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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

jobseekers

Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic and Computer Basics

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Let us assist you with the job seeking resources that can help you in your job search. Join us every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., as the Woodridge Library provides computer access and help with: creating email accounts refining your resume completing job applications online understanding the importance of using social media sites finding and using free online continuing education classes providing networking opportunities with other jobseekers.

Yoga with Heather Ferris

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

12 p.m.
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

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!
Head shot of American poet Robert Frost

A Tribute to America's Most-Loved Poet

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Reading and discussion of selected poems by American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963), an alternate presentation of the West End Fiction Book Club and in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.

Computer Basics

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Computer Basics Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1:30 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Seats are filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: O. FontemVenue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Get support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search: Create an email account Start a resume or cover letter Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.

Mail Merge in MS Word

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:45 p.m.
Learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan 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 Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels Create address lists as data sources for the mail merge process

DC Job Seekers Clinic

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library will meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.  The clinic provides hands-on support to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources. During the clinic, we can help you get started with basic job search tasks:

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

Computer Basics

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  
DPLA

What is the Digital Public Library of America and What Can It Do For Me?

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
The Digital Public Library of America brings together digital collections of libraries, museums, archives, universities, and historical societies from all across the United States and makes it easy to search their combined collections in one place: dp.la. This free library of historic papers, photos, interviews and more is a valuable tool for researching family history or personal interests. In this workshop we’ll cover search methods and how to save items you discover in your research.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.

Computer Basics

Petworth Library

5 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.   Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.   FREE and open to the public.  No need to register.  Instructor: Cheryl Lewis. Room A-3 (“A” Level)  
Unbroken DVD Cover.

Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.
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Keep it Live with Exercise: Fitness Workshops with Deborah Atkins

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Let Southwest Library help you keep your New Year's resolutions! Certified fitness instructor Deborah Atkins will hold a multi-week workshop series on keeping physically fit at all ages. Over several months, she will teach people how to design a low-cost fitness program designed to address total body conditioning, covering aerobics, strength, and flexibility. Week 1 (Jan. 13) Designing Your Own Fitness Program Week 2 (Jan. 20) Fitness for Seniors and Older Adults Over 50 Week 3 (Feb. 17) Fitness and Nutrition Week 4 (Feb. 24)
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Metamorphosis Series: 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde'

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on April 21 at 6 p.m.  We will be discussing The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Jonathan Loesberg, professor of literature at American University. 
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Capitol Hill Reads: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our April title is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. 
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Yoga Classes at the Library

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for free yoga classes every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The classes are geared towards beginners and all are welcome regardless of experience.  Classes are lead by qualified instructors and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.
genealogy

Genealogy Database Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Not sure on how to trace your family’s roots? Learn how to access Heritage Quest along with the Historic Washington Post and Baltimore Afro to research your family’s history. Come out and discover these tips and more. Basic computer knowledge, skills, and aptitude of the internet are required for this workshop.  
Smartphone

Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? 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 your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Capitol Hill Reads: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Karen Joy Fowler's compelling and strange We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
The Turner House Book Cover

Library Takeout at the Debut Event of 'The Turner House'

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Join Angela Flournoy, former DC Public Library associate, for the release of her debut novel, The Turner House. The novel will be released on April 14 through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.
'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Queer Book Club: 'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! For April, we are reading Nevada by Imogen Binnie. 

ESL English Language 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.  
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.    

Computer Basics

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.