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Library-Con: Anime, Comics, Manga, and Beyond

Join us for Petworth’s annual Library-Con!  This event is a multi-generational program that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and more to the DC community. We will have special offerings such as a door prizes for children and a free raffle for teens and adults. Cosplay/costumes are welcome! Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 1 - 5 p.m. For All Ages Come out and connect with the community through culturally based activities such as:

Join the Oral History Edit-athon!

Bring oral histories to life

Dive into the history of our city and revive decades' worth of oral histories from the Library's Special Collections in this unique three-hour workshop on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. You'll learn the basics of working with oral histories while cutting a raw interview from the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Oral History Project into a short, engaging piece to share with the whole world. 

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Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesday mornings in March 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday computer classes at Southwest Library from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.  Each session is devoted to a different computer related topic.  The March schedule includes:    Internet Basics (March 1) DC Public Library website (March 15) Email basics (March 22) Microsoft Word (March 29) Please note that class will not be held March 8,


Sign Up for March's Digital Audio Storytelling Workshop

Held Wednesday March 9, March 16, and March 23 in the Studio Lab

Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of three 90-minute classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Studio Lab.  We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community.  Week One - Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.: Interviewing Basics

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December PC Basics Computer Classes

December 7th at 10:30am Beginner Class—To introduce you to the basic terminology of the computer, and to acquire key navigational skills in the Windows environment.   You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features. Execute basic mouse techniques. Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at the Southwest Library. Classes start at 10 a.m. and end at noon.  The December sessions include Microsoft Excel (December 1), Microsoft PowerPoint (December 8), Introduction to Personal Computers (December 15) and Internet Basics (December 29).  Please note that class will not be held on December 22.


Programs for the "Mature and Motivated"

Films, fitness & learning for the fabulous at 50+!

Reminder to all mature and motivated persons who are fabulous at 50+ years old: Save these dates and join us at Petworth Neighborhood Library each month for free films, fitness and learning! "Petworth Pacers": Outdoor walking fitness meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 4:00pm (December 2nd & 16th). Please bring your own water bottle, wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire & gym shoes--Indoor workouts planned for cold/inclement weather!

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Continue Your Education at DCPL

E-Classes from introductory courses in medical billing to manicure how-to!

With your computer, your working email address and your Internet connection, DC Public Library is empowering. Continue your education by taking a range of different classes! Did you ever need to know how medical billing and coding works? Or how to advocate for elder care? Or how to give a self-caring manicure?

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Chess Instruction Resumes in September

Don't forget to practice!

Chess Instruction for children, teens and older adults will resume on Monday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. Don't forget to check out books on chess, practice and bring your best winning strategy to class!

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Come and Self-Publish With the DC Library Press

Labs at DC Public Library class offerings for aspiring writers

Maybe you've been working on your memoirs or a collection of self-help techniques? Perhaps you enjoy writing poetry and short stories? Considering publishing your writing from NaNoWriMo?  If any of these ideas strike a chord with you then you should definitely come visit the Digital Commons