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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Film: A Legacy of Mies and King

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
What do you do with a library designed in the sixties by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? This was the question Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, had to answer when she was commissioned to give Washington, D.C.’s central library a new future.
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In the Smoke of the Sting

Petworth 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.
Latino Americans by Ray Suarez

Author Talk: Latino Americans

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join author Ray Suarez for his author talk on Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation.
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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 2, 2017

money

Financial Literacy Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Come learn tips and utilize resources on budgeting, managing expenses, protecting investments, estate and retirement planning. Tuesday March 2, 2017 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.  and 6:30 - 8 p.m. This program will take place in the Main Meeting Room, 2nd Floor  

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.

Tax Aid

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
From February 1 through March 4, meet with a qualified CTA tax aide at the MLK 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. Rooms A-9 & A-10

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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In the Smoke of the Sting

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 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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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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CAAB’s Financial Education Class

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
During this free 2-hour long, interactive and engaging workshop you can learn how to gain control of your finances by acquiring knowledge of your relationship with money, how to budget, how to properly utilize credit, be aware of your financial rights and set yourself up for success on how to save & invest for a better future.  To register for this class, please visit our partners at Capital Area Asset Builders.
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 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. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Tax Assistance

Woodridge 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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Coffee & Conversation

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the first Friday 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!

Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

12 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.
Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet library          employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or  current  events. This program is for adults.  We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Coffee & Conversation

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Join us for Coffee and Conversation. Meet library employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or current events. This program is for adults. We’re looking forward to meeting you. Remember all library programs are free and open to public.  
Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet library          employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or  current  events. This program is for adults.  We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Coffee & Conversation

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Join us for Coffee and Conversation. Meet library employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or current events. This program is for adults. We’re looking forward to meeting you. Remember all library programs are free and open to public.  

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Women's Leadership Circle

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
The Women's Leadership Circle is presented by the Mercedes Parra Foundation and DG Speaks. This program promotes sisterhood and fosters leadership through educational and social interactions. Our aim is to empower women through an immersive exploration of self-awareness and transformative leadership. This program welcomes women from all walks of life who want to change the trajectory of their lives and careers.

Tax Assistance

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) 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.
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.

Tax Assistance

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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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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.
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Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages
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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.  
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Game On!

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games. This is a monthly program.Games to Play Ticket to Ride Connect Four Clue Jenga Apple to Apples Uno Chutes and Ladders Qwirkle Hoot Owl Hoot!

Small Business Development Workshop

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why.Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.
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12 Spaceships Land... What Do They Want? Film Screening: Arrival

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
"Arrival" is based on the short story, The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang.   Twelve ships land on earth linguist, Louise Fletcher, is called to interpret the language of the aliens.