Educational Programs

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EBM I: Basics

The class will introduce you to the Espresso Book Machine and the requirements for printing a manuscript on the Espresso Book Machine at the D.C. Public Library. Register at bit.ly/labsclasses. Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine.
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EBM II: Preparing the Book Block

The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book block (book interior) on Microsoft Word for Espresso Book Machine publishing. Register at bit.ly/MLKDreamLab.
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Preserving the Records of DC’s LGBT Communities

Join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., the Rainbow History Project, D.C. Public Library Special Collections, GW Libraries, and Stonewall@NARA for an afternoon discussion of the personal papers, institutional records, protest posters, and other historic collections available at local repositories relating to the LGBT communities of Washington, D.C.
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FTC Online Security Talk

With the news of the recent Yahoo account hacks, it's more important than ever to learn how to protect yourself online.  On October 6 at 3 p.m.,  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Computer Education Specialist Cristina Miranda will speak about computer security and how to stay safe on the Internet at the Chevy Chase DC Library. 
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Book Hill Talks: FRANCE ALIVE: A HISTORY TOLD THROUGH GREAT WORKS OF ART

Art historian Vanessa Badré will deliver the first of five talks dedicated to the history of French art.FRANCE ALIVE: A HISTORY TOLD THROUGH GREAT WORKS OF ART: Art in politics and religion: The meanings behind 17th French classicism    
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Book Hill Talks: Topics in French Garden Design with Vanessa Badre

Join art historian Vanessa Badre, as she leads a discussion on the history of French garden design, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Mt. Pleasant Music Walking Tour

Meet up with local historians Mara Cherkasky and Natalie Avery to learn about the musical history of Mt. Pleasant. The walking tour will begin at 14th and Irving St. NW (in front of the CVS) and end at the library.

Mt. Pleasant "Riots" Edit-a-thon

The Know Your Neighborhood program series returns to Mt. Pleasant! As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month and in observance of the 25th anniversary of the "riots" in Mt. Pleasant, we will spend the evening updating the Wikipedia page related to the riot.  
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Social Network Safety & Security

In this 2 hour class, you will learn how information about you gets onto the Internet and the practical steps you can take for greater online privacy.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Curtis P. and Amanda S. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Web I Basics, and Email Basics. You will learn: To locate and read a website's privacy policy
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Mobile Device Security

In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to use your mobile devices more securely.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Amanda S.and Curtis P.   Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Web I Basics, and Email Basics. You will learn: To engage your mobile device's internal security features The activities and sites to avoid security risks

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