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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Book cover for "Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Group Reading of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' by Washington Irving

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
We're reading Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a-l-o-u-d and in round-robin fashion, in celebration of Halloween.  Sparkling cider and pumpkin treats will be served.  Whoa, Ichabod Crane. Beware, Brom Bones. And watch out for the headless horseman!

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Spanish Conversation Circle

Spanish Conversation Circle

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Charlamos? 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.
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Tuskegee Air Women: Reflections

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
In recognition of Veterans Day 2014, are you interested in learning more about the contributions of Tuskegee Air Women? If so, come out for an educational evening that includes meeting in person Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen.

Sunday, Nov. 2, 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, Nov. 3, 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!    

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, Nov. 4, 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

T'ai Chi for Beginners

West End Library

4:30 p.m.
Beginning classes taught by Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about discrimination?  Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, special guests from D.C. Office of Human Rights will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30 - 7:45 p.m.) presentation on how D.C. jobseekers can deal with employment discrimination.

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, Nov. 5, 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. 
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Enabled by Design-athon: DC Edition by United Cerebral Palsy Life Labs

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in the Great Hall for the kick-off of the 2014 DC Enabled by Design-athon brought to you by United Cerebral Palsy Life Labs, including keynote from Adrienne Biddings, Google Policy Counsel for Google, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Join us for a round of networking and a round of exciting lightning talks.
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund: Preserving a Legacy of Service

West End Library

7 p.m.
Talk on ceremonies and programs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, including the Faces Never Forgotten program, on care of the memorial site (The Wall), and on the legacy of service of Vietnam veterans, in observance of Veterans' Day (Nov.11).
Make your home more energy efficient

Energy Efficiency Workshop

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Want to cut your energy bills but not sure how? Come to this workshop to learn tips from Energy Efficiency Outreach Specialist Pamela Nelson!

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, Nov. 6, 2014

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.

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

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Continuing Education Club

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
Do you enjoy learning in a relaxed group environment?   Come to the Continuing Education Club where we’ll support each other through free online professor-led courses, accessible with your DC Public Library card.  

Monday, Nov. 10, 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!    

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

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, Nov. 12, 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.

DC Reads: Ancestry Workshop

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6 p.m.
Attend a database demonstration that explores DC Public Library’s genealogical and historical online resources highlighting the Black Studies and Washingtoniana Collections. Learn how to research house histories, census data, maps, telephone directories and more. With your DC Public Library card, tracing your family history has never been easier. This program is part of the DC Reads series of events. To learn more about DC Reads, please visit dclibrary.org/dcreads.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Oral History in the Digital Age - Collecting Stories with Everyday Technology

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
In honor of Veterans Day, join us for a discussion with public historian Owen Rogers of the Veterans History Project. Mr. Rogers will share aspects of his work gathering oral histories with military veterans, and insights into the tools and technology that we all have at our fingertips for collecting stories and preserving history.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

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Lets Talk Photography!

West End Library

10 a.m.
Meet at the West End Interim Library for a seminar on Photographing Architecture and Architectural Details. After the talk, join the group for a two-hour photo walk and have fun taking photos of the architecture and architectural details. The seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon and the photo walk will be from noon until 2 p.m. Come for one or come for both!

Intro to Book Printing With the Espresso Book Machine

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.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.