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Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga with Diana

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Please join us for evening Hatha Yoga with Diana Abdul. She is certified as an RYS 200 Hatha Yoga instructor. Hatha Yoga is a form of gentle yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat. Participants must sign waiver. No registration required.      

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

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

"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.
Social Media Protection

Social Network Safety & Security

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how information about you gets onto the Internet and the practical steps you can take for greater online privacy.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Curtis P. and Amanda S. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Web I Basics, and Email Basics. You will learn: To locate and read a website's privacy policy
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Save Your History: A Digital Preservation Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you ever wonder what to do with old family photos and crumbling albums? Think about if you'll ever be able to watch or listen to your home movies and old recordings ever again? What about how to manage and preserve your social media accounts, emails and digital files? We invite you, your families, and friends to attend this special presentation on preserving your history through personal archiving. Learn why personal archiving matters, and learn how to save:
Van Kirk

Savvy Women, Smart Investors

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Patricia Van Kirk, Vice President of Capital Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services, will discuss concerns women have about investing and financial planning, how they look at money and investing, gender differences and experiences that shape how they process information. Challenges that are unique to women will be discussed. Free.  All are welcome.  One hour.
Facebook Archiving

Digital Archiving with Facebook

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Learn how to download your Facebook data and get started on a personal digital archive. Laptops will be provided for a hands-on experience, but bring your own if you have one. Register at: bit.ly/MLKDreamLab.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

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Learn to use Goodreads

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you ever wish you had a way to keep track of all the books you read (besides good ol' pen and paper)? Would you like personalized recommendations to find your next favorite book? Would you like to be able to share what you've read with friends and discover new books based on what they've read? Goodreads might be for you! In this hour-long class, participants will learn the basics of how to get started using Goodreads, how to add and organize books using Goodreads, how to find book recommendations and friends, and more! 
chess pieces

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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Neuroscience Discussions

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Join William B. Marks, Ph.D. and attorney Jeanine Hull for a guided discussion of trauma and the brain.
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Computer Privacy Basics: Password Protection

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
At this class learn the basics of creating better passwords and find out about what programs can help you better protect yourself online. Register on our classes page

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

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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.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

houses

Home Buying 101 Workshop

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
This workshop is first come, first served and space is limited. In one day of training, learn the entire home buying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner. This program will last from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break.  You will learn about: Different types of loans Valuable tips on how to improve your credit score How to establish credit if you have none Pros and cons of home ownership
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Content Marketing: What to Say and How To Say It (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Content Marketing: What to Say and How to Say It is a 2.5 hour seminar sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you that what you say, and the way you say it (tone, date & time, frequency) is how you will attract, engage and be share-worthy to your audiences.Register Now

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Hands on keyboard

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
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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Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class. Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter!

"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.
Census

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!  

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 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.
chess pieces

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.
The Games Book

Adult Game Night

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library to play classic games of skill, chance and wit. Stop by any time before game night to request your favorite game! We will do our best to accommodate requests and skill levels.  

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.  

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

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

"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.

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. Register on our classes page

​Personal Archiving with Facebook

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
You are using Facebook to keep and organize your digital memories, and it has us archivists a little worried! In this hands-on workshop at the Mt. Pleasant Library, you will download an archived copy of your Facebook profile to explore what actually gets saved (we'll provide laptops and flash drives if you cannot bring your own). Then, we’ll discuss what rights you have to your content even after death, how you can use some of Facebook’s features to enhance your archive, and what files you should probably keep somewhere else.
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A Woman's Guide to Financial Independence and Security

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Patricia Van Kirk, Vice President of Capital Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services, will discuss women in the world today and steps to building a financial future and creating a path to becoming financially independent.  Free and open to all. One hour.
Tai Chi

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Join Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art, which weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Experience a gentle, traditional movement system which emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by NIH, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.