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Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

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.

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).

Self-Publishing 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Meet the Espresso Book Machine, learn about the process and basics of self-publishing at the DC Library Press and find out more about formatting resources.  Class attendance is required to print your work.  Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.
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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.
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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.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.
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First-Time Homebuyer's Credit Seminar

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 p.m.
Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don't know how to get approved for credit? We can help! University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. The session will be presented in English and in Spanish.
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. All levels welcome. To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

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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.  
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Film Poster

Golden Sunday Movie at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Golden Sunday Movie tribute to Roald Dahl with a screening of the film based on his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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Movie: 'Singin' in the Rain'

Lamond-Riggs Library

2 p.m.
Comedy, romance, great musical numbers, stars at the best and a fond recreation of a bygone moviemaking era: Singin' in the Rain has so much that it ranked a lofty 10th on the American Film Institute's 100 Best American Films list. 

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.  

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

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September Seniors Yoga

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Certified Senior Yoga instructor MJ from Yoga Activist will lead this hour long class. Please email geoyogarsvp@gmail.com to register First 30 respondents will be confirmed; others wait listed.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
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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 Tuesdays until 12 p.m.
Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. 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.

Computer Basics Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

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. FontemVenue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Get support from staff and the learn basic activities for an online job search: Create an email account Start a resume or cover letter Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.
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Walk-In Help for Job Seekers

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your résumé, job search and more. Library staff will provide one-to-one help for those on the job market. First-come, first-served.
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 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.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.   Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.   FREE and open to the public.  No need to register.  Instructor: Cheryl Lewis. Room A-3 (“A” Level)  
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Knitting and Needlework

West End Library

5:30 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 of knitting and needlework. All are welcome.  
PC Basics

PC Basics - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 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. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
Language Learning

Language Learning Workshop

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

5:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to teach yourself Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, or even Shakespeare and Pirate? Is English your second language and you want to practice? Join us for this fun and informative workshop where we will demonstrate the numerous language learning resources DC Public Library provides!

Aspiring Writers Circle

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m. A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers. 
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Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Sept. 1 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Laugh-out-loud tale of a young man’s antics while playing hooky! Matthew Broderick is the kid; Jeffrey Jones is the principal out to get him. Directed by John Hughes. 103 minutes. 1986. PG-13 Sept. 8  Jakob the Liar Robin Williams is a Jewish shopkeeper in WWII Poland, bringing hope to his fellow man with fabricated stories about the war. Directed by Peter Kassovitz.  120 minutes. 1999. PG-13  Sept. 15 Mad Max: Fury Road