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Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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:
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
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.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
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 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.
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.