Educational Programs

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Self-Defense Workshop

Join us to learn the basics of self-defense in this workshop from 10 a.m. - noon.  How to prevent and avoid harassment, attacks, and abuse How to stop a threatening situation with words Physical moves to use against common attacks Anyone can do this! People of all sizes and abilities welcome, ages 16 and up.   Space is limited! To reserve your spot, call 202-698-1363. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.  
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Book Hill Talks: Lilly Stone Book Signing

Local historian and author Judith Welles will be on hand to discuss her book, Lilly Stone, the story of a woman who changed the landscape of business and culture in the rural countryside near the Nation's Capital.  Born during the Civil War, she died during the Cold War.  At the stage of life when most people retire, Lilly was not only doing men's work but running an industry of men's work.  She founded Stoneyhurst quarries and, while operating the quarry, she inspired the first flag for the county and founded the Montgomery Cou
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Rachel Carson: Bringer of Silent Spring

Peabody Room History Talk (3rd floor) Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist to usnews.com, discusses how Rachel Carson authored a brilliant polemic in 1962 that launched a major social movement, but she knew her time was short.
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Making Our Gardens Resilient, Beautiful, and Good for the Potomac Watershed

Join LEED-certified landscape architect Carla Ellern for the 2016 Henry Mitchell Lecture.   Ellern, a RLA, ASLA, and LEED-certified landscape architect in Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection, helps homeowners, institutions, and design and construction professionals design and develop sustainable, environmentally responsible landscapes.  
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Dorothy I. Height: Living With Purpose

Invited guests will lead a discussion about the life, leadership and legacy of Dorothy I. Height. The discussion is inspired by Ms. Height's book entitled Living with Purpose : An Activist's Guide to Listening, Learning and Leading.  
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Book Hill Talks: The Hands of Peace Book Signing

Local author Marione Ingram will be on hand to discuss her widely acclaimed book, The Hands of Peace, the story of her eyewitness accounts of Holocaust Germany and Jim Crow United States.   
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An Afternoon of Social Media

Thinking about marketing your business with social media - or perhaps you are already using social media, but want to take it to the next level? This 3-hour workshop, sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to be a fun, dynamic and informative session full of actionable insights, tips and techniques you can use immediately.Register Now

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