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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

11:00 a.m.

job seekersOne-on-one assistance for creating and editing resumes, setting up email accounts, searching job databases, filling out online applications and more.

First come, first served!

The clinic is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Is This Thing On cover imageNeed one-on-one help with your computer, devices, or the internet? We’re here for you the first and third Wednesday of the month!
 
Help Desk is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile technology such as tablets, laptops and smartphones.  We’re experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your device and can answer the odd software or internet question, too. 
 
No registration required—first come, first served.  Time limits may apply.  If you have a device-specific question, please bring it and related power cords and USB cables.
 

6:30 p.m.

Domestic Violence Awareness GraphicOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in acknowledgement, the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will provide a domestic violence prevention program that will include testimonies from domestic violence survivors and feature speakers addressing various aspects of domestic violence. Each speaker brings an area of expertise to this event:

  • a licensed social worker specializing in domestic violence prevention;
  • a practicing lawyer, specializing in domestic violence victims' legal rights;
  • and a ministry leader, who leads a recovery support group for domestic violence survivors.

Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level large meeting room to raise awareness about domestic violence and help to lower its negative impact on our community.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Perfect Phrases for ESLIf you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice speaking and listening to English in a casual setting. Learn about American culture and share experiences and knowledge with other English language learners.  No tests, no homework, just fun discussion!

Meets the first and third Thursday of every month.  Free and no registration is required.  Basic English speaking and reading levels preferred. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

3:00 p.m.

Computer Crash CourseAn open course designed to teach basic skills needed to use a computer. Sessions will cover introduction to computers, typing basics, using the Internet, setting up email, and more.

Come with questions and feel free to bring your own computer!

Class is from 3-4:45 p.m.

Monday, October 6, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Join us for a free weekly yoga class with yoga instructor Smita Kumar from Yoga District! Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, 202-724-8698 or e-mail teresa.sakon@dc.gov.

5:00 p.m.

E reader and tablets  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!
 
 
 
 

7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

7:00 p.m.
Census data
 

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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

2:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? 

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones or laptops and cords! You will also need your library card.

Don't have a library card? Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes to sign up!

7:00 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 pm.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚7点到8点之间的任何时间来


7:00 p.m.

Image of Espresso Book MachineCome receive instruction on how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine (EBM). Functions like headers, footers, table of contents, and page numbering will be addressed.

7:00 p.m.
artworks

Artist Michael Koliner, creator of the Nonumental Seating Objects in Nonument Park, will discuss his art, the creative process, and the goals he tries to accomplish with his work.

Following his presentation, he will lead a hands-on activity for participants to make a “nonument."

The program is open to all ages. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

11:00 a.m.

job seekersOne-on-one assistance for creating and editing resumes, setting up email accounts, searching job databases, filling out online applications and more.

First come, first served!

The clinic is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

10:00 a.m.

The DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities and community partners present the 2014 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Exposition.

This free event, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is for:

  • all D.C. residents with a disability
  • advocates
  • caregivers
  • providers

To:

  • share information and valuable resources
  • build new relationships
  • participate in fun, relaxing, and empowering activities.

This event will feature more than 30 public and private programs and service providers.


6:30 p.m.
Managing Your Mind Image

Madelaine Weiss, LICSW, MBA, is coming to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to present a workshop on well-being.

According to Madelaine, Myth No. 1 is that the only way to reduce stress is to do less. Not so, suggests the latest research on mindfulness and meditation.

Through this quick-start, compact training, you will learn a new mindset and gain a toolkit of surprisingly simple strategies to help you stay -- or become as productive as you ever want or need to be -- in a happier, healthier way.

To register, email Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

2:30 p.m.

This 2.5-hour workshop, co-sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., will reveal that allotting ample time for the promotional activities that will drive your registrations as well as creating and providing an optimal online registration experience are the dynamic duo of running a successful event.

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.

Instructor: R. Foster (see brief description of credentials below)
Computer Lab, Rm. 311

At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action. One important yet overlooked marketing campaign involves the running of well-organized and well-publicized events.

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • The different types of events you might run
  • How to set a goal for your event
  • How to promote your event (including a sample promotional timeline and activities)
  • How to set up an effective online registration process
  • What post-event activities you can’t forget to do

Please Note: This session will not be addressing best practices around event planning topics, like venue selection, event entertainment or dining options, running fundraising activities, e.g. live or silent auctions, etc. This session is focused solely on helping you to promote your event and to streamline the online registration process.

Join us and learn some great new strategies to help you promote your next event and set up an online registration process that helps your event succeed.

PRESENTER:

Romona Foster is a social media trainer and consultant. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Email Marketing, Pinterest, Google +, and Microsoft Office. She has conducted workshops for several organizations including “Discover the Power of Twitter Tweet-A-Thon Style” for Social Media Week 2013, Washington, DC and “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Sales Professionals” for the National Sales Network DC-Baltimore chapter. Romona has also served as a guest panelist for the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2013 “Reach & Sell to the Hispanic Market” and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Inc. Washington DC Chapter’s 2012 Pre-Conference Career Expo: “Using Social Media Networking to Advance Your Career” and “Branding: What Sets You Apart From Other Job Seekers?”. She has been featured on WEAA 88.9 FM’s Briefcase Workshop Radio program and has recorded five radio promos on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s WASH-FM (97.1) for Constant Contact. Romona is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, certified Social Media Marketing Presenter, Email Marketing Trainer, and an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider; and a two-time recipient of the Constant Contact ALL STAR Award (2012 & 2013).

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

1:00 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.
  • Make informed health decisions based on information retrieved from credible health websites.

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health and the D.C. Department of Health's HIV/AIDS Administration. Presented by the Project for Intermediate Advocates.

Bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.

2:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? 

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones or laptops and cords! You will also need your library card.

Don't have a library card? Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes to sign up!

7:00 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 pm.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚7点到8点之间的任何时间来


7:00 p.m.

Metaphorical image of mindfulnessHead shot of mindfulness expert Madelaine Claire WeissWorkshop on mindfulness and strategies for better living, featuring Madelaine Claire Weiss, LICSW, MBA, and trained mediator, management consultant, medical health coach, mindfulness instructor, and owner of Mind Over Matters.

7:30 p.m.

A figure of a person doing T'ai ChiCome join us learning T'ai Chi from experienced instructor, Susan Lowell.
Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

A figure of a person doing T'ai ChiCome join us learning T'ai Chi from experienced instructor, Susan Lowell.
Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30p.m.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

11:00 a.m.

job seekersOne-on-one assistance for creating and editing resumes, setting up email accounts, searching job databases, filling out online applications and more.

First come, first served!

The clinic is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Image of business presentation

During this session, you will learn how to effectively perform market research using free and easy to access DC Public Library resources.

Join us in Room 311 as we walk you through the library's databases that can help you write a stronger business plan, identify new opportunities, and learn more about your competitors.

Topics to be covered include consumer lifestyle searching; market overviews, competitors, and statistics; and searching for articles in business journals, magazines, newspapers.

This class is presented with the Department of Small and Local Business Development.