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Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month

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

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.

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).

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central 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. 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. Green 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.
Spanish Conversation Circle

Spanish Conversation Circle

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Charlamos? 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.

Diabetes Support Group

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

12 p.m.
For anyone diagnosed with Diabetes, pre-diabetes or caring for a diabetic. Healthcare professionals will give educational information and answer questions on food choices, exercise and medicine. We meet the third Saturday of every month. For email or phone updates, leave your information at the Adult Information Desk. Light refreshments. Every third Saturday at 12pm. This program is free and open to all. 

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. 

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 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.
Tuskegee Air Women

Tuskegee Air Women: Reflections

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
In recognition of Veterans Day 2014, are you interested in learning more about the contributions of Tuskegee Air Women? If so, come out for an educational evening that includes meeting in person Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 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: X. E. Han 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.

Computer Hardware Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 p.m.
Know 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.

An Evening With George Clinton

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for an unforgettable evening with none other than Mr. P-Funk himself, George Clinton.* It will not be your regular run-of-the-mill book event. Get prepared to board the Mother Ship as we take off with the Maestro, George Clinton.We will also have a special presentation from African Ancestry Inc., as George Clinton's ancestral DNA is revealed. You don't want to miss this!

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month
Fall Centerpieces

Adult Arts and Crafts Workshop: Fall Centerpieces

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Candle centerpieces are the essence of fall decorating. They bring unique textures, interesting shapes, seasonal aromas and bright fall leaf colors into your home in autumn. A candle centerpiece is an excellent modern interior decorating item for adding warmth to any room. We will be making handmade, inexpensive fall candle centerpieces using vases, candles, dried beans, dried leaves, small branches and pebbles. All materials will be provided by the Friends of the Library and you get to take your centerpiece home!

Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

3 p.m.
Come relax to the sounds of Smooth Jazz in theSunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Loungeat 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).

Computer Crash Course

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3 p.m.
An open course designed to teach basic skills needed to use a computer. Sessions will cover introduction to computers, typing basics, using the Internet, setting up email, and more.Come with questions and feel free to bring your own computer!Class is from 3-4:45 p.m.

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, Nov. 3, 2014

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month

English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 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.

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.

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 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: D. P. Grogan 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.

Tech Monday

Northwest One Library

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

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 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.

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!    

Get Unblocked! NaNoWriMo Writer's Block Clinic

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Sign up for our National Novel Writing Month program and let published novelist Hannah Sternberg help you reach your NaNoWriMo goals this year with a series of classes on working through writer’s block.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Zumba at Southwest

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Zumba is back at Southwest! Due to popular demand, Stephanie will have you moving through the paces for four more weeks, beginning in October.Come join the party! 

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.