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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
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Petworth Pacers, Still On the Move!

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Want to stay fit and fabulous at 50+? Show your body some love and join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 4 p.m. for "Petworth Pacers"! All fitness walkers should dress in comfortable, weather-appropriate, movement-oriented clothing and bring a water bottle (and an optional face towel for perspiration). Doctor's approval should be sought prior to participation for the first time. All walkers are required to sign liability waivers. Young children in strollers may also accompany walkers.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account
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Job Seekers 2016: Employment Success

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
Please join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we give job seeking support, and help seekers locate JOBS via online searches.   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. from March– September in the Main Meeting Room on the lower level.   Job seeking assistance is available for Spanish and Amharic speakers. 

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
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Social Justice & Equal Rights for the LGBTQ Community in the District: A Panel Discussion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
What challenges did the LGBTQ community face in the District in their struggle for recognition in the past? What legal protections does this community enjoy now? What are the current struggles for recognition and justice being faced by them now and where will the struggle for equal rights and social justice take the LGBTQ community next? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion featuring some of the city’s LGBTQ champions:   K. Travis Ballie - Lead Organizer NARAL Pro-Choice America; The DC Center for the LGBT Community
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The Basics of Online Security - Part 2

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Sony, Target, and celebrity smartphone pictures have made “cybersecurity” headlines news. But technical security topics are often presented as black and white: either individuals are totally vulnerable and clueless or they are super-secure hackers. The reality is that online security is a range of gray. We can all take several small steps, each one improving our security bit by bit.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney 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 child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
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Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 1.5 hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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: M. Rivera 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.
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Kickoff Adult Summer Reading with the Friends of Palisades Library Book Sale

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Kickoff the Adult Summer Reading Program at the Palisades Library with an exclusive shopping tour of the Friends of Palisades Library's Book Sale Backroom!

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs.  [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]  For the monthly selection, check the Cleveland Park library website, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3072.

Small Business Development Workshop

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-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.
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Queer Book Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Join us for the new Queer Book Club at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library! In June we're reading Under the Udala TreesThis debut novel by Chinelo Okparanta (author of the well-received short story collection Happiness, Like Water) portrays a young girl’s coming-of-age against a backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s.
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Summertime Self-Defense Class

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Join D'Angelo Kinard of Advanced Sports Performance as he teaches the basics of self-defense during this 90 minute session. Can't make it to this class? Mr. Kinard will also have a session at the Palisades Neighborhood Library
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Espresso Book Machine I: Self-Publishing Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the Espresso Book Machine and the requirements for printing book on the EBM. Register for the class at: bit.ly/mlkfablab.
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3D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
Knitting

Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome. 
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eBook Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Need help checking out ebooks, audiobooks, and more through OverDrive?

Friday, June 3, 2016

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Fun Friday

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Every Friday during the summer is a surprise at Rosedale! Come and find out what's in store, including special performers, games with prizes, and other fun events! 
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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at MLK in the Great Hall.  In the uniquely vibrant and dynamic space that is DCPL, Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes: