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Monday, April 20, 2015

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
cherry blossoms

Annual Haiku Contest

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Like writing haikus? Submit one for our contest Maybe you will win! See the blog post for details.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Book cover for "The complete idiot's guide to PC basics : Windows 7 edition" by Joe Kraynak.

PC Basics: Intermediate

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
This class will expand your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Johnson         Venue: Meeting Room Required Skills: Skills learned in PC Basics - Beginner class.  You will learn to: Open Windows Explorer & navigate its default libraries. Pinning and Unpinning Icons.
Employment Application

Job Seekers

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Need help with your job search?  Stop by for personalized help with: Creating an email account Preparing a resume Filling out online job applications Mondays until 12 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.
cover image Frost Nixon

Marvelous Movie Monday: 'Frost / Nixon'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: Frost / Nixon U.S./U.K., 2008, rated R, 122 minutes A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. Nixon chose Frost to interview him thinking he could outfox him. Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Frank Langella and Michael Sheen.

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Intermediate

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics I Intermediate class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer and more. No sign-up necessary. 
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Kids LOVE Karaoke

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10.  Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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 the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.
Miss Jessie's- Creating a Successful Business from Scratch- Naturally

Miko Branch: Hosted by Mocha Ochoa-Nana

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Miss Jessie's—Creating a Successful Business from Scratch—Naturally is a memoir and business guide rich with inspirational life lessons and unique business advice from Miko Branch, the Chief Executive Officer of the dynamic Miss Jessie’s —the company that revolutionized the hair care industry.  Signed copies of the book are available for pre-order and day-of purchase. Pre-orders come with a grab bag of Miss Jessie's products and a #IamMissJessie T-shirt.
Sonny Rollins

Jazz Film Series in the Black Studies Center: Sonny Rollins!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Check out the Saxophone master and improvisational genius in the film, Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68 in the Black Studies Center. It's Jazz Appreciation Month!
The Lowland book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland.  
Jessica Young

Digging Deeper: Exercises in Poetry with Jessica Young

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
This six-week instructional series welcomes adult participants of any writing level to explore the nuances of poetry in an enjoyable, interactive setting. Participants will attend all six meetings, each of which will include instruction, discussion, collaborative exercises, and brief readings.
retro film

Retro Film Favorites

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Come to the library every third Monday as we watch classic films that received critical and popular acclaim throughout the decades! Please call for more detailed movie information. You are welcome to bring your own snack to enjoy during the film.

PowerPoint Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.
DCRA logo

The Regulatory Process of Starting a Small Business

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) Home Occupancy Permits (HOP)
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Reading the World Book Club: 'Claire of the Sea Light' by Edwidge Danticat

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Reading the World Book Club to discuss Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.
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D.C. Cooks!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come join us for a cooking workshop with Jonathan Bardzik.

Intro to InDesign CS6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this class, you will learn Adobe InDesign terminology, location of tools and panels, workspace navigation, and how to create multipage layouts for web, print, PDF, and ebook publication.
Age-Friendly Strategic Plan

Moving Toward an Age-Friendly City: What's Next?

Deanwood Library

10:30 p.m.
Were you one of the thousands of D.C. residents who told us how D.C. could be an even better place to live, work and play as we grow older? 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
jobseekers

Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic and Computer Basics

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Let us assist you with the job seeking resources that can help you in your job search. Join us every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., as the Woodridge Library provides computer access and help with: creating email accounts refining your resume completing job applications online understanding the importance of using social media sites finding and using free online continuing education classes providing networking opportunities with other jobseekers.

Yoga with Heather Ferris

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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
Head shot of American poet Robert Frost

A Tribute to America's Most-Loved Poet

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Reading and discussion of selected poems by American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963), an alternate presentation of the West End Fiction Book Club and in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.

Digital Drop-In

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
New Year, New Name, New Service! Got an issue with technology?  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 digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!

Computer Basics

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Computer Basics Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1:30 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. Seats are filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: O. FontemVenue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room
Job Seekers Logo

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Get support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search: Create an email account Start a resume or cover letter Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.