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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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 the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
In this 1 hour and 15 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.
Join us the entire month of September for a special film series in celebration of Banned Books Week! Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are commonly challenged for being inappropriate or unorthodox, and will range in ratings from PG to R.
Palisades Library will host an adult coloring program on Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m.. Come color that stress away with your friends and family. Bring your own supplies or use those provided. We encourage you to bring appropriate music. See you on the 29th!
Join us as Harry Potter scholars Tolonda Henderson and Kylie Madden share their unique expertise in this lecture double feature in honor of Banned Books Week!
Interested in exploration? Please join a class on September 29 at 7 p.m., for a journey based on film, music, foreign languages and more. Click for Fun on a laptop to discover database content that meets your needs and interests.
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is a new polling location for the November 8 election! The District of Columbia Board Of Elections (DCBOE) is presenting a workshop to educate our community on registering to vote, finding their polling location, what to do and expect when they get there, and more. This program is in the Large Meeting Room and information and translation will be available in Spanish.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
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:
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
Maybe you helped decorate the cover for a book that you hope someone will choose to "date" or maybe you are just looking to select your own perfect reading material. Visit the library for some mingling and conversation and hopefully leave with a book you'll enjoy reading!
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 9:30 - 10:55 a.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. Class meets in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
Celebrate the opening of the new Woodridge Library. Special performances and fun activities for all ages. 10 a.m. -- Special Bilingual "Three Billy Goats Gruff" performed by our amazing librarians (for ages 3-8) 10:30 a.m. – Senior Stretch with Golden Olympian Sue Barnes (adults) 11:15 a.m. -- Storyteller Arianna Ross (for ages 4+) 12 p.m. -- Building Tour 12 p.m. -- God’s Miracles (Rhythm & Blues) 1 p.m. -- DC Retro Jumpers Double Dutch Team (all ages)
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.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 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 Class meets in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
Calling all trivia buffs and fans of freedom! Come play a game of trivia with questions about the books, films, and art that broke the rules. Bring your friends and make new ones, win prizes, and have fun! This program is designed with adults of all abilities in mind. Event will be held in room A-10 in the A-Level floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. To request accommodations, call 202-727-2142, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or videophone 202-559-5368.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. This class will include a lecture demonstration and live music. All levels welcome.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. All levels welcome. Note: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Saturday, October 1, 2016 class will include live music and a lecture demonstration to be held in the Great Hall at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 1:30.
Join the community, neighbors and friends at the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Kick-Off, for a panel discussion,“Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE, Washington, DC."
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
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.Mondays (except August 2016) and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Georgetown Neighborhood Library 3260 R Street NW
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