Discuss a different Mystery each month.
Call 202-282-0193 for the current month's book.
04/17/2014 - 12am
Back to School
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Discuss a different Mystery each month.
Are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 202-727-0321.
See the daily calendar for MLK Library for information about specific titles for upcoming meetings.
Brown bag lunches welcome; we provide coffee, tea and cold water.
Call 202-727-2142 for more information.
Need help with your job search? Come to the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic where you will receive individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:
- Creating an email account;
- Establishing a job board account;
- Building your résumé;
- Conducting online job searches; and
- Completing online job applications.
The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in June, July and August and will be held, as usual, in the Computer Lab, Room 311.
Questions? Call 202-727-1471.
Like writing haikus?
Submit one for our contest
Maybe you will win!
See the blog post for details.
Help 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
Monisa Waters, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library
Join the Tenley staff as we show four of Jim Henson's movies.
Two of the films will feature his Muppet characters and the other two will feature characters originating in his Creature Shop.
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.
Ages 12 - 24 months.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.
Do you want to shoot a movie?
Here's your chance!
Join us at the MLK Library Teen Space during Spring Break for our Video Production Workshop.
Learn how to:
- Write a script
- Shoot a movie, and
- Edit your film
The last day of the class will be a screening of the finished movies, and you can invite your friends to come and see your finished product.
Contact us at 202-727-5535 to register for the class.
This series introduces basic office programs used to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Week 1: Intro to Microsoft Word
Week 2: Intro to Microsoft Excel
Week 3: Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint
Week 4: Intro to Google Drive
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.
This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with ByteBack.
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.
For children ages 0-12 months.
Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.
The rhythm and rhyme of reading. Recommended for ages birth to 5.
Slow your busy afternoon 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!
During your spring break, come view new children's movie releases at Deanwood.
For ages 5-12.
Join us in the children's room for some fun activities during Spring Break!
On Thursday and Friday, we will explore fun ways to learn computer programming concepts by creating computer programs of our own and participate in group activities.
Appropriate for ages 8 to 12.
Space is limited, so please email or sign up with the children's staff before attending.
We are taking it back to when board games were fun. The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library wants to share our love for board games with you.
This program is free and open to the public
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the teen café at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library. Use the library's Large Conference Room as a group study room, game space, lounge, and coffee shop!
Some board and card games are available!
Craft activities, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis.
Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department twice a week -- Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars.
Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room.
Recommended for ages 5-12.
Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels.
Compete against your buddies during a special edition of Wii Jueves! We'll be hosting a Wii tournament in the Children's Room to see who is the Mt. Pleasant Spring Break Wii Champion!
This tournament is recommended for children ages 5-12.
In the quiet, relaxed environment of your library, Metro TeenAIDS will offer free, confidential HIV testing to teens and adults, ages 13-24 (though no one will be turned away). The test, held in Meeting Room 2, is very short and can save your life.
Representatives will also be on hand to share vital information about how to live a healthy life.
Check it out!!!
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.
Join MTA inside Benning the third Thursday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.
If the third Thursday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.
- Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
- Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
- Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month
Love games? So do we!
Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting games against your peers with board games, Wii, PS2 and more!
Game nights are every Thursday!
April 3: Ekphrastic Poetry (writing poems from pictures)
April 10: Paint Chip Poetry
April 17: Poetry from Cut Outs
April 24: Acrostic Poetry
Best for ages 6 - 12.
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