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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chess Time

Chess Time

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
*NEW time! Drop in for friendly Chess matches Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.

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 p.m.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Clara Barton: An American Life

Palisades Library

1 p.m.
How did a shy girl, born on a New Englad farm in 1821 break through social barriers, and become the Founder of the American Red Cross? Join us for an illustrated talk about the life of Clara Barton, highlighting her many years of public service, her work on the battlefields of the Civil War, and her leadership of an organization that still helps people today.
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor. Find tips on all of the above and start your job search at www.dclibrary.org/jobseekers.
internet safety

Meet, Learn, Know: Internet Safety

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
In the digital age, knowing how to surf the web safely is a necessary skill. This class will teach students the basics of internet safety. Learn how to protect your computer, how to protect your personal information, how to back up important data, and how to spot a suspicious email.  
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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

CANCELED: Clara Barton: An American Life

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Due to an emergency closure at Georgetown Library, this event is canceled. How did a shy girl, born on a New Englad farm in 1821 break through social barriers, and become the Founder of the American Red Cross?
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, March 19, 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.
Typewriter

Screenwriting 101

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Want to make a million in Hollywood? Come learn the basics of screenwriting for TV and film at Screenwriting 101. This informative workshop will be lead by Evan Balkan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Intro to Self-Publishing & Book Printing

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.
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Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?

Build Your Marketing Toolkit (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Are you seeking the right strategies to make your marketing efforts as effective as possible? This 2.5 hour workshop, co-sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to uncover important and core marketing concepts and show how a little marketing knowledge can go a long way. Register Now

Sunday, March 22, 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.

Monday, March 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!    

Tuesday, March 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
Chess Time

Chess Time

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
*NEW time! Drop in for friendly Chess matches Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.
Washington Lawyers' Committee logo

Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Deanwood Library

6:30 p.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?
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.    

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 p.m.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor. Find tips on all of the above and start your job search at www.dclibrary.org/jobseekers.
consumer and do it yourself

Meet, Learn, Know: Consumer and Do-it-Yourself

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
DC Public Library’s Consumer and Do-it-Yourself databases put the power of information in your hands. These resources provide data and reviews that can help you make informed decisions for your home, health, and finances. Get free legal forms, investment information, and contacts for businesses around the country.
Seedling

Spring Seed Starting Workshop

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Start your garden planning right by learning about the best ways to get seeds started. In this workshop, library staff will demonstrate a few techniques and simple tools you can use to make the most of early planting. This will be a fun, interactive session. All experience levels are welcome.
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Between the Bullet and the Hospital

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Clara Barton pushed to gain full access to the world she lived in, and found her true calling on the battlefields caring for wounded Civil War soldiers.
Dorothy I. Height

Feminism

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

7 p.m.
Join FemEx for a crash course on the history of feminism and the women's movements in the U.S.
Government Printing Office

Government Publishing Office: Keeping America Informed

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed. The presentation will include a demonstration of GPO's discovery and access tools that aid the public in finding the government information they need.  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Jobseeker Legal Clinic: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee? Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?
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.