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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Image of book cover for "Robin Hood"

Oo-de-lally!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a journey with Robin Hood, Little John, and Maid Marian! Bring the whole family, and sing along with the words on the screen!This film is rated G, with an 83-minute run time.
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Job Seekers Skills Workshop

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes: career management and transitions, executive development and coaching, executive searches, and human resources development.  
First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series at the Georgetown Library presents Rosalie Werback and Pamela Passaretta, local poets, who will read from their original works. The readings will be followed by open mic. If you have a poem you would like to share, please come along. The series is facilitated by Herb Guggenheim.  
Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV? Come by the library, where the Crime and Punishment Museum will show you just how true to life those shows are, and find out how crime cases are really solved.
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West End Nonfiction Book Club

West End Library

7 p.m.
In recognition of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality, please join our discussion of Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, a book reviewing the controversial California ballot initiative, Proposition 8, which removed the right of gay women and men to marry. 
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David Nicholson: "Flying Home:Seven Stories of the Secret City"

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Come hear David Nicholson talk about his book Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City. In this collection of seven short stories Nicholson writes of the a Washington, D.C. worlds away from the heroic statues, white marble monuments, and broad, tree-lined avenues. His characters are ordinary working men and women -- maids, taxi drivers, janitors, barbers and handymen.
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Author Talk: Liliane Willens

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Local author Liliane Willens will speak about her experience of living in Shanghai during World War II and the establishment of the People's Republic of China based on her memoir, Stateless in Shanghai.
1st Thursday Evening Poetry Readings

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrates the second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Readings starting April 2.  Each session will host two featured poets, followed by an open mic.   Please join us to celebrate our local poets and bring your own poems to read.
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Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for these special summertime editions of our monthly Downloadable Media Clinics! As always, we will be here to provide one-on-one hands-on assistance with digital library resources, including OverDrive for e-books and e-audio, Zinio for magazines, and Criterion Collection for films.

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches
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Lunch Aloud: A Story Time for Grown Ups

Southeast Library

12:30 p.m.
Your job is stressful! Your office is cold! Let us make your lunch break relaxing and warm - come to Lunch Aloud! Bring your lunch to the public library where you can sit back and let somebody else do the work as our staff reads aloud from a changing selection of short stories, essays, articles and more.  30 minutes long. This program is held in the Southeast Library garden, and will be indoors in rainy weather. 

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

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.

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).

Small Business Development Workshop

Southwest Library

10 a.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.
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Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.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: 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, 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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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.
Every Hero has a Story

Washington Humane Society Adoption Van Visit

Petworth Library

12 p.m.
This summer, be a hero by giving a new home to an animal in need! It's proven that pet ownership is great for our emotional and physical health, so adopting a new pet will be heroic both for yourself and for others. 
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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.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.

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.
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:15 p.m.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills 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: D. P. Grogan 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. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
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.
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Build Your Marketing Toolkit (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Are you seeking the right strategies to make your marketing efforts as effective as possible? This 2.5-hour workshop, co-sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to uncover important and core marketing concepts and show how a little marketing knowledge can go a long way. Register Now!

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015

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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!
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Singalong Movies!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you love musicals? Do you wish your life were a musical? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library: every Sunday in August we'll be watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. All ages are welcome.    Aug. 2 - Annie (2014), rated PG
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National Book Lover's Day

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 9 is National Book Lovers Day! Come in a take a pic with your favorite read! Tell us why you liked the book. Would you like to like to post your photograph on dclibrary.org? If so, please visit us and complete a photography release form. Pictures will be taken from 2 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. All ages.  
The Usual Suspects 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 exhibition of neo-noir at its pulpy best.

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, Aug. 10, 2015

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.