06/07/2014 - 12am


    Adaptive Services
    Back to School
    Special Event
    Summer Reading

Saturday, June 7, 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)

Rainbow TriangleFor the first two weeks of June, drop by Northwest One Neighborhood Library and tell us what makes you proud to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, or an ally and get a button to show off your Pride. Get one early enough and you can wear it during Capital Pride week!

All ages welcome, but please keep in mind the buttons have sharp points and small pieces and are not ideal for young children.

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.

henna or mehndi applicationLearn the art of henna body art application!

Henna is thought to bring joy, togetherness and natural beauty — the perfect way to kick off your summer.

This event is part of our Summer Reading Kick-off. Teens can earn their Get Crafty badge at this event.
Photo used through Creative Commons/ McKay Savage

10:00 a.m.

Our 3D printer building a bust of Martin Luther King Jr.3-D printing is an exciting technology that has the potential to revolutionize numerous fields.

This hour-long introduction will seek to answer commons questions:

  • What is 3-D printing?
  • How does it work?
  • How do you get started 3-D printing at the Digital Commons? 

Together, we will explore the underlying processes and technology, survey some of the 3-D modeling and design software freely available for creating objects, discover valuable resources for 3-D printing on the Web, and review the 3-D printing capability available to the public in the Digital Commons.

10:00 a.m.

E-books at DC Public LibraryDo you own a Kindle, Nook or iPad? Did you know that you can download thousands of titles free of charge with your DC Public Library card?

If you are interested in learning how to download titles, come to the library for a drop-in clinic where you can explore the digital catalog, overflowing with fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks and videos, and get hands-on help with downloading content to your computer or e-reader. Discover the library is so much more than books, with downloadable movies, music, and more available at your fingertips. All you need is your library card and an internet connection!

Can't stay? Instructional sheets will be provided for you to take home.

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

10:00 a.m.

Phot of author Kathleen SindellKathleen Sindell, Ph.D., author of numerous academic, popular and professional finance articles, Web sites, proposals and books, including the bestselling reference book Investing Online for Dummies, will discuss her most recent book, Social Security: Maximize Your Benefits.

10:00 a.m.

Kadamba LogoCaring for You, Caring for Me: Taking Care of Yourself
Saturday, June 7 – 10:00 am
Do you help a loved one with a long-term illness or disability? Join us for this workshop on how to better care for your loved one by also caring for yourself. Learn practical coping strategies and stress management techniques. Also experience a hands-on tutorial from the National Library of Medicine on reliable online health information for your entire family.
This workshop is part of a five class series based on the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s education and support program. The Kadamba Tree Foundation presents this program along with instruction on practical stress management techniques and other tools for family caregivers. Each workshop features a hands-on tutorial on quality health information for family caregivers from the National Library of Medicine.
NIH NLM LogoUpcoming classes will be held in the large meeting room at Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library from 10 am to 12 pm on the following dates:
Sat., July 19: Building Cooperative Relationships
Sat., August 2: Preventing and Solving Problems
Sat., September 13: Accessing and Developing Resources

10:00 a.m.

Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. 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.

Class Objectives:

  • Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
  • Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
  • Customize practice lessons to enhance your typing skill abilities.
  • Practice constructing your own résumé using MB's Print Shop Résumé Pro Deluxe program.

Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.

10:00 a.m.

spark a reaction graphicWe are kicking off our Summer Reading program with a few fun hands-on science activities! Come learn about gravity, elasticity, molecules and more! Teens will engineer projectile-hurling catapults and mix up bouncy blobs of flubber while earning the STEM summer reading badge at this event. Event will run from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!
Check our calendar for more events at your library.
Click here for complete info about the Library’s Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.

10:00 a.m.

We are kicking off our Summer Reading program with some fun hands-on science activities! Come learn about gravity, buoyancy, botany and more!

The whole family is invited to join us, though many of the science activities are best suited to children ages 3+.

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.

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

10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs, and activities.  For children of all ages and their families. 

10:30 a.m.

Walking Tour of Historic Swampoodle: Explore DC's Rough and Tumble Irish Past

With Architect and Neighborhood Historian Kathleen Lane

The final program in the spring Know Your Neighborhood series is a walking tour of Swampoodle, a 19th and early 20th century Irish working-class neighborhood that was largely destroyed for the construction of Union Station. Learn about the neighborhood's colorful history, and explore traces of its past on this walking tour with architect and neighborhood historian Kathleen Lane, whose family were among the earliest Irish residents.

Meet at Union Station, Information desk inside main entrance.

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD is an ongoing series of programs exploring the history of D.C. neighborhoods, a collaboration between DC Public Library's Special Collections and neighborhood libraries. With each series, a different branch will host programs highlighting the communities it serves. Visit dclibrary.org/knowyourneighborhood for updates.

Boschke Map, 1861

11:00 a.m.

Join our Braille Book Club for Kids  for children in grades 1-6 (and their parents) who are Braille readers. This program is sponsored in partnership with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

The Braille Book Club for Kids meets the first Saturday of every month, at 11 a.m. (except holidays or as advertised) in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.

This month's (June) event marks the beginning of our Summer Reading for Kids. The Summer theme will focus on the wonders of science; so hurry and sign up to read and win lots of great prizes.

For more information, contact the Adaptive Services Division at 202-727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

Join our Braille Book Club for Kids which is for children in grades 1-6 (and their parents) who are Braille readers. This program is sponsored in partnership with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

The Braille Book Club for Kids meets the first Saturday of every month, at 11 a.m. (except holidays or as advertised) in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.

For more information, contact the Adaptive Services Division at 202-727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

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.

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.

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.    

11:00 a.m.
With visitors and children at home for the summer, let’s explore some fun spots in the D.C. area.

Also get a Summer Reading Preview: Fizz Boom Read!

Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.
11:00 a.m.

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.  

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.

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.