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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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6th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Fair

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
All D.C. schools - DCPS, Charter, & Non-publics - serving D.C. students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and disabilities are invited to bring their students to this two-day event to prepare for the future and prepare for a successful transition into employment, post-secondary education, and independence. Activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday include: Performing arts session with music and dance Explore artistic and creative ways to express your unique strengths, needs and goals Interactive scavenger hunt with exhibitors

Yoga @ the Library

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

10 a.m.
Join us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.This class is free and open to the public.

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
 Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga! Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).

Email Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. GreenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics.You will learn to:

Traveling Writer's Workshop and Open Mic

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Writer’s Workshop and Open Mic Poetry Reading.
Ghosts of Georgetown

Tim Krepp: "Ghosts of Georgetown"

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Come to Southwest Library to hear tales of haunted Southwest! Local author Tim Krepp will discuss his newest book Ghosts of Georgetown, including some local stories that didn't make it into the book. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: X. E. HanComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.You will learn to:
1914  Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company Truck

Visit of the Restored Historic 1914 Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company Truck

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Meet Michael C. Copperthite, descendent of the founders of the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company (established 1885 in Georgetown), and learn about the restoration his company’s 1914 Model T Ford pie delivery truck.  Limited free samples will be available! Rear parking lot and terrace at Georgetown Library. Questions? Call 202-727--233 or visit us online.      

Chess Tournament for Adults

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.This program is free and open to the public.

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 
Cover of "Back There, Then"

'Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Have you done genealogy research? Have you considered publishing? Hear local researcher Marietta Crichlow explain the process from start to finish. Crichlow and her family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Va. (Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 in McLean's home.)

Clicking Her Heels for 75 Years

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time with a screening of the 1939 classic based on the L. Frank Baum book.Join us in the large meeting room and feel free to contact us at (202) 671-3121 with questions. 

NaNoWriMo Novel Planning

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2:30 p.m.
November is National Novel Writing Month. Planning on writing a novel? Take advantage of this opportunity to plan and organize your thoughts and ideas before you sit down to begin writing your story.

Discover the Power of Twitter (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
A fun and interactive way for you to learn how to use Twitter!  Twitter is an information network that brings people closer to what's important to them. Learn how to engage with the world around you, tweet-a-thon style!Register NowInstructor: R. FosterComputer Lab, Room 311

Invention Contest! Make Your Mark with Makey-Makey

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Have you ever been playing a video game and wished that you were using something other than the standard plastic controller? Like a banana... or a glass of water... or some Play-Doh? Perhaps you've even wanted to design your own controller. Come to the library to try your hand at creating your own video controller using a MaKey MaKey invention kit and whatever kind of materials you can think of to use. 

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Shaw Knitting Circle

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Sunday Shorts

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3 p.m.
A themed collection of short films from all genres, showing a wide variety of directors, languages, culture, viewpoints and stories. Each showing's films will focus on a theme. Sept. 28: Love Oct. 12: Childhood Oct. 26: Horror

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
English Conversation Classes resume after a brief Summer hiatus.  Experienced and qualified volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center (Formerly Language ETC) will facilitate these popular classes offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  There will be a two-week break and classes will resume on September 8 and will conclude on December 10, 2014.

Jobtober at Rosedale

Rosedale Library

10:30 a.m.
Rosedale wants to help! Applying for jobs can be difficult. There have been so many new advancements in technology, it can be hard to keep up. We know, and we are here to help. We will be devoting an hour each Monday and Wednesday morning for the last two weeks of October to help our patrons apply for jobs.  Sign up at our front desk today! If you have any questions, call 202-727-5012.

Job Seekers

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Need help with your job search?Stop by for personalized help with:Creating an email accountPreparing a resumeFilling out online job applicationsMondays until 12 p.m.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
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. GroganComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.Class Objectives:

Tech Monday

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Tech Monday is a computer class offered at Northwest One library. Come and learn basic computer skills!

Java Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Java is a computer programming language used to develop applications that can run on any platform. Learn how the Java bytecode makes this programming language compatible and portable.Instructor: T. NguyenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick,

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level.  You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!    

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

6 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

"Journey to the Inner Light" - An Evening with Morgan Gendel

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a special evening with science fiction screenwriter Morgan Gendel, winner of the Hugo Award for Star Trek: The Next Generation fan-favorite episode The Inner Light.  

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book