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Monday, April 28, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

7:00 p.m.

tabletDo you have a new tablet?
Have you been wondering about downloading ebooks?

Come to Palisade Library with your device, your library card and your questions.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Free nutrition classes with the University of the District of Columbia.

6:00 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.

To register, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

7:00 p.m.

Come brush up on basic GED math skills including calculator use; fractions, decimals, percents, & ratios; word problems; and basic geometry & algebra.  

For more information please email megan.janicki@dc.gov. 

7:00 p.m.

Image of poet for poetry monthBring a favorite poem or an original one to read aloud and share with others, in celebration of April as National Poetry Month and in partnership with St. Mary's Court, a nearby residential living facility for seniors.

Friday, May 2, 2014

10:00 a.m.

E-books at DC Public LibraryDo you own a Kindle, Nook or iPad? Did you know that you can download thousands of titles free of charge with your DC Public Library card?

If you are interested in learning how to download titles, come to the library for a drop-in clinic where you can explore the digital catalog, overflowing with fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks and videos, and get hands-on help with downloading content to your computer or e-reader. Discover the library is so much more than books, with downloadable movies, music, and more available at your fingertips. All you need is your library card and an internet connection!

Can't stay? Instructional sheets will be provided for you to take home.

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardWhether you're just starting out with library research or you've been doing it for years, DCPL is here to help you fine tune your skills using our wide range of General Reference Online Resources. Meet us in room 311 (third floor computer lab) for hands-on practice and instruction!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and must be a DC Public Library cardholder. Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

2:00 p.m.

Learn to mine the library's electronic databases in one of Cleveland Park's most popular subject areas.

Quickly find information on a particular individual or troll the lists of possibilities to find intriguing subjects for further reading.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Zinio Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device. And with Zinio apps for Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, Nook and Windows products, you can take your digital issue on the run!

With titles available in English and Spanish, you won't find DC Public Library's Zinio collection wanting. With a Zinio account, you won't have to worry about stacks of print magazines around your home, because it saves your digital check-outs, and with new issues being available each month as well as back issues on some titles, you won't have to sacrifice your lust for reading due to lack of physical space. Zinio for Libraries

All you need to begin is your library card number, simply register for a Zinio account, and browse DC Public Library's Zinio collection to get started. Visit DC Public Library's homepage or read our Librarian-created LibGuide on getting started with Zinio. Step-by-step instructions for accessing and using Zinio are available here or if you desire visual instruction, stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library for hands-on help.

Monday, May 5, 2014

5:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader?

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the Lower Level.

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets or laptops and cords and your library card.

6:00 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.

To register, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.

6:00 p.m.

The Language of Life with Bill Moyers

In celebration of National Poetry Month, you are cordially invited to attend a screening of The Language of Life, a video series about modern verse featuring contemporary poets in conversation with journalist Bill Moyers. 


The journey begins on the evening of April 21 with exploration of the works of Sekou Sundiata, Naomi Shahib Nye, Coleman Barks, and Sandra McPherson.

The April 28 segment features the work of Carolyn Forche, Gary Snyder, Marilyn Chin, and Robert Bly.

The final installment, shown on May 5, includes interviews with Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernandez Cruz and Lucille Clifton. 

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

7:00 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 any time after 7 p.m. 

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. El grupo es abierto, y pueden venir a cualquier hora después de las 7.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚七点以后任何时间来。


7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga classes led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, but all are welcome.

7:00 p.m.

In honor of "Be Kind to Animals Week," West End Library will be co-hosting an event with local non-profit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

The founder of the organization, Kristen Kloster, will give a presentation on the importance of adopting that will be sure to make any animal lover's heart melt. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

6:00 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.

To register, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

7:00 p.m.

Come brush up on basic GED math skills including calculator use; fractions, decimals, percents, & ratios; word problems; and basic geometry & algebra.  

For more information please email megan.janicki@dc.gov. 

7:00 p.m.

David Newcomb, a long-time meditator, will lead this helpful and stimulating workshop for old and new meditators, demonstrating the most natural and effective techniques of meditation, and giving many useful directions for deepening and stabilizing our meditation practices to gain more inner bliss and peace.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Washington Post LogoCome learn about DC Public Library's online database of historical newspapers, which include archives of The Washington Post, the New York Times, and a variety of other titles.

Some focus will be given to our collection of African American titles, and to obituaries. 

7:00 p.m.

Perfect Phrases for ESL coverIf you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice English in a casual setting. No tests, no quizzes, just fun conversation with other English learners!

Free and no registration is required.  Basic English speaking and reading levels preferred.

7:00 p.m.

Head shot of professional organizer Rachel Strisik RosenthalTalk by Rachel Strisik Rosenthal, owner of professional organizing firm Rachel and Company, including the neatest tricks of the trade.

7:00 p.m.

Stop HIVIf Washington, DC were a nation of Africa, it would rank 23rd out of 54 countries in terms of percentage of people with HIV. Of all adults between the ages of 15 and 64 in the District, 3 percent have HIV. This is higher than 5 countries receiving funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As the seat of the government of the largest donor nation when it comes to HIV, this city should be a model for how to end the pandemic. Instead, ours remains one of the world’s hardest hit communities.
 
With all the testing and treatment options, and all the ways we can now communicate with each other, we can change this. We can become a model for the country and the world. 

What’s the missing piece? 
 
You. 
 
Join us for an evening of learning more about how 20 minutes can change the course of HIV here in the nation’s capital and in the world. 
 
The end of the HIV/AIDS pandemic is truly within our sights, but we won’t get there without you. 
 
Brad OgilvieBrad Ogilvie, MS, LMFT, is a part-time counselor in Washington, D.C. as well as Program Coordinator for William Penn House, a Quaker program center on Capitol Hill. He founded The Mosaic Initiative in 2005 as an organization focused on stopping the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As a result of seeing people turned away from HIV-testing because they were not “high-risk,” he became involved in advocating for more options. He also takes the “people need counseling” concern to heart, and the reason he encourages mental health professionals to integrate testing into their practice. Previously, he has run an AIDS housing program and education center in IL, worked in holistic HIV clinic in the mid-1990s, and traveled to rural Kenya to be a part of community engagement on HIV (including building a community center there). He has also been living with HIV for 28 years.

7:00 p.m.

In recognition of Mental Health Month, join us for a special Online Resource Drop-In Clinic focusing on mental wellness.

Discover DC Public Library's free authoritative texts online in our many databases, from Medline Plus to PubMed. Handouts will be provided on navigating DC Public Library's online resources and catalog.

For more information, please call 202-698-6373.

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