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One-on-One Help

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (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 DCPL's digital resources - databases, streaming media, eBooks, and more Job seeking activities: Writing and editing resumes and cover letters Finding and applying to jobs online 
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Friday, June 30, 2017, 3:00 pm

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!  
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Yoga for Insomnia

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 pm

Robin Glantz will teach a two-part workshop on yoga that addresses insomnia. Space is limited to thirty (30) participants -- please email to register. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Board Game Club

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 11:00 am

Play Scrabble, Scattegories, and other board games. All are welcome 11am-noon in Conference Room 2
Bike to Work Day

Bike To Work Day

Visit a librarian during National Bike To Work Day at Freedom Plaza from 7- 9 a.m.! DCPL Staff will be outside with bike-themed books, giveaways and upcoming program information. Talk to us about the MLK renovation project, learn about this year's summer reading, or return that book you keep forgetting to bring to your neighborhood library. 

Senior Memoirs

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:30 pm

The Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center has been compiling memoirs for years, and now they have been gathered into a book and ebook. Come hear the authors talk about the importance of telling your story.  Talk will be held in the lower level meeting room and will last until 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

DowntownDC Live with Mock Identity

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 12:30 pm

The DC Punk Archive presents local band, Mock Identity, for DowntownDC Live! at Franklin Park. Grab your lunch and bring to the park to celebrate a great partnership between local business advocates, libraries and musicians. Sign up for Summer Reading, check out a book or learn about our online resources. 
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NorthStar Digital Literacy Proctoring Session

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 2:00 pm

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
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Dunbar High School's Classic Age 1870-1957

Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

Please join us for the documentary screening of "Dunbar High School's Classic Age: 1870-1957," the story of the first public high school for African-Americans in Washington, D.C.  A discussion will follow with local film producer Marvin T. Jones.
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Yoga for Insomnia

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 am

A good night's sleep is vital to our health, yet many of us suffer. Robin Glantz will teach a two-part series on yoga poses and breathing exercises that help your zzzs. The second class is on July 18. All levels of yoga experience welcome. To register contact megan.mcnitt@dc.govPlease bring your own yoga mat.