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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
English Conversation Group

Free English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center, in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, and Guy Mason Recreation Center, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Get individualized support from library staff at this bi-weekly drop-in clinic. We can help you to: create an email account start/edit a resume navigate online job search engines and begin online applications Attendees will be seen on a first-come, first- serve basis on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Housing Discrimination Workshop

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Staff from the DC Office of Human Rights will provide a “Know Your Rights” presentation to ensure you can identify housing discrimination and know what you to do if it happens to you. We will discuss discrimination against people who use housing vouchers, people with disabilities, people of color and more.
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Hatha Yoga with Alexis

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Alexis Chen is certified as a RYS 200 Hatha Yoga instructor. She will teach four free yoga classes at the Tenley Library. Each class is 75 minutes long. Please bring your own yoga mat. We will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on, join Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.  It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away. 
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Job Search & Career Workshops with Joan Sherman

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Joan Sherman is a Career Coach who has more than thirty years of experience in the business sector. In addition, Joan was a Career Counselor at the George Washington University's Career Center. She will lead two workshops for job seekers. The topics are (1) What I'm Doing Isn't Working, and (2) Networking: Creating a Map to the "Right" Job Destination. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov to register.
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. 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:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:45 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold

Northeast Library

5 p.m.
Zumba® Gold is a fun dance fitness program based on international rhythms targeted to the active senior population and non-seniors who are beginners, those who prefer a low-impact but effective cardio workout due to injury or other reasons, or those who might be intimidated by high-impact classes. Instructor Wilma B. Consul will make you dance, sweat and smile after moving to great music without realizing you've worked out. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with good support and bring water and a small towel.   
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Awesome Adult Coloring Cafe

Petworth Library

5:15 p.m.
To our beloved busy Adult Petworthians: Petworth's Mature and Motivated encourages you to slow down, take a break and soak up the peaceful ambiance as you join us in our 2nd floor program room the second Wednesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. for a relaxing period of stress-less, anxiety-free coloring!Treat. Your. Self: set aside 90 minutes once a month for coloring and music that will soothe your soul...

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
Website Construction

Build a Website 1-2-3

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations:  choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
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Yoga for Togetherness

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Come join us in the Large Meeting Room on select Tuesday evenings in April and May for a new evening yoga class. Class themes are focused on cultivating connections between neighbors and our own connection of breath and body. All levels are welcome! No experience necessary. Bring a mat, or use one of ours (limited availability). 
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Book Hill Talks: Clinical Bioethics Education at Georgetown University

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
David Miller, Associate Director for Academic Programs, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, will be on hand to discuss bioethics training for health professionals.
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Getting to Know Garageband

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this one-hour course, we'll go over the basics for recording audio tracks, from podcasts to music, in Garageband. You can play, mix, and record your own songs easily with this software available on Apple computers. Each participant will be able to use one of our Macs in the Studio Lab to to learn the basics of recording in Garageband in just a few clicks. This course is open to 6 registrants and will take place in the Studio Lab at MLK.
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Yoga with Caroline

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Please bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this free class. All levels are welcome.
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CANCELED: Book Hill Talks: Developing Classroom Communities

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
This program has been CANCELED, please check the calendar for more Georgetown Neighborhood Library events. Amy Williamson, Chair of the Education, Health and Social Work Division of the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to discuss her research on engaging and increasing cultural competencies of today's students. 

Palisades Library Community Meeting

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
Join your friends and neighbors for the third community meeting on the Palisades Library renovation.  Hear from the design team about how the project is taking shape. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/palisadesrenovation.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rush Hour Reads logo.

Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
E-MAIL Basics

E-mail Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 p.m.
Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Jackson 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:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
In this 1 hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
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Espresso Book Machine I: Self-Publishing Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the Espresso Book Machine and the requirements for printing book on the EBM. Register for the class at: bit.ly/mlkfablab.
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Navigating the Food Label Mumbo-Jumbo

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Deborah Chin of Natural Vibrations will teach you how to navigate the mumbo-jumbo of food labels in this free workshop. Learn what to avoid and what to shop for.
Sewing for Adults and Teens

Sewing for Teens and Adults

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
These classes will cover basic sewing skills, and in each class we will make a small, hand-crafted sewing project.  We will build our skills week by week.  In this class, adults and teens will be introduced to threading a needle, sewing a button, basic stitching. Adults and teens get to personalize each project through color selection, technique, and embellishments. They will complete projects such as sewing a pillow, headband or scarf.  Also, students can come to class to get basic sewing questions answered.
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Adult Coloring Corner

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Think coloring is just for children? Studies have shown that coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity for adults; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Join us at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month and discover why this trend has taken off. 
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome.