Educational Programs

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Making a Valid Will in the District of Columbia

Many Americans have never seen a will and far too many do not have one. Join Amy Gellatly of Neighborhood Legal Services Program for an engaging talk on the history of wills and how historical figures have used wills – sometimes in highly unexpected ways. Participants will also learn the legal requirements for a valid will in the District of Columbia, the information needed to prepare a will, what happens during a will execution and how to find free, legal help to prepare a will.
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Facebook Archiving

Join us in the Dream Lab to learn how to archive your Facebook photos.  We will show you how to preserve your photo information and the photos themselves.  Please bring your computer with you.  See you there! 

Social Media Awareness

Navigating social media can be confusing. This class can help you understand the ins and outs of it. This class will focus on Facebook.
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Digital Estate Planning

Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife?Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can create and protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email.The class will be held 1-2:30 p.m. in the Dream Lab. The last section of the class will be a Q&A .

Oral History Edit-athon

Dive into the history of our city and revive decades' worth of oral histories from the DCPL's Special Collections in this unique three-hour workshop on Wednesday, April 27. You'll learn the basics of working with oral histories while cutting a raw interview from the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Oral History Project into a short, engaging piece to share with the whole world. 

OverDrive Class

Do you need help navigating OverDrive on your desktop? This is the class for you! Whether it is searching for an e-book or downloading an audio book to your account, we can help.  A brief 20 - 30 minute tutorial will be provided on OverDrive. After the tutorial, we can troubleshoot individual issues on your devices.  What do you need to bring? Your device and yourself!  
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Chinese Spoken Language is Easier Than You Think!

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Dr. Hong-Fincher will give a talk on the Chinese spoken language and give a few sound examples (as compared with English, French). The talk will last around one hour, and after there will be a Q &A. Time, and interest, permitting, there will also be a short video of a Chinese play Mr. Dong-guo and the Wolf (the main actor is the former Prime Minister of Australia).  

World Travel for One: Tips for Stress-Free Solo Trips

To travel alone is to discover your true self. Most solo voyagers book trips with tour groups, but it is possible to plan your own adventure and see the world without a lot of hassles. Veteran traveler Eleanor Adkins will show you what it takes to go from country to country while feeling in control, having fun, and staying within budget. At “World Travel for One,” you’ll learn Eleanor’s seven steps for stress-free solo trips, benefit from hearing what she’s learned from circling the globe, and take away tips and tools that you can put to use on your next adventure.

Who Gets Grandma's Diamonds? Planning Now for What's Left Behind

Getting a will in order is important but it’s only one part of the estate planning process. Is there a piece of jewelry, a vase, or a picture that you’d like to be sure a friend or relative receives after you die? Then you should think about getting those wishes on paper and this program is for you. “Who Gets Grandma’s Diamonds?” will give you tips for organizing your cherished possessions, documenting your wishes for passing them along, and letting those you treasure know about your plans. The program will be led by Eleanor Adkins, a 20-year resident of Washington, D.C.
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Aging and Relationships: Stingers, Clingers, & Love in the Golden Years

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and Glover Park Village present Dr. Patricia Webbink on the subject of "Aging and Relationships: Stingers, Clingers, & Love in the Golden Years". A licensed psychologist, Dr. Webbink will speak on the subject of relationships between older adults and her theory of "the intimacy pattern", drawing on her more than 40 years of experience in psychological practice. Please RSVP to or by calling 202-436-5545.