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Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 
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Coffee 101

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

1 p.m.
Are you passionate about your coffee? Do you dream about the perfect cup of Joe? Then join us for Coffee 101 as we welcome Compass Coffee’s lead roaster Brandon Warner and co-founder Michael Haft for an engaging lecture/presentation on the history of coffee, the various regions where it is grown and harvested, and the process of the perfect roast. The program will culminate in demonstrating a number of brewing methods as well as a cupping/tasting of selected blends.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 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. 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.
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Shepherd Park Writing Club

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Writing a story? Finished and working on revisions? Have an idea, but haven’t started? Come and join us once a month to share and receive feedback on your work and discuss different aspects of the writing process. This group is open to all ages and all types of writing.   The Shepherd Park Writing Group will be meeting once a month, with the first meeting on Jan. 31.

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers 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, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  
PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  

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.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Tax Assistance

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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.
Yoga

Beginner's Yoga!

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
West End is hosting a free, beginner-level yoga class to be held at lunchtime every Monday, with a volunteer instructor from Yoga District.  Bring your own yoga mat, or use one of ours. 
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Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
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Tax Assistance

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

HTML Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: T. Nguyen 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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to: Use four basic HyperText Markup Language tags.

MySchool DC Lottery Information Sessions

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
A representitive from MySchool DC will be on location to help guide parents and teens through the school lottery process.  From 4-7 pm.  

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!    

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space: Century Song, An Evening of Black Thought and Music from 1915 - 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a choral recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. This event is free. 
C.R. Gibbs

C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of 2015 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at three neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 2: "Tan Yanks: The District's Black Doughboys of World War I" Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 9: "Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities and Other Organizations"
Photo of a woman meditating against an urban background

Monday Night Meditation

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Begin each week with clarity and peace of mind. Join us in the meeting room for simple and powerful guided meditation to anchor us to the present moment.

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan will teach skills & strategies for preparedness on the job market. For questions, email megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Seniors Yoga

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all February classes. This class will be tailored for seniors ages 55 and older. 

Yoga with Heather Ferris

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

12 p.m.
Bring a mat and join Heather Ferris, yoga teacher/therapist & Shaw resident, for traditional yoga classes. Many aspects will be covered:• Asana• Meditation• Breathing• Omkar chanting and much more
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Hatha / Gentle Yoga

Georgetown Library

12:30 p.m.
Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all February classes.