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Sunday, September 21, 2014

3:00 p.m.

Knitting GroupJoin us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.











3:00 p.m.
Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge

Come relax to the sounds of Smooth Jazz in the
Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge
at the Bellevue Neighborhood Library.
The Lounge opens in the Main Meeting Room on Sunday May 4 from 3 to 5 p.m.
(every other Sunday following).
 
                Sunday Smooth Jazz and Scrabble Lounge             
3:00 p.m.

image of a computerThese are workshops designed to teach the basic skills of computer use. Classes are designed for people who have limited or no computer skills.  Over the course of the sessions, participants will gain comfort with computers, gain experience using the keyboard and mouse, and develop the ability to easily find, store, and produce documents such as Word documents.  Participants will develop the skills needed to accomplish tasks such as filling out online job applications and other online forms, sending emails, and finding information online.  

Sessions will cover:  August 24 - Typing Basics; September 7 - Using the Internet; September 21 - Setting up Email.  For more information, call (202) 541-6100.  
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

(All day)

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UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition

UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, express and create. The Great Hall will transform into a gallery, showcasing works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. In addition to the Great Hall, the exhibition space will include the large entryway windows and parts of the second floor. The art will be unveiled at UNCENSORED: The Preview Party on Friday, September 19, and remain on display until October 15.

The artwork on display will constitute paintings, installations, performance art and video projections. Participating artists include: 

Kelly Towles
Larry W. Cook
Carolina Mayorga
Halsey Berryman
Mariah Anne Johnson
Brian Davis
E. Jane
Chukwumaa
Adrienne Gaither
Janelle Ortiz
Jessica Cebra
Megan McNitt
Kathryn Coté



9:30 a.m.

Come in and take photos of yourself with a Banned Book of your choice! The photo booth will be available all week and staff will be on hand with our iPad to take photos. You can also take selfies with your phone - just make sure you tag our Twitter handle: @dcpl or Facebook at DC Public Library. For all ages.

book behind prison bars


10:00 a.m.

English Conversation Classes resume after a brief Summer hiatus.  Experienced and qualified volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center (Formerly Language ETC) will facilitate these popular classes offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  There will be a two-week break and classes will resume on September 8 and will conclude on December 10, 2014.

For more information please contact the Washington English Center at 202-387-2222

11:00 a.m.

Employment Application GraphicNeed help with your job search?

Stop by for personalized help with:

  • Creating an email account
  • Preparing a resume
  • Filling out online job applications

Mondays until 12 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

Stop by the Deanwood Library for a fun and informative afternoon of health and wellness information, featuring vendors from agencies dedicated to your health and well-being. Let's embrace healthier lifestyles together! We deserve it. Please reserve this date for further information.

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12:30 p.m.

Join us for a free weekly yoga class with yoga instructor Smita Kumar from Yoga District! Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, 202-724-8698 or e-mail teresa.sakon@dc.gov.

2:00 p.m.
Feature Film:  Guilty by Suspicion (1991).  PG-13.  105 mins.  A sobering account of one movie executive's woes in dealing with the political fallout from the McCarthy Era Hollywood blacklist.  Starring Robert De Niro and Annette Bening.  Directed by Irwin Winkler.  Author, Karl Williams.

 
3:00 p.m.

Tech Monday is a computer class offered at Northwest One library. Come and learn basic computer skills!

3:30 p.m.

WaPo officesJoin a librarian for an in-depth look at DCPL's Local Newspapers Online Research databases.  You can find current and archival items from the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post, and many other local publications, both in-print and defunct.

5:00 p.m.

Banned Books DisplayFeel like being naughty? Secretly craving some danger? Want to get caught in the act? Of reading, that is! The Northeast Neighborhood Library encourages you to come see what all the fuss is about concerning banned books.  Adults, teens, and children are invited to try their hand at blackout poetry, get their mugshot taken, enter a raffle, and much more! 

The event will run from 5 - 7 p.m. or until supplies run out. Raffle winners will be announced at the end of the event. 

The Banned Books Bash will take place on the lower level.

Please RSVP to this event by contacting Arielle Burgdorf and note that although we are asking for RSVPs they are not required; we will use the RSVPs to gauge the number of people to cater for.

Please call 202.698.0183 or email Whitney Jerome with any questions or concerns.

