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Friday, June 23, 2017

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Coffee + Conversation at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Are you interested in free snacks, a fresh cup of coffee, and the chance to make a connection with your fellow library users? If that sounds like your idea of a good time, then we have the program for you. Join us on the fourth Friday of every month at 11 a.m. in the Sight and Sound Room for Coffee + Conversation, our new casual social hour that's open to all comers. We've got all the supplies - just bring yourself, a friend, and maybe something you'd like to talk about. Hope to see you soon!
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Coffee and Conversation

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us for coffee, conversation, and an activity! This is an opportunity to gather with people who enjoy spending time in the library, and to share interests and ideas with the community. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month  |  11 a.m. - noon. We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions? Call 202-671-3122.  
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Library Express

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held at the Library Express branch of the DC Public Library every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. It is an opportunity for people who are interested in assistive technology - especially those enrolled in the JAWS classes - to share information informally. Our opening Lunch and Learn at Library Express will be Friday, May 12 at noon. We hope you can make it.
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DIY Clothing Repair

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Build a Better World by repairing, recycling, and re-purposing your old clothes. Bring your (clean!) damaged garment and we'll work together to figure out how to patch or mend it. Sewing machines and hand sewing tools will be provided. While we work, we'll discuss sustainable approaches to buying and maintaining our wardrobes.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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When Guys Talk

Tenley-Friendship Library

9:30 a.m.
Join us for a cup of joe and connect with other fellows from the neighborhood as we discuss issues of interest to us. Make new friends. Talk about stuff that matters to you.In recognition of June as Men's Health Month, a representative from Men's Health Network will join us for a discussion: In the U.S., men live sicker and die younger than women.
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Urban Transformation: Metropolitan Development, Demographic Change & Gentrification

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

9:30 a.m.
There is a critical need to keep discourse and resulting insights of gentrification current so as to raise awareness about inequitable, development and historical changes taking place in Washington, D.C., and how these changes include, exclude, benefit and or disadvantage the extant community of residents as well as new entrants.
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Mail Merge in MS Word

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructor: D. P. GroganLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, and Word II Intermediate.
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CAAB's Financial Capability Boot Camp

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
During this free day-long, interactive and engaging workshop you can learn how to gain control of your finances by acquiring knowledge of your relationship with money, how to budget, how to properly utilize credit, be aware of your financial rights and set yourself up for success on how to save & invest for a better future. We will also provide you with tools and resources to use to start your path toward financial wellness.
American Sign Language

Beginners American Sign Language Classes

Francis A. Gregory Library

10 a.m.
Join us in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. Please register at the Information Desk.  For information, call Neil Bailey at 202-698-6373 or email at neil.bailey@dc.gov.
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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Mindfulness Meditation 101

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Join us at Francis Gregory Library to learn the steps necessary to practice mindful meditation. Many benefits include:   Increase clarity, alertness and focus  Lower blood pressure  Improve memory  Reduce anxiety and stress  Deepen inner discipline  Slow down your thoughts  Improve work performance
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Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages
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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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Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

12:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructor: I. KearseLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.
Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the next Southwest Library book discussion.  Copies of the June title, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes are available at the information desk.
Adult Coloring

Peace & Quiet & Coloring Books: Adult Coloring

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Feeling stressed? Looking for an outing and an outlet? Then join us every other Saturday beginning on May 13, 2017 for some peace and quiet AND coloring books when we practice coloring inside the lines while we unwind.
Creative Writing - Create Irresistible Stories

Creative Writing - Creating Irresistible Stories

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Professor David Hoof returns to offer a follow-up creative writing course - Creating Irresistible Stories.   The course is five sessions long.  The course meets on the second and fourth Saturdays on June 10, 24, July 8 and 22 and finishes on August 12. Courses will be continuously accessible. People may choose to enter and participate at any time during the course.  What  will be covered in the five sessions:  explain reader resistance.
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World Building - A Summer Reading Writing Workshop

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
The theme for Summer Reading this year is "Building a Better World." What better way to build a better world than to write one! Some of our favorite books are great because of the universe that the writer creates on the page, taking readers to places we've never been before.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Block Party

3rd Annual Neighborhood Block Party

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon celebrating the Summer Reading theme of Build a Better World! This year's party will feature games, snacks (slushies!!), surprises, music performances, and more.   Open to all ages. From 1 - 4 p.m. in front of the library on 7th Street NE. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.   P.S. Do you have some old puzzles you no longer use? Maybe you'd like one of ours? Look for the Puzzle Swap table at the Block Party.
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MPD: Supporting Victims of Crime

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Join Tyria Fields, Director, Victim Services Branch of MPD, for an important community information session.  She will present on the Department’s efforts in supporting victims of crime. Learn what to do immediately after experiencing a crime, as well as how to deal with the aftermath and what support the agency can offer.  
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Jazz in the Basement with drummer, Allen Jones

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Jazz in the Basement presents drummer, Allen Jones and his trio, at our new, downtown partner location, The Goethe Institut Washington located next door to Library Express
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Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting and crocheting circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory knitting instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Flag and Passport

Citizenship Prep

Southeast Library

(All day)
The library has many resources to help DC residents who are preparing to become citizens. Library staff are available to help you to: Take a practice citizenship test. Study for the civics or language exams. Practice your English with online resources. Learn more about the process of becoming a citizen.
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One-on-One Help

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Get personalized help on the computer* in a one-on-one hour-long session with library staff. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media DC Public Library's digital resources - databases, streaming media, eBooks, and more Job seeking activities: Writing and editing resumes and cover letters Finding and applying for jobs online 
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English Conversation Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Conference Room 1 A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
Learn English - English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Group at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, DC

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.
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Unlocking Employment: Job Seekers Legal Clinic

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve.
Community Connections

Housing Assistance with Community Connections

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Mondays at Southeast Library, visit with staff from Community Connections to learn about how you might get help from The Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI). CABHI is a program that links the homeless population to mental health, substance abuse treatment, recovery support, supportive employment and permanent supportive housing services. If you or someone you know could use these resources, drop in, say hello, and learn more!
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Excel III Advanced

Computer Classes

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour  class, you will earn to calculate, research and display table data using various Excel formulas. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructor: H. WhiteLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102 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.