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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
During a 45-minute long session with one of Capital Area Asset Builders' Financial Coaches, we can review your personal financial situation/challenges and develop an action plan to achieve your financial wellness. The session is confidential and free. To RSVP for your personal coaching session please RSVP with our partner CAAB. Study Room 1
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.
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.
In this 1.5 hour class, you will learn one of the most popular tools used to create websites today. It is estimated that more than 25% of websites on the Internet today use this free software. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
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.
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
Join the Francis A. Gregory adult book club. We read mostly contemporary fiction with the occasional departure into classics or non-fiction. Members choose the books. Call 202-698-6373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. "Books" by Alexandre Duret-Lutz is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing The World of Ice and Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Discussion questions can be found here.
Book Hill Talks - David Silbey, Cornell University "The Battle That (Pretty Much) Ended World War II in the Pacific: Leyte Gulf, 1944”
The Battle of Leyte Gulf had everything: aircraft carriers attacking each other; an old fashioned battleship duel; an amphibious landing; MacArthur returning to the Philippines; and the first kamikazes. It was the last battle at which the Imperial Japanese Navy could manage substantial resistance, and it was a much closer run thing than it should have been. This talk will look at the Battle of Leyte Gulf and discuss what happened, why, and how the phrase “the world wonders” caused the American Admiral "Bull" Halsey to break into tears.
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
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!
Thursday, June 29, 2017
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.
In this 2 hour 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.
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.
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.
Not all health websites on the Internet offer good health advice. Learn to identify and use websites and apps that offer reliable first-aid advice, check for symptoms, or remind you when to take medications. Bring your smartphones/tablets and questions.
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: 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, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate.
Come learn the basics of shooting video. In this class, you will learn key elements of producing and shooting your videos. You will leave with knowledge of best practices for capturing great video and great audio regardless of the situation that you are shooting in.
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. Assessments are available in the follow basic digital literacy skills: Computer Basics Internet Windows Mac OS X E-mail MS Word Social Media MS Excel MS PowerPoint Info Literacy
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.
Bon Appetit! Author and Maryland architect Pamela Heyne AIA, will visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m. to present a program on her 1989 interview with Julia Child about kitchen design, entertaining and US culture. Ms. Heyne has published several design books and has appeared on the Discovery Channel, been interviewed by the BBC, and lectured internationally.