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Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Zumba

Zumba @ Southwest Library

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!

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Older Adults doing yoga

October 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. October class schedule: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
Yoga

October Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. October class schedule: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25. Questions? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov for more information or to join our email notification list.
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:
Lolita book cover

Moveable Feast Classics Book Club

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club.

Moveable Feast - Classics Reading Group

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Moveable Feast - The Classics Reading Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Meetings rotate between the Cleveland Park, Georgetown, and Palisades Neighborhood Libraries.   For more information, please contact: Betsy (Cleveland Park)  202-282-3080 Jay (Georgetown) 202-727-0232 
lotus flower

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.
PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the free Tuesday afternoon computer classes at Southwest Library from 1 - 3 p.m..  A different computer related topic is covered each week. October classes include Email basics (Oct. 4) and Microsoft Word (Oct. 25).  Please note that classes will not be held on Oct. 11 or Oct. 18.
Job Search

Internet Job Seeking 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Rm. 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics.
Job Seekers Logo

Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.  Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Tuesday of the month.
Graphic of business people

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 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available by appointment for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3 p.m.  We can help with:
MS Word 2013

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
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.
sign language abc

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 5:30 - 6:55 PM 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.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
sewing machine photo

Fab Lab: Sewing Machine Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.* You can find more information about the Labs at DC Public Library and upcoming classes here.
Social Media Protection

Social Network Safety & Security

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how information about you gets onto the Internet and the practical steps you can take for greater online privacy.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Curtis P. and Amanda S. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Web I Basics, and Email Basics. You will learn: To locate and read a website's privacy policy

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.

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.  
left hand of darkness

Queer Book Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Join our partner organization Knowledge Commons for our monthly Queer Book Club. This month's book is Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness. Please RSVP here, or just show up!
Ghettoside

Chevy Chase Book Club: Ghettoside by Jill Leovy

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The October selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy.
sign language abc

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level 7:00 - 8:00 PM 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
Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga with Diana

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Please join us for evening Hatha Yoga with Diana Abdul. She is certified as an RYS 200 Hatha Yoga instructor. Hatha Yoga is a form of gentle yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat. Participants must sign a waiver. No registration is required.      

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

English Conversation Group

Free English Conversation Classes

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.Mondays (except August 2016) and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library 3260 R Street NW

#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.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

1 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 Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away. 
Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available by appointment for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3 p.m.  We can help with:
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.*