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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Digital Drop-In

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
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!

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.

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays

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.  
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, April 30, 2015

English Conversation Circle.

English Conversation Circle

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Improve your English-speaking skills by talking with other English learners! Participants from all nationalities and all levels of English proficiency will read a variety of news articles and chat with others in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Drop in, meet new people, and practice your English. For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-727-4752 or my.nguyen@dc.gov.

Friday, May 1, 2015

chess instruction for seniors adults

Chess for Senior Adults

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Come and enjoy this “brain game” with other seniors. Learn basic instruction strategies for playing chess.   Ages 50 and older.
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Art of Spring Film Series: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Legend. Icon. Artist.  A look at the all-too-brief life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Directed by Tamra Davis. 52 minutes.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Washington Area Bicycle Association

Family Biking Workshop with WABA

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join Kidical Mass organizers and WABA for an interactive workshop on biking with children. We'll go over the ins and outs of family-friendly bikes and equipment, packing, preparation, and riding confidently and comfortably with children. 
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Reupholstery 101

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basics of DIY reupholstery from local artist and fiber expert Claire Harper. During the day, Claire creates in-store and window displays for home and clothing shops; in the evening, she creates art and reupholsters furniture. This workshop will review and demonstrate some basic steps of reupholstering from stripping and fabric choice to sewing and stuffing. By the end of the workshop you’ll feel prepared to tackle your own project at home!  
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Math for Spanish-speaking workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. y la Biblioteca Pública de Mt. Pleasant estarán ofreciendo una serie de clases diseñadas para asistir los trabajadores de construcción y otros obreros que hablan español mejorar su matemática, especialmente el tipo de matemática que necesitarán en sus empleos, como por ejemplo calcular y medir. Las clases serán del día 2 al 24 de mayo todos los jueves de las 6:30-9 p.m., y todos los sábados y domingos de las 2-5 p.m. Todas las clases serán en el salón de conferencias 1 en la planta baja de la biblioteca.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

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Matemática para Trabajadores / Math for Spanish-speaking workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. y la Biblioteca Pública de Mt. Pleasant estarán ofreciendo una serie de clases diseñadas para asistir los trabajadores de construcción y otros obreros que hablan español mejorar su matemática, especialmente el tipo de matemática que necesitarán en sus empleos, como por ejemplo calcular y medir. Las clases serán del día 2 al 24 de mayo todos los jueves de las 6:30-9 p.m., y todos los sábados y domingos de las 2-5 p.m. Todas las clases serán en el salón de conferencias 1 en la planta baja de la biblioteca.
Sing, Talk, & Read DC

Early Literacy Workshop: Sing, Talk, and Read

Northwest One Library

2:30 p.m.
Come learn the skills your children need to be ready to learn to read. This will be an interactive presentation. Your children are welcome: Every child will receive a free book.   The program is for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Social Media Training & Consulting

Mini-Social Media Boot Camp (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This “Mini-Social Media Boot Camp”  will focus on helping you learn what social media is and how to use it effectively in your business. It will give you everything you need to get started in the emerging world of social networking. The goal of this mini-social media boot camp is to take you beyond the “what is it” phase and have you putting social media to work for you. (3 hours)Register Now

Tuesday, May 5, 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  

Digital Drop-In

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
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!
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Consulte Con Un Abogado

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
¿Necesita ayuda para entender un contrato de arrendamiento o documento legal? ¿Tiene alguna pregunta acerca de cómo obtener manutención o custodia? Los abogados que hablan español de Program Neighborhood Legal Services estarán en la Biblioteca durante el bebé / niño Hora de Cuentos y español Hora de Cuentos para responder a sus preguntas sobre el derecho de familia y derecho de la vivienda en DC. Program Neighborhood Legal Services proporciona ayuda gratuita y legal de los residentes de bajos ingresos del Distrito de Columbia y tenemos especialistas bilingües para ayudarle.

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays
Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about your rights in the workplace?  Do you believe that your rights are being violated on the job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Andrew Haas from the D.C. Employment Justice Center, will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on your legal rights in the workplace, how to protect them and how to detect if your rights are being violated.  For more information, please contact Daniel Choi at 202-269-5111.

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.  
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.
Do you speak English?

English Conversation Circle

West End Library

7 p.m.
Do you want to improve your English? Come to West End Interim Library to practice your speaking and listening skills. All levels of English are welcome in this informal, relaxed, small group setting.    
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Urban Gardening 101

Petworth Library

7:30 p.m.
Josh Singer, Community Garden Specialist at the Department of Parks and Recreation, will be leading a class on Urban Gardening. This class is for beginning gardeners.  We will meet in the large meeting room on the lower level for about an hour. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor. Find tips on all of the above and start your job search at www.dclibrary.org/jobseekers.
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The Color of Courage: A Conversation with Author Julian Kulski with Polish Defense Attaché Brigadier General Jaroslaw Strozyk & Book Signing

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
"If there is going to be a war, I do not want to miss it." So writes Julian Kulski a few days before World War II begins, in this remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16. As the war unfolds through his eyes, we are privileged to meet an inspirational soul of indomitable will, courage and compassion.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

English Conversation Circle.

English Conversation Circle

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Improve your English-speaking skills by talking with other English learners! Participants from all nationalities and all levels of English proficiency will read a variety of news articles and chat with others in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Drop in, meet new people, and practice your English. For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-727-4752 or my.nguyen@dc.gov.
Logo of organization Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC

Matemática para Trabajadores / Math for Spanish-speaking workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. y la Biblioteca Pública de Mt. Pleasant estarán ofreciendo una serie de clases diseñadas para asistir los trabajadores de construcción y otros obreros que hablan español mejorar su matemática, especialmente el tipo de matemática que necesitarán en sus empleos, como por ejemplo calcular y medir. Las clases serán del día 2 al 24 de mayo todos los jueves de las 6:30-9 p.m., y todos los sábados y domingos de las 2-5 p.m. Todas las clases serán en el salón de conferencias 1 en la planta baja de la biblioteca.

Friday, May 8, 2015

chess instruction for seniors adults

Chess for Senior Adults

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Come and enjoy this “brain game” with other seniors. Learn basic instruction strategies for playing chess.   Ages 50 and older.
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Database Drop-In

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
DC Public Library has a huge collection of databases. You can: learn a new hobby check your favorite stocks and investments study for a certification exam research your family tree and much more!  Click here for the full list.
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Art of Spring Film Series: Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2011)

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
When art and cinema collide, the results can be rather interesting. Narrated by Martin Scorsese. Directed by Arne Glimcher. 62 minutes.