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Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 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.

#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
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment Certificate

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment - Practice Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  This 1-hour practice session will allow you to prepare for the proctored sessions of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment, during which you can earn a NDLA Certificate.  However, Certificates are not awarded during this practice session  Facilitator: M. Rivera Location: Computer Lab - Room 311
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. 
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment Certificate

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate   The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to logon and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 1.5 hour proctored session. Proctor: D. P. Grogan Location: Computer Lab - Room 311

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. 

"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.
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Background Checks

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you concerned about a criminal record or bad credit report while applying for jobs? Do you want to know more about your legal rights in DC?  Come to this workshop and learn about the different laws that can protect you when dealing with background checks during the job search.   
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Background Checks: Know Your Rights!

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you concerned about a criminal record or bad credit report while applying for jobs? Do you want to know more about your legal rights when it comes to background checks in DC? Come to this workshop and learn about the different laws that can protect you when dealing with background checks during the job search. Presented by an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program.
Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us in constructing and decorating gingerbread houses in celebration of the holiday season. All the tasty treats you need will be provided, along with some basic hints on how to make something sturdy and beautiful. RSVP to Faith at faith.kelley@dc.gov if you plan on coming.
Nighthawks on the Blue Highway

DC Music Salon: Nighthawks on the Blue Highway

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
DC Music Salon kicks off our seventh season screening: "Nighthawks on the Blue Highway." This new documentary is the first film about one of the hardest working bands in America, the result of two years of production, countless days on the road with the band and interviews with those who know the members and their music best.
Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi

Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Suzette Haden Elgin's books on The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense offer brilliant techniques for managing verbal aggression.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Art Clip

Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

Center for Accessibility

(All day)
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2016, come and enjoy an exhibition of original artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students on display in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, December 1 - 21. For more information, call the Center for Accessibility: Voice or video 202-559-5368 Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov     
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic and NorthStar Digital Literacy Assesssment Practice Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Do you possess the basic digital literacy skills that are required in the workplace? Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, which also includes the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment practice session. You will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search and assess your basic digital literacy skills during Clinic hours.
Picture of pair of headphones, with rainbow colored books between the earpads

Listen Up: Talking Book Club Wants Audiobook Fans!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation! To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Capitol View 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.
DC Health Link Enrollment

DC Health Link Enrollment

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Health Link Assisters will be on hand to answer questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and Health Plans. Enrollment sessions are available:   Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. Thursdays from 5 - 8 p.m.
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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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Yoga

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for yoga at the Southwest Library - now twice every week! On Tuesday evenings, Jen DeMayo of Yoga District will lead class, and on Thursday nights, Rosemary grant will teach. The class is free and no registration is required. All levels welcome. Mats and props are provided by the Friends of the Southwest Library.

MLK Library Modernization Design Update

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
Come see the latest designs for the modernization of the central library. Learn about the project timeline and plans for enhanced city-wide library services during construction. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/mlkfuture.
The Water Knife

Capitol Hill Reads - The Water Knife

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our book for December is The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, a science fiction story about the scarcity of water in the Southwest United States... just in time for the Holidays. We will meet at Capital Teas at 731 8th St. SE - many thanks to our Barracks Row neighbors for hosting us.
Photo of a fountain pen

Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join a supportive circle of advanced adult writers. Writing enthusiast, Maura Policelli, facilitates this informal group.
Book club

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
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3-D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab.All students must take a Fab Lab orientation (register here) before registering for this training! No exceptions. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
Coloring page

Adult Coloring Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Are you a grown-up? Do you take “adult-ing” way too seriously? Do you miss your old pack of crayons? Are you ready to just unwind? Join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for Adult Coloring! It’s time to kick back, relax and be a kid again!  Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage.
Books and rose

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us to discuss mysteries, past and present, and set in different locations. Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book.
The Secret Chord book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Geraldine Brooks 2015 novel The Secret Chord.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Art Clip

Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

Center for Accessibility

(All day)
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2016, come and enjoy an exhibition of original artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students on display in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, December 1 - 21. For more information, call the Center for Accessibility: Voice or video 202-559-5368 Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov     
Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Stop by the library each month for coffee and discussion about things that matter to you. Over coffee and snacks, we will share what’s on our minds, keep each other informed about what’s happening in the neighborhood, and make new connections. All are welcome!
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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.