Educational Programs

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Improv Workshops with WIT

Have fun and loosen up with the Washington Improv Theater. The workshop is free and suitable for ages 12 & up. No experience necessary!

Book Hill Talks: Keeping You in Stitches -The Business of Fashion

LaTisha Winston, Professor of Fashion Design & Merchandising, Marymount University and a Mentor with the District of Columbia Fashion Incubator will be on hand to discuss the business side of the fashion industry.
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Educators' Back to School Night

Stop in and meet your partners in literacy and become familiar with your neighborhood library and the many resources it has to offer. We will offer information on how to arrange class visits, literacy initiatives, and more. Parents are also welcome.  Remember,  parents and caregivers, you are your child’s first teacher.  Light refreshments will be served    
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National Museum of African American History & Culture Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture with a Family Game Time at the library.  Let’s play "Famous African Americans J-I-N-G-O," a bingo-styled game – fun for all ages -  and join us to plan a virtual trip to the new museum on our National Mall.  

Drop-In Clinic PC Basics Computer Class for Beginners

Come and learn about the various components of a computer and their functions, software applications, and programmed documents.  
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library in partnership with the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!

Online Resources 101: Job & Career Accelerator

Did you know that with your DC Public Library card grants you access to dozens of FREE online resources specifically catered to jobseekers? Join us beginning on September 12 at 7 p.m. for a special program showcasing Job & Career Accelerator, a featured online resource for jobseekers through LearningExpress Library.
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Computer Privacy Basics: Password Protection

At this class learn the basics of creating better passwords and find out about what programs can help you better protect yourself online. Register on our classes page

Studio Lab Orientation

This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. 
Developing a Plot

Developing a Plot

David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of English, Georgetown University, continues with the next stage in novel writing - Developing a Plot. Plotting is a proven process for editing and revising stories ensuring that readers will be riveted to the final product.  The 5-part course will cover all aspects of this process. Starting Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2 p.m. Classes meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.