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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Job Seekers Program

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Stop 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.

Getting Started with Constant Contact Email Marketing and EventSpot (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This 2.5 hour workshop, co-sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., will present the tricks-of-the-trade and other relevant best practices, using Constant Contact's Email Marketing tools, including EventSpot.Register Now

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro 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.

Tech Time

Northeast Library

5:30 p.m.
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.

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. 

Adult Aromatherapy Workshop

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6 p.m.
Please join us for an aromatherapy workshop. You will learn the relaxation and medicinal benefits of various oils and herbs, as well as how to mix, use, and create unique aromatherapeutic blends. In Conference Room 2 on the 2nd Floor of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Thursday Night Movies!

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Come join us and see a movie every Thursday evening at 6:30 (except for the first Thursday of the month).Screenings are on the big screen in the meeting room!For film titles, call 202-724-8698.

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
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. 

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss October's book club selection, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

My Sister's Place

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
One in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in her lifetime. Join us for a presentation by Jazmin Albarran, Outreach Coordinator for My Sister's Place, an organization based in Washington D.C. and dedicated to assisting women who have experienced domestic violence.

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:Resume reviewCreation of an email addressOnline applicationsOnline job searches

H.O.P.E. Theater - Helping Our People Engage

Anacostia Library

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.

Online Application Assistance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Do 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.
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Takoma Park Library

1 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.
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Clinica Legal para Solicitantes de Empleo

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
¿Es usted un solicitante de empleo o un empleado recientemente contratado? ¿Está teniendo dificultades para conseguir o mantener un trabajo?

October Film Series: Baltimore Lives

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us for three free matinees about Baltimore.Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details.

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Email Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 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. GreenComputer Lab, Room 311Required 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:

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 @ the Library

Dorothy I. Height/Benning 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.

Traveling Writer's Workshop and Open Mic

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Writer’s Workshop and Open Mic Poetry Reading.
Ghosts of Georgetown

Tim Krepp: "Ghosts of Georgetown"

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Come to Southwest Library to hear tales of haunted Southwest! Local author Tim Krepp will discuss his newest book Ghosts of Georgetown, including some local stories that didn't make it into the book. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 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: X. E. HanComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.You will learn to:
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Visit of the Restored Historic 1914 Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company Truck

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Meet Michael C. Copperthite, descendent of the founders of the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company (established 1885 in Georgetown), and learn about the restoration his company’s 1914 Model T Ford pie delivery truck.  Limited free samples will be available! Rear parking lot and terrace at Georgetown Library. Questions? Call 202-727--233 or visit us online.      

Chess Tournament for Adults

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.This program is free and open to the public.

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Clicking Her Heels for 75 Years

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time with a screening of the 1939 classic based on the L. Frank Baum book.Join us in the large meeting room and feel free to contact us at (202) 671-3121 with questions.