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Saturday, June 18, 2016

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Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
OPEN STORIES: POETRY, MURALS AND MONUMENTS AIMS TO CREATE NEW DIALOGUE WITH PUBLIC SPACES #OpenStoriesDCPL
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Look Great in the Inbox: 7 Don'ts of Email Design Plus Bonus (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you that when it comes to your business or organization emails first impressions matter. This 2.5 hour seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and maximize your emails for a powerful impact!Register Now
Labyrinth

The Labyrinth: Walking as Meditation

Northeast Library

3 p.m.
Come learn how to use the ancient practice of labyrinth walking to clear your mind and reflect on your own life journey. Together we'll learn about the history of the labyrinth as a spiritual practice and how to incorporate it into our daily lives. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using both finger labyrinths and a full sized floor model.
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.     

Monday, June 20, 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.     
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Everybody Yoga

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an all-levels yoga class. Whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, everybody can benefit from an hour of practice. You may borrow a mat or bring your own. No registration required.

"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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Literary Games: Paperbacks

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Join the library for a few rounds of Paperbacks, a game of literary imagination. Easy to pick up and casual in nature, Paperbacks is a game along the lines of Apples to Apples that involves gathering a handful of books and using their back cover synopses to try to guess their first lines.  We'll provide the books -- you provide the creativity! Please register at bit.ly/geopaperbacks
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The Journey Across Swedish Lapland: Kungsleden.

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Please join Evan McCarthy as he describes his experience hiking with DC UL Backpacking in Swedish Lapland. Kungsleden (The King's Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 270 miles long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south. It passes through the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.  This talk is the sixth in the Trips of a Lifetime series.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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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.

Who Gets Grandma's Diamonds? Planning Now for What's Left Behind

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Getting a will in order is important but it’s only one part of the estate planning process. Is there a piece of jewelry, a vase, or a picture that you’d like to be sure a friend or relative receives after you die? Then you should think about getting those wishes on paper and this program is for you. “Who Gets Grandma’s Diamonds?” will give you tips for organizing your cherished possessions, documenting your wishes for passing them along, and letting those you treasure know about your plans. The program will be led by Eleanor Adkins, a 20-year resident of Washington, D.C.
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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.
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Demystify Your Finances: Mapping Your Own Financial Future

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you find managing your personal finances to be difficult, boring, or confusing? Perhaps difficult, boring, and confusing? Does it feel impossible to decipher the multiple account types, products, tax treatments, and investments available? Don’t let the variety of choices become crippling — take action to demystify your finances!
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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.  
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Join Patsy Fletcher and Learn About the Historic Places of Leisure and Recreation In and Around Washington, DC

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
Join Patsy Fletcher, author of  Historically African American leisure destinations around Washington, D.C. for a talk about places of leisure  and recreation for African Americans in and around Washignton, DC.  You will learn where they were, who patronized them, some histroy of each place and to a limited e

Wednesday, June 22, 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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The Secret History of Juneteenth

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is considered the oldest celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas with 2,000 troops. He issued General Order 3, which declared an end to slavery more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.  Many slaves were unaware of the Emancipation degree of January 1, 1863, because of Texas's isolation and the slow movement of news about the Civil War.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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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.
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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.
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Summertime Self-Defense Class

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
Join D'Angelo Kinard of Advanced Sports Performance as he teaches the basics of self-defense during this 90 minute session. Can't make it to this class? Mr. Kinard will also have a session at the Rosedale Neighborhood Library
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Achieve Career Happiness

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Seventy percent of Americans are not engaged at work, according to the latest statistics. Are you one of them?

Friday, June 24, 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.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Petworth Library

Learn Street Photography

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Register for the workshop here. Learn the basics of street photography in this two hour workshop. We will begin in the basement of Petworth Library before moving outside. We will also learn how to upload their photos to Flickr
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Homeownership Rights: Hold on to Your Home!

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:30 p.m.
Homeownership is a valuable asset that can bring many benefits to homeowners and their families. However, many homeowners may be facing challenges that threaten their ability to hold on to their home. Join Amy Gellatly of Neighborhood Legal Services Program to learn about how to take on these challenges. Participants will learn about many issues including what to do about large property tax bills, how to apply for home repair programs, and what to do with inherited property to make sure your home is legally in your name.