Educational Programs

Richard III

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.”
Food Pyramid

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.  
John W. Franklin

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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Spanish Conversation Club

Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.  
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A Woman’s Worth, A Playwright’s Journey

Meet Marcia Cole! An accomplished local playwright and member of the Aspiring Writer’s Circle will  discuss her creative process and the  inspired path she followed to create her play, A Matter of Worth.  
Mayor 4 Life Painting

In The Artist's Words

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in association with East City Art magazine, are happy to present “In The Artist’s Words”, the second of a two-program discussion series featuring local artists. This event features local artist Jay Coleman. He will be talking about his artistic vision, particularly about his mural "Mayor 4 Life", depicting the late Marion Barry. This program will be free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
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Lunch at the Labs: Photo Transfer

In this class, students will learn the basics of photo transferring onto materials like tile and wood. Students will walk away with a coaster or tile and the knowledge to complete a project on their own at home! Please register at bit.ly/labsclasses
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OverDrive ...How Do You Do It?!

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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