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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

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.
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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

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

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
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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

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.
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!
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
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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?
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Yoga 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.
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High Noon Book Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
High Noon Book Club will be discussing Widowmaker, a novel by Paul Doiron on Monday October 3 at 12 noon in Room B.
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Sharp Points: Coloring Circle

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:15 p.m.
This is a coloring program for adults. Relax, create, and de-stress with other adults. Supplies will be provided. Dates: 10/3, 10/17,  11/14, and  11/28. This program is Free and open to the public.    
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:   Resume review Creating an email address Online applications Online job searches

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Intermediate

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics I Intermediate class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer and more. No sign-up necessary. 
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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.
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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.

"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.
Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library discussion of Lillian Hellman's drama The Little FoxesCopies of the play are available for checkout at the Soutwest Library information desk.
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History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann.  
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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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Heroes of Cinema - Symbiopsychotaxiplasm

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Come join a group of fellow cinema lovers to discuss a great film from one of DCPL's streaming databases.  In October, let's delve into an experimental film from the 60's. In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm", director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making. 
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Job Seekers Series with Joe Ryan

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes: career management and transitions, executive development and coaching, executive searches, and human resources development.
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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, Oct. 4, 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:
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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.

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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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.
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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.