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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
826DC provides D.C. students ages 6-18 with free one-on-one homework help for all subject areas in an after-school tutoring program. With the support of volunteer tutors, students focus first on their homework, complete required reading their teachers assign and participate in creative writing activities. After-School Tutoring will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the first floor. The program will run from September 15th through October 29th.
Time for Strategy, Good Sportsmanship, and Fun! Children and teens are invited to participate in chess lessons and and play chess, every Tuesday afternoon at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Different chess related activities will take place depending on the skill levels of those in attendance, but all will be encouraged to participate at their highest level. Local chess enthusiast and volunteer, Mr. Hart will lead the Chess Club and encourage participants to learn and practice this ancient sport of tactics and planning.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation. FREE and open to the public. No need to register. Instructor: Cheryl Lewis. Room A-3 (“A” Level)
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: K. Gurung Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
October 6 Avengers: Age of Ultron Our superheroes return to fight Ultron (James Spader) in this rousing sequel. Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson and Don Cheadle. Directed by Joss Whedon. 141 minutes. 2015, PG-13
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable DOGS! We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie! Many thanks to the volunteers with People Animals Love (PAL) for bringing in their pets.
Join us at Northwest One for free yoga classes every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The classes are geared towards beginners and all are welcome regardless of experience. Classes are lead by qualified instructors and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.
You are using Facebook to keep and organize your digital memories, and it has us archivists a little worried! In this hands-on workshop in the Digital Commons Dream Lab, you will download an archived copy of your Facebook profile to explore what actually gets saved (bring a laptop!). Then, we’ll discuss what rights you have to your content even after death, how you can use some of Facebook’s features to enhance your archive, and what files you should probably keep somewhere else.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab certification before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3-D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, load filament, and many more essential skills.Space for this class is limited, so SIGN UP HERE.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.
The October selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. We will meet on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists: Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
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