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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
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.
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
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."
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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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.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
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:
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.