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Saturday, March 25, 2017

DC Public Library logo.

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.
Happy National Poetry Month

The DC Poet Project: Workshop with Abdul Ali

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Are you an experienced writer looking to workshop your poetry, or a new poet looking to practice reading in front of other people? Join Abdul Ali for this free poetry workshop!
Houses

Home Buying 101 Workshop

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Space is limited. Please reserve your space by e-mailing Lisa.Warwick@dc.gov.  In one day of training, learn the entire home buying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner. This program will last from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break.  You will learn about: Different types of loans
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CAAB's Financial Capability Boot Camp

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
During this free day-long, interactive and engaging workshop you can learn how to gain control of your finances by acquiring knowledge of your relationship with money, how to budget, how to properly utilize credit, be aware of your financial rights and set yourself up for success on how to save & invest for a better future. We will also provide you with tools and resources to use to start your path toward financial wellness.

Tax Assistance

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) 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.
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.

Tax Assistance

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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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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.
Book cover "Burleith."

Peabody Room Presents "Burleith: From Scotland to Shannon and Luchs"

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Co-author Ross Schipper of the newly published book, Burleith (Arcadia Images of America series), takes us on a pictorial history tour of the Burleith neighborhood from 18th century Scotland to the onset of the Shannon and Luchs Burleith development in 1923.
Happy National Poetry Month

The DC Poet Project: Poetry Open Mic & Reading featuring Abdul Ali and Gregory Luce

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
The DC Poet Project is a poetry open mic and reading series featuring top local authors. At each event the featured poets will select a winning open mic reader for a $100 cash prize and the chance to compete for a book contract. Open mic time is limited. Some spaces are reserved for walk-up performances; to reserve an open mic spot before the event visit dayeight.org/dc-poet-project.About the featured authors:
Chess for all ages

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.    
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Woodridge Anime Club: Spring 2017

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join Woodridge Anime on the above date for manga chat and episode viewings throughout Spring 2017.  Come for snacks, then hangout with club members to view popular series available on Crunchyroll.com Nanbaka Saga of Tanya the Evil Digimon Adventure Tri

Sunday, March 26, 2017

memory book or altered book

Create a Memory Book by Janet Minichiello

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Learn how to transform an old book into a "memory book" that tells your own story. Use writing, drawing, painting, and/or collage to make a new artistic creation that will help you to both preserve and share special memories. All materials, including old books, will be provided; in addition, you are welcome to bring any of your own photographs, letters, or other mementos you may wish to use.
Historical newspaper clipping of Glover Park

The History of Glover Park

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Learn more about the history of Glover Park with local historian Carlton Fletcher. This event is an Age-Friendly DC activity, but anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Learn more about Glover Park History by clicking this link: gloverparkhistory.com.

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs 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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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.
jobseekers

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.
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. 

Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

12 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.

Tax Assistance

Southwest Library

2:30 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.

Tech Monday: PC Basics

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library Mondays from 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer, use the internet, and more. No sign-up necessary. 
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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.
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Take Control of Your Money

Lamond-Riggs Library

6:30 p.m.
One out of every three Americans has no emergency savings, and about 40% of us spend more than we make. How can we get out of the hole? It all starts with financial education. In this two-part class, we’ll discuss the basic concepts that drive any financial vehicle, enabling you to better understand how money works, make informed decisions about your future, and begin planning your financial independence. We’ll cover simple — but critically important — ideas like compounding interest, the impact of losses and taxes, and the time value of money.
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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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. Mondays from 7 - 8:30 p.m, February 27 - April 24, 2017  (No class will be held on April 17 in recognition of Emancipation Day) The class is FREE. No need to register.
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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.
Artist Rik Freeman will discuss his mural entitled Knowledged.

Meet The Artist: Rik Freeman

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
"Knowledge" is a mural painted on canvas, then digitally reproduced, and then processed onto a high-tech wallpaper and hung. The subject matter is based on Deanwood - a predominately African American neighborhood in northeast Washington DC - and its history, with there being four aspects of knowledge represented in sections of the mural: Community, Earth, Culture, & Self.   - Rik Freeman, Artist