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2022 Ori Soltes Lecture Series: The Call of the Wild

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, 22 enthusiastic participants gathered virtually via Webex for the first lecture in the 2022 Ori Soltes Lecture series. In its fourteenth year, this series is sponsored by the West End Neighborhood Library Friends. For the Spring 2022 series, Georgetown professor Ori Soltes introduces to readers a variety of works focused on this theme: The Age of Adventure and Exploration  

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Coffee and Conversation

Join DC Public Library users and staff for coffee and conversation Wednesdays at noon through October 31, 2021. Weather permitting, the program will occur outside under a tent for plenty of shade. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and stay for some good conversation!


Living Well Self Management Workshops

Workshops For Health and Wellness

In partnership with DC Health and other major health care providers, the Anacostia Library is offering the Living Well Self Management Workshops. These workshops are free to adults seeking help to manage health conditions such as cancer, depression or anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. The workshops will offer techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty. Living Well Workshops will take place at 10am every Saturday  from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19.

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Get Reading, Get Coding!

And Get Ready for Girls Who Code at Woodridge

Girls Who Code is an organization founded by Reshma Saurani with the mission of closing the gender gap in technology. Since 2012, Girls Who Code has worked with schools, libraries and other public institutions to bring coding to girls in all 50 states, and several US territories. And now - Woodridge gets to be a part of it! Open to all interested children in Grades 3rd-5th, here are some books to get you and your child acquainted with the world of coding before or after our first meeting on Wednesday, March 6:

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Photography Classes

Spring and Summer 2018

All workshops will last 90 minutes and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald. We will meet in the lower level meeting room.  Register via Eventbrite or e-mail us to help us plan ahead. Click the links below for more information.  

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Be the Message Maker

DIY Button and Book Marker Making

Want to wear your message to the world on your shoulder?  Don't wait until February to make your mark.  Come to a special post-Kwanzaa/Get-Ready-for-Black-History-Month DIY craft for teens at the Parklands-Turner Library. Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m., teens will immortalize powerful, meaningful images and words as they design their own buttons and book markers to wear during Black History Month and beyond.  

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Self Defense Classes for Women

Four Sundays in August

Free Self Defense Classes for Women   A series of four self defense classes with Master Gloria DuBisette of DC Gentle East Martial Arts: Class 1 - August 6th-Basic responses to upright/vertical attacks Class 2 - August 13th-How to fall safely.  How to fight from the ground. (mats provided) Class 3 - August 20th-Power Kicks, strikes and hitting targets.  (practice) Class 4 - August 27th-Review all techniques and practice

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Meditation for Stress Reduction

Wed., June 28 at 7 p.m.

Join meditation instructor David Newcomb as he teaches simple meditation practices that can be used for reducing stress in daily life.

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Digital Estate Planning 101

How to plan for, prepare, and protect your digital memories

Do you have photographs, videos, and audio files saved on your personal devices? Do you have personal accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, or email suites such as Google? Of course you do! But have you ever considered what would happen to these digital assets and accounts when you passed away?