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Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Martha Stewart's Vegetables

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month's selection is Martha Stewart's Vegetables: Inspired Recipes and Tips for Choosing, Cooking, and Enjoying the Freshest Seasonal Flavors.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Reading the World Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi has been called one of the best books of 2016. Read this masterpiece and join the Reading the World Book Club discussion on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7 p.m.
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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!
Yoga

Yoga

Takoma Park Library

7:30 p.m.
De-stress 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, if you have one. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a no-cost class for everyone!

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Older Adults doing yoga

January 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. January class schedule: 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
Yoga

January Yoga at Georgetown

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. January class schedule: 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
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:
DC Health Link Enrollment

DC Health Link Enrollment

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 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.
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Le Salon, West End Book Discussion Group: The Bartender's Tale

West End Library

1 p.m.
Le Salon, West End Library's book discussion group, will read and discuss The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig. Copies are available for checkout at the library.
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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 Lindsey Crawford 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. We will not meet on Tuesday, 12/27
MS Excel 2013

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. 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, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
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Job Seekers Walk-In Help

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your resumé, job search, and more. Library staff will provide one-to-one help for job seekers. First-come, first-served on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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My School DC Application Clinic

Francis A. Gregory Library

3:30 p.m.
Parents and caregivers, join representatives from My School DC at the Francis Gregory Library on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 to receive assistance in filling your common lottery application for the 2017-18 school year.
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Ban the Box Workshop: Know your rights while applying for jobs

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Do you ever have questions about some of the information that you are asked to fill in on some job applications?  Join us at this free workshop hosted by the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of D.C. and find out what your rights are when applying for jobs. 
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Breaking Barriers: Ban the Box--The Fair Criminal Records Screening Act

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about criminal records? Do you believe that your criminal record is preventing you from getting or keeping a job? A new D.C. law passed in 2014 says that certain employers are not allowed to ask questions about criminal background on initial job application forms, and can only ask about criminal convictions after a conditional offer of employment is made.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 45 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: M. Rivera 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.
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.
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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.
MS Excel 2013

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Oberleitner 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 Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
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KnitLit: A Cozy Wintertime 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 gather will feature a short audio-piece from our online collections of audiobooks. Warm up your winter nights with community and craft!
Zumba

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.
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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.*

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.  
Ageless Yoga by Juliet Pegrum

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. 
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

7:30 p.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. 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Memory Lab Drop-In Tours

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
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. 
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ReServe Info Session

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Learn more about ReServe, a non-profit that matches professionals age 55+ with organizations that need their expertise on a part-time basis. ReServists are paid a stipend. Attend this free info session. Please bring a pen & notebook. 
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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SpotOn Grownups: Smartphones, Tablets & Apps

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Did you get a shiny new gift for the holidays? Still don’t know how to work your new electronic gadget? Bring it over to the library for basic guidance while you  learn more about useful apps. Meet in the lower-level lobby.  
Coffee

Coffee & Conversation

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the fourth Wednesday of each month.   Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.  Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences.   Please join us!