Educational Programs

Urban Garden

Urban Gardening: How to Maximize Time and Space

Come into the library and learn how to optimize your garden from Neil Hoffman, master gardener and manager of the Mamie D. Lee Community Garden in Fort Totten. Photo by dotabe at 
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Improv Workshops with WIT

Have fun and loosen up with the Washington Improv Theater. The workshop is free and suitable for ages 12 & up. No experience necessary!

Book Hill Talks: Keeping You in Stitches -The Business of Fashion

LaTisha Winston, Professor of Fashion Design & Merchandising, Marymount University and a Mentor with the District of Columbia Fashion Incubator will be on hand to discuss the business side of the fashion industry.
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Educators' Back to School Night

Stop in and meet your partners in literacy and become familiar with your neighborhood library and the many resources it has to offer. We will offer information on how to arrange class visits, literacy initiatives, and more. Parents are also welcome.  Remember,  parents and caregivers, you are your child’s first teacher.  Light refreshments will be served    
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National Museum of African American History & Culture Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture with a Family Game Time at the library.  Let’s play "Famous African Americans J-I-N-G-O," a bingo-styled game – fun for all ages -  and join us to plan a virtual trip to the new museum on our National Mall.  

Drop-In Clinic PC Basics Computer Class for Beginners

Come and learn about the various components of a computer and their functions, software applications, and programmed documents.  
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Monday, October 31, 2016, 10:00 am

You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library in partnership with the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!

Know Your Rights at Work!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:30 pm

Do you have questions about your legal rights at work?  Learn about your legal rights during the job application process, while on the job, and after leaving a job.  Topics covered include discrimination, payment of wages, applying for jobs if you have a criminal record, and more.

Background Checks

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

Are you concerned about a criminal record or bad credit report while applying for jobs? Do you want to know more about your legal rights in DC?  Come to this workshop and learn about the different laws that can protect you when dealing with background checks during the job search.   

Online Resources 101: Job & Career Accelerator

Did you know that with your DC Public Library card grants you access to dozens of FREE online resources specifically catered to jobseekers? Join us beginning on September 12 at 7 p.m. for a special program showcasing Job & Career Accelerator, a featured online resource for jobseekers through LearningExpress Library.