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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Afro-Beat Dance Party Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
Looking to add a fun workout to your New Year's resolutions?  Try this dance workout based on traditional African dance, Samba, Salsa and more.  Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.  A signed copy of the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability form is required. For ages 16 and older.
PC Basics

PC Basics: Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
Logo of organization Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC

Matemática para Trabajadores / Math for Spanish-speaking workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. y la Biblioteca Pública de Mt. Pleasant estarán ofreciendo una serie de clases diseñadas para asistir los trabajadores de construcción y otros obreros que hablan español mejorar su matemática, especialmente el tipo de matemática que necesitarán en sus empleos, como por ejemplo calcular y medir. Las clases serán del día 2 al 24 de mayo todos los jueves de las 6:30-9 p.m., y todos los sábados y domingos de las 2-5 p.m. Todas las clases serán en el salón de conferencias 1 en la planta baja de la biblioteca.
reupholstery

Reupholstery 101

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basics of DIY reupholstery from local artist and fiber expert Claire Harper. During the day, Claire creates in-store and window displays for home and clothing shops; in the evening, she creates art and reupholsters furniture. This workshop will review and demonstrate some basic steps of reupholstering from stripping and fabric choice to sewing and stuffing. By the end of the workshop you’ll feel prepared to tackle your own project at home!  
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Chat With Melinda Robertson

Anacostia Library

3 p.m.
Come meet Melinda Robertson, the author of Mistaken Identity. This is a fast-paced story that takes you into the life of a single woman who plays by her own rules and ultimately changes the dating game.
PC Basics

PC Basics: Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu Explore right-click menu features for the Desktop, Taskbar and Start Menu

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Cyclists

Sewing Workshop: Make Your Own Bike Bag

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Join local sewing teacher Chris Cooper to learn basic sewing machine skills and make your own bike or tote bag. 
lotus flower

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.  
Logo of organization Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC

Matemática para Trabajadores / Math for Spanish-speaking workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. y la Biblioteca Pública de Mt. Pleasant estarán ofreciendo una serie de clases diseñadas para asistir los trabajadores de construcción y otros obreros que hablan español mejorar su matemática, especialmente el tipo de matemática que necesitarán en sus empleos, como por ejemplo calcular y medir. Las clases serán del día 2 al 24 de mayo todos los jueves de las 6:30-9 p.m., y todos los sábados y domingos de las 2-5 p.m. Todas las clases serán en el salón de conferencias 1 en la planta baja de la biblioteca.
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First Sunday Family Films

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun for a popular comedy, musical,romantic and lively film. Please call the Woodridge Interim Library at 202-541-6226 for additional information. (PG-13; 109 minutes)
Sing, Talk, & Read DC

Early Literacy Workshop: Sing, Talk, and Read

Northwest One Library

2:30 p.m.
Come learn the skills your children need to be ready to learn to read. This will be an interactive presentation. Your children are welcome: Every child will receive a free book.   The program is for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5.

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, May 4, 2015

Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

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.  
Book cover for "Absolute beginner's guide to computer basics" by Michael Miller.

PC Basics: Beginner

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. This class will be your introduction to basic terminology of the computer, and to acquire basic navigational skills in the Windows environment. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Johnson         Venue: Meeting Room Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
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.

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.  
Social Media Training & Consulting

Mini-Social Media Boot Camp (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This “Mini-Social Media Boot Camp”  will focus on helping you learn what social media is and how to use it effectively in your business. It will give you everything you need to get started in the emerging world of social networking. The goal of this mini-social media boot camp is to take you beyond the “what is it” phase and have you putting social media to work for you. (3 hours)Register Now
cover image The Other Boleyn Girl

Marvelous Movie Monday: 'The Other Boleyn Girl'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: The Other Boleyn Girl U.K., 2013, rated PG-13, 115 minutes Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family’s blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII. Historical facts are used as window dressing for this work of fiction. Starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johanssen.

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Intermediate

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics I Intermediate class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer and more. No sign-up necessary. 

Computer Basics

Capitol View Library

5 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.  

Computer Basics

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 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.  
BRUHS flier

BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
BRUHS -- Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit -- a monthly LGBT book club and community outreach, meets every first Monday in Auditorium A-5.
Microsoft Access

Access I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Get introduced to the world of Microsoft Access, a powerful relational database. Explore and navigate the Access program window and learn the concepts and structure of data storage in Access.   Instructor: P. McFadden 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, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate and Excel III Advanced. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.
jobseekers

Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic and Computer Basics

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Let us assist you with the job seeking resources that can help you in your job search. Join us every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., as the Woodridge Library provides computer access and help with: creating email accounts refining your resume completing job applications online understanding the importance of using social media sites finding and using free online continuing education classes providing networking opportunities with other jobseekers.