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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.

Your Family History: Genealogy Database Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Beginning to trace your Family Tree? Maybe you have researched a good amount of your family history and are seeking other resources to help you dig deeper into your roots.  This 2-hour workshop will introduce participants to database resources that are accessible in DC Public Libraries and outside the libraries if you have a DC Library card. Instructor: K. Despertt Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well Basic computer and Web navigational skills

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl
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West End Knitting Circle

West End Library

5 p.m.
Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction, or just companionship? Join us for an hour at the West End Library. Please bring your own materials.
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Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies, showing this month in the Great Hall! July 5 Moonstruck A strait-laced woman falls in love with her fiance’s brother. Cher’s star shines brightly in this romantic comedy. Also starring Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Directed by Norman Jewison.  102 mins, 1987.  PG July 12 Miracles from Heaven
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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.
Brain Games

Brain Games and a History of Puzzles

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Brain Games: A two-hour class examining the most popular types of puzzles and why they fascinate us and remain timeless classics. Participants will learn some of the mathematics, logical deduction, and language skills behind these puzzles. Can't make it to this session? Labyrinth games will also be presenting workshops at other DC Public Library sites. 

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
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Restorative Yoga

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Please join us for a weekly restorative yoga practice. Instructors from Yoga Activist will lead the class, incorporating yoga props such as blocks, blankets, and bolsters for support. Come to the mat to relax, stretch, and strengthen. All levels welcome.

ESL English Conversation Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  
Walking Tour in D.C. Alley Museum

Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments Exhibition

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Please join us for the closing of the Open Stories: Poetry,  Murals, and Monuments exhibit, which documents the people and the poets who attended the walking tour that took place on June 18, 2016. This exhibition will be displayed on the first floor of the library, and will include photographs, video, and excerpts from local D.C. poets. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
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, and Guy Mason Recreation Center, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library
Computer Basics Beginner

Computer Basics - Beginner Level

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Do you know how to use a computer? Whether you're looking for a job or you want to keep up with the fast-paced technology world, you must know how to use a computer. In this 2-hour session, you will gain skills to: Identify basic computer components (hardware) Learn basic mouse techniques and keyboard functions Identify and navigate the features of the desktop Open and exit software programs Identify and navigate Windows Microsoft Word Create and save a document
Coffee

Coffee & Conversation

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the fourth Wednesday of each month.   Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.  Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences.   Please join us!

#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
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DC Eat Smart/Move More Workshop

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
DC EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a nutrition education program in the District of Columbia Department of Health that is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a partnership between the District of Columbia of Health, Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau and the Department of Human Services, Economic Security Administration.  
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. 
PC Basics

PC Basics II - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu
Child Yoga

Summer Adult-Child Yoga Program

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
The Palisades Library is piloting an Adult-Child Yoga class for the summer. Led by instructor Dexter Sumner, this class will guide adults and children through the basic principles of yoga, breathing exercises and poses. Learn the many benefits of yoga, from flexibility and strength to creating confidence and peace of mind.  All levels welcome. This class is recommended for adults and children 6 and older. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
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Library Takeout at ICEBERGS Late Night

Library Takeout

6 p.m.
Visit DC Public Library at the National Building Museum's ICEBERGS installation. Get a library card, check out and return materials, find out about upcoming events, and sign up for summer reading!

"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.
Website Construction

Build a Website 1-2-3

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations:  choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
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Summer Mindfulness - Meditation at the Library

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a series of Wednesday evening presentations exploring the hows and whys of mindfulness. Our friends from Be Here Now Yoga will present on a range of topics including guided meditation, movement, music, and yoga. 
Coloring Sheet

Monthly Adult Coloring Party

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Please join us on the last Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. for adult coloring parties! Work with various designs and coloring tools to calm your anxiety, or just have fun! Bring your own coloring pages to share, or use ours. Meet in Conference Room 2 on the second floor.
World of Ice and Fire

The World of Ice and Fire

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing The World of Ice and Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
DowntownDC Live!

DowntownDC Live! with DES DEMONAS, CAT JACK & the DC Punk Archive

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
The DC Punk Archive presents local bands, DES DEMONAS and CAT JACK, at this year's DowntownDC Live! concert series at 
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Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
Microsoft Excel

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour  class, you will earn to calculate, research and display table data using various Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.