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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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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.
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Memory Lab Drop In

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Take this orientation to help you prepare for your 3-hour Memory Lab Session. Sign up for the orientation at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11905149&calendarID=438461.
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level Wednesdays, May 10 - July 26, 2017 5:30 - 6:30 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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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Emerging Signers

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Emerging Signers Wednesdays, May 10 - July 26, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 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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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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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, May 10 - July 26, 2017 7:30 - 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, July 6, 2017

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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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Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!
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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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Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut of Washington, presents a lunchtime chamber music series open to the public. Performers include internationally-known, local musicians Ralitza Patcheva, Vasily Popov and special guests.
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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.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
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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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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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CAAB's Financial Education Class

Woodridge 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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Everybody Yoga

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an all-levels yoga class. Whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, everybody can benefit from an hour of practice. You may borrow a mat or bring your own. No registration required.
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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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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs.  [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]  For the monthly selection, check the Cleveland Park library web page, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3080.  
In Julia's Kitchen

In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Listen to author Pamela Heyne discuss how Julia Child's kitchen design and practices influence the modern home.
First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series 2017

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
As part of the First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series, each month, two featured local poets will read from their original works. Open mic follows the featured readings.   
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
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. 
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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this summer to discuss great recent books. We meet in the lower level meeting room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the information desk. All readers are welcome.  June 22 at 7 p.m.: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fort Davis Community in Southeast DC

Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!
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Coffee & Conversation

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the first Friday of each month.   Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.  Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences.  Please join us!
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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.
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
You don’t have to love reading to enjoy a great story.   People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.   The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!  

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fort Davis Community in Southeast DC

Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!