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Using Imagery and Music to Relieve Aging-Related Stress

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and Glover Park Village present Dr. Patricia Webbink speaking on the subject of "Using Imagery and Music to Relieve Aging-Related Stress". Dr. Webbink, a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience in practice, will demonstrate how music and soothing imagery can help older adults relieve stress, foster relaxation, and engender personal transformation.
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The Stars & Stripes: Little-Known Origins of the US Flag

Glover Park Village and the DC Public Library invite you to a free presentation on the origins of “Old Glory,” by Earl P. Williams, Jr., author of What You Should Know About the American Flag. A longtime history and social studies teacher, Mr. Williams'  curiosity about the American flag started him down the path of a thirty-year research journey into its origins, which revealed some surprising facts about how the “Stars & Stripes” came to be designed -- not by Betsy Ross, but by little-known historical figure figure Francis Hopkinson.
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Andrew Jackson / Roger Taney / Francis Scott Key: A Grim Trio in Town and Country

President Andrew Jackson appointed Roger Taney Chief Justice of the United States.  Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott decision, was related to Francis Scott Key, lawyer and composer of "The Star Spangled Banner."  Key was a member of Jackson's inner circle.  Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses the ties that made this trifecta a Southern political force.  
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Visas for Al Qaeda

Local author Michael Springmann will be discussing his book Visas for Al Qaeda at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.  The program will be in the first floor meeting room.
Cynthia Kane Author

Mindful Communication

Certified meditation and mindfulness instructor Cynthia Kane will present a workshop on mindful communication.  Kane is the author of the newly published book How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, an instruction manual for clear communication.
Edna Small - Local poet and author of recent collection of poems - Listening Still

Poetry - Edna Small Local Poet

Local poet Edna Small will read from her recently published collection of poems - Listening Still.  A retired psychologist, her poems - both personal and universal, cover a wide range of human experience.

Early Stages!

Do you have questions about your child's development? Do you want to give your child a healthy and strong start to school? Join us for an exciting & FREE parent workshop with Early Stages! Come meet the Early Stages Child Find Program Coordinator, Jamekaa Flowers for a wonderful workshop on Early Childhood Development, FREE Developmental Screenings and how you can help your child soar! Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pruning Woody Plants

Come into the library and listen to Christopher Elenstar, horticulturalist at Brookside Gardens, discuss the proper method for pruning woody plants.  Whether you want to learn the basic principles of pruning trees and shrubs, or refresh your memory on techniques and strategies, this lecture will cover it all.  Mr. Elenstar will discuss why, when and how to prune all of your favorite woody plants.  This lecture is presented by the Takoma Horticultural Club.
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Biotensegrity Discussion

Biotensegrity asks why the tendons, ligaments, and other material that hold our skeletons together are important. Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead the discussion. She has studied kinesthetic learning, t'ai chi, and other forms of movement for over thirty years.