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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Show yourself some love this February by joining us for this special self-care celebration! Drop by to make valentines -- for yourself or a loved one -- and affirmational buttons, as well as toiletries to keep you feeling and looking good all winter.  There will be sweet snacks to indulge in as we craft, and prizes for the first 20 attendees.
Photo of a fountain pen

Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to share it with others? Maura Policelli is a communications expert who has extensive professional experience with writing and editing. She will teach and facilitate the Tenleytown Memoir and Essay Writing Club, which will meet at the library this winter. Please join us for an informational session with Maura. The club will meet on Thursdays in January and February.

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
Rush Hour Reads logo.

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.

Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.  

Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.  
MOM2

FRINGE Music in the Library: Mind Over Matter Music Over Mind

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
MIND OVER MATTER MUSIC OVER MIND, or MOM², is an intrepid trio of improvising musicians: Bobby Hill on record players, Luke Stewart on bass and sequencer, and Thomas Stanley on electronics and effects.

Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

12 p.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.  

Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

12 p.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.  Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A limited number of customers can be seen each day, arriving early is suggested.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Rush Hour Reads logo.

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.

MLKML Tax Preparation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

9:30 a.m.
Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. The last customer will be seen at 5:30 p.m.

Tax Assistance

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.  
Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.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.
My School DC

My School DC School Lottery Info Session

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
Join My School DC at your neighborhood library to learn more about how to apply through the common lottery for DCPS and public charter schools! Questions? Call 202-888-6336 or visit MySchoolDC.org
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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, and 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.

Tax Assistance

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 p.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.  
Trading Card Meetup design.

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.
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 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: I. Kearse 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
These first-class commemorative postage stamps were issued in 1995 by the U.S. Postal Service.

Frederick Douglass/ Harriet Tubman: Parallel Lives From the Eastern Shore

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Frederick Douglass worked by day under the sun and Harriet Tubman worked by night under the stars.      
Michael W. Brookins

Michael W. Brookins and Friends in Concert

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Calling all music lovers in celebration of 2016 Black History Month! Please join us at the Capitol View Library on  Saturday, Feb. 13 for a gospel/jazz concert featuring pianist Michael W. Brookins.   Mr. Brookins has played piano for the last thirty-one  years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several local bands that play a gospel/jazz fusion, better known as "Jazzpel."  You do not want to miss this free "food for the soul" concert.
HTML Basics

HTML Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Amanda S. 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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to: Use four basic HyperText Markup Language tags.
Anton Chekhov's Misery

Screening of Anton Chekhov's Misery: An Animated Movie by Michael J. Evans

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Fusing together the areas of visual art, music, literature, and history, composer Michael J.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Rush Hour Reads logo.

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.
Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

MLKML Tax Preparation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. The last customer will be seen at 5:30 p.m.
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The Make/Fix Anything Project

Mt. Pleasant Library

1:30 p.m.
You (Yes, YOU!) can make or fix nearly anything. Its true! Ultimately these abilities result from a superpower that lies within each of us: the ability to self instruct. Matt McEntee wants to learn and help others learn. This is why he has made a practice of helping anyone make or fix nearly[1] anything.
Yoga

Yoga at the Library

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Sundays in January and February, 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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Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Aparna, a certified a yoga instructor, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. All participants must sign a waiver and be at least 18 years old. Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.   
Shaw Junior High School

Saving Shaw School

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Screening of short film (22 minutes, 2015) by Shaw historian and critically acclaimed playwright Carole Mumin ("Where Eagles Fly"). Using dialogue and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin in the Sun," Mumin dramatizes the neighborhood's struggle to keep an important institution open. The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the film's actors.