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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Skeletons around a table

Death Cafe

West End Library

7 p.m.
Group-directed discussion of death, dying, and end-of-life issues, with no agenda, objectives, or themes, with facilitators from the Dignity Memorial Network and the Washington Home & Community Hospices. Coffee and cake to be served.
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, July 30, 2015

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Job Seekers Skills Workshop

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes: career management and transitions, executive development and coaching, executive searches, and human resources development.  

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Several tablet devices

E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
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 Language 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.  

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Japan

Japan in a Suitcase

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Japan-in-a-Suitcase brings traditional toys, clothing, school items, and crafts to encourage a deeper understanding and awareness of Japan and Japanese culture to school children through hands-on activities and demonstrations.     

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

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Job Seekers Skills Workshop

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes: career management and transitions, executive development and coaching, executive searches, and human resources development.  

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

Small Business Development Workshop

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.
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Build Your Marketing Toolkit (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Are you seeking the right strategies to make your marketing efforts as effective as possible? This 2.5-hour workshop, co-sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to uncover important and core marketing concepts and show how a little marketing knowledge can go a long way. Register Now!

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015

Several tablet devices

E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.
Dr. Andrew K. Johnston, Geographer, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There

West End Library

7 p.m.
Dr. Andrew K. Johnston, geographer from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will explore the connection and social implications between time and navigation history in his new book, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.

ESL English Language 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.  
Summer Reading Logo for children.

Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
D.C.'s sports history is long and complicated: one of our first baseball teams was the Homestead Grays, a team that played in the Negro Leagues when baseball was a segregated sport. As the city they called home changed in race, class, economics, so did the Homestead Grays. 
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.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

Back To School

Back To School: Happy Hour

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Celebrate the New School Year: Meet your Neighborhood Librarians Sign up for your Educator’s Card Learn about online educational tools Discover video streaming services for your classroom Bring your own paper & use our Accu-Cutter Die Block System to decorate your room Random door prize drawing Mocktails and light refreshments 
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, Aug. 13, 2015

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Job Seekers Skills Workshop

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes: career management and transitions, executive development and coaching, executive searches, and human resources development.  

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

Compost dirt

Backyard Composting Basics

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
John Wheeler, Master Gardener, will be presenting on the basics of backyard composting. Wheeler will cover the benefits of using compost in your garden, different methods of backyard composting, and what you can and can not add to your compost. We will meet in the meeting room on the lower level. Come ready to ask questions!
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Getting Started with Online Event Registrations (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Let Constant Contact’s local expert guide you step-by-step in how to quickly and easily set up the online registration for your next event in Constant Contact’s EventSpot.Register Now Registration is limited to 36 participants and workstations will be assigned to registered participants first. Walk-in participants are welcome and all participants can feel free to bring their tablets or laptops.

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Several tablet devices

E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
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 Language 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.  

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

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Job Seekers Skills Workshop

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes: career management and transitions, executive development and coaching, executive searches, and human resources development.  

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Citizenship and Naturalization Drop-in Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Interested in becoming a U.S. Citizen? A representative from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be in room 221 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to provide one-on-one information about the process. Get started on the Pathway to Citizenship or find out more about testing, application, and the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.
Several tablet devices

E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.