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Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
 Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga! Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).

Yoga @ the Library

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

10 a.m.
Join us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.This class is free and open to the public.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.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.

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 in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 
Shakespeare in Santa Hat

Seasonal Shakespeare: A Group Reading of 'Twelfth Night'

Georgetown Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with a reading of the first three acts of the romantic comedy Twelfth Night -- the title of which refers to traditional ongoing Christmas festivities.
Grey, white, and red sock monkey with buttons for eyes

Sock Monkey Mayhem!

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
Bring a pair of bold, colorful, clean socks and some scissors to create a wonderfully unique gift for yourself or a friend -- a sock monkey! Additional materials, such as yarn, thread, and buttons, will be provided. This is an all-ages event that will be limited to the first 20 participants. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis just before the monkey-making begins on the day of the event. Hope to see you there!

Social Media 101 and 102 (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Thinking about marketing your business with social media - or perhaps you are already using social media, but want to take it to the next level? This 3-hour workshop, sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to be a fun, dynamic and informative session full of actionable insights, tips and techniques you can use immediately.Register Now.

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Flyer advertising the Winter Craft Workshop at Georgetown, Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Craft Workshop

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be celebrating the start of the holiday season with an afternoon of winter crafting fun. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. to give early arrivals a chance to check out our festive decorations and seasonal snacks before the event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a live musical performance by local acapella group GU Harmony.

Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
 Legends & Lore DC book discussion series will meet in the second floor meeting room. Featured book Signature Tastes of Washington, DC by Steven Siler.

Sunday Shorts

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3 p.m.
A themed collection of short films from all genres, showing a wide variety of directors, languages, culture, viewpoints and stories. Each showing's films will focus on a theme. Sept. 28: Love Oct. 12: Childhood Oct. 26: Horror

Shaw Knitting Circle

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
English Conversation Classes resume after a brief Summer hiatus.  Experienced and qualified volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center (Formerly Language ETC) will facilitate these popular classes offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  There will be a two-week break and classes will resume on September 8 and will conclude on December 10, 2014.

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 accountPreparing a resumeFilling out online job applicationsMondays until 12 p.m.

E-readers and E-books

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
Do you have a new e-reader?  Do you have questions about downloading e-books?  Come to Palisades Library and get your questions answered.  Please bring your device and your library card.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 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.

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 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.

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level.  You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!    
Adams Memorial, Rock Creek Cemetery

Tagging History

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Come learn about DigDC, DC Public Library's brand new collection of digitized historic photographs. The session will explore highlights of DC history contained in the collection as well as ways that participants can tag the photos themselves with useful information. Those who are interested in learning more about using interactive online photo collections are encouraged to attend.

Adobe Illustrator

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Come learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6.Classes will explore the functions of most of the items in the toolbox.All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Access I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Get introduced to the world of Microsoft Access, a powerful relational database. Explore and navigate the Access program window and learn the concepts and structure of data storage in Access.   Instructor: P. McFadden 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, Excel II Intermediate and Excel III Advanced. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to:

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
A workshop to help those on the job market improve search strategies, interview skills, networking, and more.

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

Intro to Book Printing With the Espresso Book Machine

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Come see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and receive information on where to find resources regarding formatting and self-publishing.Please keep in mind that attendance is required to print your book.Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Yoga with Heather Ferris

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

12 p.m.
Bring a mat and join Heather Ferris, yoga teacher/therapist & Shaw resident, for traditional yoga classes. Many aspects will be covered:• Asana• Meditation• Breathing• Omkar chanting and much more

Digital Drop-In

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
New Year, New Name, New Service! Got an issue with technology?  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 digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!

History Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

1 p.m.
Come and have an adventure in books! We will discuss non-fiction books that deal with history, or biography. The second Tuesday of each month.Call 202-282-0193 for the current book that is being discussed.

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 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: 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 and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Drop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:Create an email accountStart, revise, save, and upload a resumeSave a

Computer Basics Class

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1:30 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. Seats are filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: O. FontemVenue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room

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