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Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

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Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

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.

Capital Area Food Bank Mobile Marketplace

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
Join the Capital Area Food Bank and the Northwest One Library for the monthly Mobile Marketplace program.  The CAFB Mobile Marketplace provides low income families with 30 pounds of fresh farmers market produce.&nbs

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 in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Legends & Lore D.C. Book Discussion

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
January's Legends & Lore D.C. book discussion group selection is Literary Capital: A Washington Reader.

Shaw Knitting Circle

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw 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, Jan. 5, 2015

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.

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!    

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
A workshop to help those on the job market improve search strategies, interview skills, networking, and more.

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

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

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!

Computer Basics Class

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue 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

DC Job Seekers Clinic

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.  The clinic provides hands-on support to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources. During the clinic, we can help you get started with basic job search tasks:

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays
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Know Your Rights: Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014

Anacostia Library

3 p.m.
Do you have a criminal background that's keeping you from getting a job? The Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 is a new law that prohibits most employers in D.C. from asking about your criminal background on job applications or in interviews. The DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) is charged with enforcing this new law.
MaleficentThe Lady VanishesGroundhog DayLucy

Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.  January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action! Jan. 6 Maleficent  Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale. 97 mins. 2014 PG Jan. 13 The Lady Vanishes  
I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig

Book Talk: 'I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig'

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for an author talk and book signing featuring Beau Phillips, a former radio DJ, program director and VP/GM at influential rock stations and national radio networks, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for VH1!  
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Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

CCH Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Come discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections the first Tuesday of every month.   

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest.br /> Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.
Dragnet Nation

Orwellian America: Dragnet Nation Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a book discussion of Julia Angwin's Dragnet Nation at 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Job Seekers Clinic

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
This is a monthly workshop focused on helping job seekers. Each month will feature different topics, such as resume clinics, online job searching, using social media in job searching, and other topics by special guest speakers. Check our monthly calendar at the branch or call 202-576-7252 for more details.
The Swerve

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
To start off the new year, History Book Club will read and discuss The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt.
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Zumba at Southwest

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance class--all fitness levels welcome!

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

The Secret Scripture: A Novel

'The Secret Scripture: A Novel'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In The Secret Scripture: A Novel, Sebastian Barry brings together the stories of Roseanne Cleary McNulty, a 100-year old woman in an insane asylum, and Dr. William Grene, the resident senior psychiatrist.   Roseanne is writing her autobiography on pages which she hides beneath the floorboards of her room. As the asylum will be closed soon, Dr. Grene must decide whether Roseanne is sane enough to return to society, or be moved to a smaller asylum.

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. This is the perfect opportunity to finally ask someone, "How do I  _______?" We'll even give you an answer! We will be standing by 5:30-7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of each month to answer any questions you might have.

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Exception for the month of January, second Thursday!The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at Barnes and Noble, located at 12th and E streets NW. The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark, or call 202-282-3072.