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Monday, March 9, 2015

Harry Potter Glasses

When Fandom Wears a Cap and Gown: Academic Perspectives on Harry Potter

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Fans of Harry Potter have created everything from handicrafts and artwork to websites and conventions. What happens, though, when those fans have advanced and apply the questions of their academic disciplines to the story of the boy who lived?

Book Formatting Basics Using MS Word

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Come receive instruction on how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine (EBM).  Functions like headers, footers, table of contents, and page numbering will be addressed.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Consulte Con Un Abogado

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
¿Necesita ayuda para entender un contrato de arrendamiento o documento legal? ¿Tiene alguna pregunta acerca de cómo obtener manutención o custodia? Los abogados que hablan español de Program Neighborhood Legal Services estarán en la Biblioteca durante el bebé / niño Hora de Cuentos y español Hora de Cuentos para responder a sus preguntas sobre el derecho de familia y derecho de la vivienda en DC. Program Neighborhood Legal Services proporciona ayuda gratuita y legal de los residentes de bajos ingresos del Distrito de Columbia y tenemos especialistas bilingües para ayudarle.
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Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic and Computer Basics

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Let us assist you with the job seeking resources that can help you in your job search. Join us every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., as the Woodridge Library provides computer access and help with: creating email accounts refining your resume completing job applications online understanding the importance of using social media sites finding and using free online continuing education classes providing networking opportunities with other jobseekers.
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Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Focus Group: Customers Without Homes

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

12 p.m.
Are you currently experiencing homelessness, or are concerned about those who are? Have your voice heard! DC Public Library is interested in your opinion and ideas about what services the Library may be able to provide to customers without homes.  All are welcome to join us for coffee and conversation. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 2 on the second floor.    

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!

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required 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: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Get support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search: Create an email account Start a resume or cover letter Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.

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

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

'Naked' by David Sedaris

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Chevy Chase Branch Library History and Biography Book Club will discuss Naked by humorist David Sedaris.  We will meet at Bread & Chocolate Restaurant at 5542 Connecticut Ave. NW. Look for the table with a copy of the book propped up in the middle of the table.

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.   Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.   FREE and open to the public.  No need to register.  Instructor: Cheryl Lewis. Room A-3 (“A” Level)  
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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. March 3 The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in this biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking. Directed by James Marsh. 123 minutes. 2014. PG-13. March 10      Ragtime  Milos Forman directs this sweeping tale of race and class in early 20th-century New York.

Aspiring Writers Circle

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m. A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers. 
Chess Time

Chess Time

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
*NEW time! Drop in for friendly Chess matches Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.
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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?
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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? 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 your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 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. 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: M. Welker Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.

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 p.m.  
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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.
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English Conversation Circle

West End Library

7 p.m.
Do you want to improve your English? Come to West End Interim Library to practice your speaking and listening skills. All levels of English are welcome in this informal, relaxed small group setting.    

Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

7:30 p.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required. The class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.
Dr. Diane Kern, PH.D.

7:30 Tuesdays! Still looking for The One?

Woodridge Library

7:30 p.m.
This program was rescheduled due to inclement weather.   Join Dr. Diane Kern and special guest Ms. Kiki Strickland, local dating coach and Ebony Magazine's No. 1 Matchmaker, as we discuss strategies to improve your dating skills and search for that special someone. This will be a lively interactive forum, where the following issues will be addressed:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Tax Assistance

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches And more!
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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 account Preparing a resume Filling out online job applications Wednesdays until 12 p.m.