Adults

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Downloadable Media Drop-In Hour

Bring your Kindle* and your questions for help with downloadable media. *Other e-readers welcome!
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Walk-In Job Seekers Help

Get help with resumés, online job searches and more with library staff. Bring your questions and materials to our first-come, first served job clinic.
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Self Defense for Women

Ju-Jitsu is a method of defense without weapons where the strength and weight of the adversary is used to disable them. Originally invented in Japan in the 1500s, this martial art has become popular worldwide. Certified Renshi (Instructor) Guy Haymon will walk you through simple, effective techniques to defend yourself against any  unwanted attacks or approaches. Please wear comfortable clothing for some light exercises. This program is open to everyone. It is geared especially toward women but men are encouraged to participate.
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Math for Spanish-speaking workers

Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. y la Biblioteca Pública de Mt. Pleasant estarán ofreciendo una serie de clases diseñadas para asistir los trabajadores de construcción y otros obreros que hablan español mejorar su matemática, especialmente el tipo de matemática que necesitarán en sus empleos, como por ejemplo calcular y medir. Las clases serán del día 2 al 24 de mayo todos los jueves de las 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., y todos los sábados y domingos de las 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Todas las clases serán en el salón de conferencias 1 en la planta baja de la biblioteca.
Logo of organization Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC

Matemática para Trabajadores / Math for Spanish-speaking workers

Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. y la Biblioteca Pública de Mt. Pleasant estarán ofreciendo una serie de clases diseñadas para asistir los trabajadores de construcción y otros obreros que hablan español mejorar su matemática, especialmente el tipo de matemática que necesitarán en sus empleos, como por ejemplo calcular y medir. Las clases serán del día 2 al 24 de mayo todos los jueves de las 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., y todos los sábados y domingos de las 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Todas las clases serán en el salón de conferencias 1 en la planta baja de la biblioteca.
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Literary Book Group

In the eight stories that comprise Unaccustomed Earth, Lahiri captures the life of mostly Bengali immigrants in the United States who are starting a new life while in many cases, keeping their connections to the past. She describes the differences and tensions between generations, such as family members born in India and those born in their new country. These stories may represent a specific group, but the themes she examines such as exile, identity, family, and destiny are universal. 
At the Mic with Khadijah Ali-Coleman

Verse Aloud: Putting Some Oomph in Your Poetry Performance

Do you get nervous in front of an audience? Have great poetry to share but you don't know how? Liberated Muse Arts Group's Khadijah Ali-Coleman offers an interactive workshop designed to enhance the poet's abililty to deliver their work dynamically, developing signature stage presence through the use of theatre techniques. 
3-D Printed Coffee Mug Holder for a Bike!

Intro to 3-D Printing for Bikes

Curious what all the fuss is about 3-D printing? Attend this class for an overview of the 3-D printing technology currently available, plus tips for how to download your own files and have them printed into physical objects here at the library!
3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers

3-D Printing for Bikes: Design Workshop

Are you a DIY enthusiast? Do you like to repair your own bike? For National Bike Month help us brainstorm and design 3-D printed parts and accessories for a bicycle! From cupholders to light fixtures to handlebars, 3-D printers can be an economical solution to upgrading your set of wheels!   
Fringe Music in the Library Mellow Diamond

FRINGE Music in the Library: Mellow Diamond

Janel Leppin is a cello virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist; an architect of acoustic and analog sound; a haunting and almost mythic singer with a sharp political consciousness. A celebrated young voice with a dedicated following on D.C.’s jazz and improvised music scene, Leppin shows off another side on Treaty, her solo debut as Mellow Diamond. It ventures even further down the ethereal path she’s blazed with the acclaimed duo Janel and Anthony, and lands her in the realm of experimental dream-pop. 

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