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Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

One Summer: America, 1927

'Bill Bryson's One Summer: America, 1927'

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the August Southwest Book Discussion. Copies of the August selection, One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson are available for checkout at the information desk.
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'Baseball' a film by Ken Burns: the 1920s

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Baseball is everywhere this summer. But the history of the sport has its ups and downs. In this film in the Ken Burns series, we are considering what happened to baseball in the 1920s. It was in the '20s that baseball fully emerged into American life with its rituals, heroes, and scores. The 1920s was the time of Babe Ruth, who was seen as a great hero and given extensive publicity among other stars of that time who were thought to have embodied the best of the American persona.
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Superhero Party

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
Join us from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for an end-of-Summer Reading celebration, including superhero boot camp for kids, a comic book swap for all ages, and Yu-Gi-Oh card trading. Kids, teens and adults are all welcome. 
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:15 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.
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PC Basics - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu Explore right-click menu features for the Desktop, Taskbar and Start Menu
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. All levels welcome. To learn more about tango classes in DC and to get updates for this series visit Capital Tangueros.

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

Mount Pleasant Craft Supply Swap Meet

The Mount Pleasant Crafting Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Make things, make friends, make things for your friends! Bring your latest project and get tips and conversation from other local crafters.  1 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library. Questions? Email mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov or call 202-671-3121.
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Practice Yoga with Love

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Every Sunday this summer, join us for Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!
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Soothing Sunday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
Presented by Jenny of Yoga Activist, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. No one under 18.  Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.  
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Singalong Movies!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you love musicals? Do you wish your life were a musical? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library: every Sunday in August we'll be watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. All ages are welcome.    Aug. 2 - Annie (2014), rated PG
Superman

Free Movie at Palisades Library

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie Superman, starring Christopher Reeve.
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Summer Reading Block Party

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m., for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts

Shaw Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join 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.  
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Yoga at Your Library

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
Start your week off with a free yoga class for adults led by a qualified instructor from Yoga Activist! All are welcome regardless of experience.  Make sure to wear comfortable clothing. Bring a mat if you have one or a limited number of mats will be available for use during the class. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver.

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

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One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying and failing to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 
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Introduction to Viniyoga

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Certified yoga teacher Robin Glantz will teach four Introduction to Viniyoga classes this August. Viniyoga is a form of gentle yoga that meets participants where they are. As such, viniyoga is suitable for all levels of experience and fitness.  Robin Glantz is a 200-hour-level certified yoga teacher and the owner of Vibrant Health LLC. She will teach these four intro classes:
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Free Movie: 'Captain Phillips'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
It's Marvelous Movie Monday at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! Now showing the same film at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This week: Captain Phillips U.S., 2013, rated PG-13, 134 minutes. True story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama. Nominated for 6 Oscars. Starring Tom Hanks.
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E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Beginner class

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and some general tips and tricks for working the computer. No sign-up necessary. 
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Yoga For Skeptics

West End Library

5:30 p.m.
Skeptical about yoga?  Not sure if it's for you?  Join us for a five-part series on the benefits of the practice, each Monday in August at 5:30 p.m.  This course will be taught by Amanda of Yoga District. Bring your own mat, or borrow one of ours.
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Free Movie: 'Captain Phillips'

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
It's Marvelous Movie Monday at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! Now showing the same film at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This week: Captain Phillips U.S., 2013, rated PG-13, 134 minutes. True story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama. Nominated for 6 Oscars. Starring Tom Hanks.
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Small Business

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) Home Occupancy Permits (HOP)
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Monday and Tuesday Yoga

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Geared toward beginners and accepting of all levels of skill, the library partners with Yoga Activists to provide free classes on Monday and Tuesday nights in our second floor meeting room.
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Feeder’s Advisory : “A Book Club For Those Who Love food”

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month’s selection is Anna Jones’s A Modern Way to Eat: 200+ Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes (That Will Make You Feel Amazing).
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Zumba @ SOW: 12 Week Schedule Change

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
*NEW ZUMBA SCHEDULE** From June 15, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2015, Zumba will meet on Monday evenings. Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance class -- all fitness levels welcome!

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Woman's hands using laptop computer

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying and failing to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 
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September Seniors Yoga

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Certified Senior Yoga instructor MJ from Yoga Activist will lead this hour long class. Please email geoyogarsvp@gmail.com to register First 30 respondents will be confirmed; others wait listed.
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Job Seekers

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Need help with your job search? Stop by for personalized help with: Creating an email account Preparing a resume Filling out online job applications Tuesdays until 12 p.m.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Looking to grow, revive, or begin to develop your Spanish skills? Join us for these weekly casual conversation hours, led by instructor Luz Verost. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
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September Yoga!

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for an hour-long introductory yoga class taught by Sarah of Yoga Activist. Please RSVP by emailing geoyogarsvp@gmail.com. The first 30 respondents will be listed, others wait listed.