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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Southeast Library

5:45 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level Wednesdays, September 13 - November 29, 2017  (no class November 22, the day before Thanksgiving) 5:45 - 6:40 p.m. 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.
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CAAB's Financial Education Class

Anacostia Library

6 p.m.
During this free 2-hour 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.  To register for this class please visit our partners at Capital Area Asset Builders.
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ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 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 6 and 8 p.m.  
Missing

UNCENSORED - Movie Night at West End: Missing

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us at West End Library on September 20 for a screening of Missing!
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Emerging Signers

Southeast Library

6:45 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Emerging Signers Wednesdays, September 13 - November 29, 2017  (no class November 22, the day before Thanksgiving) 6:40 - 7:35 p.m. 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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Lock it Down: Strategies for Online Digital Security

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join knowledgeable members of CommunityRED for an overview of simple things the average user can do to increase their digital security across multiple online accounts. The session will cover topics like how to create secure passwords, using password managers, and ins and outs of two-factor authentication.   Different strategies and tools will be demonstrated and all are welcome no matter where you are at in your computer skills.
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Book Hill Talks: Planning for Incapacity, Durable Power of Attorney and the Alternatives

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Uncertainties in life are all too certain to occur sooner than we would like. Faith Mullen, Visiting Associate Professor of Law & Director, General Practice Clinic, David A Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia will be on hand to discuss the timely topic of planning for incapacity.  
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Writers Working and DC Writes: The Petworth Library Writers Workshops

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
The Petworth Library holds writers workshop on alternating Tuesdays (Writer's Working) and Wednesdays (DC Writes). To inquire about the workshops, please send an email to chris.stevenson@dc.gov or call 202-243-1187. 
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Free Poetry Workshop - Poets on the Fringe

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The Poets on the Fringe (POTF) are local poets who meet every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to read and critique one another's poems. Please bring one of your own poems with copies for the group to read and workshop. For more information, please call 202-727-0232
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Yoga for All

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7:30 p.m.
Destress and come back to your natural state of balance with this restorative yoga practice led by Tara Bishop, Chopra Center Yoga Certified Teacher. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, or a few mats will be available for use. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a no-cost class for everyone!    
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T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Join Susan Lowell from Tenleytown Tai Chi 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.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level Wednesdays, September 13 - November 29, 2017 (no class November 22, the day before Thanksgiving) 7:35 - 8:30 p.m. Join us in this intermediate-level class. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.   The class is FREE. No need to register

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

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NorthStar Digital Literacy Proctoring

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Assesment (NDLA) Certificate during scheduled proctored sessions. A photo ID will be required to log on and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate.  Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call 202-671-3121 or visit the Information Desk on the lower level of the library to schedule an appointment. Assessments are available in the follow basic digital literacy skills: Computer Basics
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Fun with Family History - Genealogy and Personal Archiving Clinic

Southeast Library

(All day)
Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology. Library staff are available to help with: Genealogy and family history research. House history research. Photo scanning. Online and social media sharing.
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Tai Chi Lab: Georgetown

Georgetown Library

9:30 a.m.
Interested in a relaxing and energizing start to the day?  On Thursdays in September at 9:30 a.m., Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host a Tai Chi Health Lab.  This is a place for beginners and advanced students to come to teach and learn.
Amores Perros

UNCENSORED - Thursday Morning Film Series: Amores Perros

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us at West End Library on September 21 for a screening of Amores Perros!
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
The Library is offering free Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who pass a skills test.  If you have passed the skills tests, click register below to sign up to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam on this date. There are three time slots available. Seats are limited to twelve (12) workstations per session. Register  
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Preserving Your Family Digitally: Photo Archiving and Video Basics

Southwest Library

12 p.m.
*Special course for Seniors Are you the family archivist? Have you acquired the family photos and mementos? This workshop will focus on the do's and don'ts in caring for your family papers and photos. It  will also cover the basics of capturing quality audio and video interviews of your family members.
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Reach4Success: College Prep

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Do you have college aspirations?  Come to Reach 4 Success for help with: College and scholarship research Exam proctoring (by appointment) Application assistance including essay review
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Food Writing Memoir

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Love food? Love to write? Interested in memoirs?
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Family Crafts

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.m.
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.
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Community Connections

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to be partnering with Community Connections, who will be here every Tuesday and Thursday to provide supportive services to promote housing stability and to prevent homelessness. Services offered include assistance with obtaining IDs, completing applications for services, and guidance with regards to Social Security Disability Income. Community Connections staff will be located in one of our study rooms and no appointment is needed. 
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PowerPoint I Basics

Computer Classes

5:45 p.m.
In this one-hour and 45 minute class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive a half-hour early to sign-in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: H. MotamarryLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 
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Capitol Hill Reads - The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
September's title is Edna O'Brien's The Little Red Chairs, a fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. 
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Fringe Music in the Library :: Park Snakes

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Fronted by Argentinian writer, Nenet Nenet, DC’s trio Park Snakes (formed by Nenet, Jason Coile and Van Hillard) finds their true motivation opening a provocative, yet productive, dialogue with audiences of all ages. Lyrics tackling alienation, ambiguity, desire and the possibilities of love float on top of spiky riffs and propulsive drums, bringing together the swamp and the city untold: a tale of rock noir.
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join Rez (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an evening of writing, every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.  
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Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
September is National Yoga Month.  Join us as we Celebrate National Yoga Month at Francis Gregory Library. These 75-minute classes will combine two styles of yoga: Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: our Aug 24 session has been cancelled. Join us every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome.