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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Heartburn cover

Chevy Chase Library Club: Heartburn

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The May selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Heartburn by Nora Ephron.  We will meet on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Copies of the book are available on a display near the information desk at the branch or can be reserved through the online catalog.

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. 
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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Future Funk Ready: DCPL Music Resources and Beyond

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Did you know you can download free music with your DC Public Library card? Have you ever attended a loud music show at a quiet library? Would you like to learn about Go-Go as a musical genre? We'll explore all of these possibilities at the "Future Funk Ready: DCPL Music Resources and Beyond" workshop, hosted by librarian, Margaret Gilmore. You'll learn how to navigate dclibrary.org to find resources pertaining to music, about DCPL's physical music collections, and what local music artifacts exist in the DCPL archives. Don't have a library card?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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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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.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

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 #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.
Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Lawyers in the Library: Wills and Advanced Directives for Older Americans

Woodridge Library

1 p.m.
Ask a lawyer from Neighborhood Legal Services Program your questions about: Requirements for a will in D.C. Land in another state Gifts to minor children Providing for pets Charitable donations Power of Attorney and Living Wills Interstate succession Spousal inheritances
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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, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.
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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, May 4, 2017

Census

Fun with Family History - Genealogy and Personal Archiving Clinic

Southeast Library

(All day)
Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology. Library staff are available to help with: Genealogy and family history research. House history research. Photo scanning. Online and social media sharing.
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Brown Bag Chamber Concert

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at 1 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Tenley-Friendship Library.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians, Ralitza Patcheva, Vasily Popov and special guests.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) 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.This program is Free and open to the public.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) 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.
Mongol

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Film Showing: Mongol

Georgetown Library

5 p.m.
For Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be showing the film, Mongol. The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

May the Force Be With You!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", including activities such as Star Wars puzzles and Star Wars coloring sheets! May the fourth be with you!
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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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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs.  [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]  For the monthly selection, check the Cleveland Park library web page, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3080.  

Small Business Development Workshop

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 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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Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Share your work and receive supportive feedback from other serious adult writers. No formal assignments will be given, but prompts and exercises are a part of the club.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level
First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series 2017

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
As part of the First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series, each month, two featured local poets will read from their original works. Open mic follows the featured readings.   
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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, May 5, 2017

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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!
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, May 6, 2017

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.
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.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.  Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.