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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Cover of "Back There, Then"

'Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Have you done genealogy research? Have you considered publishing? Hear local researcher Marietta Crichlow explain the process from start to finish. Crichlow and her family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Va. (Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 in McLean's home.)

Clicking Her Heels for 75 Years

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time with a screening of the 1939 classic based on the L. Frank Baum book.Join us in the large meeting room and feel free to contact us at (202) 671-3121 with questions. 

NaNoWriMo Novel Planning

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

2:30 p.m.
November is National Novel Writing Month. Planning on writing a novel? Take advantage of this opportunity to plan and organize your thoughts and ideas before you sit down to begin writing your story.

Discover the Power of Twitter (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
A fun and interactive way for you to learn how to use Twitter!  Twitter is an information network that brings people closer to what's important to them. Learn how to engage with the world around you, tweet-a-thon style!Register NowInstructor: R. FosterComputer Lab, Room 311

Invention Contest! Make Your Mark with Makey-Makey

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Have you ever been playing a video game and wished that you were using something other than the standard plastic controller? Like a banana... or a glass of water... or some Play-Doh? Perhaps you've even wanted to design your own controller. Come to the library to try your hand at creating your own video controller using a MaKey MaKey invention kit and whatever kind of materials you can think of to use. 

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

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.

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

Monday, Oct. 27, 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.

Jobtober at Rosedale

Rosedale Library

10:30 a.m.
Rosedale wants to help! Applying for jobs can be difficult. There have been so many new advancements in technology, it can be hard to keep up. We know, and we are here to help. We will be devoting an hour each Monday and Wednesday morning for the last two weeks of October to help our patrons apply for jobs.  Sign up at our front desk today! If you have any questions, call 202-727-5012.

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.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 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. GroganComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.Class Objectives:

Tech Monday

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Tech Monday is a computer class offered at Northwest One library. Come and learn basic computer skills!

Java Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Java is a computer programming language used to develop applications that can run on any platform. Learn how the Java bytecode makes this programming language compatible and portable.Instructor: T. NguyenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick,

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!    

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

6 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

"Journey to the Inner Light" - An Evening with Morgan Gendel

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a special evening with science fiction screenwriter Morgan Gendel, winner of the Hugo Award for Star Trek: The Next Generation fan-favorite episode The Inner Light.  

Photoshop 201: Retouching

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In Photoshop 201, we will explore image adjustment options, layers and layer masks, and color correcting options utilizing Photoshop CS6.

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Francis A. Gregory 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 at Southwest

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Zumba is back at Southwest! Due to popular demand, Stephanie will have you moving through the paces for four more weeks, beginning in October.Come join the party! 
Flier for the Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series - Tim Krepp - Capitol Hill Haunts

Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come see Tim Krepp, author of Capitol Hill Haunts. We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.

Genealogy Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
 Curious to learn more about your family history?Stop by the library to learn about our online resources for performing family history research and learn a little more about your own history.

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.

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Enjoy free t'ai chi classes taught by Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details and registration.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Opera for Kids

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us in celebrating Kids Euro Festival with an exploration

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

Yoga at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Georgetown Library

12:30 p.m.
Take an Om Break at the library!

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!