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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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In the Smoke of the Sting

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.
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.

Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join intermediate Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for an hour of conversation in Spanish.  Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Únete hispanohablantes intermedios cada primer y tercer martes de cada mes para una hora de conversación en español . Cada sesión se centrará en un tema en particular. 
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Gentle Yoga for Adults

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Starting Tuesday, January 10 and occurring weekly, there will be at 7 p.m. Gentle Yoga with practitioner Elizabeth Tseng. Please bring your own water, beach towel or mat. Ms.Tseng requests that the practice be done barefoot. You will need to sign a waiver in order to participate in the class.   This is a wonderful way to start the New Year by working out for strength, flexibility, and serenity. 

ESL English Conversation Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  
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Zumba for Teen & Adults

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

7 p.m.
ZUMBA is "FUN AND EASY TO DO."   The routines are aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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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.

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.
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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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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate program

Northeast Library

11:45 a.m.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate program is now being offered at the Northeast Neighborhood Library! Here you will:  Learn Basic Digital Literacy Skills Assess Your Digital Literacy Skills Earn Your NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment (NDLA) Certificate

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl

Tax Assistance

Georgetown Library

1 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

1:30 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.
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Coffee & Conversation

West End Library

2 p.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.
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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 and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. in Conference Room 1
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
February 8 - April 26, 2017: Wednesdays 6-7:15 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. The class is FREE. No need to register. Questions?  Contact Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov  
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Southeast Library

7:15 p.m.
February 8 - April 26, 2017: Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 p.m. Join us in this intermediate-level class.   Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.   The class is FREE. No need to register Questions?  Contact Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov  
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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, March 9, 2017

Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

1 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.
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JobShop

Parklands-Turner Library

1:30 p.m.
JobShop is something new at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library.   If you need help creating your resume, preparing for an interview, or simply need help seeking new career opportunities, visit the Parklands-Turner Library every other Thursday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. for assistance from the Parklands-Turner staff.    For additional information, please contact the branch by phone to speak with a staff member at 202-645-4532 

Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

1:30 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.
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CAAB's One-on-One Financial Coaching

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
During a 45-minute long session with one of Capital Area Asset Builders' Financial Coaches, we can review your personal financial situation/challenges and develop an action plan to achieve your financial wellness. The session is confidential and free. To RSVP for your personal coaching session please RSVP with our partner CAAB. Study Room 1
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Neuroscience Discussions

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Learn about the neuroscience of trauma and matter with retired Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Bill Marks, Ph.D. and attorney Jeanine Hull. Free & open to the public.
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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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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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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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C. R. Gibbs Presents Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA, & the Quest for the Final Frontier

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Please join us at the Southwest Library for "Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA, & the Quest for the Final Frontier." In honor of Women's History Month, noted local, award-winning historian international lecturer, author, & historian of the African Diaspora C.R. Gibbs will present a special lecture. Dr. Gibbs has written numerous books, most notably Black Explorers, Black Inventors: from Africa to America and Friends of Frederick Douglass, a children’s book.  
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In the Smoke of the Sting

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.
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Celebrate 75 Years of Golden Books

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join in conversation with authors Diane Muldrow and Leonard Marcus surrounded by the beautiful art of Golden Books artist Aurelius Battaglia.   Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is for adults, but will take place in the Children's Room. We are grateful to the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities for supporting the art and recent restoration of the Battaglia murals.