5:00 p.m.

E reader and tablets  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!
 
 
 
 

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.

6:00 p.m.
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Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 
6:00 p.m.

Image of "To kill a mockingbird" DVD coverIn honor of the 2014 Banned Books Week celebration, The Adaptive Services Department will present an audio described screening of To Kill a Mockingbird.

This movie, which won three Oscars, is based on Harper Lee's novel. It provides insight into the racial tensions in an Alabama town circa 1930; with emphasis on Atticus Finch, a Lawyer in a racially divided town who agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman.
                    
The movie screening is open to the general public and will feature audio description. Limited seating in Adaptive Services is available.  

This item is available on DVD in the DC Public Library collection and as Descriptive Video (DVS 00527) from the DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped collection.

For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov

6:30 p.m.

Photoshop logoIn Photoshop 201, we will explore image adjustment options, layers and layer masks, and color correcting options utilizing Photoshop CS6.

6:30 p.m.

Glide by Bill GourgeyJoin us on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Author Talk event featuring local Sci-Fi author, Bill Gourgey.

Gourgey incorporates his professional knowledge of science and technology in this fantastic trilogy, an IndieFab Finalist in Forward's Book of the Year Awards, and winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards and Beverly Hills Awards. 

Check out his book trailer for Glide here and join us for a discussion of technology, science, and the writing process.

Copies of Glide and Nu-Logic will be available for sale and Bill will be autographing copies following the discussion.

Fore more information, please contact the librarian at (202) 698-6373.

6:30 p.m.

Join us for three days of films in our Banned Books Film Series. Every film is inspired by a banned book and starts at 6:30.

Sept. 22
James book cover
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach (PG)
Sept. 23
Push book cover
 
Sapphire's Push (R)
Sept. 25 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (R)


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.

Looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being? Join Karin Silverman as she discusses the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. She will explore how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development. Silverman, who has been meditating for over 40 years, will offer the audience a chance to practice a simple meditation technique.


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7:00 p.m.

Destiny of the RepublicJoin us in the Medium Conference Room as the History/Biography Book Club discusses Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard.

7:30 p.m.

Enjoy free t'ai chi classes taught by Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details and registration.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

(All day)

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner-level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.

No experience is required. The class is free.

You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

(All day)

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UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition

UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, express and create. The Great Hall will transform into a gallery, showcasing works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. In addition to the Great Hall, the exhibition space will include the large entryway windows and parts of the second floor. The art will be unveiled at UNCENSORED: The Preview Party on Friday, September 19, and remain on display until October 15.

The artwork on display will constitute paintings, installations, performance art and video projections. Participating artists include: 

Kelly Towles
Larry W. Cook
Carolina Mayorga
Halsey Berryman
Mariah Anne Johnson
Brian Davis
E. Jane
Chukwumaa
Adrienne Gaither
Janelle Ortiz
Jessica Cebra
Megan McNitt
Kathryn Coté



9:30 a.m.

Come in and take photos of yourself with a Banned Book of your choice! The photo booth will be available all week and staff will be on hand with our iPad to take photos. You can also take selfies with your phone - just make sure you tag our Twitter handle: @dcpl or Facebook at DC Public Library. For all ages.

book behind prison bars


10:00 a.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library.  Session begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon.  September sessions include Email Basics (Sept. 9), Introduction to Microsoft Word (Sept. 16), Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Sept. 23) and Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (Sept. 30).  Please note that class will not be held on Sept. 2.
Microsoft Word for Dummies by Dan Gookin

10:30 a.m.

basic computersThis hands-on adult computer class is designed to let you enter the personal computer world on the ground floor.
Learn how to borrow and download resources from DC Public Library and how to use Video Access Database.

The class was created for people who feel they need to learn the basics of computers including parts, terminology, Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, mouse skills (including right-click and left-click) and using the laptop mouse pad.
Learn how to borrow and download e-resources from DC Public Library and how to use Video Access Database.


Space is limited, so please call 202-541-6226 during library hours to register.

12:00 p.m.

Lotus
Bring a mat and join Heather Ferris, yoga teacher/therapist & Shaw resident, for traditional yoga classes. Many aspects will be covered:

• Asana
• Meditation
• Breathing
• Omkar chanting and much more