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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

woman with tablet

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.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Brain Games

Brain Games and a History of Puzzles

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Brain Games and a History of Puzzles: A two-hour class examining the most popular types of puzzles and why they fascinate us and remain timeless classics. Participants will learn some of the mathematics, logical deduction, and language skills behind these puzzles.
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3D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to make reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.

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, July 6, 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
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DC Eat Smart/Move More Workshop

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
DC EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a nutrition education program in the District of Columbia Department of Health that is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a partnership between the District of Columbia of Health, Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau and the Department of Human Services, Economic Security Administration.  
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DC Eat Smart/Move More Workshop

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
DC EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a nutrition education program in the District of Columbia Department of Health that is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a partnership between the District of Columbia of Health, Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau and the Department of Human Services, Economic Security Administration.  

"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.
Pres. Lincoln at Fort Stevens 1864

Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens – The Story in Photos, Then and Now

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Fort Stevens was the focus of the only Civil War battle in the nation’s capital and the only time a sitting President (Lincoln) has come under direct enemy fire. Loretta Neumann, President of the Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington, will show photos documenting the battle from its genesis in the lower Shenandoah Valley through the Battle of Monocacy near Frederick, MD to Washington, D.C., where the Union Army staved off the invasion of Confederate troops. Registration is requested.  Please call 202-576-7252.
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Book Hill Talks: Alex Finley - Victor in the Rubble

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Former CIA officer, turned blogger and satirist, Alex Finley will be on had to discuss the sights, sounds, and absurdities of the complex relationships connected with the War on Terror.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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DC Eat Smart/Move More Workshop

Capitol View Library

12 p.m.
DC EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a nutrition education program in the District of Columbia Department of Health that is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a partnership between the District of Columbia of Health, Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau and the Department of Human Services, Economic Security Administration.  
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Friday, July 8, 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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DC Eat Smart/Move More Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
DC EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a nutrition education program in the District of Columbia Department of Health that is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a partnership between the District of Columbia of Health, Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau and the Department of Human Services, Economic Security Administration.  

Saturday, July 9, 2016

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The Basics of Social Media (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
The Basics of Social Media is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will present the why, the what, and the how of social media as a marketing strategy to reach your potential and existing prospects, clients and members This 2.5 hour seminar will look at the five most popular social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.Register Now
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 11 - August 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     

Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Facilitator: Author Ingrid Anders. At each meeting we read a celebrated short story aloud and discuss the literary devices within. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. No preparation or commitment is required. We hone our craft through examination of the masters.  Ages 18+
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RACE: Talc and Ash with Holly Bass 360

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Holly Bass of Black Space returns to DC Public Library with RACE: Talc and Ash.  

Monday, July 11, 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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ESL Conversation Circle

West End Library

3 p.m.
Come chat and practice your English with a librarian and others who are interested in improving their language skills.
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     

"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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History of the Military Road School

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join us on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. for an informative presentation on one of the District's first schools for the children of former slaves.
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Snapchat 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Downloaded Snapchat and now you're unsure of what to do next? Join us and learn how to add friends, use filters, and selfie like a pro. Bring your phone with you. Meet us in the Dream Lab!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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DC Eat Smart/Move More Workshop

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
DC EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a nutrition education program in the District of Columbia Department of Health that is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). EAT SMART/MOVE MORE is a partnership between the District of Columbia of Health, Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau and the Department of Human Services, Economic Security Administration.  
woman with tablet

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.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
History of Games

The History of Games

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:30 p.m.
The History of Games: Examine the scope and history of human civilization through this two hour class on historical board games. Did you know that backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world and has been played for over 4,000 years? Do you know where chess originated and the strange path it took through peaceful trade routes and contentious wars to become the world’s most played game? This class will teach you all of that and more!