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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
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February 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.February class schedule: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28

Tax Assistance

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
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.
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PowerPoint I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.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: M. Rivera 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:

Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
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.
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February Yoga at Georgetown -- New Time!

Georgetown Library

11:15 a.m.
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.

Tax Assistance

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
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.
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Job Seekers Walk-In Clinic

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your resumé, job search, and more. Library staff will provide one-to-one help for job seekers. First-come, first-served on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
DCPL Black History Month 2017 logo.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
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 

Tax Aid

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
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

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination in the Workplace

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
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. 
DCPL Black History Month 2017 logo.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
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 

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
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.
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Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 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: 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.
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Yoga

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
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.
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NorthStar Proctoring Session

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
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
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  Checkout the DC Public Library website for information on other presentations being given this month.  

ESL English Conversation Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  
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3-D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab.All students must take a Fab Lab orientation (register here) before registering for this training! No exceptions. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
Ageless Yoga by Juliet Pegrum

Gentle Yoga for Adults

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Starting Tuesday, January 10 and occurring weekly, there will be at 7 p.m. Gentle Yoga with practitioner Elizabeth Tseng. Please bring your own water, beach towel or mat. Ms.Tseng requests that the practice be done barefoot. You will need to sign a waiver in order to participate in the class.   This is a wonderful way to start the New Year by working out for strength, flexibility, and serenity. 
Zumba

Zumba for Teen & Adults

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

7 p.m.
ZUMBA is "FUN AND EASY TO DO."   The routines are aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
King Peggy

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Palisades Book Club.  We will be meeting at Palisades Library to discuss King Peggy, by Peggielene Bartels, on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us!

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  

Tax Assistance

Deanwood Library

10 a.m.
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.
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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Coffee & Conversation

Northwest One Library

10:30 a.m.
Join DC Public Library customers and staff for coffee and conversation on the last Wednesday of each month at the Northwest One Neighborhood Library in the second floor meeting room. Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.  Please join us!
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Baccarat on your Smartphone

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Are you in for gaming your brain?  Many mobile and table-based games improve focus and attention. Let us show you some of the 'games seniors play' and how to download them. SpotOn Grownups is a micro-learning weekly program designed to help our grownups with technology issues. Stop by the branch on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for short one-on-one lessons. 
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In the Smoke of the Sting

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment Certificate

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment - Practice Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  This 1-hour practice session will allow you to prepare for the proctored sessions of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment, during which you can earn a NDLA Certificate.  However, Certificates are not awarded during this practice session  Facilitator: M. Rivera Location: Computer Lab - Room 311