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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

Meditation for Dummies

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? 

Online Resource Roulette: Monthly Drop-In Clinics

Overdrive, RBdigital Magazines, Novelist, and More!

Each month, Francis Gregory Library offers numerous and varied drop-in clinics for DC Public Library's FREE online resources. Check our online events calendar for specific dates and times!

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.

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

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. 

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Download Free Magazines with Your Library Card

Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.