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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Older Adults doing yoga

May Yoga for Older Adults at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our certified instructors every Tuesday at the Georgetown library for a free one-hour yoga class. Our 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is especially designed for adults ages 55+ and accommodates all skill levels and ranges of motion.May class schedule: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Hacking the Job Search

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Do you want to learn more about how to use the internet and social media for your job search? Have questions about what employers can find out about you through background checks and internet searches? Come to this interactive workshop to learn about the ways you can use social media to look for jobs, and what employers are and are not allowed to find out about you during the job search.
Pose

May Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our certified instructors every Tuesday at the Georgetown library for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels.  May class schedule: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov with the subject "Yoga" for more information or to join our email notification list.
Zinio

Zinio Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Magazines with your Library Carde

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card
Zinio

Zinio Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Magazines with your Library Carde

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card
Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn to find and assess quality online health information. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. 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 Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.
Job Seekers Clinic

DC Job Seekers Clinic

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library provides hands-on support to job seekers. In this informal workshop users can get help navigating the DC Job Seekers site, which offers online tutorials on many useful topics, including resume building and interview basics. If you're looking to change careers, you can use the Career Exploration Web Guide to find descriptions of vocational and technical careers, or use Career Zone to assess yourself and the job best suited for you.  
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Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.  Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Tuesday of the month.
hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from library staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Tuesday 3-5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Money Smart for Older Adults: Preventing Financial Exploitation

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
DC Public Library and the Glover Park Village invite you to attend "Money Smart for Older Adults", an instructor-led training developed by the federal government to increase awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making. This session is  will be lead by Idriys Abdullah, a consumer protection advocate with the DC Department of Insurance Securities, and Banking.
woman with tablet

Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and 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 available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Money Smart Lighthouse Logo

Money Smart for Older Adults: Preventing Financial Exploitation

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
DC Public Library and the Glover Park Village invite you to attend "Money Smart for Older Adults", an instructor-led training developed by the federal government to increase awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making. This session is  will be lead by Idriys Abdullah, a consumer protection advocate with the DC Department of Insurance Securities, and Banking.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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: M. Rivera 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.
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Gearin' Up Bicycles Pop-up Repair Clinic

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Join Gearin' Up Bicycles at our branch for a free two hour bike repair pop-up clinic! Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit. Gearin' Up Bicycles is an organization that trains youth from underserved communities in bike maintenance and repair with the ultimate goal of employment. 

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl
Knitting

West End Knitting Circle

West End Library

5 p.m.
Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction, or just companionship? Join us for an hour at the West End Library. Please bring your own materials.
Seafaring vessel of the era, courtesy Wikicommons.

Celebrating Shakespeare and 'The Merchant of Venice'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
We're teaming with the Folger Theatre to celebrate the life and work of William Shakespeare. Join us as we spotlight The Merchant of Venice. Monday, May  16th  @ 5:30 p.m.
Microsoft Excel

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour  class, you will earn to calculate, research and display table data using various 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.
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Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
May 3 Ride Along 2 Ice Cube and Kevin Hart return, this time taking their war on drugs to Miami. Tika Sumpter also stars in this action-filled comedy. Directed by Tim Story.  102 minutes.  2016.  PG-13 May 10  Purple Rain The late, great Prince in his star making turn as a young musician on the rise, spawning one of the all-time blockbuster soundtracks. Directed by Albert Magnoli.   111 minutes. 1984. R  May 17
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  

ESL English Conversation Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 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 p.m.  
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3D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rush Hour Reads logo.

Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Get individualized support from library staff at this bi-weekly drop-in clinic. We can help you to: create an email account start/edit a resume navigate online job search engines and begin online applications Attendees will be seen on a first-come, first- serve basis on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
English Conversation Group

Free English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center, in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, and Guy Mason Recreation Center, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library
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Hatha Yoga with Alexis

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Take a mid-week break and unwind with hatha yoga. Alexis Chen is certified as a RYS 200 Hatha Yoga instructor. Each class is 75 minutes long. Hatha yoga is a form of gentle yoga that is suitable for many levels of fitness and experience. All classes are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Coffee

Coffee & Conversation

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the fourth Wednesday of each month.   Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.  Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences.   Please join us!