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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

12:00 p.m.

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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

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

12:30 p.m.

Senior doing yoga

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 September classes. This class will be specifically for seniors ages 55 and up. 

To RSVP for any or all classes send Erika Rydberg an email with the class(es) you're interested in registering for. The first 30 RSVPs will be registered and the remaining RSVPs will be placed on a waiting list. Please RSVP to Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov


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. Fontem
Venue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop, Internet, email and job applications.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows and internet environments of Microsoft and Firefox software applications.
  • Create and save a document, resume or job application to the desktop, to a flash drive or submit to employer.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.

This class holds weekly on Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm in Meeting Room B.

1:30 p.m.

Jobseekers ImageDrop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:

  • Create an email account
  • Start, revise, save, and upload a resume
  • Save a profile on job searching websites
  • Work on an online application

Computers will be reserved for job-searching activities on a first-come, first served basis.  You will be asked a few questions to help us meet your needs.  Time limits will apply.
 

2:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? 

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones or laptops and cords! You will also need your library card.

Don't have a library card? Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes to sign up!

4:15 p.m.

Explore the many document creation possibilities of this powerful desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and PowerPoint

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Publisher window
  • Explore a variety of templates and their document creation requirements
  • Create a calendar, a greeting card, business cards and letterhead using the installed design templates
  • Format and link text boxes; insert WordArt and other graphics
  • Insert grid and ruler guides; manipulate margin settings
  • Insert additional pages and delete unwanted pages
  • Import a Word document into one of Publisher's stylized formats

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

4:30 p.m.
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In remembrance of the flooding of New Orleans nine years ago, we will be reading and discussing A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld. A.D. follows the lives of five real people from different parts of the city - some who stay through Hurricane Katrina, and others who evacuate - from Aug. 27 until Sept. 1.

We will be meeting in the second floor conference room. All ages welcome.


5:30 p.m.
Beginning Level. 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.  


Any level is welcome to join the class, review, learn new signs. FREE and open to the public.

No need to register. 

Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.

Room A-10 (Lower Level)

Questions?  Call 202-559-5368 or email  lbph.dcpl@dc.gov

6:30 p.m.

Join us at Northwest One for free Yoga lessons every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of the month.

We welcome all skill levels and provide mats!

Classes are an hour long.

6:30 p.m.

Learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. 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, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!

You will learn to:

  • Distinguish new elements and attributes in HTML 5
  • Insert and play video and audio using HTML 5
  • Insert 2-D/3-D drawing graphics using HTML 5
  • Insert new elements for headers, footers, menus, sections and articles
  • Insert new form elements, new input types, automatic validation
  • Save your HTML 5 document to your flash drive or send them to your email account.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your established email account.

6:30 p.m.

We will show the film 7th and T.

Jazz historian and WPFW radio personality Rusty Hassan will lead a discussion of this documentary, which depicts the rich musical heritage of 7th and T streets in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood.

6:30 p.m.

TRANSLATABLE is an open mic reading that showcases the art of literary translation and celebrates Washington, D.C. as a multilingual community.

6:30 p.m. sign up begins in the Great Hall; 6:45 p.m. open mic begins.

How to participate:

  • You are invited to read literary texts in any genre that have been translated from any language into English (or from English into other languages).
  • We encourage you to read both the original text and the translation.
  • Your contribution should be a total of four minutes or less.

MaritzaTRANSLATABLE will be hosted by Maritza Rivera, also known as Mariposa, a Puerto Rican poet and Army veteran who has lived in Rockville, Md., since 1994. She is the creator of a short form of poetry called Blackjack, and is the publisher of Casa Mariposa Press. Maritza is the author of About You; A Mother’s War, written during her son’s two tours in Iraq; Baker’s Dozen; and Twenty-One: Blackjack Poems. 

This program is made possible thanks to our partners at DC Area Literary Translators and The Writer's Center.

7:00 p.m.

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 pm.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚7点到8点之间的任何时间来


7:00 p.m.

Icon image for XML codingA continuation of Introduction to XML, this course will focus on increasingly complex elements of XML records including sub-elements, qualified elements, and XML schemes and namespaces.

Please note: Introduction to XML necessary before attending this course.

7:00 p.m.

Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month for a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book.

The September book is Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell. All are welcome! Murder As A Fine Art cover

7:00 p.m.
Bikes

Bruce Sawtelle of Takoma Bicycle will talk about basic bike safety concerns, bicycle maintenance, how to fix a flat and things to take on rides. We’ll cover bike commuting and what to consider when purchasing a bike.

