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Friday, May 13, 2016

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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

10 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.
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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice English with other adults. Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate ninety-minute sessions for those who already have some conversation skills. This is a free event.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

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One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Microsoft Office 2013 Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
English Conversation Group

Free English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center, in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, and Guy Mason Recreation Center, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library
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E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
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Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class. Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Freegal Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Music with your Library Card

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a FREE service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all .mp3 players and computers.
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and 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 your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.

World Travel for One: Tips for Stress-Free Solo Trips

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
To travel alone is to discover your true self. Most solo voyagers book trips with tour groups, but it is possible to plan your own adventure and see the world without a lot of hassles. Veteran traveler Eleanor Adkins will show you what it takes to go from country to country while feeling in control, having fun, and staying within budget. At “World Travel for One,” you’ll learn Eleanor’s seven steps for stress-free solo trips, benefit from hearing what she’s learned from circling the globe, and take away tips and tools that you can put to use on your next adventure.

Conoce Sus Derechos en el Trabajo | Free Legal Info

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Conoce sus derechos en el trabajo! Aunque este buscando un trabajo o tiene uno, asuntos legales pueden surgir en el lugar de empleo y es importante conocer sus derechos. Esta presentación en Español cubrirá leyes que protegen los trabajadores antes de ser contratados, durante su empleo, y después de concluir su trabajo.
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Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  

ESL English Conversation 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.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

English Conversation Group

Free English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center, in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, and Guy Mason Recreation Center, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
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Faces of War in Western Literature Series

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
The West End Library Friends present a series of discussions led by Professorial Lecturer Ori Z. Soltes of Georgetown University's Department of Theology. This year's 5-part series, Faces of War in Western Literature, will discuss glory, heroism, ugliness and cowardice as recurring themes in accounts of war over the centuries. The works to be discussed are:
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Espresso Book Machine II: Preparing the Book Block

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book block (interior pages) on Microsoft Word for EBM publishing. Register for the class at: bit.ly/mlkfablab.
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T'ai Chi With Susan Lowell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 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.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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Lunch at the Labs: Laser Cut Jewelry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
This is a monthly craft series at The Fab Lab at MLK. Each month features a different staff made craft project, which you complete and take home. Attendees must register online. If no dates are listed, the class is full.  
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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Home Buying 101 Workshop

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Space for this program is limited. Register by emailing PetworthLibrary@dc.gov.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

10 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.
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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice English with other adults. Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate ninety-minute sessions for those who already have some conversation skills. This is a free event.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Online Surveys that Work: Get Feedback from Your Customers (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Online Surveys that Work: Get Feedback from Your Customers is a 1.5 hour seminar, sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., that will show you how the use of online surveys, polls and reviews is an easy way to retrieve customer feedback and what the effective use of the best practices in this area can do for your business or organization.Register Now