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Florence

Mother's Day Film Presentation: Florence Foster Jenkins

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 1:30 pm

Celebrate Mother's Day at the library!  An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice. With the help of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. Free Popcorn!!!    
Do Not Call

SpotOn Grownups: Do Not Call Registry Sign-A-Thon

Monday, May 29, 2017, 2:00 pm

Getting telemarketing calls just as you're sitting down to dinner? Reduce the number of unwanted sales calls you get by signing up for the National Do Not Call Registry. It’s free and we’ll show you how. The DC Public Library is committed to making the District of Columbia an easier place to live, work, learn, visit and play as we grow older. SpotOn Grownups is a micro-learning weekly program designed to help our grownups with technology issues. Stop by the branch on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. for short one-on-one lessons.
Recursos Electrónicos en Línea

SpotOn Grownups: Recursos Electrónicos en Línea

Monday, May 15, 2017, 2:00 pm

La biblioteca ofrece recursos digitales en español. Pase por la biblioteca para que se entere sobre muchos de los servicios gratuitos que ofrecemos. Orientése acerca de nuestras clases de computadoras, grupos de conversación en inglés, cursos en línea y más.
Ebooks and Online Magazines

SpotOn Grownups: Ebooks and Online Magazines

Monday, May 8, 2017, 2:00 pm

Trouble downloading books to your device?  Learn to access books and popular magazines online with Overdrive and Zinio Digital Magazines. Bring your devices for a one-on-one, no rush, orientation!  The DC Public Library is committed to making the District of Columbia an easier place to live, work, learn, visit and play as we grow older. SpotOn Grownups is a micro-learning weekly program designed to help our grownups with technology issues. Stop by the branch on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. for short one-on-one lessons.
password security

SpotOn Grownups: Create Strong, Easy to Remember Passwords

Monday, May 1, 2017, 2:00 pm

Do you find it difficult to create random, unpredictable passwords? Let us show you how a set of dice can help create better and strong, yet easy to remember, secure passwords. The DC Public Library is committed to making the District of Columbia an easier place to live, work, learn, visit and play as we grow older. SpotOn Grownups is a micro-learning weekly program designed to help our grownups with technology issues. Stop by the branch on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. for short one-on-one lessons.   
Washington Improv Theatre

Improv Workshop

Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.
Photo credit: Blake Wilson

Google Contributor/Yelper Meet

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

Want to try something new?  A new café, restaurant or greenspace?  Want to meet new people?  Come join us for a meeting of the minds at the Petworth Neighborhood Library.  Whether you are you are a Level 5 Contributor or someone who is ready to write their first Yelp review after reading them on the daily.  Whether you are new to the neighborhood or you consider yourself a tastemaker you will be able to learn and share in this circle.
Coloring page with colored pencils

Craft Therapy

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:30 pm

Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Join us every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
sign language abc

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:30 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level Wednesdays, May 10 - July 26, 2017 5:30 - 6:30 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.
sign language abc

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Emerging Signers

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:30 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Emerging Signers Wednesdays, May 10 - July 26, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM Join us in the special ASL class for those who have taken Beginning Level and know some signs and don’t feel ready for Intermediate/Conversational level yet.  Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  The class is FREE. No need to register.

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