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Thursday, August 21, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.


(All day)

Horror Film SeriesPlease join us while we kick off our 2014 horror movie series at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library! Our January feature will be based on the book Carrie by Stephen King.

Future movies, shown on the third Thursday of each month, will be standards from across the genre, including one documentary on conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick and the making of The Shining.

Movies will be screened in the second-floor conference room. Please call us at 202-727-1288 for information on each month's feature.

6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

bookwormWe will sing songs, read books and perform finger plays! Pajama story time is best children ages 2-6 and their adults, but older and younger children are also welcome.

This program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

Pajamas are welcome but not required!

6:00 p.m.

Clip art of a shelve of books with a magnifying glass over it A book club focusing on books of mystery and suspense - just for kids!

We read a new mystery or suspense book every month. Come to Woodridge Interim Library to check out a copy of the book and join us for the monthly meeting to discuss what we liked about the book, what we didn't, and what surprised us the most. Recommended for ages 8 - 12.

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Thursday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

6:00 p.m.

Join us in Room 207 for a two-hour presentation that will help you better understand financial issues.

Topics include:

  1. Your Relationship with Money
  2. The Art of Budgeting
  3. Take Charge of Your Credit
  4. Financial Rights
  5. Pay Yourself First – Savings and basic investing

Presented by:
Capital Area Asset Builders Logo

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

6:30 p.m.

GoldfinchJoin us for a new book club for and by the book lovers of Capitol Hill. Every month, we will read a different book, in a different location on the Hill.

Discussion will be led by staff from a variety of our neighborhood's most bookish, including staff from the Southeast Neighborhood Library, Northeast Neighborhood LibraryRiverby Books, and others. 

Our August title is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Winner of both the Pulitzer and Carnegie Medals, Tartt's most recent book is an epic personal journey set against the tale of a stolen work of art.

In August, we will meet at Pound the Hill at 621 Pennsylvania Ave SE. You can pre-register at Meetup.com.

6:30 p.m.

Join us for Classic Movie Night, featuring classic black-and-white films from Hollywood's Golden Age.

6:30 p.m.

movieBefore you let the summer go, chill out with princess, an iceman, a reindeer, and a snowman. Come watch and sing along to this fun movie. Bring food and pillows to add to your enjoyment. 

For more information, call 202-727-1449.

6:30 p.m.

Audio Storytelling Workshop logoLearn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.

Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class. 

By the end of the course, each student will produce a five-minute piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Class size will be open to the public but limited to eight students, so registration is required.

Week One:
Audio Storytelling Elements

This class introduces students to the various forms of audio storytelling. Students will listen to samples including books on tape, radio dramas, NPR reporting, creative non-fiction, and more. Students will learn about the elements that create a piece from narration and music to ambience and foley work. Students will come up with ideas for their audio piece.

Week Two:
Tech Basics

Students will learn the basic technical skills needed to record and edit audio work. This class will cover using recording equipment like digital recorders and smartphone apps. It will also cover the basic functions of Audacity. After this class, students should begin recording and editing their audio piece.

Week Three:
Editing Workshop

Students will bring their audio in for an extended workshop session. Not a formal class, everyone just works on their project. The instructor will be troubleshooting, working through problems, and providing guidance and technical support.

Week Four:
Listening Lounge

Students debut their work for the class!

If you'd like to register, please call (202) 727-1175 or walk into the Digital Commons to sign up.  Due to limited spaces, a short waiting list for a future course will also be established. 

6:30 p.m.

GNG Guitars Not Guns is a free national music program that uses music as a catalyst to encourage children and teens. This music program fosters personal development and encourage youths to use their creativity to divert themselves from self destructive influences to positive self empowerment. Participants who finish the program of 10 weeks will be rewarded with their very own personal guitar!

Parent or guardian permission is required to attend this class. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students so please sign up early!

Ages 8-18

7:00 p.m.

Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles.

