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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Intro to InDesign CS6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this class you will learn Adobe InDesign terminology, location of tools and panels, workspace navigation, and how to create multipage layouts for web, print, PDF, and ebook publication.

Clerc-Gallaudet Week: Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts: visual art poetry prose theater music ASL and voice interpreters will be present in the Great Hall. For more information, contact: Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian Center for Accessibility (202) 559-5368 voice or video lbph.dcpl@dc.gov
The American Revolution book cover

Frances H. Kennedy discusses 'The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook'

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us to hear Frances H. Kennedy, editor of The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook, discuss the historic sites included in the guide and excerpts from the best writing on the American Revolution used to illuminate them.
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Yoga at Southwest Library

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Looking to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories? Come try yoga at Southwest Library! All ability levels welcome; mats provided on site.
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How to Make a GIF

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Have you been wishing you could make awesome animated GIFs just like they do on Buzzfeed? Well, wonder no more! This hour-long class will show you how to create your very own GIFs using Photoshop CS6 and copyright-free video.
At Home

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Billy Bryson's At Home: A Short History of Private Life.

Black History Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."

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.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Monthly Poetry Reading Series

Georgetown Library

(All day)
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the beginning of a Monthly Poetry Reading Series on the first Thursday of every month.

Job Seekers Program

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Stop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.

Village Book Club

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
The Village Book Club meets every first Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Call or check the Palisades Library website for the book title.

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 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: H. White 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.

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 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. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.

Family Movie Sing-Along!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Visit the world of "pure imagination," where everything is made of candy!

Language Immersion in Urban Public Schools: Exploring the benefits and challenges

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join this panel discussion on language immersion education in the district in the Great Hall of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Speakers include: Mark Jones, President of DC State Board of Education, Marty Abbott, Executive Director at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, as well as administrators and teachers from local bilingual schools and education nonprofits. WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza will moderate.
Deanwood Knitting & Craft Club

Knitty by Nature: Deanwood Library's Knitting and Craft Club

Deanwood Library

6:30 p.m.
What do Ryan Gosling, Julia Roberts and Omarosa have in common? They all love to knit!  Drop by the Deanwood Neighborhood Library every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to learn basic knitting techniques or bring your own project to work on.   
NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?   Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month
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. 

Thursday Night Movies!

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Come join us and see a movie every Thursday evening at 6:30 (except for the first Thursday of the month).Screenings are on the big screen in the meeting room!For film titles, call 202-724-8698.
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Non-Fiction Book Club Meeting

West End Library

7 p.m.
For December, we will be reading A Moveable Feast, a memoir by Ernest Hemingway about his experiences in 1920s Paris.

Genealogy Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Curious to learn more about your family history? Stop by the library to learn about our online resources for performing family history research and learn a little more about your own past.

Monthly Poetry Reading - Featured Poets and Open Mic

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Please bring your own poems to read and join us as we listen to the featured poets read from their published works.Richard Peabody is a French toast addict and native Washingtonian. His latest books are Speed Enforced by Aircraft (Broadkill River Press) and Blue Suburban Skies (Mint Hill Books). He won the Beyond the Margins "Above & Beyond Award" for 2013. He has edited Gargoyle magazine since back before Elvis died.
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Chess Time

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Drop in for friendly Chess matches Thursday nights at 7 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.  

English Conversation Group

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
If you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice speaking and listening to English in a casual setting. Learn about American culture and share experiences and knowledge with other English language learners.

Job Seekers Support Groups

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
A chance for those on the job market to discuss experiences and share ideas.A chance for those on the job market to discuss experiences and share ideas.
Cover Image of the nonfiction book, Meridian Hill: A History

Stephen R. McKevitt and 'Meridian Hill: A History'

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Meridian Hill has been home to a lot of fascinating historic characters, including Commodore David Porter, John Quincy Adams, and Mary Henderson. It has housed Union Soldiers during the civil war and international diplomats in the twentieth century, remaining a diverse, thriving residential neighborhood to this day.

Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Need help checking out e-books, audiobooks, and more through OverDrive? Want to access popular magazines digitally through Zinio?

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

H.O.P.E. Theater - Helping Our People Engage

Anacostia Library

11:30 a.m.
In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater, Helping Our People Engage.

Online Application Assistance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Do you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email digital.commons@dc.gov, or call 202-727-1175.   To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.