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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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History at Petworth

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Do you want to learn more about history, but your short attention span gets in the way? Do you wish speakers would just get to the most interesting part and leave the rest out? Do you wish history lectures felt more like story telling?  Come to Petworth Library's history series! Hear fun speakers talk about some of their favorite historical events.    Becka Wall will be returning to talk about Teddy Roosevelt John Tong, Speakeasy DC alum, will be talking about the Communist Revolution in China and his family history  
Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project

Author Talk: Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Please join local author Rhoda Trooboff as she talks about her book, Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project.    

Thursday, June 4, 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.

Computer Basics

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 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 Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 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.
Little Failure: A Memoir

'Little Failure: A Memoir'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Gary Shteyngart writes a memoir filled with wit and insight. Born in Leningrad in 1972, he immigrated to the United States in 1979 as the only child of intellectual parents. As a small child, he was racked with asthma until he found immense relief when he acquired his first inhaler from a doctor in Vienna on route to New York. Coming to a new land while remembering the old, Shteyngart captures both in an achingly humorous and poignant book.  Please join us for a discussion of this memorable memoir in Room 220.  

Computer Basics

Southwest Library

3 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

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 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.  
PC Basics

PC Basics - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:30 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. 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.

Computer Basics

Petworth 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.  
But I'm a Cheerleader movie cover

Tenley Library LGBT Book and Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join Tenley-Friendship Library every Thursday in June as we celebrate LGBT Pride with a fabulous book and film series. This week's event will explore the controversial theme of Conversion Therapy.Film: Come watch a comedy film on a typical American girl cheerleader who is stunned when her parents decide she's gay and send her to a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation.
Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
  Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class to later classes. 
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Our City Festival Film Screening

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
DC Public Library is excited to partner with Our City Festival and screen three short films at Mt. Pleasant Library! The screening begins at 7 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the first floor. Read below for film descriptions and running times.

Computer Basics

Northwest One Library

7 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.  
Every Hero has a Story

Crime and Punishment Museum: Fact vs. Fiction

Takoma Park 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.
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, June 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.

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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This DCopian Life

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

8 p.m.
Curated By: Clare Bennett and Jim Thomson

Saturday, June 6, 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.

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.
Library Book Sale

Friends of the Southwest Library Summer Book Sale

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
Brush off your reading glasses and stop by the SW Library to get some new-to-you books at the SW Library Summer Book Sale! Most books $1 or under. The sale will be on the second floor in the Children's Room until 3 p.m.
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.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. Lewis 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.

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
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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.

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. 
Every Hero has a Story

Washington Humane Society Adoption Van Visit

Southwest 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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Teen Resume Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Staff will be available to assist teens interested in creating resumes for summer jobs and internships until 3:30 p.m.