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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

C.R Gibbs

"Blueprint for Justice: The Global Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join us for the second presentation in the C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Share Your MLK Library Memories

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 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.
Tai Chi

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Join Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art, which weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Experience a gentle, traditional movement system which emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by NIH, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.
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Yoga for All

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7:30 p.m.
Destress and come back to your natural state of balance with this restorative yoga practice led by Tara Bishop, Chopra Center Yoga Certified Teacher. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, or a few mats will be available for use. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a no-cost class for everyone!    

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic and NorthStar Digital Literacy Assesssment Practice Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Do you possess the basic digital literacy skills that are required in the workplace? Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, which also includes the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment practice session. You will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search and assess your basic digital literacy skills during Clinic hours.
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Listen Up: Talking Book Club Wants Audiobook Fans!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation! To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.
PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Thursday Afternoon Computer Classes

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday afternoon computer classes at the Southwest Library.  Classes start at 1 p.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. A different computer related topic is presented each week.  January classes include Microsoft Word (Jan. 5), Microsoft Excel (Jan. 12) and Microsoft PowerPoint (Jan. 19).  Please note that class will not be held on January 26.

Share Your MLK Library Memories

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 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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Fab Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
An introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the lab.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Capitol View 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.
DC Health Link Enrollment

DC Health Link Enrollment

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 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.
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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.
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join Rez (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an evening of writing, every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.  
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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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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 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. Thursdays, January 5 - March 9, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. The class is FREE. No need to register.
LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Capitol Hill Reads LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our first book of the new year will be the lauded Louise Erdrich's most recent title LaRose, a huanting tale of justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture. RSVP here.
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Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
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EBM III: The Book Cover

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book cover in Photoshop for Espresso Book Machine publishing. Register at bit.ly/labsclasses. Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine.
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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.*
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome. 
Recipe Swap

Cookbook Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us the third Thursday each month for Cookbook Club! Each month meet up with other cookbook enthusiasts to exchange recipes and sample treats. Check back each month for a new, featured recipe!   Please see the Adult Services Librarian for more information, or call 202-698-6373.
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Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Share your work and receive supportive feedback from other serious adult writers. No formal assignments will be given, but prompts and exercises are a part of the club.
H is for Hawk book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Helen Macdonald's 2015 nonfiction title H is for Hawk. In the work, Macdonald recounts her experience of attempting to train a goshawk, a fierce bird of prey, while grieving her father’s death. 

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

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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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.

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.