Educational Programs

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ESL Conversation Circle

Practice English with other adults. Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate ninety-minute sessions for those who already have some conversation skills. This is a free event.
3D Scanning

Your City in 3D: Digital Flaneur Workshop #2

Join DCPL's Makers-in-Residence for a hands-on demonstration of 3D scanning.
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Women's History Month Film Festival

Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library for a Daytime Film Festival to celebrate Women's History Month
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One-on-One Computer Help

By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
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You Can Afford College

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!   Join our partners from the Reach4 Success-College Information Center as they provide tips, resources and other information to help YOU afford college. This event will take place on the 2nd floor Main Meeting Room
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Heroes of Cinema - Richard III

Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection
(Dancers: Servan Yigit and Zeynep Aktar, photo by Serdar Kaplan)

The Tango Untangled: An Early History of the Argentine Dance

Where did the Tango come from?   S. Alexandra Russell will discuss this quintessential Argentine art form in a lecture titled “The Tango Untangled: An Early History of the Argentine Dance.”
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Navigating Through The Food Labeling Mumbo Jumbo

Build your nutritional literacy with health coach Deborah Chin of Natural Vibrations! Join Deborah as she shows you how to navigate the information on a food label - from organic to GMO free claims and everything in between - this informative program will help you make the healthiest choices.   The program will take place in the Chevy Chase Library meeting room at 7:00 p.m.  
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Telling Our Story to the World

On April 16, 1862, President Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.  The Law freed 3,100 slaves and reimbursed slaveholders. It also set the stage for festive rejoicing, as former bondsmen and their descendants celebrated Emancipation Day in the nation's capital through parades and other commemorative events since 1862.
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An Evening of Poetry and Discussion

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.  The Law freed over 3,000 slaves and reimbursed slaveholders.  It also set the stage for festive rejoicing, as former bondsmen and their descendants celebrated Emancipation Day in the nation's capital through parades and other commemorative events since 1862.  

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