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MLK Library Great Hall
The Labs at DC Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
Story time fun for entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child's lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. All programs are free and open to the public.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join us in this intermediate-level class. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register Class meets in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
Calling all trivia buffs and fans of freedom! Come play a game of trivia with questions about the books, films, and art that broke the rules. Bring your friends and make new ones, win prizes, and have fun! This program is designed with adults of all abilities in mind. Event will be held in room A-10 in the A-Level floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. To request accommodations, call 202-727-2142, email email@example.com, or videophone 202-559-5368.
If you need accommodation to attend these programs, including American Sign Language Interpretation, please contact us as early as possible. Our accommodation statement is available on our website: http://dclibrary.org/node/2095.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Rendezvous Tango. This class will include a lecture by Alexandra Russell and and live music with Emmanuel Trifilio on Bandoneon and Ramon Gonzalez on guitar. All levels welcome.
New Meeting Room! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this. Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
GIVE is a nonprofit who can pair you with an elementary or middle school child. You will help that child with their academic work and act as a mentor to them. This is a fun way to give back to the community and earn community service hours. We meet Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the children's room. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday is Family Play Time! Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite book in the Children's Room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every other Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. All levels welcome. Note: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Saturday, October 1, 2016 class will include live music and a lecture demonstration to be held in the Great Hall at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 1:30.
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese-speaking families and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations. We will meet in the Children's Area. For kids ages 5 and up.你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.
Join us every Sunday from 1 - 5 p.m. for our brand new patron-led tabletop games meet-up! All ages are welcome, but most games are intended for ages 8 and up. Various tabletop games will be available for immediate play, and more games will be added with attendance! If you have questions about this exciting program, please contact Ms. Quarles at 202-698-6373.
Sundays in October, join us for Sunday Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!
Join the community, neighbors and friends at the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Kick-Off, for a panel discussion,“Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE, Washington, DC."
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
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.
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available Monday through Friday for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics: Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Job seeking activities including: Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
Make an appointment to get one-on-one job search support from library staff! Staff are available Monday through Friday for hour long appointments where we can help you with basic activities in an online job search, including how to: Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library in partnership with the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories. The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!
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