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Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

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.
Yoga picture

Yoga Classes at the Library

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for free yoga classes every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The classes are geared towards beginners and all are welcome regardless of experience.  Classes are lead by qualified instructors and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.
Yoga pose

Monday and Tuesday Yoga

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Geared toward beginners and accepting of all levels of skill, the library partners with Yoga Activists to provide free classes on Monday and Tuesday nights in our second floor meeting room.
Hare with the Amber Eyes cover

Chevy Chase Library Book Club: 'Hare with the Amber Eyes'

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The September selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Hare with the Amber Eyes&nbsp
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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.
Yoga

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

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.  

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, Sept. 9, 2015

Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Looking for a job? Library staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. including: 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
computer assistance

Resume & Computer Assistance

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Need help tweaking your resume? Having a bit of trouble with your laptop or eReader?  Drop in Wednesday afternoons between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to receive face-to-face, one-on-one assistance for all your resume and computer assistance needs.
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 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: H. White 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
Job Seekers Logo

Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 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 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.  Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Wednesday of the month.
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:

Tech Time

Northeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Tech Time is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and smart phones. We're experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your devices. This is the perfect opportunity to finally ask someone, "How do I  _______?" We'll even give you an answer! We will be standing by 5:30-7:30 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month to answer any questions you might have. Photo: flickr.com/photos/melenita/
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.
Digital Audio Storytelling

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 two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.  We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Week One - Wednesday, Sept. 2: Interviewing Basics
Yogi

Yoga with Amber

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our instructor Amber from Yoga District for an hour of relaxing yoga at your library! Please bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this free class. All levels are welcome.  
"Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election" book cover

Author Talk with Don Fulsom

West End Library

7 p.m.
Talk by Don Fulsom, longtime Washington journalist, former White House correspondent, and former UPI bureau chief in Washington, on his new book Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election (Pelican Publishing, 2015)
Lynda

Tech Lab with Lynda.com

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to Southeast Library on Wednesday evenings to begin your coding and technological adventures. Using DC Public Library's tech learning database Lynda, you will discover a variety of expert-taught online courses that will further your skills with not only coding but digital photography, online media, Microsoft Office, graphic design, and much more.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Book Cover

Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of Katrina

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of Katrina by Gerald Anderson with Susan Orlins is an inspiring memoir of poverty, prison, addiction, as well as the dramatic rescue of dozens of Katrina victims. It is also about one man’s determination and resilience to overcome a life of hardship and sin. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Street Sense vendor Gerald Anderson says, “If not for Katrina, I’d be dead or in prison.”
Internet via the World Wide Web

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:
OHR Logo

Housing Discrimination

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) will provide information on housing discrimination in D.C. and the legal right to fair housing in D.C. As the local government enforcement agency for housing discrimination, OHR will provide detailed information on how to file a free discrimination complaint with the agency and what to expect from the process.
Microsoft Word

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
Learn more features of this word-processing 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 and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
ASL fingerspelling chart

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us in this intermediate' level class.  More vocabulary, conversation practice. 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: Lydia Barber. Room A-3 (“A” Level)  
Photograph of Len Downie

An Evening with Leonard Downie Jr.

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Leonard Downie Jr. is vice president at-large of The Washington Post, where he was executive editor from 1991 to 2008. During his 44 years in newsroom, he was also an investigative reporter, editor of the local and national news staff, London correspondent and, from 1984 to 1991, managing editor under then executive editor Ben Bradlee. As deputy Metro editor from 1972 to 1974, Downie helped supervise the newspaper’s Watergate coverage. He oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of every national election from 1984 through 2008.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches
Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.