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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Small Business Development Workshop

Palisades Library

6:30 p.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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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.  

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

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One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying and failing to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Self-Publishing 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Meet the Espresso Book Machine, learn about the process and basics of self-publishing at the DC Library Press and find out more about formatting resources.  Class attendance is required to print your work.  Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.
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First-Time Homebuyer's Credit Seminar

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 p.m.
Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don't know how to get approved for credit? We can help! University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. The session will be presented in English and in Spanish.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 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.
Language Learning

Language Learning Workshop

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

5:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to teach yourself Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, or even Shakespeare and Pirate? Is English your second language and you want to practice? Join us for this fun and informative workshop where we will demonstrate the numerous language learning resources DC Public Library provides!

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.  
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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 Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

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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)
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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.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Keys to a new home.

First-Time Homebuyer's Credit Seminar

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 p.m.
Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don't know how to get approved for credit? We can help! University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. The session will be presented in English and in Spanish.
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My Dream Career

West End Library

2 p.m.
Two-and-one-half-hour workshop on the first steps in identifying the career and life path that is an expression of your true passions and unique genius, led by Blair Goins, education and career coach.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Woman's hands using laptop computer

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 
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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.

Self-Publishing 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Meet the Espresso Book Machine, learn about the process and basics of self-publishing at the DC Library Press and find out more about formatting resources.  Class attendance is required to print your work.  Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 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.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

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¡DC Cooks Ahorita!

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a cooking demonstration featuring local cook, author and storyteller Jonathan Bardzik.   Jonathan will conduct a cooking/kitchen workshop demonstrating the proper handling of kitchen utensils, basic kitchen skills (i.e. how to dice and chop an onion, etc.) and the preparation of two to three side dishes highlighting the beauty of Latin cuisine. This demonstration will take place in the Large Meeting Room.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

InDesign Special Project - Custom Daily Planner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.m.
Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to create your own custom cover for a daily planner to print from the revolutionary Espresso Book Machine! Students will learn how to set up a new document and use several different special effects. Please bring your own digital copies of clip art and images as well as a little inspiration.
Keys to a new home.

First-Time Homebuyer's Credit Seminar

Mt. Pleasant Library

12 p.m.
Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don't know how to get approved for credit? We can help! University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. The session will be presented in English and in Spanish.
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Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.  When the session is done you’ll have a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Woman's hands using laptop computer

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 
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.
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Adult Nutrition Class: 10 Tips to a Healthier You

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Whether you are concerned about your weight, diabetes or just living a healthier lifestyle, this class will help you identify simple and gradual changes you can make that add up to major improvements. Learn tips to improve your diet, overall health and boost your energy levels.  This class will be led by Roxana Ehsani, registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist for Giant Food. The class will be held in our activity room on the second floor and will be approximately one hour long. 

Self-Publishing 201

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Learn how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine using MS Word during this two-part class.  201 covers online resources as well as page layout adjustment, paragraph styles and page breaks.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 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 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.