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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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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

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.
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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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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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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. 
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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). 

Thursday, May 12, 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.
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:
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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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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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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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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. 
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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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Visas for Al Qaeda

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Local author Michael Springmann will be discussing his book Visas for Al Qaeda at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.  The program will be in the first floor meeting room.
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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.

Friday, May 13, 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.
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Coffee & Conversation

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.  
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Coffee and Conversation

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us for coffee, conversation, and an activity! This is an opportunity to gather with people who enjoy spending time in the library, and to share interests and ideas with the community. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month  |  11 a.m. - 12 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions? Call 202-671-3122.  
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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FRINGE Music in the Library :: Domingues and Kane

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Amy Domingues and Dennis Kane mesh the tranquil sounds of a 500 year old stringed instrument with electronics to create an organic blend of technology and musicianship that transcends genre. Their music is built on musical traditions equally ancient and contemporary. Amy Domingues creates hauntingly delicate melodies performed with an electronically treated viola da gamba (a predecessor to the cello), while Dennis Kane constructs rich soundscapes and accompaniments via electronics and keyboards.
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

Saturday, May 14, 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.
Tour de DCPL 2016

Tour de DCPL VII

Chevy Chase Library

9 a.m.
Every year, to celebrate National Bike Month, a group of library staff, advocates and community members strap on their bike helmets to help the DC Public Library promote environmentally friendly transportation and explore how our libraries connect with the communities they serve. 
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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: L. D. Wright 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.
Meditation Yoga

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). A signed waiver form is required.