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DCRA At Your Neighborhood Library - Learn The Process Of Starting A Business

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 5:00 pm

During these free monthly sessions, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will partner with District government agencies to educate customers on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. The following topics will be discussed: - Business Licensing - Corporate registration  - Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) - Home Occupancy Permits (HOP) - Grant Opportunities - Certified Business Enterprises (CBE).
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Daughters of Jane

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6:00 pm

The first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting this March, we will honor a new woman author, as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well the work of others who've been impacted by her. Daughters of Jane will cover the portrayal of women in Regency Romance, Victorian and Gothic literature on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll gather online to chat at 6 p.m. on every 3rd Tuesday.
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Wednesday Yoga

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 pm

Take a midday break to breathe, stretch and reset with 30 minutes of gentle yoga from our friends at Yoga District. Join the live virtual class Wednesdays at noon on the DC Public Library Facebook page. A range of options will be provided for participants of all fitness levels
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Writing Resumes and Job Interview Techniques

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 1:00 pm

In collaboration with DC Department of Human Resources, join us for a live virtual session focused on writing effective resumes and interviewing skills. This online course will help participants to construct a resume that makes an effect and dynamic first impression. This course will also assist participants in understanding how to avoid common interview errors, learn how to answer typical interview questions and how to formulate thoughtful interview questions. 
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More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle

Friday, May 21, 2021, 12:30 pm

More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle is a new memoir-writing group for all former military personnel. Sessions will be hosted by library staff, featuring local author and Veteran, Nick Mann. Come ready to reflect, question and write. Writing exercises will be provided. Sessions will be held monthly on the 3rd Friday of every month at noon. At this time, all sessions will occur online. Please contact Jo Stallworth at to register to attend.
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Graphic Novel Fridays

Friday, May 21, 2021, 1:00 pm

 Dish about the best and worst of graphic novels on #graphicnovelfriday. Join the conversation and chat with librarians on Twitter
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ESL Conversation Circles

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00 am

Practice your English language skills as we discuss international affairs and comparative cultures in this high-intermediate-to-advanced level English as a second language conversation group. Join us virtually on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for the Tenley-Friendship Branch ESL Conversation Circle. The hour-and-a-half sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older.
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Books & Baseball

Monday, May 24, 2021, 5:00 pm

Exercise your brain and your body! Kids three to five years old are invited to enjoy a book read aloud with library staff and fun movement activities and baseball exercises with coaches from the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. This highly interactive program will be conducted via Webex.

Legal Workshop - Unemployment, Debt and Credit

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 12:00 pm

Need some guidance for dealing with unemployment, debt and credit? Join us for a monthly workshop with Neighborhood Legal Services Program guiding you in your options.
Virtual Book Club

The Audacious Books Read Along

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 6:00 pm

The Audacious Books Read-along will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. on Twitter using the hashtag #audaciousbooks. This is the DC Public Library companion to author Roxane Gay's new Audacious Book Club.  Please see the reading list below and we look forward to chatting with you. January: Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham