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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Woodridge Library

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

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. 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 and Word I Basics.You will learn to:

T'ai Chi for Beginners

West End Library

4:30 p.m.
Beginning classes taught by Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com.
Knitting circle

Knitting Circle

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Get started on your holiday crafting with our knitting circle! Bring your knitting needles and yarn and we’ll provide the knitting books and fun. (Crocheters are welcome too!)

Lets Communicate in American Sign Language

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Beginning Level. 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.  Any level is welcome to join the class, review, learn new signs. FREE and open to the public.No need to register. Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.Room A-10 (Lower Level)Questions?  Call 202-559-5368 or email  lbph.dcpl@dc.gov

Downloadable Media Walk-In Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

6 p.m.
Come into the library and learn how to download ebooks and electronic audiobooks from our website.Bring your own e-Reader for hands-on instruction.For more information, call 202-541-6100.

DC Reads: African Film Series

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
DC Public Library has lined up two special documentary films about life of African immigrants in the United States and their connection to the complex issues facing their home countries. Both shows start at 6 p.m. in Room A-5.

Night Yoga

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for free Yoga lessons every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of the month.We welcome all skill levels and provide mats!Classes are an hour long.

Book Talk: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for The Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country’s premier newspapers.

Writing Grants: Criteria, Pitfalls and Hints for Succesful Grant Proposal Writing

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you want to get in the grant writing game?Join Dawn Mabery, grant writing specialist, for a presentation on successful grant proposal writing.

Queer Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the first meeting of a new monthly Queer Book Club at Northeast Neighborhood Library!

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

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

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

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

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.

ESL English Language Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 pm.  

7:30 Tuesdays: Romance at Any Age

Woodridge Library

7:30 p.m.
Dr. Diane Kern will lead and facilitate interactive discussions on the topic: "Romance at Any Age."This is the first seminar of our 7:30 Tuesdays event.7:30 Tuesdays is geared specifically for late teens and adults and will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.Other topics will include "Coping with Holiday Stress," "Family Ties" and "Healthy Boundaries."Light refreshments will be served.

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to join us for a discussion of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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.

Drop-In Job Seekers Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
One-on-one assistance for creating and editing resumes, setting up email accounts, searching job databases, filling out online applications and more.First come, first served!The clinic is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Job Seekers Drop In Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
The Job Seekers Clinic at Shepherd Park Library meets on Wednesdays, once a week, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

TED Talks/Movie Presentation/Library Database Demo Night

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
What is TED?TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.Best for teens and adults.

Introduction to MS Publisher

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
Explore the many document creation possibilities of this powerful desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher 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, Word II Intermediate and PowerPoint.You will learn to:
Instrument

Instrument

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Jem Cohen's 1998 documentary about Fuzagi.

District of Change: LGBTQ Life in D.C. - Then and Now

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
For decades the LGBTQ community has been a vibrant and prominent part of life in the District.

Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
The Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. We welcome players of all ages and abilities.This program will be held in the first floor meeting room unless otherwise noted.

Zumba Class

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Ditch the workout and join the party!  Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system.This class will be led by Library Associate and certified Zumba instructor Christine.  No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.

Yoga for Adults and Teens--New Night!

Southwest Library

7:15 p.m.
Free yoga continues at Southwest Library, but on a new day, new time, and with new Yoga Activist instructor Sandra Flores. As always, all fitness levels are welcome, and mats are provided. For ages 13 and older.Namaste!