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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Portraits

Learn How to Take Portraits

Petworth Library

9:30 a.m.
Learn how to take stunning portraits with your camera or cell phone. Disposable cameras can also be provided.  This workshop will last two hours and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald
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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 90 minutes long and is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.
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Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages
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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.
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Line Dancing

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

11 a.m.
Please come out with your dancing shoes on and join Patricia Sanker as she teaches us the latest line dances.  Patricia Sanker is a Certified Instructor in Line Dancing, Zumba,  Aerobics Rector, and Pound Certified/Coach Life Wellness. Lessons will be held at Bellevue Neighborhood Library 11 a.m. - noon on Saturdays: April 22, 29, 2017​ May 13, 20, 2017 Main Meeting Room (Adults)
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Civics 101

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Since last November’s election, many people have felt lost and overwhelmed by the political situation. There are so many different calls to action and ways to get involved, but not as much information about what it all means. As a policy staffer in Congress, Michelle will give an overview of how our government is actually supposed to function. She will focus on checks and balances, separation of powers, and the different roles played by local, state, and federal governments.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 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. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Joseph Owen Curtis Photograph Collection | DigDC

Save Your History: a Digital Preservation Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Do you ever wonder what to do with old family photos and crumbling albums? Think about if you'll ever be able to watch or listen to your home movies and old recordings ever again? What about how to manage and preserve your social media accounts, emails and digital files? We invite you, your families, and friends to attend this special presentation on preserving your history through personal archiving. Learn why personal archiving matters, and learn how to save:
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, May 1, 2017

Flag and Passport

Citizenship Prep

Southeast Library

(All day)
The library has many resources to help DC residents who are preparing to become citizens. Library staff are available to help you to: Take a practice citizenship test. Study for the civics or language exams. Practice your English with online resources. Learn more about the process of becoming a citizen.
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English Conversation Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Conference Room 1 A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
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.
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Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Embrace the warmer spring months with the help of a gentle yoga practice. Classes are free and 75 minutes long. Please bring your own yoga mat. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis but limited to thirty (30) participants. The library will hand out thirty (30) FREE tickets starting at 10:15 a.m. A ticket is required to enter the class. One ticket per person.
Keyboard

Computer Basics Class

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Come learn about computers from the certified trainers at the Petworth Neighborhood Library. Pop in to learn from scratch, learn new tricks, or even just sit-in for a refresher. 
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Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
The popular hatha yoga classes continue on Monday mornings. Each class is 75 minutes long and registration is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own yoga mat
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-in

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches
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Marvelous Movie Monday "The Queen of Katwe" (2 p.m. Showing)

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a free movie showing of The Queen of Katwe, directed by Mira Nair. The true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi.  US 2016. Rated PG.  The movie runs 124 minutes.
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.
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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.
Movie

TMZ: Teen Movie Zone

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
Come join Anacostia Library as we enjoy a movie in the teen space. 
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Marvelous Movie Monday: "The Queen of Katwe" (6:30 p.m. Showing)

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a free movie showing of The Queen of Katwedirected by Mira Nair. The true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi.  US 2016. Rated PG.  The movie runs 124 minutes.  
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Yoga with Tara

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join local instructor Tara for yoga on Monday nights at 7 p.m.  Please bring water and a mat, and wear comfortable clothing to this free class.  All experience levels are welcome.
The Emperor Jones

Heroes of Cinema - The Emperor Jones

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
May's film is "The Emperor Jones", the Depression-era adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's strange play about a Pullman porter turned Caribbean dictator. The film showcases much that was great about Depression art including the great actor and singer Paul Robeson.  View the film ahead of time on our film database, Access Videos on Demand. Have your library card ready. 
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Zumba

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout -- all fitness levels welcome. The class is free and no registration is required. Dance your way to fitness!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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May Gentle Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility.May class schedule: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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May Yoga at Georgetown - New/Old Time!

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. May class schedule: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30.