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Monday, June 5, 2017

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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.
Spice Trade

History of the Spice Trade

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Join the experts from Bazaar Spices and take a walk through history via the international spice trade. Learn about how spices have had an impact on society, food, and culture.   The talk will focus on the spice trade during Ancient Rome, Medieval Europe and the 19th Century. This free event will take place in the Lower Level Meeting Room. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
The Adult Learning Lab will be from 10 a.m. - 1 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. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Assessments on Wednesdays.   

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.
NorthStar Certificate of Completion

NorthStar Digital Literacy Proctoring Session

Georgetown Library

2 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
DC Public Library logo.

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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West End Knitting Circle

West End Library

5 p.m.
Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction, or just companionship? Join us for an hour at the West End Library. Please bring your own materials.

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 7, 2017

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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.
DC Public Library logo.

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.

Thursday, June 8, 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.

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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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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Georgetown Trivia Night

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Come join us for Georgetown Neighborhood Library's monthly trivia night!  (Trivia night is held on the second Thursday of every month).  Bring friends or we'll team you up with fellow trivia-lovers present for the chance to win prizes and...eternal GLORY.  This program is recommended for adults and savvy teens.  Brainy snacks and sparkling beverages will be provided.

Friday, June 9, 2017

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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.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your conversational skills with the help of volunteers from the Washington English Center. Please note that the Conversational Circle is designed for people who already have some knowledge of spoken English. Each session is 90 minutes long and is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Keys to a new home.

First-Time Homebuyer's Credit Seminar

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 p.m.
Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don't know how to get approved for credit? We can help!  University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. The session will be presented in English and in Spanish. Basic information sessions for first-time home buyers are also given monthly.
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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Author Ingrid Anders reads a celebrated short story aloud and facilitates a discussion of its literary merits. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. We hone our craft through examination of the masters.

Monday, June 12, 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 
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.
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.
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.
DC Public Library logo.

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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DC Public Library logo.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
The Adult Learning Lab will be from 10 a.m. - 1 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. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Assessments on Wednesdays.   
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

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.
DC Public Library logo.

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.

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