Educational Programs

Come to an Ikebana Demonstration!

Jane Redmon, master teacher of Sogetsu School of Ikebana, will demonstrate unique techniques of Japanese flower arranging. Sponsored by Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library.
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Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

Join us for "Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C.: Brightwood's Historic African American Communiy & How Real Estate Developers Shaped the Racial Landscape of Ward 4." 

April Yoga at Georgetown

Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:15 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. April class schedule: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25.
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Book Hill Talks - David Vine

David Vine, Associate Professor, Anthropology, American University, and author of  Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, will be on hand to discuss his research on the presence of US military installations abroad.

April Gentle Yoga at Georgetown

Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility.April class schedule: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25.

Book Hill Talks - How the Gloves Came off with Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault, Director of Teaching, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University, will be on hand to discuss her book, How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers and Norms in the Debate on Torture. Questions will follow.
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Civics 101

Since last November’s election, many people have felt lost and overwhelmed by the political situation. There are so many different calls to action and ways to get involved, but not as much information about what it all means. As a policy staffer in Congress, Michelle will give an overview of how our government is actually supposed to function. She will focus on checks and balances, separation of powers, and the different roles played by local, state, and federal governments.
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Creating a Pinterest-Worthy Gallery Wall

Still hanging your posters with sticky stuff? Have a bunch of things you’ve always wanted to get framed, but never knew where to start? Terrified that putting holes in the wall will cost you your security deposit? We’ll help you up your home decor. A Certified Master in hanging stuff on walls* will guide you through the process of curating your very own gallery wall. We’ll start with art and how to get it on the cheap. We’ll then review framing (again, on the cheap), learn about the art of arranging art, and finish with a tutorial on the tools of the trade.
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Portfolio Design for Non-Designers

Creating a portfolio is essential to marketing yourself, your skills, and your body of work. Yes, even if you’re not a creative or design professional! Every person, in every field, can utilize the power of a portfolio to stand out in a way that words alone cannot always offer.
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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: