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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

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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!  

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Prepare for the SAT

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
Learn the test layout and strategies to help get the highest score possible on the SAT. This program will be led by a representative from Odyssey Tutors. The presentation will last about 60 minutes with time for questions. We will meet in the large meeting room on the lower level. 
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The Art of Desire and Co-Creation

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
As Canadian motivational speaker Danielle LaPorte says, “Desire is the engine of creation.” The power of wanting is some serious mojo. When we step into our desires, really knowing what we want, big things can open up. And not just that kind of desire. Because desire is bigger than just romance. This class is an invitation to identify your desires and to hear other people’s. We’ll explore desire and co-creation through:
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Basic Math Skills for Workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.
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Writing for Artists: A Participatory Workshop

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
In this 90-minute hands-on workshop, attendees will consider various types of writing by artists, including press releases, artist statements, web text, and grant applications. Participants are invited to bring examples of their writing to workshop by the group, and will have the opportunity to draft and workshop new text. Participants can expect to leave with a clearer understanding of how to pursue their writing projects more effectively. This FREE workshop is presented through a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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Matemática para Trabajadores / Basic Math Skills for Workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

1:30 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.

Monday, March 2, 2015

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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Mysteries of the 1040 Form and Other Tax Basics

West End Library

7 p.m.
Taught by two certified tax volunteers, this interactive class will cover the history of U.S. tax policy and go through a step-by-step tutorial on how to complete the forms for free (for those with income less than $60,000 a year). Then, get ready for a tax game in which YOU are the contestant — don’t worry, you’ll be armed with all of the information you’ll need to win. You’ll learn about the many tax credits/deductions you may be eligible to receive, and about how the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) might affect your returns.

Tuesday, March 3, 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!
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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
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Basic Math Skills for Workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.
Chess Time

Chess Time

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
*NEW time! Drop in for friendly Chess matches Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.

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 p.m.  

Wednesday, March 4, 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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Sometimes Strange Meeting: Music in Western Literature

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
The West End Library Friends presents a reading and discussion series for Winter/Spring 2015. Discussions are led by Ori Z. Soltes, Professorial Lecturer, Department of Theology, Georgetown University. The Tempest by William Shakespeare Jan. 28, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

eReader

Digital Download Clinic at Hill Center

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us on Thursdays at Hill Center for a series of sessions to discover the wealth of online content from the DC Public Library. Topics will range from downloadable books to digital historic photographs. Library staff will also provide basic assistance and instruction in use of ereaders and tablets.
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Basic Math Skills for Workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.
The Power of Community

Focus on Cuba: Documentary Screenings

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for two screenings of award-winning documentaries focusing on the resilient people and natural wonder of Cuba.   On Thursday, Feb. 26, we will be screening The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, oil and food imports in Cuba dropped by more than half. This documentary details the hardships and showcases the creativity the Cuban people displayed as they struggled to overcome this exceptionally difficult period in their history.

Small Business Development Workshop

Petworth Library

7 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.
Women's History Month

Women in the Workplace

Lamond-Riggs Library

7:30 p.m.
Join Femex for an interactive session covering communication, interpersonal-interactions, diversity, career advancement and more. Participants will be guided through a series of activites, share their own experiences and discuss what it means to have a safe and inclusive work environment.  What is Femex?

Friday, March 6, 2015

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, March 7, 2015

Spanish Conversation Circle

Spanish Conversation Circle

Southeast Library

11:30 a.m.
Do you know Spanish but hardly have the opportunity to speak it?  Do you want to maintain your command of the language and even expand it? We have a group for that. Introducing our new Spanish Conversation Circle where participants practice speaking an advanced to fluent level of Spanish, and snack.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

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, March 9, 2015

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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Who’s That Dead White Guy on a Horse?

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
D.C. is brimming with marble and bronze likenesses. You can hardly turn a corner without being met by the solemn face of a statue. As the nation’s capital, our public spaces hold the special honor (and at times, burden) of commemorating historical figures. But have you ever wondered what made these individuals noteworthy and why someone thought they were significant? When was their significance decided upon, and who made the decision to honor them? And finally, what rights do D.C. residents have in terms of statue selection and placement?
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When Fandom Wears a Cap and Gown: Academic Perspectives on Harry Potter

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Fans of Harry Potter have created everything from handicrafts and artwork to websites and conventions. What happens, though, when those fans have advanced and apply the questions of their academic disciplines to the story of the boy who lived?

Tuesday, March 10, 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