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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

6:30 p.m.

Join us for an oral history workshop with Special Collections Librarian and Oral Historian Kelly Navies, who will share tips on interview techniques and research strategies for a family oral history project.

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7:00 p.m.

universal class logo Learn something new today! The Library now offers over 500 free online continuing education classes through UniversalClass™. These self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress. 

A librarian will be demonstrating on how best to use this database and provide you with tips and tricks to make this enriching database even more useful. 

7:00 p.m.

Image of Bernice from "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"Screening and discussion of "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the 1920 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, starring Shelley Duvall and Bud Cort.  Location: St. Mary's Court, a nearby residential living facility for seniors and a library partner, 725 24th Street, NW.  Text of the story is available online at http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/engl494/bernicebobs.pdf.

7:00 p.m.

tedBecome inspired, explore new concepts, learn ways of improving yourself and more through our TED Steaming Online Video Talks and Discussions.  TED is  a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls who engage in sharing  ideas other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Are you curious to know what it means to tweet? Do you wonder how it is possible to get your message across in 140 characters or less? Not sure how to get started on Twitter? This social media class is for you!  Come and learn how to start tweeting!

Register Now

Instructor: R. Foster (see brief description of credentials below)
Computer Lab, Room 311

We'll start from the beginning and discuss:

  • How to get started on Twitter
  • Twittiquette (etiquette for a world where you communication in 140 characters or less)
  • How to use Twitter to broadcast your message
  • How to compose a Tweet
  • What to do once you're up and running on Twitter

At the end of this two-hour workshop you will:

  • Have your own Twitter handle
  • Have created a Twitter profile
  • Know how to follow people and organizations of interest
  • Know how to make your content public or private
  • Understand language that is unique to Twitter
  • Be able to share content by Tweeting
  • Start having fun with Twitter

Course prerequisites:

  • Basic computer navigational skills and Internet knowledge are required
  • An active email address (please know your password)
  • Optional: Please bring your personal photo, background images and/or other photos on a USB flash drive.


PRESENTER:

Romona Foster is a social media trainer and consultant. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Email Marketing, Pinterest, Google +, and Microsoft Office. She has conducted workshops for several organizations including “Discover the Power of Twitter Tweet-A-Thon Style” for Social Media Week 2013, Washington, DC and “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Sales Professionals” for the National Sales Network DC-Baltimore chapter. Romona has also served as a guest panelist for the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2013 “Reach & Sell to the Hispanic Market” and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Inc. Washington DC Chapter’s 2012 Pre-Conference Career Expo: “Using Social Media Networking to Advance Your Career” and “Branding: What Sets You Apart From Other Job Seekers?”. She has been featured on WEAA 88.9 FM’s Briefcase Workshop Radio program and has recorded five radio promos on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s WASH-FM (97.1) for Constant Contact. Romona is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, certified Social Media Marketing Presenter, Email Marketing Trainer, and an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider; and a two-time recipient of the Constant Contact ALL STAR Award (2012 & 2013).

Friday, July 25, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardThe District of Columbia Public Library is home to the Black Studies Center, an extensive print and online collection of materials that focuses on the African-American experience in the United States. To learn more about the library's online resources related to this area of study, we invited you to the Step Into Black Studies Online Resources class.

Meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for librarian-led instruction and hands-on practice with these valuable resources!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Image of Espresso Book MachineCome 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.

11:00 a.m.

Sapna Batheja, MS, RD, LD of UDC's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, will discuss shopping for healthful foods on a budget. Make time afterward to see the library's garden, and help harvest a sample of vegetables to take home!
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12:00 p.m.

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Volunteers from The Bike House collective and Capitol Hill Bikes will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on the second and fourth Saturdays in May, June, and July from noon to 2:30 p.m. (with the exception of Saturday, May 24 -- Memorial Day weekend). The Washington Area Bicyclist Association will also be on hand to provide advice and connect bicyclists with resources.


All ages are welcome!

1:00 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults.

Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.

This program is free and open to the public.

2:00 p.m.

Get started with gardens with Mary Farrah of UDC.

Monday, July 28, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Join us for a free weekly yoga class with yoga instructor Smita Kumar from Yoga District! Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, 202-724-8698 or e-mail teresa.sakon@dc.gov.

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

2:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? 

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones or laptops and cords! You will also need your library card.

Don't have a library card? Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes to sign up!

7:00 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.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚7点到8点之间的任何时间来


7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga classes led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, but all are welcome.

8:00 p.m.

Join us to practice your Spanish!

Mi Casa, Su Casa is a Spanish conversation circle for all levels of Spanish language speakers. Sessions focus on conversational, everyday Spanish you can use in the workplace or when meeting new people. Native and non-native speakers are welcome to attend. 

¡Hasta pronto!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Free nutrition classes with the University of the District of Columbia.

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Perfect Phrases cover imageIf you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice English in a casual setting. No tests, no quizzes, just fun conversation with other English learners!

Free and no registration is required.  Basic English speaking and reading levels preferred.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

12:00 p.m.

library-con logo

Library-Con is a multigenerational programming event that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and TV production to library customers of all ages! Come out and connect with the  community through culturally based activities, forums, and crafts held throughout the library.

Time: 
12 noon - 4 p.m.

Programs:
  • Star War Family Story Times
  • Local Comic Book Author Talks
  •  Movies Based on Anime/Comic Books
  • Crafts
  • Cosplay Contest
  • Trading Card Game Tournaments
  • And Much More

Parking:
There is a limited amount of parking in the Petworth Neighborhood Library parking lot.  Additional parking is available on Iowa Avenue NW.  The Petworth Neighborhood Library is also in walking distance of the Georgia Ave./Petworth Metro station.

Restaurants:
Click here for a list of restaurants near the Petworth Neighborhood Library.

For more information, please contact the Petworth Neighborhood Library at 202-243-1187

Monday, August 4, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Join us for a free weekly yoga class with yoga instructor Smita Kumar from Yoga District! Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, 202-724-8698 or e-mail teresa.sakon@dc.gov.

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

(All day)

Image of Espresso Book MachineCome 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.

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

2:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? 

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones or laptops and cords! You will also need your library card.

Don't have a library card? Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes to sign up!