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Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month. Screen Times: Tuesdays at noon Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
One-On-One Support for Job Seekers with Disabilities Are you a person with a disability? Are you looking for a job and need some help with writing your resume, cover letters, or practicing for an interview? If yes, drop-in on Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.! A skilled team of disability advocates will provide one-on-one feedback on your resume, cover letter, or interviewing skills.*
In this 2-hour class, you will learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. Green 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 Web I Basics. You will learn to:
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.
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.
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.
New Meeting Space! Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. Players will meet from 12 noon until 5 p.m. in the 2nd Floor East Lobby, adjacent to Room 220. Video and card players are welcome. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held once a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: I. Kearse Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
Chinese New Year is on January 28 and 2017 will be the year of the Rooster. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is excited to have Mindy Wang from the Washington School of Chinese Language and Culture come and give an introduction to Chinese New Year traditions. The presentation is on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. Send any questions to email@example.com
Please join DCPL Special Collections and the 1882 Foundation on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year for two short films followed by a community discussion about life in historic DC Chinatown as we commemorate Dr. King’s legacy and launch the Foundation's sixth season of DC Chinatown’s Talk Story Events. FILMS:
Join Capitol Hill author and journalist Karen Branan for a discussion of her memoir The Family Tree: A lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth. This book, which was recently nominated for a Pulitzer, follows the author as she uncovers the truth about her ancestors' involvement in the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. All levels welcome.
Digital Marketing Trends is a 2.5 hour presentation, sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will present marketing trends to which small businesses need to pay attention. Register Now Registration is limited to 36 participants and workstations will be assigned to registered participants first. Walk-in participants are welcome and all participants can feel free to bring their tablets or laptops.
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.
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.
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017
Join Mount Pleasant resident James Srodes for his author talk on Spies in Palestine: Love, Betrayal and the Heroic Life of Sarah Aaronsohn.
Winter is here and the library is a warm place for an afternoon of board games and snacks. International Games Day was a hit, so we're bringing back new games and dusting off the classics. A war gaming expert will be on hand to teach and play a historical board game. Best for ages 8 to 100 - it's an intergenerational activity!
Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
All of us are works of art and artists at work. Julie Youck, Art Therapy graduate student from George Washington University, offers a series of art workshops that introduces creative ways of using 2-D and 3-D media. Two sessions every Monday from 10 - 11 a.m. and 12 - 1 p.m. Registration required. Each class is limited to 8 only. Call or email Jay at 202-727-0232 | firstname.lastname@example.org
In this 2-hour class, you will earn to calculate, research and display table data using various Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White 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, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.
Free showing of "Cafe Society". In the 1930s a young Bronx couple moves to Hollywood, where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Directed by Woody Allen. US, 2016, rated PG-13, 96 minutes. Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Having trouble navigating OverDrive? This class will show you the basics of how to download ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive using the OverDive app. Bring your device with you. Registration is not required. Adults, Rm. 107, Dream Lab
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan 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: Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels
The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project.