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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

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Embroider Letters!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
This introductory class, held in Room A-3, will teach you how to use the running stitch, back stitch, and chain stitch to make your text-based embroidery dreams come true. Create a monogram, a name, an initial, lyrics, or a motto! Bring your own embroidery materials (a hoop, needle, embroidery floss, and muslin fabric). If you don’t have those items, you can borrow a set from the teacher.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 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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Career Happiness Is Not a Myth

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
By one estimate, only 3 in 10 people love their jobs. The best network and most impressive resume will only get you so far if you don’t know what kind of work will make you happy, and why.  This class will get you thinking about practical, action-oriented steps you can take to find your career happiness. You’ll start by trying to determine: What you ARE What you LOVE What you VALUE Dare to dream about being happy at work!

Friday, Feb. 13, 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!  

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 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!

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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Parent/Caregiver Lecture Series

Lamond-Riggs Library

5:30 p.m.
A share-and-tell to keep children engaged in reading. Including these topics: Nov. 18: Help Your Child Become a Reader Dec. 16: Read Aloud Workshop Jan. 20: Destination Library = Fun for All Feb. 17: You and Your Curious Child March 17: Think Green  
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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?

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.  

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

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Cybersecurity 202: Encrypt Your Data

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In Cybersecurity 101: Protect Yourself Online, you learned the basics of keeping your online privacy intact. (If you didn’t, that’s OK. You can still take this class.) What about the files that live on your physical device, and/or in the cloud?
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Customer Service for the Working Professional

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Think about the best customer service you’ve ever had. Take a moment to revel in the magic of that moment. Now, contrast that with the customer service experience you’ve had that needs the most improvement. Your instructor, Kirby, will share tools and techniques he’s used to excel at customer service as a professional. Come to class prepared to learn secrets of the trade and to discover what may be holding you back from being a rockstar in the office (and in life).
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, Feb. 19, 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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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.

Friday, Feb. 20, 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!  

Monday, Feb. 23, 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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Improve Your Google Fu: Become a Better Searcher

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
“Google” is now a commonly accepted verb. But are you using all that the search engine has to offer? In this hands-on class, we’ll explore the breadth of Google’s tools, including Boolean operators, methods of refining results, and advanced searches. Your Google Fu skills will go from yellow belt to black as you learn to deftly find reliable information.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 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

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.  

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Social Media 101 and 102 (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Thinking about marketing your business with social media - or perhaps you are already using social media, but want to take it to the next level? This 3-hour workshop, sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to be a fun, dynamic and informative session full of actionable insights, tips and techniques you can use immediately.Register Now
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Cultivating a Home Yoga Practice

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
When and how do you make time for yourself? Many of us lead busy, over-scheduled lives. Developing a home yoga practice can help you stay grounded and present. Whether you’re new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, this class will give you strategies for cultivating a personal practice. Learn about different breathing (pranayama) and meditation exercises, poses (asanas), and self-care regimens. You will leave with a manageable routine for your home practice, attuned to your schedule and needs.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 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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Save the Data! Personal Digital Archiving

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Digital information, which is stored using series of ones and zeros, is extremely fragile. All of our valued and important digital files — whether these are photographs, text documents, or videos — are at risk of becoming inaccessible within relatively short periods of time. In contrast to paper-based documents, which can be left alone and preserved for very long periods, digital information requires constant attention and intervention to be kept accessible.

Friday, Feb. 27, 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, 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:

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!    

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!