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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
  Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class to later classes. 

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
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.

Small Business Development Workshop

Petworth Library

7 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.
A Clash of Kings cover

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club: 'A Clash of Kings'

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
A Song of Ice and Fire is the book series that inspired the popular HBO show Game of Thrones. Our book club will be meeting for the second time and reading book two of the series by George R.R.

CANCELED: FlexAware with Steven Shafarman

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Starting Feb. 18, Georgetown Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. As a result, this event is canceled. A fun, free 90-minute introduction to FlexAware.
The Power of Community

Focus on Cuba: Documentary Screenings

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for two screenings of award-winning documentaries focusing on the resilient people and natural wonder of Cuba.   On Thursday, Feb. 26, we will be screening The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, oil and food imports in Cuba dropped by more than half. This documentary details the hardships and showcases the creativity the Cuban people displayed as they struggled to overcome this exceptionally difficult period in their history.
Women's History Month

Women in the Workplace

Lamond-Riggs Library

7:30 p.m.
Join Femex for an interactive session covering communication, interpersonal-interactions, diversity, career advancement and more. Participants will be guided through a series of activites, share their own experiences and discuss what it means to have a safe and inclusive work environment.  What is Femex?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches
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Tax Assistance

Petworth 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.
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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.
image of Amharic alphabet.

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, March 7, 2015

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Tax Assistance

Mt. Pleasant 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.

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).

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

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.
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.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.
Spanish Conversation Circle

Spanish Conversation Circle

Southeast Library

11:30 a.m.
Do you know Spanish but hardly have the opportunity to speak it?  Do you want to maintain your command of the language and even expand it? We have a group for that. Introducing our new Spanish Conversation Circle where participants practice speaking an advanced to fluent level of Spanish, and snack.

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. 

Afro-Beat Dance Party Class

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

12 p.m.
Looking to add a fun workout to your New Year's resolutions?  Try this dance workout based on traditional African dance, Samba, Salsa and more.  Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.  A signed copy of the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability form is required. For ages 16 and older.
The Pearl that Broke its Shell

CANCELED: Celebrate International Women's Day

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Starting Feb. 18, Georgetown Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. As a result, this event is canceled. Nadia Hashimi celebrates International Women’s Day by discussing her debut novel,The Pearl that Broke its Shell, a luminous tale of destiny and identity in Afghanistan.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Yoga at Lincoln Memorial

Yoga at the Library: Practice With Love

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Every Sunday in March, join us for Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!
Sing, Talk, & Read DC

Early Literacy Workshop: Sing, Talk, and Read

Northwest One Library

2:30 p.m.
Come learn the skills your children need to be ready to learn to read. This will be an interactive presentation. Your children are welcome: Every child will receive a free book.   The program is for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5.

Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
Please join us at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest DC neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.
Age-Friendly Strategic Plan

Moving Toward an Age-Friendly City: What's Next?

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3 p.m.
Were you one of the thousands of D.C. residents who told us how D.C. could be an even better place to live, work and play as we grow older? 

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, March 9, 2015

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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. 
Employment Application

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 Mondays until 12 p.m.
Age-Friendly Strategic Plan

Moving Toward an Age-Friendly City: What's Next?

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Were you one of the thousands of D.C. residents who told us how D.C. could be an even better place to live, work and play as we grow older? 
Yoga

Beginner's Yoga!

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
West End is hosting a free, beginner-level yoga class to be held at lunchtime every Monday, with a volunteer instructor from Yoga District.  Bring your own yoga mat, or use one of ours.