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Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

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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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
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. 

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 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.
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Home Ownership Course

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
Cedric Lewis, Community Lending Officer at Operation HOPE will be leading a HUD-certified seminar on home ownership. Come learn what you can afford, programs that can help, and tips for choosing a loan. Topics covered will include: Renting vs. owing How to get approved for a mortgage Debt to income ratios Down payment assistance programs
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Sumi Ink Workshop: Ink Aliens and Other Unthinkable Creatures

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Come learn a new method of creating art. Based on Japanese Sumi Ink drawings, we will adapt the practice of using our breath to draw with a drinking straw instead of a bamboo reed and experiment with form and line, ultimately creating undersea creatures, aliens, and insects using nothing more than our breath and a drop or two of ink.
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Crafternoon: Make-a-Valentine

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Make something nice for someone special in your life. In addition to crafting lovely paper valentines, we will also show you how to make and send an audio recording of a love poem for someone. Record your own poem or choose from a selection of poetry anthologies we’ll have available.  Anti-valentine content will also be available.
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My School DC: School Lottery Information Session

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Parents and caregivers are invited to join us for an information session about the common application and lottery process used by DC Public Schools and participating public charter schools.
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'Edge of Tomorrow'

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Live. Die. Repeat. Join us in the Large Meeting Room.

Mail Merge in MS Word

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. 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: Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels Create address lists as data sources for the mail merge process

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  
PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  
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Make a Valentine, Record a Love Poem

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Spend a Sunday afternoon making something nice for someone special in your life. In addition to crafting lovely paper valentines, we will also show you how to make and send an audio recording of a love poem for someone - by email or by flash drive. Record your own poem or choose from a selection of poetry anthologies we’ll have available.  Anti-valentine content will also be available and encouraged. We will also host this program on Feb. 7 at Takoma Park Library.
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Silly Dummy, Tricks are for Bridge

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Bridge can be enjoyed as a casual matchup with friends, a game with money on the table, or as a club or tournament competition. Whatever level appeals to you, this class will get you started with the basics. We’ll go over the rules of bridge, basic scoring, bidding, and card play. If you’ve played some trick-taking card games like “Hearts” or “Spades,” you’ll have a bit of a headstart, but no prior experience is necessary. Before you know it, you may wander into work or class bleary-eyed from a bridge all-nighter.

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, Feb. 9, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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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. 

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 accountPreparing a resumeFilling out online job applicationsMondays until 12 p.m.
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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. 

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 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.
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Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

1:30 p.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 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Tax Assistance

Southwest Library

3:30 p.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 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

JAVA Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Java is a computer programming language used to develop applications that can run on any platform. Learn how the Java bytecode makes this programming language compatible and portable. 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 any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn:

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  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!    
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A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media in China

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
You’ve probably heard of the Great Firewall of China. But even in a country where Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are off-limits to the average Internet user, such barriers haven’t stopped grassroots social media, political memes, and online activism from taking off. This lecture-style class will provide an introduction to:

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: K. Vonderhaar Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.