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Thursday, August 28, 2014

(All day)

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.

We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.

For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.

(All day)
lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists




Taiwan LogoToday's Taiwan
 
 

11:30 a.m.

Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. 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 and Web I Basics.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic feature and elements of a Web-based email environment
  • Read, send, forward and reply to email messages
  • Apply formatting features to email transmissions
  • Attach documents and graphics to an email transmission
  • Activate email options, e.g. signature, vacation responses and more
  • Create folders and insert email addresses into an address book
  • Create Group / Distribution Lists
  • Use appropriate email etiquette
  • Identify email abuse

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

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.


2:00 p.m.

How to Create a Facebook Business Page is sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc. and is a three-hour workshop that will walk you through how to create a Facebook Business Profile.  The workshop will cover such topics as Timeline covers and profile pictures, managing settings, creating and managing posts, and so much more.

Register Now

Registration is limited to 36 participants and workstations will be assigned to registered participants first. Walk-in participants are welcome and all participants can feel free to bring their tablets or laptops.

Instructor: Romona Foster 
Computer Lab, Room 311

At the end of this three-hour workshop, you will:

  • Have created a Facebook business page
  • Be able to add great content to your page, i.e. photos, videos & blog posts
  • Know why the Newsfeed is so important for your business
  • Know how to get new and exciting customers to interact with your brand
  • Be able to add Facebook pages for business to your social media portfolio

 
About your presenter:

Romona Foster is a social media trainer and consultant. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Email Marketing, Pinterest, Google +, and Microsoft Office. She has conducted workshops for several organizations including “Discover the Power of Twitter Tweet-A-Thon Style” for Social Media Week 2013, Washington, DC and “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Sales Professionals” for the National Sales Network DC-Baltimore chapter. Romona has also served as a guest panelist for the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2013 “Reach & Sell to the Hispanic Market” and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Inc. Washington DC Chapter’s 2012 Pre-Conference Career Expo: “Using Social Media Networking to Advance Your Career” and “Branding: What Sets You Apart From Other Job Seekers?”. She has been featured on WEAA 88.9 FM’s Briefcase Workshop Radio program and has recorded five radio promos on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s WASH-FM (97.1) for Constant Contact. Romona is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, certified Social Media Marketing Presenter, Email Marketing Trainer, and an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider; and a two-time recipient of the Constant Contact ALL STAR Award (2012 & 2013).

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
5:30 p.m.

credit - flickr.com/photos/melenita/

Tech Time is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and smart phones.

We're experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your devices.

This is the perfect opportunity to finally ask someone, "How do I  _______?" We'll even give you an answer!

We will be standing by 5:30-7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of each month to answer any questions you might have.

Photo: flickr.com/photos/melenita/

6:00 p.m.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 logoIn this workshop, we will take our basic knowledge and apply some tools and tricks in Illustrator CS6 in order to build Infographics and visually represent data.  

 
 



6:30 p.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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6:30 p.m.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. StedmanJoin us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss August's book club selection, The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

After four years on the Western Front in World War I, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, an isolated island many miles from the coast, with supply boats arriving only once a season. After years of isolation on the island with his wife Isabel, and several miscarriages, one night a baby's cry is heard. To Tom's terror and Isabel's delight, they find a boat washed ashore carrying a crying baby and a dead man. Despite Tom's reluctance, Isabel convinces the baby is a gift from God, and the couple take the baby home and name her Lucy. When Lucy is just two-years-old, they all return to the mainland, and Isabel and Tom are once more reminded of what they left behind before and since leaving their isolated island.

Pick up a copy today and discover this New York Times bestseller that O magazine calls “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page.”
 
The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.

For more information, please call 202-698-6373.

6:30 p.m.

Audio Storytelling Workshop logoLearn 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

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

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

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

Students debut their work for the class!

If you'd like to register, please call (202) 727-1175 or walk into the Digital Commons to sign up.  Due to limited spaces, a short waiting list for a future course will also be established. 

6:30 p.m.

Cover for "Search Inside Yourself"Are you looking to improve your career or achieve a more positive overall outlook? If this sounds exciting to you then you should join the Motivational and Self Improvement book club! 

This book club we will feature a new and inspiring book from the self improvement genre and give the group the opportunity to share thoughts and review the themes of the book. The featured book for August is Search Inside Yourself by Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people who share similar interests.  Take on new challenges and new ideas with the Motivational Self Improvement book club, where positive change becomes a reality.

This book club will meet in the Popular Library.For more information feel free to contact the the Popular Library at (202) 727-1295 and leave your contact information. See you there!         
                 

6:30 p.m.

Howard UPlease join us for a very special celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW,  featuring live music from the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, Greg Gaskins and other special artists. There will also be historical commentary from WPFW radio personality and Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan, as well as Georgetown University African American History Professor, Maurice Jackson. Come and learn about the rich history of U Street from those who remember the glory days of the 1940s, the early days of R &B, the decline in the aftermath of the 1968 riots on through the present. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program will be hosted by Project Director and Special Collections Librarian, Kelly E. Navies.

7:00 p.m.

Perfect Phrases cover imageIf you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice English in a casual setting. No tests, no quizzes, just fun conversation with other English learners!

Free and no registration is required.  Basic English speaking and reading levels preferred.

7:00 p.m.

Buster Keaton


Join us for a weekly silent film at our local neighbor Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Before each delightful film, library staff will give a short talk about the star and the range of movies available on the Internet Archive.

  August 7 - An Evening with Gloria Swanson - three films from this iconic actress
Danger Girl
  August 14 - The Cameraman by Buster Keaton - the master's hilarious first film for MGM.
The Cameraman








 
  August 21 - All Night with Rudolph Valentino - Ooh la la - romance from this screen legend!
All Night
 
August 28 - Mary Pickford's Pollyanna - one of the first child stars in a silent version of this classic children's tale.
Pollyanna


N.B. These films will be held at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

7:00 p.m.

A break-out session that allows those on the job market to network and develop strategies. Free & open to the public. Please direct questions to megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.

7:30 p.m.

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)Are you a local reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults.

Our August selection is I Am Malala, the recent nonfiction book by Malala Yousafzai, the education advocate from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in 2012, miraculously recovered, and remains dedicated to education and additional humanitarian causes.

We will be meeting at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
 
For more information, check out our MeetUp page or email erika.rydberg@dc.gov or julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Friday, August 29, 2014

(All day)
lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists




Taiwan LogoToday's Taiwan
 
 

10:00 a.m.

Job seekers

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:

  • Resume review
  • Creation of an email address
  • Online applications
  • Online job searches


10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardDid you know you can download 3 free songs from the library each week? Or that you can get author bios, criticism, and more? What about access to over 22,000 art images? Step Into Art, Music and Literature Online Resources will introduce you to what the library has to offer and then some.

Meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for librarian-led instruction and hands-on practice with these valuable resources!

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

Required Skills: Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

11:00 a.m.

Resume picConfused about what to include on a resume? Well, come to the Resume Writing Workshop!
In this workshop, we will discuss different types of resumes, dos and don'ts of resume writing, action verbs, and resume templates.

The workshop will be held on August 29 at 11 a.m. in the Digital Commons Dream Lab.
For more information, contact TaChalla Ferris at 202-727-0321.

The Resume Writing Workshop on August 15 has been cancelled!!!!!

11:00 a.m.

clipart of cartoon resumeConfused about what to include on a resume? Well, come to the Resume Writing Workshop!
In this workshop, we will discuss different types of resumes, dos and don'ts of resume writing, action verbs, and resume templates.

The workshop will be held on August 15 at 1 p.m. and August 29 at 11 a.m. in the Digital Commons Dream Lab.
For more information, contact TaChalla Ferris at 202-727-0321.

11:30 a.m.

In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater, Helping Our People Engage.  Come enjoy select weekly movie matinees on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, feel free to share your thoughts about the movie with other moviegoers and community members.  We are building hope one movie at a time.

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.

12:30 p.m.

Join us on August 29 at 12:30 p.m. as we are joined by Emmi Itaranta, author of Memory of Water, and Salla Simukka, author of As Red as Blood.Memory of WaterAs Red as Blood

3:00 p.m.

questCome learn about one of the most unique databases: Heritage Quest. We will explore census records, special search functions for books and articles, Revolutionary War  and Freedman’s Bank records, and U.S. Serial Sets.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

9:00 a.m.

You can make it through one more Documentary- "Urbanized."

10:00 a.m.

YogaJoin us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.

Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.
This class is free and open to the public.

10:00 a.m.

Image of a blind man and a young girl reading a print braille bookAdaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.

This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Space is limited. For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov .

11:00 a.m.

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.

No experience is required. The class is free.

You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.