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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

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.
Kindle

Digital Download Clinic

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us on Tuesday afternoons and discover the wealth of online content from the DC Public Library. Topics will range from downloadable books to digital historic photographs. Staff will also provide basic, general assistance with tablets, smart phones, and other devices.
Lost in the Stars: Photo by Karli Cadel, The Glimmerglass Festival

Lost in the Stars: an Evening with the Washington National Opera

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Washington National Opera, DC Public Library presents a discussion of the upcoming Kennedy Center program, Lost in the Stars.
Christian Addison

The History of the Addison Family

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
Join us as Christian Addison discusses the history and legacy of his family. Christian is a seventh generation Washingtonian who descended from the Addison family of the Addison plantation in Washington, DC. It's the oldest plantation in the city and the Black Addison branch is the oldest family of record in the city. They helped found the first churches East of the Anacostia River including Allen Chapel and St. John’s C.M.E.

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, Feb. 10, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
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.
chrisjenkins

Is It a Challenge Today to Discuss Race in America, Publicly?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
On May 21, 2014, in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) observed that opposition to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act might be due to the the President being " . . . the wrong color."  
Guitar Image

DC Music Salon - 'In Search of Blind Joe Death: John Fahey'

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
A father of American guitar, “Fahey is considered by many to be a foundational figure in American folk music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz.” We’ll screen the feature length documentary and discuss Fahey’s local life and legacy.

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

These first-class commemorative postage stamps were issued in 1995 by the U.S. Postal Service.

Frederick Douglass/ Harriet Tubman: Parallel Lives From the Eastern Shore

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to USNEWS.com, discusses how Frederick Douglass worked by day under the sun and Harriet Tubman worked by night under the stars.      

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
Kindle

Digital Download Clinic

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us on Tuesday afternoons and discover the wealth of online content from the DC Public Library. Topics will range from downloadable books to digital historic photographs. Staff will also provide basic, general assistance with tablets, smart phones, and other devices.

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, Feb. 17, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
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.
espresso book machine

EBM Book Publishing

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
This class will introduce you to the Espresso Book Machine and the requirements for printing a manuscript.
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Book Hill Talks: Developing Classroom Communities

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
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. 
Tai Chi Couple

T'ai Chi With Susan Lowell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Join Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art which weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
e-NABLE Flexy Hand

3D Printing in Medicine: What is it All About?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this lecture style class, we’ll discuss the current technological advancements in 3D printing and how they’re being applied to different fields in medicine including prosthetics and bioprinting. At the end of the class, students will have a better understanding about how 3D printing applies to the real world and what lies ahead!

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Houses

Home Buying 101 Workshop

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Registration for this program is full. Register for our March 19 workshop by emailing PetworthLibrary@dc.gov.
Photo of camcorder

Video Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Come learn the basics of shooting video. In this class, you will learn how to gather footage with a complete video project in mind. You will also get hands-on experience shooting with our video cameras. Limited space is available and sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
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.