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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

The Pastor's Husband Book Cover

Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of The Pastor's Husband by Tiffany L. Warren. All are welcome, though the titles are chosen with women in mind.
adult coloring pattern

Color that Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
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!
Of Mice and Men Film

UNCENSORED: Of Mice and Men Film Screening

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
In connection with Banned Books Week, the library will host a screening of a film based on the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Back Cover Art by Kazu Kibuishi

UNCENSORED: Harry Potter, Profanity, and the Banned Book

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
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!
The Oxford Guide to Library Research by Thomas Mann

Click for Fun: Music, Film, Dance, Foreign Languages - your choice

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
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.
DCBOEE LOGO

DC Board of Elections Information Session

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
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.  
Yoga book cover

Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7:00 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. 
Knitting

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.

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Image of a sandwich

Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
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.
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:
Book with pages shaped like a heart

Blind Date with a Book 2.0 : Date Night

West End Library

4 p.m.
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

sign language abc

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

9:30 a.m.
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.

Grand Opening Celebration

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Come celebrate the opening of the new Woodridge Library. Special performance and fun activities for all ages.  10 a.m. -- Special Bilingual "Three Billy Goats Gruff" performed by our amazing librarians (for ages 3-8) 11:15 a.m. -- Storyteller Arianna Ross (for ages 4+) 1 p.m. -- DC Retro Jumpers Double Dutch Team (all ages) 2 p.m. musical performance Building Tours Refreshments and give-aways
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.
3D printer

Crafty Bastards

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
The Library will have a booth at this year's Crafty Bastards, located at Union Market! Join us as we make buttons and awesome things on our 3D printer! Sign up for a library cards and learn about free maker programs at the library.
Books!

Friends of the Northeast Library Used Book Sale

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Come one, come all, to the Friends of the Northeast Library Used Book Sale!  There will be tons of selections for all ages.  The sale will be held on the Lower Level, and proceeds will support library programs. 
sign language abc

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11:15 a.m.
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.
A laptop and mouse, book, and phone are chained together

UNCENSORED: Taboo Trivia

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
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 lbph.dcpl@dc.gov, or videophone 202-559-5368.
Image of a circuit board

Saturday Technology Training Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
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.
Couple dancing Tango

Library Tango

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
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.
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
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.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

3D printer

Crafty Bastards

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
The Library will have a booth at this year's Crafty Bastards, located at Union Market! Join us as we make buttons and awesome things on our 3D printer! Sign up for a library cards and learn about free maker programs at the library.
Woodridge Book Club Kick Off

"Know Your Neighborhood Series-Woodridge"- Part I

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
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."

Shaw Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
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

Hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Job seeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
Job Seekers

Job Seekers One-on-Ones

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Make an appointment to get one-on-one job search support from library staff! Staff are available for hour long appointments where we can help you with basic activities in an online job search, including how to:   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
jobseekers

Criminal Records and Work: Drop in Legal Clinics

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Are you interested in finding out whether your D.C. criminal record can be sealed or expunged? Do you believe you might have been discriminated against in D.C. due to a criminal record? Are you unsure of what to say when employers ask about criminal records during the application process? Do you have other legal questions?

It's Time to Prepare or Re-think & Re-invent Your Resume

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Preparing a resume is crucial in your effort to land a job, and many career specialists advise that summarizing relevant aspects of your education and experience is the first step in the employment process.  Do you need to write a resume? Do you want to revise one you have already written?  If so, the Drop-In Clinic is for you, each Monday, beginning at 10 a.m.
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
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library in partnership with the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!