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The Labs Presents: DIY Mending Workshop

Have pants that need hemming? A popped button you don't know how to sew back on? A rip in your favorite dress? Bring your (clean) clothing to this workshop to learn mending basics! We provide sewing machines, needles, thread, fabric and many other notions to help you learn how to fix your own clothes.  Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot. This class will take place at Library Express, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 12:00 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level   Tuesdays 12 - 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us at Noon for weekly ASL classes in the Library Express Training Room.  This Beginning Level class will cover 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.   Space is limited so come early to ensure a seat.  
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The Labs Presents: Sewing Machine 101

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:00 pm

Learn all the basics of using a sewing machine at "Sewing Machine 101." Intended for absolute beginners, this class will teach you how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and sew a straight line.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:00 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level   Tuesdays 12 - 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us at Noon for weekly ASL classes in the Library Express Training Room.  This Beginning Level class will cover 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.   Space is limited so come early to ensure a seat.  
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The Labs Presents: Sewing Machine 201

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:00 pm

It is REQUIRED to take "Sewing Machine 101" before you take this class. If you have not taken Sewing Machine 101, your reservation will be canceled. Know how to sew, but confused by your sewing machine's settings? In Sewing 201 we will talk about how to find what is the best stitch for your fabric type. We will also go over basic maintenance to keep your machine operating smoothly. 
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Applying for D.C. Government Jobs: Practical Steps to Success

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 3:00 pm

Applying for government jobs can be intimidating. Come to the library and learn from an experienced human resources specialist from the DC Government Department of Human Resources. This course will:    Present its participants with basic instruction on the development of a strong and competitive resume for applying for government jobs.  
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 12:00 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level   Tuesdays 12 - 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us at Noon for weekly ASL classes in the Library Express Training Room.  This Beginning Level class will cover 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.   Space is limited so come early to ensure a seat.  
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:00 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level   Tuesdays 12 - 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us at Noon for weekly ASL classes in the Library Express Training Room.  This Beginning Level class will cover 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.   Space is limited so come early to ensure a seat.  
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The Labs Presents: Sewing With Zippers

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm

It is REQUIRED to take "Sewing Machine 101" before you take this class. If you have not taken Sewing Machine 101, your reservation will be canceled. Zippers are an integral part of many sewing projects, but sewing with them can be intimidating. In this class, you will learn two different methods to put in zippers, and come away with a small bag.
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Mock Interviews - Successful Interview Strategies

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 3:00 pm

The interview process can be intimidating. Come to the library and learn from an experienced human resources specialist from the DC Government Department of Human Resources who will:   Identify the purpose of an interview. Discuss the seven phases of the interview process.   Provide strategies for answering tough, open-ended questions.  

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