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Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Intro to InDesign CS6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
In this class you will learn Adobe InDesign terminology, location of tools and panels, workspace navigation, and how to create multipage layouts for web, print, pdf, and ebook publication.
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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.
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Enabled by Design-athon: DC Edition by United Cerebral Palsy Life Labs

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in the Great Hall for the kick-off of the 2014 DC Enabled by Design-athon brought to you by United Cerebral Palsy Life Labs, including keynote from Adrienne Biddings, Google Policy Counsel for Google, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Join us for a round of networking and a round of exciting lightning talks.

Library Takeout at Baked & Wired

Georgetown Library

5:30 p.m.
The library is bringing its services to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW).Drop by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and learn more about library events!

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 

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.

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."

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).

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

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.
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How to Make a GIF

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Have you been wishing you could make awesome animated GIFs just like they do on Buzzfeed? Well, wonder no more! This hour-long class will show you how to create your very own GIFs using Photoshop CS6 and copyright-free video.
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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.  
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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!

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

coat drive

Give a Child a Coat: Share the Warmth

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Rosedale Neighborhood Library invites you to join “Give a Child a Coat, Share the Warmth” coat drive! We will be collecting donated gently used or NEW coats and other winter accessories at the Rosedale Neighborhood Library during our operating hours.                        

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.

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:

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.
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.

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!
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Author Talk: Richard Striner

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Richard Striner, author of the recently released Washington and Baltimore Art Deco: A Design History of Neighboring Cities and an earlier book, Washington Deco:  Art Deco in the Nation’s Capital (1984), will share his considerable expertise on the subject, and will discuss his new book.      A founder of the Art Deco Society of Washington, Mr. Striner will touch on examples of the Art Deco style in our immediate area – including the Sears/Best Buy building in Tenleytown.    

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
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.

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.