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Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

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:

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 
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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 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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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.
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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
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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.
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UNCENSORED: Banned Books to Film Series

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
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.
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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.

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.

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.
Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga with Diana

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 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 waiver. No registration required.      
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Chevy Chase Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The September selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.Station Eleven takes place in a post-pandemic America, where a troupe of actors and musicians travel the country to perform for the survivors.   We will meet on Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 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. 
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
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

Studio Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. Register on our classes page

"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.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

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.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to:

Studio Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. Register on our classes page
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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.
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 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: L. D. Wright 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.
Mt. Pleasant Zine Lab

Zine Lab

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Zine Lab is a monthly workshop where you can do a variety of zine-related things, including: