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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
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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.
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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.
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Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Large Meeting Room for bilingual information sessions on the U.S. citizenship process, presented by Carecen.
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3D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.

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, June 1, 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

"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.
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Social Justice & Equal Rights for the LGBTQ Community in the District: A Panel Discussion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
What challenges did the LGBTQ community face in the District in their struggle for recognition in the past? What legal protections does this community enjoy now? What are the current struggles for recognition and justice being faced by them now and where will the struggle for equal rights and social justice take the LGBTQ community next? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion featuring some of the city’s LGBTQ champions:   K. Travis Ballie - Lead Organizer NARAL Pro-Choice America; The DC Center for the LGBT Community

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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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.

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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3D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
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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.
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Summertime Self-Defense Class

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Join D'Angelo Kinard of Advanced Sports Performance as he teaches the basics of self-defense during this 90 minute session. Can't make it to this class? Mr. Kinard will also have a session at the Palisades Neighborhood Library

Friday, June 3, 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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

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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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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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Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Mt. Pleasant Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Large Meeting Room for bilingual information sessions on the U.S. citizenship process, presented by Carecen
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Living in Harmony: a Revitalizing Guided Meditation to Find Daily Joy and Balance

Mt. Pleasant Library

11:30 a.m.
Do you struggle balancing work and life responsibilities? Do you often feel worn out, or have trouble enjoying the present moment? Do you ever find it hard to find time to relax and let go of the stress of your daily life?
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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.
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Summer Reading Kickoff!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we kickoff our 2016 Summer Reading Program! Activities and events every hour throughout the building provide the best way to start summer. Prizes, giveaways, and raffles for all ages available all day!   

Contributions of African American Women During the Civil War

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
African American women played a fundamental role in the struggle for freedom during the Civil War Era.  Among their contributions, they served as nurses and cooks; operated as spies, scouts and couriers; and supported black troops in many ways.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Biotensegrity Discussion

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Biotensegrity asks why the tendons, ligaments, and other material that hold our skeletons together are important. Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead the discussion. She has studied kinesthetic learning, t'ai chi, and other forms of movement for over thirty years. 

Monday, June 6, 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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Job Seekers Computer Basics

Parklands-Turner Library

11 a.m.
Start your job search today at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, using DC Public Library computers.  Each computer training class for job seekers will focus on the very basics to help get you started. All training sessions will be led by one (1) trainer paired with up to four (4) adult students. Classes meet the first Monday of every month from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., with special sessions announced periodically.* Space is limited, please phone ahead or visit the branch to reserve your seat at one or more training sessions.