Members vote on the next book to read each month -- please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 12: Beatles' First U.S. Show, Washington Coliseum, 50th Anniversary
Before they were on Ed Sullivan or anyplace else in the United States, the Beatles' first gig was at the Washington Coliseum (3rd & M streets NE) on Feb. 11, 1964. We'll screen the show in its entirety (spoiler alert: The Beatles kill it!) and have a conversation with those who were there firsthand... or wish they were!

Aug. 21:  Ft. Reno, A History
The legendary, free, summer concert series has a forty year history. We intend to some show concert footage, still photography and have first hand accounts from those onstage, backstage and in the audience. With organizer Amanda MacKaye and others.

Oct. 9: Hard Art, 1979 -- Behind the Book
This great book of Pulitzer Prize winner Lucian Perkins' photography (writing, Alec MacKaye, contribution by Henry Rollins) captures part of the birth of DC punk in a beautiful way. With the help of those who were there (details to follow) we'll attempt to make those images come to life through music, conversation and film clips.

Dec. 11: An Evening With Jeff Krulik, Music Documentary Filmmaker
A special evening with filmmaker Jeff Krulik. He's much more than the brilliant Heavy Metal Parking Lot-- although that'd be enough.

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

7:00 p.m.

Movie FilmIn this installment of our monthly showing of a classic film, we'll be enjoying a romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and a teenage Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple passed away in February of this year, and in remembrance of her and her career, we'll be watching one of her best later films.

For more information or the title of the film, please contact Faith.

7:00 p.m.

picLearn the basics of some of the most popular 3-D modeling software programs. If you are interested in creating your own 3-D models to then have printed in the Digital Commons, this class is for you. 

The class will explore some of the free programs that are available for download and should soon be available on Digital Commons PCs.  

This introductory course will explore Sketchup Make and the Autodesk-hosted in-browser design program, TinkerCAD.pic

7:00 p.m.

picture of many book coversCome learn the principles of book cover design in this highly interactive workshop.

We will discuss what makes a successful book cover, and the common dos and don'ts.

Participants are encouraged to bring in examples of covers they like and hate, which we will discuss.

7:00 p.m.

Buster Keaton


Join us for a weekly silent film at our local neighbor Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Before each delightful film, library staff will give a short talk about the star and the range of movies available on the Internet Archive.

  August 7 - An Evening with Gloria Swanson - three films from this iconic actress
Danger Girl
  August 14 - The Cameraman by Buster Keaton - the master's hilarious first film for MGM.
The Cameraman








 
  August 21 - All Night with Rudolph Valentino - Ooh la la - romance from this screen legend!
All Night
 
August 28 - Mary Pickford's Pollyanna - one of the first child stars in a silent version of this classic children's tale.
Pollyanna


N.B. These films will be held at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

7:00 p.m.

A break-out session that allows those on the job market to network and develop strategies. Free & open to the public. Please direct questions to megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time!

Every Thursday night we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.

7:30 p.m.

Five Days at MemorialJoin the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Dr. Sheri Fink's 2013 nonfiction title, Five Days at Memorial.

In the book, Dr. Fink explores the desperate life and death decisions of the staff at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina--and the later legal consequences of these choices. 

This meeting is part of DC Public Library's ongoing celebration of Adult Summer Reading. Want to learn more? Check out dclibrary.org/adultsummerreading.

Friday, August 22, 2014

(All day)
lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists




Taiwan LogoToday's Taiwan
 
 

(All day)

intermissionIt's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.

Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.

Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.

10:00 a.m.

Baby Lap Time at MLK Children's RoomAn early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 12 months.

10:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:00 a.m.

We'll have some fun with tales for two- and three-year-olds!

Featuring:

  • stories
  • crafts
  • action rhymes
  • and more!
10:00 a.m.

Job seekers

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:

  • Resume review
  • Creation of an email address
  • Online applications
  • Online job searches