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Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

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
patricia van kirk

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.

​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.
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.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

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.

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
Mobile Devices

Mobile Device Security

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to use your mobile devices more securely.  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 engage your mobile device's internal security features The activities and sites to avoid security risks
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EBM III: Preparing the Book Cover

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book cover on Photoshop for Espresso Book Machine publishing. Register at bit.ly/MLKDreamLab. Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine.

Friday, Sept. 23, 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. 24, 2016

Colors of Happiness Logo

Living in Harmony: a Revitalizing Guided Meditation to Find Daily Joy and Balance

Mt. Pleasant Library

11:30 a.m.
Do you struggle balancing work and life responsibilities? Do you often feel worn out, or have trouble enjoying the present moment? Do you ever find it hard to find time to relax and let go of the stress of your daily life?
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Digital Estate Planning

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife?  Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email. Adults 

Monday, Sept. 26, 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

"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.
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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!  

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn to find and assess quality online health information. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.      

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. 28, 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.
patricia van kirk

Creating a Financial Plan

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Patricia Van Kirk, Vice President of Capital Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services, will discuss why financial planning is important and how the financial choices we make are all interdependent.  She will discuss why you need to have a plan, what the plan should cover, and five major steps in the financial planning process.  Free and open to the public.  One hour.
radiogolf

Book Hill Talks: Discussion of August Wilson's Radio Golf

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Otis Ramsey-Zoe, Associate Artistic Director at banished? productions, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University, and Series Editor for NoPassport Press's Dreaming the Americas Series, will be on hand to discuss August Wilson's Radio Golf.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

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.