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Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  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!    

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:15 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.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo Editing Swap

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo. Join us for an Editing Swap and get one step closer to publication.  Share your work with a like-minded writer for editing.That writer, in turn, will share their work for editing as well.  Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.  We will meet in Adult Services Reading Room 207.  Bring your clean, most polished draft and come ready to work.  Another writer is depending on your skills.
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POSTPONED: Orwellian America: GPO - Keeping America Informed

Georgetown Library

6 p.m.
POSTPONED - Due to expected inclement weather this program will be rescheduled at a later date.Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish, will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed.
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Monday Night Meditation

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Begin each week with clarity and peace of mind. Join us in the meeting room for simple and powerful guided meditation to anchor us to the present moment.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Yoga with Heather Ferris

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw 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!
Yoga at Georgetown

Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

12:30 p.m.
Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all January classes. 

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. 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 Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.

Computer Basics Class

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue 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

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

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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 and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.

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)  
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Orwellian America: Conozca sus Derechos Como Cliente de Inmigración

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Información sobre cómo proteger su información personal, recibir el servicio legal de inmigración más adecuada, y de cómo evitar el fraude notarial.

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 p.m.
Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie? We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to get a copy of the next book.
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Orwellian America: Accessing Government Information Online

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
The Sunlight Foundation believes that in order to achieve an informed and engaged citizenry, the public must have the means and the knowledge to access the vast ocean of online government information. Learn about the value of government transparency and how you can access government information online.  
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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.  January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action! Jan. 6 Maleficent  Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale. 97 mins. 2014 PG Jan. 13 The Lady Vanishes  

Introduction to Photoshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Tour the Photoshop CS6 workspace, toolbars and panels while learning fun and easy ways to edit and enhance your photos. Crop, scale and rotate, apply color correction, and learn how to work with layers. Finally, test out these new skills on the iMac creative stations in Digital Commons.

HTML 5

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge 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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!

Night Yoga

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for free Yoga lessons every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of the month.We welcome all skill levels and provide mats!Classes are an hour long.
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Southeast Adult Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month for a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book. The January book is Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman.

Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

7:30 p.m.
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.
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Introduction to Raspberry Pi

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used in electronics projects, and for running software you’d see on a desktop PC, like spreadsheets, word processors, and games. In this class, you’ll learn to understand computers from the inside out by making a Pi come to life. You do not need to bring a Raspberry Pi. Please meet in the Digital Commons area.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches And more!

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 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: H. White 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.

MySchool DC Lottery Information Sessions

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
A representitive from MySchool DC will be on location to help guide parents and teens through the school lottery process.  From 4-7 pm.  

Email Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. Green 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 Web I Basics. You will learn to:
Center for Responsive Politics

Orwellian America: Follow the Money

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Ever wonder where all that campaign fundraising money goes? Learn how to "follow the money" with the Center for Responsive Politics at the Digital Commons.