Come with your questions and worries and get ready to jumpstart your biking lifestyle!
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

(All day)

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UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition

UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, express and create. The Great Hall will transform into a gallery, showcasing works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. In addition to the Great Hall, the exhibition space will include the large entryway windows and parts of the second floor. The art will be unveiled at UNCENSORED: The Preview Party on Friday, September 19, and remain on display until October 15.

The artwork on display will constitute paintings, installations, performance art and video projections. Participating artists include: 

Kelly Towles
Larry W. Cook
Carolina Mayorga
Halsey Berryman
Mariah Anne Johnson
Brian Davis
E. Jane
Chukwumaa
Adrienne Gaither
Janelle Ortiz
Jessica Cebra
Megan McNitt
Kathryn Coté



(All day)

legoAll month long, receive three LEGO bricks o add to our growing tower when you check out materials!

How tall will it get?

All ages.

10:00 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.

For more information please contact the Washington English Center at 202-387-2222

11:00 a.m.

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The Job Seekers Clinic at Shepherd Park Library meets on Wednesdays, once a week, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


The clinic provides hands-on support for basic activities in an online job search:

  • Create an email account
  • Create a Monster.com account
  • Create and save a sample job search
  • Start a resume
  • Work on an online application

For more information, call the Shepherd Park Library, (202) 541-6100.

11:00 a.m.

job seekersOne-on-one assistance for creating and editing resumes, setting up email accounts, searching job databases, filling out online applications and more.

First come, first served!

The clinic is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer.  Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction. You will also learn to compose your cover letter, so that it provides the perfect introduction to your résumé and effectively solicits an interview.  Instruction in the above will occur during the first hour of the workshop and the opportunity to work on your own résumé individually will be available during second hour of Lab time.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Rm. 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. Please see below for required documents.

You will learn:

  • Different résumé styles, e.g. chronological, functional, etc., and which one works best for your work history.
  • The basic structure of résumé content and the effective use of keywords & action verbs
  • The various ways to save a résumé
  • Different styles of cover letters
  • Essential cover letter content
  • The best format for submitting or uploading a résumé and a cover letter online

Required materials: Please bring your own flash drive with your résumé saved on it or be prepared to download your résumé from your established email account.

  • If you have a paper copy of your résumé, please feel free to bring it and we will scan it into an editable format, so that you can work on it during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.
  •  If you do not have a résumé at all, please bring enough information regarding your work history, education, and career goals to begin to populate a MS Word résumé template during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.
4:00 p.m.

Whether they're working on a school paper or itching for new ways to write poems or stories, the Writer's Resource Hour offers kids and teens the opportunity to receive help and advice with:

  • Research
  • Citing sourcesWriting
  • Essay writing
  • Writing exercises
  • Creative writing
  • Creative-writing prompts
  • Inspiration
  • Publishing


4:30 p.m.

Metro Teen AIDSMetro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA in their mobile unit in the parking lot of Parklands-Turner the first Wednesday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.

If the first Wednesday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Benning - third Thursday of each month
4:30 p.m.

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Google is more than just the web's most prominent search engine. It provides a variety of services, including email, cloud storage, navigation tools, more advanced research options, and other useful instruments for finding, organizing and sharing information.


Those wishing to improve their Internet searching skills should attend, as should those who need to learn how to upload files (resumes, etc.) in a format that will be available to them anywhere they have internet access.

5:00 p.m.

Is This Thing On cover imageNeed one-on-one help with your computer, devices, or the internet? We’re here for you the first and third Wednesday of the month!
 
Help Desk is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile technology such as tablets, laptops and smartphones.  We’re experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your device and can answer the odd software or internet question, too. 
 
No registration required—first come, first served.  Time limits may apply.  If you have a device-specific question, please bring it and related power cords and USB cables.
 

5:30 p.m.

The library is bringing its services to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW).

Drop by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and learn more about library events!

5:30 p.m.

Need help with your job search? Come to the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, where you will receive individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:

  •      Creating an email account;
  •      Establishing a job board account;
  •      Building your résumé;
  •      Conducting online job searches; and
  •      Completing online job applications.

The clinic will run until 8:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab, Room 311.

Questions? Call 202-727-1471.

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night being held on select Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Wednesday afternoon until 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.