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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chinese Dragon

Chinese Spoken Language is Easier Than You Think!

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Dr. Hong-Fincher will give a talk on the Chinese spoken language and give a few sound examples (as compared with English, French). The talk will last around one hour, and after there will be a Q &A. Time, and interest, permitting, there will also be a short video of a Chinese play Mr. Dong-guo and the Wolf (the main actor is the former Prime Minister of Australia).  

Friday, May 6, 2016

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Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

10 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.
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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice English with other adults. Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate ninety-minute sessions for those who already have some conversation skills. This is a free event.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.

Small Business Development Workshop

Anacostia Library

2 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.

D.I.Y. Indoor Gardening: Kokedama Plants

Takoma Park Library

3 p.m.
Join us as we create kokedama ("moss ball") plants for this D.I.Y. indoor gardening project. A variation of Japanese bonsai, kokedama is a small plant bound in a ball of clay-like soil and moss. The plant can then be suspended from string to incorporate into a hanging garden or simply placed in a decorative dish.

Monday, May 9, 2016

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One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Microsoft Office 2013 Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
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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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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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

"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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Zinio

Zinio Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Magazines with your Library Carde

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card
Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn to find and assess quality online health information. 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.
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
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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.
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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The Stars & Stripes: Little-Known Origins of the US Flag

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Glover Park Village and the DC Public Library invite you to a free presentation on the origins of “Old Glory,” by Earl P. Williams, Jr., author of What You Should Know About the American Flag. A longtime history and social studies teacher, Mr. Williams'  curiosity about the American flag started him down the path of a thirty-year research journey into its origins, which revealed some surprising facts about how the “Stars & Stripes” came to be designed -- not by Betsy Ross, but by little-known historical figure figure Francis Hopkinson.

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.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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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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.

"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.
Website Construction

Build a Website 1-2-3

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations:  choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
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Getting to Know Garageband

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this one-hour course, we'll go over the basics for recording audio tracks, from podcasts to music, in Garageband. You can play, mix, and record your own songs easily with this software available on Apple computers. Each participant will be able to use one of our Macs in the Studio Lab to to learn the basics of recording in Garageband in just a few clicks. This course is open to 6 registrants and will take place in the Studio Lab at MLK.
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CANCELED: Book Hill Talks: Developing Classroom Communities

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
This program has been CANCELED, please check the calendar for more Georgetown Neighborhood Library events. Amy Williamson, Chair of the Education, Health and Social Work Division of the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to discuss her research on engaging and increasing cultural competencies of today's students. 
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Book Hill Talks: Clinical Bioethics Education at Georgetown University

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
David Miller, Associate Director for Academic Programs, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, will be on hand to discuss bioethics training for health professionals.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Navigating the Food Label Mumbo-Jumbo

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Deborah Chin of Natural Vibrations will teach you how to navigate the mumbo-jumbo of food labels in this free workshop. Learn what to avoid and what to shop for.
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Espresso Book Machine I: Self-Publishing Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the Espresso Book Machine and the requirements for printing book on the EBM. Register for the class at: bit.ly/mlkfablab.

Friday, May 13, 2016

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Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.