Educational Programs


Know Your Rights at Work!

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.

Genealogy 101: Exploring Your Roots Digitally

Have you ever wondered about your family's history? The landscape for exploring your roots has changed with technology, and learning about your family's history is now at your fingertips. Join us for this beginner's workshop in genealogical research. This workshop will take place in the Dream Lab.  

The History and Politics of Gentrification in Mt. Pleasant / La Historia y Política de Desplazamiento en la Mt. Pleasant

Se ofrecerán servicios de traducción de inglés a español en este programa Join University of Maryland scholars Kevin Kim (American Studies), Cody Osterman (History), and Malaurie Pilatte (School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) as they hold a discussion on the history and politics of gentrification in Mt. Pleasant. This interdisciplinary group of researchers utilized multiple sources of data, from archival resources to current day promotional materials, to think through the many changes the neighborhood has seen and continues to see to this day.
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Make Your Own Kente or Adinkra Patterned Bookmarks

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Did you ever wonder what the patterns mean in Kente and Adinkra cloth? Come join us for an afternoon of learning, fun and creativity as we make our own Kente patterned laminated or pouch bookmarks.  A Genuine Kente and Adinkra blanket will be on display.
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African American Database Demonstration

Monday, February 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Come and learn how to navigate African American e-resources accessible on the DC Public Library's website.
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Understanding Credit for Military Personnel

Military personnel have a lot at stake when it comes to their personal finances.  Did you know that a bad credit score could lead to having your security clearance revoked?  Come and learn how you can take control of your credit.
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Let’s Talk About Sex … To Your Children

In sex ed classes, high school students often ask amazing questions but lament that “my parents won’t answer.” Whether you’re a parent now or might be one in the distant future, this class will help you learn the common questions and best practices for talking about sex with your kids, allowing you to become the parent who does answer. This program requires pre-registration to attend.  To register online please visit our partner at KCDC.
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The Basics of Investing

Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you’ll ever need in life. You need to know a few basics, form a plan, and be ready to stick to it. There is no guarantee that you’ll make money from investments you make. But if you get the facts about saving and investing and follow through with an intelligent plan, you should be able to gain financial security over the years. Time can be one of the most important factors determining how much your money will grow. Don’t put off learning about investing. Join us as we cover:
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How to Become Financially Ready to Start Your Business

Starting a business does not necessarily require external funding or raising a lot of money through startup or venture sources. In fact, self-funding a business is very common. But if you do go down this path, how can you increase your odds of success? How should you decide how much money you need and when to say goodbye to your day job? In this workshop, you will learn how to: