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The Weirdness

The Devil and His Pets

In many stories about the Devil, a pet helps him with his mischief, like a witch's familiar.  After all, being the ultimate evil in the world must be tiring, lonely work. Or perhaps the Devil is just a misunderstood character. Whichever the case may be, sometimes he needs the comfort and help that only a pet can bring. I originally wanted this list to be all about the Devil's cat, but I could only find a couple of examples, so I expanded the parameters to include other pets. 

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2017 Black History Month Lecture Series

Presented by C. R. Gibbs

Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m.   "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

January Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Thursdays from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday afternoon computer classes at the Southwest Library.  Sessions begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m.  Subjects covered in January include Introduction to Microsoft Word (Jan. 5), Microsoft Excel (Jan. 12) and Microsoft Powerpoint (Jan. 19).  Class will not be held on Thurs., Jan. 26.

University Ghost Story

Scary Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!

Holiday Ghost Stories

Ghosts and Christmas go together like figgy and pudding. Don’t believe me? A Christmas Carol, one of the most famous Christmas stories of all time, has four ghosts. There is also a BBC series called A Ghost Story for Christmas where for several years, the BBC aired a spooky story either just before or on Christmas. Here are some spooky Christmas books for adults and two for the little ones. Enjoy!  

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Life Design Working Group

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Southwest Life Design Working Group at 7 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 9, 2017. Although all are welcome to attend, it is recommended that you read Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans before the meeting

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"The Crisis in Black Education"

Black History Month Lecture Series with C. R. Gibbs

C. R. Gibbs, author and researcher will give a series of two lectures at four DC Public Library's during Black History Month in February 2017. His topics will focus on the theme of "The Crisis in Black Education"  and what historical impact it has had on Washington DC and beyond.

The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed

The Hemingses of Monticello (part 1) by Annette Gordon Reed

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Community Discussion, Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to a community discussion of Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at the information desk.  

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Thursday afternoons from 1-3 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday afternoon computer classes at the Southwest Library.  A different computer related subject is offered at each class.  November classes include Microsoft Excel (Nov. 3) and Microsoft PowerPoint (Nov. 17).  Classes are not scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 or Thursday, Nov. 24. 

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Free Computer Classes

Southwest Library, Tuesday afternoons

You are cordially invited to attend the free computer classes at the Southwest Library on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Each week covers a different computer related topic.  October classes include Email Basics (Oct. 4) and Microsoft Word (Oct. 25).  Please note that classes will not be held on Oct. 11 or 18.

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