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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your conversational skills with the help of volunteers from the Washington English Center. Please note that the Conversational Circle is designed for people who already have some knowledge of spoken English. Each session is ninety minutes long and is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meditation Yoga

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.

Share Your MLK Library Memories

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:15 a.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library’s central library, will undergo a complete modernization, starting this year. Before the library closes, we want you to share your memories about the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. These memories may be curated and shared with the public through social media or collected by Special Collections. A Studio Lab staff member will contact you to help coordinate and execute your recording.
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
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.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
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.
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Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
New Meeting Space! Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet from 12 noon until 5 p.m. in the 2nd Floor East Lobby, adjacent to Room 220. Video and card players are welcome. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held once a year.  So, come one, come all; just come ready.  
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Design a Career You'll LOVE! with Blair Goins

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
Career Coach Blair Goins will help participants develop a plan before beginning the search for a new job. Free & open to the public. Please click this link to register.
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DIY Clothing Repair Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Want to mend your old clothes, but don't know how? Bring your (clean) clothes to our workshop and learn basic patching and mending skills. Sewing machines, needles, and thread provided. Space is limited, so sign up here: bit.ly/labsclasses
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Library Tango Practica

Southwest Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month. All levels welcome.
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Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
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: D. P. Grogan 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.
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Chess for All Ages

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

3 p.m.
Players of all ages are invited to play and learn from others in a friendly game of chess on a jumbo chess board. No registration required. This program is free and open to the public. Join us in the lower-level conference room.  Free and open to the public.    

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
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.
DC Health Link Enrollment

DC Health Link Enrollment

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Health Link Assisters will be on hand to answer questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and Health Plans. Enrollment sessions are available:   Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. Thursdays from 5 - 8 p.m.
Yarn

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting and crocheting circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory knitting instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

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Unlocking Employment: Job Seekers Legal Clinic

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve.
Learn English - English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Group at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, DC

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.
Art Group for Adults

Art Groups for Adults

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
All of us are works of art and artists at work.   Julie Youck, Art Therapy graduate student from George Washington University, offers a series of art workshops that introduces creative ways of using 2-D and 3-D media. Two sessions every Monday from 10 - 11 a.m. and 12 - 1 p.m. Registration required. Each class is limited to 8 only.  Call or email Jay at 202-727-0232 | georgetownlibrary@dc.gov
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Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Start the new year with a yoga practice! Enjoy 75 minutes of free gentle yoga. Classes will register on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own yoga mat.
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My School DC Application Clinic

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
Parents and caregivers, join representatives from My School DC at the Anacostia Library on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 to receive assistance in filling your common lottery application for the 2017-18 school year. If you have a child entering grades PK3-12, My School DC can give you all the information you need to help you make the best school choice for your family.
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Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
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: H. White 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.
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Marvelous Movie Monday: "Ghostbusters"

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing of the 2016 "Ghostbusters" movie starring Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Chris Hemsworth.   Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, four women band together to stop the otherworldly threat.   US, 2016, rated PG-13, 1 hour & 56 minutes. Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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My School DC Application Clinic

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Parents and caregivers, join representatives from My School DC at the Petworth Library on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 to receive assistance in filling your common lottery application for the 2017-18 school year. If you have a child entering grades PK3-12, My School DC can give you all the information you need to help you make the best school choice for your family.
MS Word 2013

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.

Share Your MLK Library Memories

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library’s central library, will undergo a complete modernization, starting this year. Before the library closes, we want you to share your memories about the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. These memories may be curated and shared with the public through social media or collected by Special Collections. A Studio Lab staff member will contact you to help coordinate and execute your recording.
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Everybody Yoga

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an all-levels yoga class. Whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, everybody can benefit from an hour of practice. You may borrow a mat or bring your own. No registration required.

Memory Lab Drop-In Tours

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project. 
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PowerPoint I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. D. Wright Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to:
ghostbusters

Marvelous Movie Monday: "Ghostbusters"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing of the 2016 "Ghostbusters" movie starring Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Chris Hemsworth.   Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, four women band together to stop the otherworldly threat.   US, 2016, rated PG-13, 1 hour & 56 minutes. Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.