Educational Programs

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn to find and assess quality online health information. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.
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Look Great in the Inbox: 7 Don'ts of Email Design Plus Bonus (Registration Required)

Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you that when it comes to your business or organization emails first impressions matter. This 2.5 hour seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and maximize your emails for a powerful impact!Register Now
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Standout Subject Lines: Get Opened, Get Read, Get Results (Registration Required)

Standout Subject Lines: Get Opened, Get Read, Get Results is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show your email subject lines are working, or no working, to capture the attention and interest.  This 2.5 hour, fast-paced seminar will take a deeper dive into the mechanics of truly effective subject lines.Register Now
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Making Music & Preserving History

Are you a musician or collector of music?  Are you interested in preserving your audiovisual materials, photographs, posters and other artifacts? Please join us for Making Music & Preserving History, a 90-minute personal archiving workshop led by Derek Gray,  DCPL Archivist, and Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian.  The program will take place in the Great Hall and will feature live jazz musical performances by the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc. band.   During the workshop, we will discuss:  
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Can I Afford My Life?

This seminar is designed to discover ways to find your financial balance.  The goal is to increase your level of financial wellness by looking at the following areas:       1. Understanding My Financial Relationship       2. The Art of Budget       3. Taking Charge of Your Credit       4. Paying Yourself First   This event is in partnership with Capital Area Asset Builders.
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Literary Games: Paperbacks

Join the library for a few rounds of Paperbacks, a game of literary imagination. Easy to pick up and casual in nature, Paperbacks is a game along the lines of Apples to Apples that involves gathering a handful of books and using their back cover synopses to try to guess their first lines.  We'll provide the books -- you provide the creativity! Please register at
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Social Justice & Equal Rights for the LGBTQ Community in the District: A Panel Discussion

What challenges did the LGBTQ community face in the District in their struggle for recognition in the past? What legal protections does this community enjoy now? What are the current struggles for recognition and justice being faced by them now and where will the struggle for equal rights and social justice take the LGBTQ community next? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion featuring some of the city’s LGBTQ champions:   K. Travis Ballie - Lead Organizer NARAL Pro-Choice America; The DC Center for the LGBT Community
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Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments

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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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Everybody Yoga

Join us for an all-levels yoga class. Whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, everybody can benefit from an hour of practice. You may borrow a mat or bring your own. No registration required.