04/15/2014 - 12am

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

(All day)

Like writing haikus?
Submit one for our contest
Maybe you will win!

See the blog post for details.

(All day)

Prom dressresHelp someone’s wish to go to prom come true!

Rosedale and Bellevue Neighborhood Library will be collecting gently-used prom dresses and prom accessories for financially challenged DC are teens until April 19. We aim to accumulate 100 donated items for our Prom Come True event to be held at the Rosedale Recreation Center on April 26. During this exciting event teens will come shop, win prizes and learn Do-It-Yourself grooming tips any prom queen or king can use!

With the stress of final grade point averages, acceptance letters and graduation fees, the pressures and costs of the prom could prove to be financially challenging for some families. DC Public Library is happy to announce that we are there for our youth community!

From now until Saturday, April 19, please donate:

  • Gently-used prom/formal wear (all sizes are welcome)
  • Prom shoes (for females and males)
  • Other formal wear accessories (for females and males)
  • In-kind prizes/certificates/services

For more information about contributing the above-listed goods/services, please contact:
Jasmin Jackson, Rosedale Neighborhood Library
jasmin.jackson@dc.gov
202-727-5012

Monisa Waters, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library
monisa.waters@dc.gov
202-243-1185

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.

10:00 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and so much more. 

For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

Space is limited to 60 people.

10:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 2-5 years.

Free tickets are required for entry and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room.

10:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

10:00 a.m.

Every Tuesday come and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes,

finger plays, movement and more for children ages 0-5.

10:00 a.m.

mouse and clock Slow your busy morning down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.

A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

10:00 a.m.

This series introduces technologies that keep us connected to family, friends, the news, the D.C. community and the educational resources available online.
 
Week 1: Intro to Facebook and Twitter
Week 2: DC Online
Week 3: Intro to Google Tools
Week 4: Intro to Online Learning

For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

10:00 a.m.

microscopeDo you like science? Join us for hands-on science activities, science read-a-louds and short movie clips.

Come ready to have fun and learn something new.

Children ages 6-12  are welcome.

science quesions

10:00 a.m.

You are cordially welcome to attend the Southwest Library drop-in computer classes on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. April classes include:

  • April 1: PC Basics
  • April 8: Introduction to the Internet
  • April 15: DC Public Library website
  • April 22: Email Basics
10:15 a.m.

Easter themed stories, music, movie and egg hunt.

For ages 2-5.

Must RSVP by Friday, April 11. 

This is a free program and open to the public.

10:30 a.m.

Join us for baby and toddler story time.

Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their families, the story time will include lots of fun songs, finger plays, baby bounces and rhymes as we work together to develop early literacy skills.

10:30 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  


10:30 a.m.

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.

For ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

Enjoy stories, visuals, music, arts, movement and much more with the children's librarian!

An open program for children and caregivers.

For ages 3-5.

10:45 a.m.

Enjoy stories and songs with the children's librarian every week!

For ages 3 - 5 with their caregivers.

11:00 a.m.

Baby/Toddler lap time is the perfect way to start building your child's literacy skills through exposure to books, songs, baby bounces, fingerplays and rhymes.

For ages birth-2 years.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

11:00 a.m.

Please join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays and baby bounces.

This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers.

Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a program for your group.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and so much more. 

F
or children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

Space limited to 60 people.

11:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 2-5 years old.

Free tickets are required for entry, and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room.

11:00 a.m.

Biologist under water with turtle Learn about aquatic life as a professional marine biologist presents live sea animals! The presentation will highlight the different animals and go over the importance of conservation for the health of all sea creatures. Children will leave knowing the importance of conservation and gain suggested actions they can take to help preserve the marine environment. 
 
This workshop is also taking place at Capitol View, Cleveland Park, Lamond-Riggs, Takoma Park and Tenley-Friendship neighborhood libraries.
 
Ages 7-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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12:00 p.m.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.

Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.

Service available from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

12:30 p.m.

Discussion of Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gilead (2004)Image of book cover for "Gilead".