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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NorthStar Certificate of Completion

NorthStar Digital Literacy Proctoring Session

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
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
Yoga

June Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. June class schedule: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
Overdrive basics

eBooks Basics

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Want to read anywhere on your mobile device? Eager to listen to your favorite book? Having trouble navigating OverDrive? This one-hour class will show you the basics of how to download eBooks and audioBooks from OverDrive using the OverDrive app. Bring your device with you.  Registration required. Call 202-698-0058 or speak to the librarian at the Adult Reference Desk on the 1st floor to sign up. Class is limited to 5 participants.  

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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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.
woman meditating

Meditation for Health and Wellbeing

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Meditation is being prescribed by many medical practitioners and has been widely recognized as a means to enhance one’s health and reduce stress. Throughout the nation, meditation has become a positive force for health and wellbeing. Join David Newcomb, long time meditator, for this lively and engaging workshop. Participants will have a chance to practice this technique.

Evening English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
DC Public Library Georgetown branch and the Washington English Center present evening English conversation classes. Come practice your English conversation skills, talk about ideas and events, and make new friends.  The facilitator will start us off with a topic but bring your own for the group to discuss. Catharin Dalpino has taught English as a second language for several years.  For more information, please call 202-727-0232  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

hands on keyboard

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 
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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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.
Romona Foster, Authorized Constant Contact Trainer

Mini-Social Media Boot Camp (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
This 2.5 hour combo presentation of the “Mini-Social Media Boot Camp” will focus on helping you learn what social media is, how to use it effectively in your business, and how to do more with social media in less time!  
Image of Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa Mandan (1861/1869)

Coffee + Conversation Summer Sessions I: "Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pah Mandan"

Georgetown Library

1:30 p.m.
Join Coffee + Conversation at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for Summer Sessions: "Picturing America", a special six-part discussion series examining great works in the history of American art. This week: George Catlin's Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pah Mandan, based on the artist's own recollections of the time he spent painting a commissioned portrait of his friend, the second chief of the Mandan peoples.
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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.
leyte map

Book Hill Talks - David Silbey, Cornell University "The Battle That (Pretty Much) Ended World War II in the Pacific: Leyte Gulf, 1944”

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
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.
Meditation for Dummies

Meditation for Stress Reduction

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Join meditation instructor David Newcomb as he teaches simple meditation practices that can be used to reduce stress in everyday life.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Census

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.
College classroom

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

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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Video Basics

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
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. 
NorthStar Certificate of Completion

NorthStar Digital Literacy Proctoring Session

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
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

Friday, June 30, 2017

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 1, 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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Women's Leadership Circle

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
The Women's Leadership Circle is presented by the Mercedes Parra Foundation and DG Speaks. This program promotes sisterhood and fosters leadership through educational and social interactions. Our aim is to empower women through an immersive exploration of self-awareness and transformative leadership. This program welcomes women from all walks of life who want to change the trajectory of their lives and careers.

Sunday, July 2, 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!

Monday, July 3, 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.
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!
hands on keyboard

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 
Multicultural-themed graphic

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.
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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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.