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Friday, July 10, 2015

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How to Be A Hero

Petworth Library

11:30 a.m.
"How To Be A Hero" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s create cool origin stories with illustrations to explain our superhero names, powers and personalities (also known as “alter egos”)!  This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!
Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Batalá

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Batalá Washington, D.C. is an all-women percussion band whose mission is to empower women through drumming and expose communities to Brazil’s dynamic music and culture. Batalá plays Samba Reggae, a form of Afro-Brazilian percussion from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The heavily syncopated music is rooted in African drumming, and is accented with a heavy dose of Brazilian samba and Caribbean reggae. The nearly 80 women of Batalá play this music on five types of drums, creating a powerful, dynamic sound. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

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).

Yoga @ the Library

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) 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.
Microsoft Word

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.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: K. Lewis 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.
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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.

Free Bike Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:30 p.m.

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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers 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 Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window
Aaron Burr

The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Please join us in the Peabody Room (third floor) for “The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More” by Jamie Stiehm, columnist for Creators Syndicate and contributor to usnews.com. Aaron Burr, Jr. was the third Vice President of the United States, serving under Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1805. July 11 is the 211th anniversary of the 1804 Burr—Hamilton Duel!
Compilation of Pedro Almodovar Movie Posters

¡Pedro Extravaganza!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
We’re crazy for Almodóvar in June and July. This Pride season, we thought we would pay tribute to an award-winning director we can always count on to be inclusive, over the top, thought-provoking – and fun! Join us in the large meeting room on the main floor every Saturday at 2 p.m. for another amazing Almodóvar film.

Small Business Development Workshop

Petworth Library

2 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.
Nacho Libre Movie Poster

Tenley-Friendship Heroic Summer

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
“A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve Join us as we spotlight people that persevere against overwhelming trials and become heroes in their own right.  From the real life to the fantastical, join us as we explore the idea of heroism. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. All levels welcome. To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.
Romona Foster, Authorized Constant Contact Trainer

Social Media Timesavers

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Do you know that 43 percent of small businesses dedicate six or more hours per week to social media? While it’s important to engage for social visibility and key connections online, we all want to do more in less time. This session will help you save time at get back to what you love to do – running your business or organization.  Join us and learn the latest time savers and best practices from Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, Romona Foster.  
forget perfect book cover

Forget Perfect: Addressing Adult ADHD

Cleveland Park Library

3 p.m.
ADHD expert Abigail Wurf, M.Ed., PCC, will be discussing her book Forget Perfect in the first floor meeting room. A local D.C. author, Abigail coaches professionals and entrepreneurs affected by ADHD and executive functioning issues to maximize their productivity and financial success and conducts workshops, webinars and teleseminars.  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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PC Basics: Beginner

Chevy Chase Library

1 p.m.
For those who need to learn the basics of computers, this is the class for you! Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. You will learn to identify basic computer components and operating system features. There are no prerequisites, but you must be able to read and comprehend English well. Seats are extremely limited, please pre-register by calling 202-282-0021.  Instructor: S. Black Chevy Chase Meeting Room 1- 2:30 p.m.
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Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Jenny of Yoga Activist, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. No one under 18.  Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.  
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Practice Yoga with Love

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Every Sunday this summer, 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!
Superman movie poster

Teen and Adult Hero Film Series

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
The second Sunday in July we'll be showing Superman: The Movie (1978) which tells the now familiar story of an alien orphan sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he becomes its first and greatest superhero. Rated PG. 143 min.  Here are the upcoming dates for the film series:  July 19 - The Hunger Games 
A League of Their Own Film Poster

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Golden Sunday Movie that looks at a role-reversal of the great American pastime.
A League of Their Own Film Poster

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Golden Sunday Movie that looks at a role-reversal of the great American pastime.

Shaw Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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, July 13, 2015

Computer Basics

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Computer Basics

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  
Employment Application

Job Seekers

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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.
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Hatha Yoga

Tenley-Friendship Library

12 p.m.
Make time for peace and mindfulness on Mondays this summer with free hatha yoga classes.Yoga Activist, a D.C.-based nonprofit, is dedicated to personal empowerment and community awareness through yoga practice. A volunteer from Yoga Activist will teach the classes. Hatha yoga is a gentle and slower-paced form of yoga. The classes are one hour in length. Please note that due to space limitations we will limit the class to 25 participants.

Computer Basics

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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 and Word I Basics You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
Several tablet devices

E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.