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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Eileen book cover

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh. In the novel, set in 1964, a restless young woman seeks escape from her work at a boys’ prison and her home life with her alcoholic father. 

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

PS PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.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:
PS PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. 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, Word II Intermediate, and PowerPoint Basics You will learn to: Create photo albums
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.
Furiously Happy

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Pick up Francis Gregory's Adult Book Club's January selection, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson.
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Adult Coloring

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us monthly for these relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well. The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov
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Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Breaking all My Rules by Kimberla Lawson Roby. All are welcome, though the titles are chosen with women in mind. 
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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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.
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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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Get Organized with Michelle

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Get ready for 2017 with Michelle Mirpour, Professional Organizer & Renewed Lifestyle Coach. This free workshop will offer tips and strategies for getting and staying organized. Advance registration is not required. Participants will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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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.*
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

No July Meeting: Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The book club will not meet in July 2016, and will resume in August. The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month, with books selected and voted on by members.
Upper NW Knitters

Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.
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iMovie Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this hands-on class, we'll go over the basics of using iMovie to edit video. Please register on bit.ly/labsclasses.
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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. 
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Discuss "Lila" and "Home"

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss Lila and Home, Marilynne Robinson’s follow up novels to her beloved Gilead. If you haven’t read Gilead, feel free to read that one too. This trio can be read in any order, and you can come to our meeting if you’ve read one or all three.

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

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.
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
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

E-MAIL Basics

E-mail Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
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:
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.

Share Your MLK Library Memories

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 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.
Resume on Table Next to Computer Keyboard and Pen

Support for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
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.*
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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.
Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon Film Showing

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:45 a.m.
In celebration of Chinese New Year, watch one of the most popular Kung Fu films ever.
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Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
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.  
MS Word 2013

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
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

Introduction to Chinese New Year

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
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 kingta.tsui@dc.gov