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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:15 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. February class schedule: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 Please note that as of February 7, this yoga class will move to a start time of 11:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets required; available on a first come basis the morning of the program.
Tuesday Yoga is back! A free beginner yoga class taught by Lindsey Crawford of Yoga District. We meet in the sunny children's programming room. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring your own mat or towel. Participants will have to sign a waiver. 18+ please. We will not meet on Tuesday, 12/27
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.
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.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films.February 7
Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon at our weekly Teen Advisory Group.What is TAG? Teen Advisory Group (TAG) are youth that plan creative library programs and make a difference in the communityWhy should I join? Improve your library | Learn cool things | Make friends | Gain skills to enhance your resume or college applications | Earn community service hours | Have fun | Snacks!
Do you like to build with Legos and solve puzzles? Join us to work through engineering challenges like, "who can build a paper airplane that carries the most cargo over 10 feet," or just come to build with Legos and relax after school. We'll have a different short challenge each week and Legos all the time. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.
From February 1 through March 4, meet with a qualified CTA tax aide at the MLK Library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax. Rooms A-9 & A-10
Come hang out and eat snacks at our monthly Teen Book Club! For the February book club selection, we will read Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. We will meet in the Teen Space at 4:30 p.m. Ages 13-19
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films. February 7
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Do you know the legal protections against discrimination you have as an employee in DC? At this workshop, Teresa Rainey from the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) will discuss DC’s progressive Human Rights Act, which protects DC workers against discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, and other protected traits. The workshop will also include information on how to file complaints with OHR if the Human Rights Act is violated. For more information, please contact Ashlee Johnson at (202) 849-8285.
Join Southeast Library and East City Bookshop for a weekly gathering of knitting, conversation, and, of course, literature. In addition to time for knitting, sharing projects, and meeting new people, each gather will feature a short audio-piece from our online collections of audiobooks. Warm up your winter nights with community and craft!
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Assesment (NDLA) Certificate during scheduled proctored sessions. Take the various digital literacy assessments at your own pace on the NorthStar homepage. Assessments are available in the follow basic digital literacy skills: Computer Basics Internet Windows Mac OS X E-mail MS Word Social Media MS Excel
Please join us for yoga at the Southwest Library - now twice every week! On Tuesday evenings, Jen DeMayo of Yoga District will lead class, and on Thursday nights, Rosemary grant will teach. The class is free and no registration is required. All levels welcome. Mats and props are provided by the Friends of the Southwest Library.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Gopinathan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.