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Saturday, September 6, 2014

10:00 a.m.

All ages are welcome to enjoy this end-of-summer celebration in the library garden!  Join us for activities including planting, watering, and harvesting.

garden















(AP photo/Rick Bowmer)

11:00 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.

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan'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. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

1:00 p.m.

Jigsaw Puzzle SwapTired of completing the same puzzle over and over again? Ready for a new one? Come to the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, hosted every three months, to keep your puzzle collection fresh! Bring a 500+ piece puzzle without any missing pieces to trade for one that's new-to-you! Spread the word so there will be more puzzles to choose from. For our younger puzzle lovers, bring easy puzzles/games to play or trade (we have a special request for princess puzzles). September's edition of the Puzzle Swap will be held at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. 

For questions call 202-727-1291 and ask for Sarah or Maggie. See you in September with puzzles in hand!

1:00 p.m.

Stop by the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap from 1 to 3 p.m. to freshen up your puzzle stash! Fun for all ages.

2:00 p.m.

Curious about the activity going on in the Nonuments Park, across the street from the library? Come hear first-hand from one of the artists! Jennifer Wen Ma will be at Southwest Library to discuss her installation, and will conduct a walk-through of the site afterward.
portrait garden

2:00 p.m.


DC State Fair LogoLearn more about the DC State Fair at this information session! Fair representatives and sponsors will discuss contests and prizes for knitting and crochet, funkiest looking vegetable, pickled food, apple pie, and more! Join us and learn more about the art of crafting, growing, and preserving in the Watha T. Daniel Library Meeting Room at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6.

2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

3:30 p.m.

Computer HardwareKnow the difference between your RAM and your CPU? Can you tell a SSD from an HD? Come learn the basics of computer hardware inside and out. In this class we will cover all the essential components that make your computer a computer.

3:30 p.m.

Listen to the author Scott Einberger talk about his new book The History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness and Washington, D.C.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

1:30 p.m.

WalkersPart of our Mature & Motivated program for our patrons who are 50+, Petworth Pacers is a walking fitness program to help you add a little more pep to your step! Look and feel great and make new friends as we explore the neighborhood, share best practices and use library resources to further our knowledge on health and well-being.

Wear comfortable, movement-oriented clothing and make sure to bring a water bottle.  

This program meets in the Second-Floor Program Room and then we'll be going out into the neighborhood for our walk.

Please call 202-243-1187 or stop by to register. 

1:30 p.m.

Yoga in DC

Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all September classes.

To RSVP for any or all classes send Erika Rydberg an email with the class(es) you're interested in registering for. The first 30 RSVPs will be registered and the remaining RSVPs will be placed on a waiting list. Please RSVP to Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov


3:00 p.m.

Knitting GroupJoin 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.











3:00 p.m.
Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge

Come relax to the sounds of Smooth Jazz in the
Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge
at the Bellevue Neighborhood Library.
The Lounge opens in the Main Meeting Room on Sunday May 4 from 3 to 5 p.m.
(every other Sunday following).
 
                Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge             
3:00 p.m.

image of a computerThese are workshops designed to teach the basic skills of computer use. Classes are designed for people who have limited or no computer skills.  Over the course of the sessions, participants will gain comfort with computers, gain experience using the keyboard and mouse, and develop the ability to easily find, store, and produce documents such as Word documents.  Participants will develop the skills needed to accomplish tasks such as filling out online job applications and other online forms, sending emails, and finding information online.  

Sessions will cover:  August 24 - Typing Basics; September 7 - Using the Internet; September 21 - Setting up Email.  For more information, call (202) 541-6100.  
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

(All day)
Books on Film logo

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. 

"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Films will be screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

10:00 a.m.

English Conversation Classes resume after a brief Summer hiatus.  Experienced and qualified volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center (Formerly Language ETC) will facilitate these popular classes offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  There will be a two-week break and classes will resume on September 8 and will conclude on December 10, 2014.

For more information please contact the Washington English Center at 202-387-2222

11:00 a.m.

Employment Application GraphicNeed 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.

12:30 p.m.

Join us for a free weekly yoga class with yoga instructor Smita Kumar from Yoga District! Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, 202-724-8698 or e-mail teresa.sakon@dc.gov.

1:30 p.m.

Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com.

Instructor: N. Shiner
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 advanced elements and features of the Google search engine.
  • Conduct searches using Boolean search terms.
  • Modify your search strategy with various punctuations.
  • Explore Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com for their advantages as social and professional networking sites.
  • Copy and paste Web text and graphics to a Word document.

Bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

2:00 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!


2:00 p.m.

Do you have a new e-reader?  Do you have questions about downloading e-books?  Come to Palisades Library and get your questions answered.  Please bring your device and your library card.

3:00 p.m.

Tech Monday is a computer class offered at Northwest One library. Come and learn basic computer skills!

4:00 p.m.

Get a basic, hands-on overview of the HTML 5 and the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) programming languages and discover their inter-related capacity to produce dynamic web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: T. Nguyen
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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and HTML Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!

You will learn to:

  • Insert HTML 5 tags
  • Apply CSS syntax to HTML 5 elements
  • Insert various style sheets using CSS
  • Save your enhanced .html document to your flash drive or send it to your email account.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents.

5:00 p.m.

E reader and tablets  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!
 
 
 
 

6:00 p.m.

IllustratorCome learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6.

Classes will explore the functions of most of the items in the toolbox.

All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

6:30 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!

6:30 p.m.

Yoga ActivistJoin us on Mondays for a free yoga class for adults, ages 18 and up, provided by Yoga Activist.

Yoga Activist is an organization dedicated to providing free yoga instruction to communities by partnering instructors with social service organizations interested in promoting the benefits of yoga.

Mats will be provided. Registration is preferred, but not required.

Please call 202-698-6373 for more information.

6:30 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: 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 and Word II Intermediate.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.
  • Create a simple slide presentation using the installed themes and design templates.
  • Identify and engage the three working panes of the PowerPoint environment.
  • Edit and customize each slide and insert SmartArt graphics and links.
  • Insert additional slides and delete unwanted slides.
  • Activate the slide show presentation.
  • Save the presentation as a slide show (.ppsx) and as a presentation (.pptx).

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.