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Sunday, April 19, 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.
Green Cleaning

Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Workshop

Northeast Library

3 p.m.
Learn how to ditch the chemical cleaners in your home and start using less toxic, homemade products. Homemade green cleaning supplies not only help the environment but save you money as well. esides learning all the benefits of using environmentally sound cleaning practices, participants will also have an opportunity to make their own disinfectant and other cleaning products to take home with them.  

Monday, April 20, 2015

JonathanatMarket

D.C. Cooks!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come join us for a cooking workshop with Jonathan Bardzik.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Head shot of American poet Robert Frost

A Tribute to America's Most-Loved Poet

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Reading and discussion of selected poems by American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963), an alternate presentation of the West End Fiction Book Club and in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.

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
DPLA

What is the Digital Public Library of America and What Can It Do For Me?

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
The Digital Public Library of America brings together digital collections of libraries, museums, archives, universities, and historical societies from all across the United States and makes it easy to search their combined collections in one place: dp.la. This free library of historic papers, photos, interviews and more is a valuable tool for researching family history or personal interests. In this workshop we’ll cover search methods and how to save items you discover in your research.

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.  
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.    
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.
Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To — In Honor of and with Advice from Henry Mitchell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.

Self-Publishing 202

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Come receive instruction about how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine using MS Word during this two-part class.  202 covers section breaks, table of contents, headers/footers, page numbering, and saving your work.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

language learning

Meet, Learn, Know: Language Learning

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."  -‒ Nelson Mandela Communication in another language lets people from different places find commonalities. DC Public Library has wonderful resources for people who want to explore the world by speaking new languages.  
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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.
T'ai Chi Classes with Susan Lowell

T'ai Chi With Susan Lowell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:15 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, April 23, 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, April 24, 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.

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.

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. 
reupholstery

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!  

Sunday, May 3, 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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Image of "Hola" in Text Bubble

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!