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Valentine's Day Craft

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3:30 pm

Get ready for Valentine's Day with a heart-y craft!  We provide the hearts, you provide the love and care.   This is a drop-in event. Crafts will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. while supplies last. For toddlers to age 12, with their caregivers.  
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Explorer's Club: Mardi Gras Floats

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 4:00 pm

Join us to explore all things STEAM. (That's science, technology, engineering, arts and math—something for everyone.)   It's Mardi Gras! Come celebrate with us by designing your own float for our Mardi Gras parade. The parade will take place in the Children's Programming Room at the end of the program.  

Select Libraries Open on Presidents Day 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018 (All day)

Select D.C. public libraries will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Presidents Day: Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Ward 2 – West End Library Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship Ward 4 – Petworth
Northstar Digital Literacy Practice Sessions & Assessments

Northstar Digital Literacy Practice Sessions & Assessments

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:30 am

Assess your digital literacy skills and earn certificates during this practice and proctored assessment session. You will have 1.5 hours to practice and then will be able to complete as many assessments as you can in 1.5 hours. You will receive a certificate for each assessment on which you score 85 percent or higher.
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In the Zone: Mancala

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 4:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month and learn to play Mancala, a board game with African roots. In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts or other fun. Best for ages 4-12.    
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FREED (Female RE-Enactors of Distinction)

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:30 pm

Celebrate Black History Month by joining the ladies of FREED (Female RE-Enactors of Distinction) as they perform stirring reenactments depicting the lives and contributions of black women of the Civil War era.
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Fighting for Freedom: Black Women in the Women’s Army Corps During World War II

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 pm

For the first time, during World War II African-American women were allowed to enter the military. The first contingent of African-American women who joined the Women's Army Corps trained in Fort Des Moines, Iowa, where they were housed in segregated barracks, ate at separate dining tables and used segregated recreational facilities.
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Drop-In & Gab (DIG) Book Club

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:30 pm

DIG a good story? Then Drop-In and Gab about books. Join us for snacks, stories and discussion—no need to read in advance. This book club meets one Saturday a month at the Tenley-Friendship Library. New or returning club members always welcome. This program is for ages 8-13.

Select Libraries Open on DC Emancipation Day 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018 (All day)

Select D.C. public libraries will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on DC Emancipation Day: Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Ward 2 – West End Library Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Business

Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration