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Saturday, April 25, 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.
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.

Yoga @ the Library

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Join 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.

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: K. Lewis 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: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga! Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).
Yoga picture

Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 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.

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Afro-Beat Dance Party Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
Looking to add a fun workout to your New Year's resolutions?  Try this dance workout based on traditional African dance, Samba, Salsa and more.  Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.  A signed copy of the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability form is required. For ages 16 and older.

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using 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.
Lincoln and the Theater

Abraham Lincoln and the Theater

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Please join us in the Peabody Room for “Abraham Lincoln & the Theater" by Jamie Stiehm, columnist for Creators Syndicate and contributor to usnews.com. Lincoln's love of plays, notably Shakespeare's, set the stage for his public character. The Peabody Room is located on the third floor of the library. This event is free. For more information, call 202-727-0233 or contact jerry.mccoy@dc.gov.
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

'The Devil in the White City' by Erik Larson

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the Southwest Neighborhood Library book discussion. Copies of the April title, The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson, are available for checkout at the information desk.
Book Jacket by Jacques Bodelle

Jacques Bodelle Author Talk

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
The author will discuss his recent work Petite(s) Histoire(s) des Français d’Amérique [A Brief History of the French in America].  This event is part of our festivities held in honor of the Book Hill French Market

Sunday, April 26, 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.
Books

Petworth Friends of the Library Book Sale

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
The Petworth Library cordially invites you to a book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library in the lower level meeting room.  Join in the fun 1-4 p.m. You'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section!
lotus flower

Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Jenny of Yoga Activist, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. No one under 18.  Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.  
Billy Strayhorn

Day Dream: A Dramatic Reading

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Written by Jazz vocalist Barry Morton and HIV activist Rodderick Sheppard, Day Dream is a play inspired by the life of jazz artist and composer Billy Strayhorn. Contrasting Billy's journey with the journey of Andre, an aspiring jazz vocalist, the play is set in two periods: Billy in 1965 and Andre in 2015.
No country for old men movie cover

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie showing of an American neo-Western thriller based on the book No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.
Basket

Basketmaking Workshop

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Pass a pleasant Sunday afternoon learning how to make a basket. Materials and instruction will be provided by a local artisan. Registration is requested but not required. Please email peter.sullivan@dc.gov if you would like to participate.

Shaw Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, April 27, 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.
Book cover for "Absolute beginner's guide to computer basics" by Michael Miller.

PC Basics: Beginner

Petworth Library

10 a.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. This class will be your introduction to basic terminology of the computer, and to acquire basic navigational skills in the Windows environment. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Johnson         Venue: Meeting Room Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
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 II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. 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, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Jobseeker Legal Clinic: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee? Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of these Jobseeker Clinics and meet with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that a lawyer may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving back child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
cover image Under the Tuscan Sun

Marvelous Movie Monday: 'Under the Tuscan Sun'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: Under the Tuscan Sun U.S., 2003, rated PG-13, 113 minutes A woman whose life is shattered travels to Tuscany, where she spontaneously buys an old house to restore as she tries to restore her life. Starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, and Raoul Bova.  The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Beginner class

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and some general tips and tricks for working the computer. No sign-up necessary. 

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills 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: D. P. Grogan 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. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. 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, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.
Image from BiPolarized film.  Closeup of man looking upwards surrounding by dark sky and cityscape that almost looks like it is moving around the man.

Film Screening: 'Bipolarized'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
As part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, DC Public Library will be showing Bipolarized, directed by Rita Kotzia. A screening discussion with Dr. Eleanor Vincent of Pathway Homes.