04/19/2014 - 12am

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Saturday, April 19, 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)

Enjoy the wonders of the garlic bulb.

There will be garlic-themed activities all day long, many are drop in.

10:00 a.m.

YogaJoin us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.

Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.
This class is free and open to the public.

10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

10:00 a.m.

Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
  • Execute multiple text-selection techniques.
  • Apply basic formatting features.
  • Perform the Copy/Cut and Paste functions.
  • Execute the "Find and Replace" and "Go To" features.
  • Explore a variety of templates for creating letters, résumés, faxes, reports, stationery and more.
  • Apply themes, page borders, page colors and watermarks.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time. 

10:30 a.m.

Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

All ages welcome.


10:30 a.m.

Storytime fun for the whole family.

10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books. Book

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 


11:00 a.m.

Family Fun TimeLooking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

11:00 a.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

11:00 a.m.

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.

No experience is required. The class is free.

You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

11:00 a.m.

Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers.

 

11:00 a.m.

ByteBack LogoThis 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.

11:00 a.m.

Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.

Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.

For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?

Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

12:00 p.m.

Video Production Class at MLK Library Teen SpaceDo 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.

Ages 13-19.

12:15 p.m.

Enhance your computer software and webpage development skills with self-paced online tutorials that offer video presentations and step-by-step instructions.

Instructor: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

Class Objectives: The following four online tutorial websites will be featured during the Learning OnLine (LOL) Lab:

NOTE: Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.
1:30 p.m.

ByteBack LogoComputer Basics Workshops

This series is for people who have never before used a computer.  Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.

Week 1: Intro to Computers
Week 2: Intro to Typing
Week 3: Intro to the Internet
Week 4: Intro to Gmail

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.

1:30 p.m.

bunny with rainbow eggs"Hippity Hoppity Easter is on its way..."

Capitol View Library will host an Easter Story Time and Easter Egg Hunt. We will share great stories, make baskets, hunt for Easter eggs and watch movies.

Children ages 4-8 are welcome.

We hope to see you here!

yellow bunny
 
purple bunny
 
pink bunny
1:30 p.m.

2Are you a poet or someone who just likes to read poetry or see poets perform their works?

Then come join the staff and friends of the Woodridge Interim Library at our "Poetry at 1:30" event. 

You will have chance to share your works, hear from other poets on TED Talks and have your say at our open mic poetry day program.

All are welcome. 

2:00 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!


2:00 p.m.

Essex HemphillPoet, editor, and activist Essex Hemphill was born April 16, 1957 in Chicago, Ill. He was raised right here in Southeast Washington, D.C., and began to write poems at the age of 14.

He was educated at the University of Maryland. Hemphill's first books were the self-published chapbooks Earth Life (1985) and Conditions (1986). In 1991, Hemphill edited Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men, which won a Lambda Literary Award. In 1992, he released Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry, which won the National Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual New Author Award. On Nov. 4, 1995, Hemphill died from complications relating to AIDS.

In this program, local poets Regie Cabico, Philip Clark, Wayson Jones and Michelle Parkerson will share their personal reflections on the life and work of Essex Hemphill, including selected readings from his poetry.

After the program, there will be an audience Q&A followed by a meet-and-greet with the poets.

2:00 p.m.
Photo of Essex Hemphill

A poet and performer known for his political edge, Essex Hemphill openly addressed race, identity, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and the family in his work, voicing issues central to the African American gay community.

Join local poets Regie Cabico, Philip Clark, and Michelle Parkerson in this tribute to the life and work of Essex Hemphill.
 
Find his works in the DC Public Library.