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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

'Naked' by David Sedaris

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Chevy Chase Branch Library History and Biography Book Club will discuss Naked by humorist David Sedaris.  We will meet at Bread & Chocolate Restaurant at 5542 Connecticut Ave. NW. Look for the table with a copy of the book propped up in the middle of the table.

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.   Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.   FREE and open to the public.  No need to register.  Instructor: Cheryl Lewis. Room A-3 (“A” Level)  

Aspiring Writers Circle

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m. A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers. 
Chess Time

Chess Time

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
*NEW time! Drop in for friendly Chess matches Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.
Smartphone

Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 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: M. Welker 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.
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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?

ESL English Language Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw 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.  
Do you speak English?

English Conversation Circle

West End Library

7 p.m.
Do you want to improve your English? Come to West End Interim Library to practice your speaking and listening skills. All levels of English are welcome in this informal, relaxed small group setting.    
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Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.
Dr. Diane Kern, PH.D.

7:30 Tuesdays! Still looking for The One?

Woodridge Library

7:30 p.m.
This program was rescheduled due to inclement weather.   Join Dr. Diane Kern and special guest Ms. Kiki Strickland, local dating coach and Ebony Magazine's No. 1 Matchmaker, as we discuss strategies to improve your dating skills and search for that special someone. This will be a lively interactive forum, where the following issues will be addressed:

Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

7:30 p.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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Tax Assistance

Capitol View Library

10 a.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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
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Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.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 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Employment Application

Job Seekers

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Need help with your job search? Stop by for personalized help with: Creating an email account Preparing a resume Filling out online job applications Wednesdays until 12 p.m.

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches And more!

brown bag book chat.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 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.
IRS logo

Tax Assistance

Southwest Library

1:30 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 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor. Find tips on all of the above and start your job search at www.dclibrary.org/jobseekers.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 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.
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Meet, Learn, Know: Introduction to Library Research

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
This introductory class will teach students how to use the library’s electronic resources and how to find print resources online. Students will explore DC Public Library's website and its electronic resources, which include the library's databases and Overdrive collection. Topics covered: organization of physical library resources evaluating websites navigating the library's online resources research strategies
'Paris Is Burning' poster

Documentary Series: 'Paris Is Burning'

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

6 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening four documentaries directed by women at different libraries throughout D.C. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
Age-Friendly Strategic Plan

Moving Toward an Age-Friendly City: What's Next?

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

6:30 p.m.
Were you one of the thousands of D.C. residents who told us how D.C. could be an even better place to live, work and play as we grow older? 
Silkwood Poster

'Silkwood': A Nora Ephron Screening

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
As a part of Women's History Month at DC Public Library, we are screening the 1983 drama Silkwood, starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher. Silkwood was written by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen and directed by Mike Nichols.
Mystery Thriller Book Club at Northeast Library

Mystery Thriller Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
The Mystery Thriller Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Room, Lower Level. The book selections for the next few months are:
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CANCELED: Abraham Lincoln and the Cosmos

West End Library

7 p.m.
This event has been canceled due to a change in the speaker's travel plans. Talk by Commander Kirk R. Benson, Precise Time and Astrometry Technical Lead, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, on President Lincoln's interest in the heavens and his role as an amateur astronomer
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Between the Bullet and the Hospital

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Clara Barton pushed to gain full access to the world she lived in, and found her true calling on the battlefields caring for wounded Civil War soldiers.