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Thursday, April 17, 2014

10:00 a.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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab, Room 311.

Questions? Call 202-727-1471.

11:00 a.m.
Talking book and playerThe Talking Book Club meets in Room 215.

Brown bag lunches welcome; we provide coffee, tea and cold water. 

Call 202-7272142 for more information.
 
1:00 p.m.

Learn how to create an email account, search the Internet, use library online services and more.

No previous experience required.

Every Thursday until 3 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

resumesStop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.

Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.


1:00 p.m.

ByteBack LogoThis series introduces basic office programs used to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations.  
 
Week 1: Intro to Microsoft Word
Week 2: Intro to Microsoft Excel
Week 3: Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint
Week 4: Intro to Google Drive

For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with ByteBack.

4:30 p.m.

In the quiet, relaxed environment of your library, Metro TeenAIDS will offer free, confidential HIV testing to teens and adults, ages 13-24 (though no one will be turned away). The test, held in Meeting Room 2, is very short and can save your life.

Representatives will also be on hand to share vital information about how to live a healthy life.

Check it out!!!

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 inside Benning the third Thursday 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 third Thursday 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
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month
5:00 p.m.

InDesign logoIn 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.

5:30 p.m.

ByteBack logoCareer Advancement Workshops
 
These days, using the computer is essential to look for and apply to jobs.  Learn to use technology to search and apply for jobs and to use the DC Networks system.
 
Week 1: Online Job Searching
Week 2: Online Job Applications
Week 3: DC Networks
Week 4: Online Job Searching

For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled.  Registration is first come, first served.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with ByteBack.

6:00 p.m.

Horror Film SeriesPlease join us while we kick off our 2014 horror movie series at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library! Our January feature will be based on the book Carrie by Stephen King.

Future movies, shown on the third Thursday of each month, will be standards from across the genre, including one documentary on conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick and the making of The Shining.

Movies will be screened in the second-floor conference room. Please call us at 202-727-1288 for information on each month's feature.

6:30 p.m.

Develop your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential with Yoga at Anacostia Library.

6:30 p.m.

The CircleJoin us for a brand new book club for and by the book lovers of Capitol Hill. Every month, we will read a different book, in a different location on the Hill.

Discussion will be led by staff from a variety of our neighborhood's most bookish, including staff from the Southeast Neighborhood Library, Northeast Neighborhood LibraryRiverby Books, and others. 

Our next title will be The Circle by Dave Eggers, the story of a young woman's journey at a cutting-edge internet company.

Note: For our first meeting, we will meet at Northeast Branch Library at 330 7th St. NE. You can pre-register at Meetup.com.

6:30 p.m.

Join us at our monthly film series devoted to the classic age of cinema. This month, we will be showing a dramatic adventure film staring Humphrey Bogart.

For more information, including the title of the film, please contact Faith.

6:30 p.m.

Join us for Classic Movie Night, featuring classic black-and-white films from Hollywood's Golden Age.

6:30 p.m.

law3Are you a self-starter residing in the District of Columbia?

Does your interest fall in the area of landlord-tenant or trust & estates (wills) or bankruptcy law? 

Join local attorney Leslie O. Perry for a presentation on free online resources, free legal services and more!

6:30 p.m.

Podcasting gear.Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.

Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class. 

By the end of the course, each student will produce a five-minute piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Class size will be open to the public but limited to eight students, so registration is required.

Week One:
Audio Storytelling Elements, April 3

This class introduces students to the various forms of audio storytelling. Students will listen to samples including books on tape, radio dramas, NPR reporting, creative non-fiction, and more. Students will learn about the elements that create a piece from narration and music to ambience and foley work. Students will come up with ideas for their audio piece.

Week Two:
Tech Basics, April 10

Students will learn the basic technical skills needed to record and edit audio work. This class will cover using recording equipment like digital recorders and smartphone apps. It will also cover the basic functions of Audacity. After this class, students should begin recording and editing their audio piece.

Week Three:
Editing Workshop, April 17

Students will bring their audio in for an extended workshop session. Not a formal class, everyone just works on their project. The instructor will be troubleshooting, working through problems, and providing guidance and technical support.

Week Four:
Listening Lounge, April 24

Students debut their work for the class!

If you'd like to register, please sign up here.  Due to limited spaces, a short wait list will also be established.

7:00 p.m.

Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles.

Members vote on the next book to read each month -- please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.

7:00 p.m.

Job Seekers ImageLinkedIn Basics: Jan. 9 and March 20
Mock Interviews: April 3
Writing KSAs: April 17

7:00 p.m.

Corey Recko photoA Spy for the Union CoverTimothy Webster began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s, he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. It was as a Pinkerton detective that Webster helped uncover a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861.
 
Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. For a time he was the Union’s top agent, but his career came to an abrupt end when he was betrayed and became the first spy executed in the Civil War.
 
Meet author Corey Recko in the Great Hall and learn more about the life of this amazing historical figure.
 
Copies of A Spy for the Union will be available for purchase and autograph by the author.

This is a Ticketed event.  Please get your tickets for this event at EventBrite.

7:00 p.m.
Julie Enszer Katherine Young Dan Vera

Join us for an evening of reading from recently published books from three local poets.

Julie Enszer will be reading from Sisterhood, Katherine Young reading from Day of the Border Guards, and Dan Vera from Speaking Wiri Wiri.

After the readings, there will be an audience Q&A, followed by a meet-and-greet with the poets.

7:00 p.m.

The Spanish Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month. Assorted books and topics.

For book lovers comfortable with the Spanish language.

For more information, please contact lorena.holguin@dc.gov or call the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library at 202-671-3122. 

7:30 p.m.

The Golem and the JinniJoin the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Helene Wecker's 2013 novel, The Golem and the Jinni.

In the novel, two supernatural beings--one from Jewish folklore and another from Arabic mythology--arrive in human form in New York City in 1899. As both struggle with their unusual natures and their experiences as immigrants, they develop a complicated yet powerful bond. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

(All day)

Like writing haikus?
Submit one for our contest
Maybe you will win!

See the blog post for details.

10:00 a.m.

Get help with your job search. Drop in for personalized help with job seeking skills. Get help with:

  • Creating an email account;
  • Searching for jobs online;
  • Filling out an online application;
  • Preparing your resume;
  • Finding useful books and other resource materials;
  • and more!
10:00 a.m.

E-books at DC Public LibraryDo you own a Kindle, Nook or iPad? Did you know that you can download thousands of titles free of charge with your DC Public Library card?

If you are interested in learning how to download titles, come to the library for a drop-in clinic where you can explore the digital catalog, overflowing with fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks and videos, and get hands-on help with downloading content to your computer or e-reader. Discover the library is so much more than books, with downloadable movies, music, and more available at your fingertips. All you need is your library card and an internet connection!

Can't stay? Instructional sheets will be provided for you to take home.

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboard"I'll turn my shimmering gaze towards the Library,
my love for it spreading to the crowds
which will begin to sway softly and sing
to themselves of better days that have passed
and been forgotten."
-Excerpt from Love Poem for the Forty-Second Street Library by David Ignatow

April is National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, so celebrate both by learning about DCPL's Art, Music and Literature Online Resources with hands on practice! Meet us in room 311 (third floor computer lab) to find out more about these great resources.

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and must be a DC Public Library cardholder. Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

12:00 p.m.

Online Job PortalDo you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email digital.commons@dc.gov, or call 202-727-1175.  

To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.

2:00 p.m.

Weekly movies are back! Come join us on Fridays to watch movies on the BIG screen!
movie

Saturday, April 19, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

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