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Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

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Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved. Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
The Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. We welcome players of all ages and abilities.This program will be held in the first floor meeting room unless otherwise noted.
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund: Preserving a Legacy of Service

West End Library

7 p.m.
Talk on ceremonies and programs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, including the Faces Never Forgotten program, on care of the memorial site (The Wall), and on the legacy of service of Vietnam veterans, in observance of Veterans' Day (Nov.11).
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Fiction Fundamentals with John Morris

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
This three-session workshop focuses on three essential elements of the fictional craft: character, point of view, and style.  We will introduce aspiring writers to some of the key skills that make characters come alive on the page.  We’ll examine how to use a strong narrative point of view to create stories that spark the reader’s interest.  And we’ll see how language can make a fictional world vivid and fresh.  

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 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

Black History Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we consider what the Americas were like before Europeans arrived.
Make your home more energy efficient

Energy Efficiency Workshop

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Want to cut your energy bills but not sure how? Come to this workshop to learn tips from Energy Efficiency Outreach Specialist Pamela Nelson!

Zumba Class

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Ditch the workout and join the party!  Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. This class will be led by Library Associate and Certified Zumba Instructor Christine.   No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Monthly Poetry Reading Series

Georgetown Library

(All day)
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the beginning of a Monthly Poetry Reading Series on the first Thursday of every 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

Job Seekers Program

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Stop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.

Village Book Club

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
The Village Book Club meets every first Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Call or check the Palisades Library website for the book title.

Web II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris is the November book for the Literary Book Club.

Literary Book Group

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Join the Literary Book Club in November to read An Officer and a Spy. In this novel, Robert Harris brings to life in astonishing detail the Dreyfus affair.  History comes alive with the excitement of a spy thriller or a detective story. 

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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 and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 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

Science Fiction Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Great Hall for a series of classic and contemporary science fiction films hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction!

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at Barnes & Noble, located at 12th and E Streets, NW.  The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark

Foster Care Info Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Foster parents provide a safe, nurturing home for children or teens temporarily separated from their families through no fault of their own.  If you are interested in becoming a foster/resource parent, please  come to one of these special info sessions taking place at DC Public Libraries. 
Red Line Project

See/Line - Graffiti Along the Red Line

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
In Washington, D.C., the most accessible art form isn’t in the museums, it’s on the metro. And nowhere within the city’s transit system can you see more art on the walls than on the red line train between Union Station and Silver Spring. For years, the ride along this section of the red line has showcased various works done illegally by graffiti writers. Big, colorful, boisterous tags advertising the names of unknown assailants.
NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Northwest One Library

6:30 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

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.

Job Seekers Support Groups

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
A chance for those on the job market to discuss experiences and share ideas.A chance for those on the job market to discuss experiences and share ideas.

Non-Fiction Book Club Meeting

West End Library

7 p.m.
In November, the non-fiction book club will be reading  Just Kids, a memoir by rock musician Patti Smith about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

English Conversation Group

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
If you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice speaking and listening to English in a casual setting. Learn about American culture and share experiences and knowledge with other English language learners.

Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Need help checking out e-books, audiobooks, and more through OverDrive? Want to access popular magazines digitally through Zinio?

Intro to 3-D Scanning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Do you have something (or someone) that would make a great three dimensional model? Bring them to Intro to 3-D Scanning!