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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
English Conversation Classes resume after a brief Summer hiatus.  Experienced and qualified volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center (Formerly Language ETC) will facilitate these popular classes offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  There will be a two-week break and classes will resume on September 8 and will conclude on December 10, 2014.

Jobtober at Rosedale

Rosedale Library

10:30 a.m.
Rosedale wants to help! Applying for jobs can be difficult. There have been so many new advancements in technology, it can be hard to keep up. We know, and we are here to help. We will be devoting an hour each Monday and Wednesday morning for the last two weeks of October to help our patrons apply for jobs.  Sign up at our front desk today! If you have any questions, call 202-727-5012.
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.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.
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Clinica Legal para Solicitantes de Empleo

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
¿Es usted un solicitante de empleo o un empleado recientemente contratado? ¿Está teniendo dificultades para conseguir o mantener un trabajo?
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Consult with an attorney about your barriers to employment!

Job Seekers

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Need help with your job search?Stop by for personalized help with:Creating an email accountPreparing a resumeFilling out online job applicationsMondays until 12 p.m.

Web II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com.Instructor: N. ShinerComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.You will learn to:

Tech Monday

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Tech Monday is a computer class offered at Northwest One library. Come and learn basic computer skills!

HTML Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: T. NguyenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!You will learn to:

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level.  You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!    

Make your Mark with Makey-Makey: Demonstration Sessions

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Have you ever been playing a video game and wished that you were using something other than the standard plastic controller? Like a banana... or a glass of water... or some Play-Doh? Perhaps you've even wanted to design your own controller. Come to the library to try your hand at creating your own video controller using a MaKey MaKey invention kit and whatever kind of materials you can think of to use. 

Make your Mark with Makey-Makey: Demonstration Sessions

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Have you ever been playing a video game and wished that you were using something other than the standard plastic controller? Like a banana... or a glass of water... or some Play-Doh? Perhaps you've even wanted to design your own controller. Come to the library to try your hand at creating your own video controller using a MaKey MaKey invention kit and whatever kind of materials you can think of to use. 

Adobe Illustrator

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Come learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6.Classes will explore the functions of most of the items in the toolbox.All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fantasy Flicks

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

PowerPoint Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. P. GroganComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate.You will learn to:

Petworth Retro Movie Night: 1940s

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Come to the library as each month we celebrate the work of one of America's most influential directors through the decades. Join some strangers on a train and come north by northwest to Petworth, whether you're a foreign correspondent or a saboteur you'd have to be psycho to miss it!  This month's film is a story of suspense from the 1940s.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Manil Suri's The City of Devi.  

Zumba at Southwest

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Zumba is back at Southwest! Due to popular demand, Stephanie will have you moving through the paces for four more weeks, beginning in October.Come join the party! 
Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in libraries, schools and beyond

Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
DC Public Library Foundation and DC Tech Meetup are proud to present a panel discussion: "Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond"How is this movement shaping the next generation of American inventors, and how is this new accessibility going to shape our economic future? And what impact are these changes having here in D.C.? Find out at our panel!

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 
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Friendship Hospital for Animals Client Education Series - Pet Nutrition 101

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Dr. Ashley Gallagher will discuss the most important guidelines for feeding your pet a healthy diet. She will cover topics ranging from managing your pet's weight to picking foods appropriate to your dog's or cat's specific needs. Join us for a presentation about the best (and worst) things you can put on your pet's plate. Talk will be in the Large Conference Room and it is free and open to the human public - no pets please!

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Enjoy free t'ai chi classes taught by Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details and registration.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Computer Basics and Video Access

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
This hands-on adult computer class is designed to let you enter the personal computer world on the ground floor.Learn how to borrow and download resources from DC Public Library and how to use Video Access Database.

Computer Basics and Jobseekers Assistance

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Learn how to borrow and download e-resources from DC Public Library, navigate online websites, download and attach files to documents, get email accounts and learn how to use Learning Express Library to improve computer skills and for applying for and monitoring job searches.Best for teens and adults.

Yoga for Seniors

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Take an Om Break at the library! Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist.The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all October classes. This class will be specifically for seniors ages 55 and older. 

Yoga with Heather Ferris

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

12 p.m.
Bring a mat and join Heather Ferris, yoga teacher/therapist & Shaw resident, for traditional yoga classes. Many aspects will be covered:• Asana• Meditation• Breathing• Omkar chanting and much more
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West End Fiction Book Club

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Discussion of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu, in celebration of DC Reads ("One Book. One City. One Good Read")

Digital Drop-In

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
New Year, New Name, New Service!Got an issue with technology?  Come 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 digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!

Yoga at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Georgetown Library

12:30 p.m.
Take an Om Break at the library!