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Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

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Adult Coloring

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Who says coloring is just for kids? Take a relaxing break for coloring and free coffee... and meet some new people!
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The Basics of Social Media (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
The Basics of Social Media is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will present the why, the what, and the how of social media as a marketing strategy to reach your potential and existing prospects, clients and members This 2.5 hour seminar will look at the five most popular social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.Register Now
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. On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library. All levels welcome.  

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

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Barbara Saffir Author Talk

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Join author Barbara Saffir for an afternoon filled with tips for exploring Washington, D.C. 
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Jazz in the Basement with Chris Barrick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Visit the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library for an afternoon of jazz (classics and a few originals) with local vibraphonist, Chris Barrick.  Chris Barrick, vibraphone Allyn Johnson, piano Ethan Philion, bass Ele Rubenstein, drums  

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, Sept. 12, 2016

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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
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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
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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?
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

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.
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Viniyoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Have a balanced autumn with the help of Viniyoga, a type of gentle hatha yoga. After many requests we were able to expand the class schedule. Each class is 75 minutes long and will be seated on a first-come, first served basis. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
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Free film showing: "The 33"

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a showing of The 33, a film about the Chilean miners who were trapped in a gold and copper mine for 69 days in 2010. Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche.  US/Chile 2015, rated PG-13, 2 hours & 7 minutes.
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Read Watch DCPL

Read Feed

2 p.m.
Do you love watching movie adaptations of your favorite books?  Join us on Twitter as we discuss the best and worst of adaptations on the fourth Monday of every month at 2 p.m.  We'll cover everything from young adult blockbusters to Jane Austen films to the latest comic book flicks.   Find us @dcpl

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Beginner class

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and some general tips and tricks for working the computer. No sign-up necessary. 
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: T. Nguyen Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
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Everybody Yoga

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an all-levels yoga class. Whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, everybody can benefit from an hour of practice. You may borrow a mat or bring your own. No registration required.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 6:00 - 7:10 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. Class meets in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.

"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.
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Oberleitner Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
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Free film showing: "The 33"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a showing of The 33, a film about the Chilean miners who were trapped in a gold and copper mine for 69 days in 2010. Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche.  US/Chile 2015, rated PG-13, 2 hours & 7 minutes.
Once in a Great City

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us at our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by Daivd Maraniss.
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Yoga with Caroline

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join instructor Caroline for yoga on Monday nights (moved from Wednesdays.)   Please bring water and a mat, and wear comfortable clothing to this free class.  All experience levels are welcome.
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Heroes of Cinema - Meek's Cutoff

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
In September, let's discuss this modern take on the Western genre -- with a focus on women -- in which settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions. 
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Genealogy Drop-in Clinic

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Stop by the library and learn about DC Public Library’s genealogy databases including Heritage Quest. Available from any computer with your library card, these databases contains multiple tools for learning about your family history. Join a librarian from the Southeast Branch Library to learn about HQ’s features and strategizing your genealogy journey!  
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:15 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level 7:15 - 8:30 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 Class meets in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
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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, Sept. 13, 2016

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Mommy & Me Movement with CityDance POP!

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Toddlers and young children are invited to try a free hour of Creative Movement and Mommy & Me with CityDance POP! Reservations are not required, but the session will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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: