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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:
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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.
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
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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TMZ: Teen Movie Zone

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
Come join Anacostia Library as we enjoy a movie in the teen space. 
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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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.
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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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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 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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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.
Song of the Lark

Moveable Feast Classics Book Club

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club.  We will be meeting at Georgetown Library on Tuesday, May 2, at 1 p.m., to discuss Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather.  Please join us!
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Tuesday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1 p.m.
Tuesday Yoga is back!  A free beginner yoga class taught by Megan Mamula of Yoga District.  We meet in the sunny children's programming room.  Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring your own mat or towel.  Participants will have to sign a waiver. 18+ please.  

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.
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Job Seekers Walk-In Help

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your resumé, cover letter and more. Library staff will provide one-to-one help for job seekers. First-come, first-served on the first Tuesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Find more events like this one on the DCPL website.
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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.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.This program is Free and open to the public.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.
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Green Plate Gardening

Rosedale Library

6 p.m.
"You are what you eat." So let's eat healthy! What better way to eat healthy than to plant your own food or know the source?
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KnitLit - A Cozy Gathering for Knitters and Friends

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join Southeast Library and East City Bookshop for a weekly gathering of knitting, conversation, and, of course, literature. In addition to time for knitting, sharing projects, and meeting new people, each gathering will feature a short audio piece from our online collections of audiobooks. Brighten up your springtime nights with community and craft!