04/16/2014 - 12am

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    Adaptive Services
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    Adults
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    Back to School
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    Lecture
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    Teens
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    Special Event
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    Summer Reading

Wednesday, April 16, 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

(All day)

Poem in Your Pocket LogoSign up to read a poem aloud at Poem in Your Pocket Night, and win a prize!  With a special schedule for children's, teen, and adult poetry, readers of all ages are welcome.  

Sign-ups will be taken from today through the event date on April 24.


Each person who reads aloud to the group will win a prize!  Just sign up for a time slot with your friendly library staff at Palisades Library.  The evening is scheduled as follows:

  • Children's Poetry - 3-4:30 p.m. - readers win a set of glow-in-the-dark stars!
  • Teen Poetry - 4:30-6 p.m.readers win a multicolored ink pen!
  • Adult Poetry - 6-7:30 p.m.readers win a chalkboard-surfaced mug!





Introduce your child to a love of reading and the library at our weekly Wednesday story times. Each week enjoy adapted stories, songs and movement activities that engage children.

Ages birth-36 months.

10:30 a.m.

Enjoy the world of reading through stories, movies, crafts and action rhymes.

Ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

Foster the love of reading and life long learning through the library's weekly Wednesday story times.

This Preschool Story Time is designed for children up to 5 years old (and their parents and caregivers), to deliver the pre-literacy and early literacy skills that will prepare children to successfully learn to read once they enter school.

10:30 a.m.

Foster the love of reading and life long learning through the library's weekly Wednesday story times.

This Preschool Story Time is designed for children up to 5 years old (and their parents and caregivers), to deliver the pre-literacy and early literacy skills that will prepare children to successfully learn to read once they enter school.

10:30 a.m.

Each weekly program will include songs, fingerplays, action rhymes and picture books. Occasionally, we also hope to have instruments, flannel board stories and puppets.  Groups are welcome. 

Ages 3-5.

11:00 a.m.

Picture of help wanted sign

The Job Seekers Clinic at Shepherd Park Library meets on Wednesdays, once a week, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


The clinic provides hands-on support for basic activities in an online job search:

  • Create an email account
  • Create a Monster.com account
  • Create and save a sample job search
  • Start a resume
  • Work on an online application

For more information, call the Shepherd Park Library, (202) 541-6100.

12:00 p.m.

Would you like to take advantage of all of the free digital materials that DC Public Library has to offer, but don’t know where to start? Our staff is here to help!

We will gladly walk you through using your Nook, Kindle, iPad, smartphone, laptop or other electronic device to download books, movies, music and more.

Come to the Deanwood Neighborhood Library between noon and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, and if possible, bring your device with you.

5:30 p.m.

Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department twice a week -- Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Library Teen Section twice a week beginning in March 2014!


 

7:00 p.m.

Please join us for our Wednesday evening Jyothi meditation classes.

Meditators from the Science of Spirituality Center - David Newcomb, Karin Silverman and others - will lead the sessions.

7:00 p.m.

PJ BearA family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.

For kids of all ages.