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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from library 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 Tuesday 3-5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and 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 available to answer 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

PC Basics - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will 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. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:
Knitting

West End Knitting Circle

West End Library

5 p.m.
Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction, or just companionship? Join us for an hour at the West End Library. Please bring your own materials.

Container Gardening Class

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

6 p.m.
Josh Singer, Community Garden Specialist at the Department of Parks and Recreation, will lead a class on container gardening. He will talk about how to build and maintain a container garden when you have limited space. This class is suitable for beginning gardeners but all gardeners are welcome.  We will meet in the large meeting room on the second floor of the library.
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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.
Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Hacking the Job Search

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you want to learn more about how to use the internet and social media for your job search? Have questions about what employers can find out about you through background checks and internet searches? Come to this interactive workshop to learn about the ways you can use social media to look for jobs, and what employers are and are not allowed to find out about you during the job search.
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Using Imagery and Music to Relieve Aging-Related Stress

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and Glover Park Village present Dr. Patricia Webbink speaking on the subject of "Using Imagery and Music to Relieve Aging-Related Stress". Dr. Webbink, a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience in practice, will demonstrate how music and soothing imagery can help older adults relieve stress, foster relaxation, and engender personal transformation.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
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Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, twice a month, and supplies are free.
Girl on the Train

Chevy Chase Book Club: 'The Girl on the Train'

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The May selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.   We will meet on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.  

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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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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.
English Conversation Group

Free English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center, in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, and Guy Mason Recreation Center, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library
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Hatha Yoga with Alexis

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Alexis Chen is certified as a RYS 200 Hatha Yoga instructor. She will teach four free yoga classes at the Tenley Library. Each class is 75 minutes long. Please bring your own yoga mat. We will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Wills Workshop for Seniors

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Most Americans do not have a will, despite the fact that this is the most economical and efficient way to make sure that your possessions go to the family members and friends of your choice. NLSP will be holding a workshop on important considerations for preparing a will and other important advance planning documents such as living wills, healthcare power of attorney and financial power of attorney documents. Participants will also learn more about the free legal help available to low-income District residents for preparing these important documents.

#brownbagdc 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
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

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 last 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.  It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away. 
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
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Job Search & Career Workshops with Joan Sherman

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Joan Sherman is a Career Coach who has more than thirty years of experience in the business sector. In addition, Joan was a Career Counselor at the George Washington University's Career Center. She will lead two workshops for job seekers. The topics are (1) What I'm Doing Isn't Working, and (2) Networking: Creating a Map to the "Right" Job Destination. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov to register.
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May the Fourth Be With You - A Star Wars Celebration

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
The Palisades Neighborhood Library invites you to celebrate May the Fourth with all things Star Wars. ​Dressing up as your favorite Star Wars character is highly encouraged!  4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Make Star Wars themed crafts, decorate an edible Wookie Cookie, and test your lightsaber skills on our piñata. 5:00-7:15 p.m.: Settle in for a showing of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.  May the fourth be with you! All ages welcome.
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Petworth Pacers, Still On the Move!

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Want to stay fit and fabulous at 50+? Show your body some love and join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 4 p.m. for "Petworth Pacers"! All fitness walkers should dress in comfortable, weather-appropriate, movement-oriented clothing and bring a water bottle (and an optional face towel for perspiration). Doctor's approval should be sought prior to participation for the first time. All walkers are required to sign liability waivers. Young children in strollers may also accompany walkers.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
Purple Rain

Dearly Beloved - Screening of the Iconic Film Purple Rain

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:45 p.m.
Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word life It means forever and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The after worldLet's Go Crazy - Prince - Purple Rain
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Yoga with Caroline

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Please bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this free class. All levels are welcome.
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Author Talk: Joe Riener

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join author Joe Riener for his author talk on his informative pair of nonfiction titles concerning his high school teaching career.   Both volumes assert that high school students are quite capable of considering powerful intellectual and emotional matters from the literature they read. This book seeks to honor the noble humanity of young people, despite the many assaults on their dignity in our culture.   
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Book Hill Talks: French Garden Spirit

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Art Historian Vanessa Badre will stop by the Meeting Room to discuss her research on French gardens.