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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Listening Is an Act of Love

National Day of Listening

Southwest Library

(All day)
Commemorate the National Day of Listening at the Southwest Library.  Bring a friend or family member to the library between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 to record your own story.  Call the Southwest Information Desk at 724-4298 to make a one hour appointment today.
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Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Computer Crash Course

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3 p.m.
An 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, Dec. 1, 2014

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  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!    

Yoga for Adults

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Join us on Mondays for a free yoga class for adults, ages 18 and up, provided by Yoga Activist. Yoga Activist is an organization dedicated to providing free yoga instruction to communities by partnering instructors with social service organizations interested in promoting the benefits of yoga. Mats will be provided. Registration is preferred, but not required. Please call 202-698-6373 for more information.

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

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!

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
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Custody and Child Support

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about custody and child support?  Do you believe that your custody and child support issues are preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, NLSP attorneys will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with custody and child support issues, as it relates to their employment.

ESL English Language Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw 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 pm.  

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga classes led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, but all are welcome.
Espresso Book Machine

Book Formatting Basics Using MS Word

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Come 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Drop-In Job Seekers Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
One-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.

Help Desk

Petworth Library

5 p.m.
Need 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. 

Black History Lecture Series with C.R. Gibbs

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Language Immersion in Urban Public Schools: Exploring the benefits and challenges

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join this panel discussion on language immersion education in the district in the Great Hall of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Speakers include: Mark Jones, President of DC State Board of Education, Marty Abbott, Executive Director at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, as well as administrators and teachers from local bilingual schools and education nonprofits. WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza will moderate.

Genealogy Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
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 past.

English Conversation Group

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
If 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.
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Chess Time

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Drop in for friendly Chess matches Thursday nights at 7 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.  

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

image of Amharic alphabet.

Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Social Media 101 and 102 (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Thinking about marketing your business with social media - or perhaps you are already using social media, but want to take it to the next level? This 3-hour workshop, sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to be a fun, dynamic and informative session full of actionable insights, tips and techniques you can use immediately.Register Now.

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  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!    
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Tagging History

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Come learn about DigDC, DC Public Library's brand new collection of digitized historic photographs. The session will explore highlights of DC history contained in the collection as well as ways that participants can tag the photos themselves with useful information. Those who are interested in learning more about using interactive online photo collections are encouraged to attend.

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

Intro to Book Printing With the Espresso Book Machine

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Come see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and receive information on where to find resources regarding formatting and self-publishing.Please keep in mind that attendance is required to print your book.Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

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!

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

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw 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 pm.  

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga classes led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, but all are welcome.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Drop-In Job Seekers Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
One-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.