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Friday, July 29, 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.
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:
Kaleidocycle

Lunch at the Labs: Make a DIWire Kaleidocycle

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
In this monthly craft series, come in and learn to make something new using the tools and equipment in the Fab Lab. This month, we'll be making Kaleidocycles. Register at dclibrary.org/labs/fablab.

Saturday, July 30, 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.
Meditation Yoga

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.
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PowerPoint II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:15 a.m.
In this 2-hour and 15 minute class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan 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, and PowerPoint Basics You will learn to: Create photo albums
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
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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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Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., July 30.  Copies of this month's selection, The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, are available for checkout at the information desk. 
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Capital Tangueros

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. On 3rd Saturdays, classes are held at the Southwest Neighborhood Library. All levels welcome.  
E-MAIL Basics

E-mail Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. Green 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:
Butterflies by Seymour Simon

Butterfly Party

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room for fun, butterfly-themed stories and activities. For children ages 3-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 11 - August 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.   

Sunday, July 31, 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.
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Yoga With Love at Southeast Library

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Sundays in June, July, and August, join us for Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!
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Coloring for Grown-Ups

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Can't get away for the summer? Give your brain a vacation at our Sunday afternoon adult coloring club. Pencils, markers, and coloring sheets will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. Embrace your inner child and join the coloring craze!

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, Aug. 1, 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.
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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?
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

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.
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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
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Free film showing: "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us to see the Michael Fassbender version of the classic Macbeth.  US 2015, rated R, 1 hour & 53 minutes. Showing at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.  
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Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategy for Small Businesses & Nonprofits (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.  Register Now

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Beginner class

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and some general tips and tricks for working the computer. No sign-up necessary. 
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     
Job Seekers 2016:  Employment Success

Job Seekers 2016: Employment Success

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
Please join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we give job seeking support, and help seekers locate JOBS via online searches.   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. from March– September in the Main Meeting Room on the lower level.   Job seeking assistance is available for Spanish and Amharic speakers. 

"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.