Educational Programs

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Women's Leadership Circle

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00 am

The Women's Leadership Circle is presented by the Mercedes Parra Foundation and DG Speaks. This program promotes sisterhood and fosters leadership through educational and social interactions.  Our aim is to empower women through an immersive exploration of self-awareness and transformative leadership.  This program welcomes women from all walks of life who want to change the trajectory of their lives and careers. 
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Resume Writing Workshop

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 pm

Get tips for the best formatting, wording, and layout to make your resume really stand out and look professional.  Space is limited to 10 participants.  Call or stop by the reference desk to sign up at 202-698-1363. 
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You Can Afford College!

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

Do you think it’s impossible to afford college these days? Think it’s too late in life to go back to school? Need help with tuition costs? Then this workshop is for YOU!  
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DiCcion Queer: Bilingual Writing Group for LGBTQ Latin@s

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 pm

Do you write poetry, cuentos, plays or creative essays? Join other Latin@ LGBTQ emerging writers tonight as they share, read and comment on each other's work. Bring your own writings or stop by to learn about books written by Latin@ Queer Writers. The workshop is free and open to writers of all genres and levels of experience who write in Spanish, Portuguese or English. No prior writing experience is necessary. 
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C. R. Gibbs Presents Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA, & the Quest for the Final Frontier

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 pm

Please join us at the Southwest Library for "Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA, & the Quest for the Final Frontier." In honor of Women's History Month, noted local, award-winning historian international lecturer, author, & historian of the African Diaspora C.R. Gibbs will present a special lecture. Dr. Gibbs has written numerous books, most notably Black Explorers, Black Inventors: from Africa to America and Friends of Frederick Douglass, a children’s book.  
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Home Buying 101 Workshop

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00 am

Space is limited. Please reserve your space by e-mailing Lisa.Warwick@dc.gov.  In one day of training, learn the entire home buying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner. This program will last from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break.  You will learn about: Different types of loans
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Adult Learning Lab

Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:00 pm

Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. in Conference Room 1
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Adult Learning Lab

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 10:00 am

Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Conference Room 1;  and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Conference Room 2. 
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. The presentations "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia" will begin at 7 p.m. at the following branch libraries:   Feb 16, Thursday, Tenley Neighborhood Library Feb 21, Tuesday, Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education: Black Teens in the Civil Rights Movement"

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher,  presents a series of lectures for Black History Month.  Please join us for this informative program and check out the DC Public Library website for other presentations taking place this month.

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