Arboretum Manager Michael Mastrota for the 2017 Henry Mitchell Lecture.  

Age-Friendly DC: Community Consultation

Age-Friendly DC is leading the charge to transform the city into an easier place to grow older. Join us for a community consultation to share your ideas for the future! ​Questions addressed in your consultation: How can DC become an easier place to age? What matters to you? What joys and concerns do you have in your neighborhood and community Visit Age-Friendly DC’s website ( and read more about this World Health Organization-inspired initiative.   
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join us for the RESIDENT ARTifact Finale with DC Artspace & Aras Dance March 29, 2017 6 - 8 p.m., Petworth Library Meeting RoomClick here to RSVP. #RESIDENT ARTifact is a community art project and campaign inviting Petworth residents to explore and share the story of their things.
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African American Genealogy Research Workshop

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:00 pm

The African American Genealogy Research Workshop teaches research strategies and techniques to knock down those ‘brick walls’ encountered when conducting African American Genealogy Research. The major goal of the workshop is to equip attendees with the strategies helpful to evaluate and analyze the tremendous amount of online genealogical info. Emphasis is placed upon the use of online databases, especially Heritage Quest and ProQuest, provided by the D.C. Public Library.
Artist Rik Freeman will discuss his mural entitled Knowledged.

Meet The Artist: Rik Freeman

Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

"Knowledge" is a mural painted on canvas, then digitally reproduced, and then processed onto a high-tech wallpaper and hung. The subject matter is based on Deanwood - a predominately African American neighborhood in northeast Washington DC - and its history, with there being four aspects of knowledge represented in sections of the mural: Community, Earth, Culture, & Self.   - Rik Freeman, Artist
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Crime Victims' Rights Week: Know Your Rights!

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Esta programa está en Ingles y Español y habran actividades gratuitas para niños! Esta programa está en honor de la Semana Nacional de los Derechos del Crimen 2017. Para mas informacion, llame NVRDC a 202-742-1727.

Crime Victims' Rights Week: Know Your Rights!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00 pm

Knowledge is power! Whether or not you have personally been impacted by a crime, the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) wants everyone in DC to know the legal rights available to crime victims in the District.