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Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Microsoft Excel

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White 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, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the Northwest One Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program 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 like criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, and other issues.

Byte Back - PC Basics

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
 In PC Basics you will:    Be able to name basic computer parts and functions Practice typing and using a mouse correctly Learn how to use email Search the Internet Create and manage files and folders Understand memory and storage basics Each class runs for 2 hours.  Prior Registration Required. Please call the library at 202-645-0755 for more information.
Kindle

Digital Download Clinic

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us on Tuesday afternoons and discover the wealth of online content from the DC Public Library. Topics will range from downloadable books to digital historic photographs. Staff will also provide basic, general assistance with tablets, smart phones, and other devices.

Byte Back - PC Basics

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
 In PC Basics you will:    Be able to name basic computer parts and functions Practice typing and using a mouse correctly Learn how to use email Search the Internet Create and manage files and folders Understand memory and storage basics Each class runs for 2 hours.  Prior Registration Required. Please call the library at 202-715-7707 for more information.
Drawing of business people

Job Seekers Walk-In Help

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your resumé, job search and more. Library staff will provide one-to-one help for those on the job market. First-come, first-served on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 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.

MLKML Tax Preparation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. Note: Monday April 18 service will be provided 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window
Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.

Byte Back - PC Basics

Petworth Library

6 p.m.
 In PC Basics you will:    Be able to name basic computer parts and functions Practice typing and using a mouse correctly Learn how to use email Search the Internet Create and manage files and folders Understand memory and storage basics Each class runs for 2 hours.  Prior Registration Required. Please call the library at 202-243-1188 for more information.
chess pieces

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.
Balm book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
New time and place! Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Dolen Perkins-Valdez's Balm.  

ESL English Conversation Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.
Misery Poster

"Misery" Film Screening and Composer Q&A

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Misery, a multimedia film project based on Anton Chekhov's short story and featuring an original classical score by composer Michael J. Evans. The film will be followed by a discussion and question and answer session with Mr. Evans.
cooking demo

Book-it-to Health: Creole Chicken Gumbo Soup

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join Good Food Markets & UDC C.A.U.S.E.S., The University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, for this educational and scrumptious cooking demo. Come and taste a healthy and delectable Creole Chicken Gumbo soup. A local nutritionist will facilitate the seminar.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 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.
davidtaylor

Crime Prevention in the District of Columbia

Capitol View Library

6:30 a.m.
Safe neighborhoods represent a major concern for District residents. Last year, there was a total of 105 killings in the city.  According to the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) District Crime Data at a Glance, this year's homicide count stands at 124 as of October 19, 2015 with two months remaining in the calendar year.    What are the causes of violence in the District of Columbia? Has MPD initiatied any new strategies aimed at reducing homicides?

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.  

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the Anacostia Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program 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 like criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, and other issues.

Tax Assistance

Capitol View 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.
Black Strugle

Black History Movie Mania

Parklands-Turner Library

10:30 a.m.
The Struggle Continues every Wednesday Morning during the month of February, as the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library presents films that showcase African American heritage.  All films will screen in the Children's reading room, which will be open to all adults during the showtimes of the film screening.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Le Salon: West End's Literary Book Discussion Group

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
L E  * S A L O N meets at the West End Interim Library to discuss major literary themes and the philosophical and moral questions found within both classic and lesser-known literature. Please come join us as we discuss The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Books will be available for borrowing, but due to limited copies, we strongly encourage interested parties to bring their own. We will meet in the meeting room. For more information, please contact My Nguyen at my.nguyen@dc.gov.
Shadow Leagues (Ken Burns' Baseball) VHS cover.

Shadow Ball: Ken Burns' Baseball Series 5th Inning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
"I don't break bats, I wear them out."  — Josh Gibson Come celebrate the era when Black baseball reigned as we screen Shadow Ball on Wednesday, February 17 at 1 p.m. in Room A-5.

Tax Assistance

Georgetown Library

1 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. Please note, no sessions will be held on February 9th or April 5th.
Handwritten page

Afternoon Freewrite

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. That's true. But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the mesmerizing final sentence of your work.No matter what you're working on, join Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. 

Tax Assistance

Southwest Library

1:30 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.