06/21/2014 - 12am

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

Saturday, June 21, 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.

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.

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.

10:30 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.

This hands-on workshop will give people the first hand experience they need to start 3-D printing. Together, we will learn how to find, customized, and download an object for 3-D printing on the Web. People will also learn the basics of 3-D modeling and have the time to put those skills into practice.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Introduction to 3-D Printing prior to the workshop. Image of 3-D modelling software

10:30 a.m.

A program full of hands-on science fun for preschool children ages 3-5.

Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.

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.

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.


11:00 a.m.

Explore the many document creation possibilities of this powerful desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and PowerPoint

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Publisher window
  • Explore a variety of templates and their document creation requirements
  • Create a calendar, a greeting card, business cards and letterhead using the installed design templates
  • Format and link text boxes; insert WordArt and other graphics
  • Insert grid and ruler guides; manipulate margin settings
  • Insert additional pages and delete unwanted pages
  • Import a Word document into one of Publisher's stylized formats

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

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.

BeerIf you ever go out to eat in Washington, DC, you have probably heard people talking about "craft" beer. More and more people are brewing this beer themselves. If you are curious about the basics of brewing your own beer, join us for a presentation from the DC Homebrewers Club. Educators from DCHC will share information about things like ingredients, equipment, cost, and method. 

Note: All participants must be 21 years old or older. 

1:00 p.m.

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are on the third Saturday of each month with a few exceptions for holidays. They are held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.

The meetings are a chance for people who use Adaptive Technologies to get together and share information, and learn about technologies such as the JAWS ScreenReader and MAGic ScreenMagnifier, which make the computer accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Past sessions have included iPhone and iPad, Captioned Telephone and employment tips from the Rehabilitation Services Administration.

1:30 p.m.

Join the staff at Tenley Library as we continue our Summer Movie Series.

Call 727-1225 for more information.

1:30 p.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.


2:00 p.m.

A Midsummer Night's DreamJoin us as we celebrate summer reading by reading aloud the first three acts of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream on the day on which the action within the play begins: June 21, also known as the summer solstice or midsummer. 

All are invited to participate as readers, and no prior experience performing or reading publicly is necessary. If you're interested in participating as a reader, either generally or with a specific character or part of the text in mind, please email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Explore more adult Summer Reading events in the calendar.

2:00 p.m.

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Looking 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. 

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday and LuisTuesday Tucks Me In CoverTuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking Luis in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.

Luis Carlos Montalván and his dog Tuesday will be reading from their book and selling copies of Tuesday Tucks Me In.  Luis is the author of Until Tuesday: A wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him.

2:00 p.m.

Beer stein

Heard all the talk about craft beers and want to know more? Still not sure what the difference between a stout and a porter is? Afraid to admit that IPA's are just too darn bitter for you? Join us for a guided tasting of different beer varieties with members of the DC Homebrewers Club, who will discuss the finer points of beer appreciation. If you are looking for a full afternoon of beer exploration, come to our Homebrew 101 program at noon.

Important note: This event will be held at our wonderful neighbor Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, as they offer an ideal space for this kind of tasting. Also, due to space limitations and legal restrictions, registration will be limited to 25 people on a first come, first served basis. Likewise, all participants must be 21 and older, and ID will be checked. Please email librarian David Quick at david.quick2@dc.gov to register. 

2:00 p.m.

Thinking about marketing your business with social media - or perhaps you are already using social media, but want to take it to the next level? This 3-hour workshop, sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to be a fun, dynamic and informative session full of actionable insights, tips and techniques you can use immediately.

Register Now

Registration is limited to 36 participants and workstations will be assigned to registered participants first. Walk-in participants are welcome and all participants can feel free to bring their tablets or laptops.

Presenter: R. Foster (see brief description of credentials below)
Computer Lab, Room 311

In this workshop, we will:

  • Address your concerns about social media - it is for you and your business...
  • Show how effective social media marketing can drive repeat business, referrals and new business
  • Take a look at the 5 most popular social media networks - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest
  • Examine each social media network to determine its benefits
  • Learn how to post on social media and the "dos & don'ts" for each media
  • And much more

Come ready with your questions, your business cards, your creativity and your enthusiasm!

PRESENTER:

Romona Foster is a social media trainer and consultant. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Email Marketing, Pinterest, Google +, and Microsoft Office. She has conducted workshops for several organizations including “Discover the Power of Twitter Tweet-A-Thon Style” for Social Media Week 2013, Washington, DC and “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Sales Professionals” for the National Sales Network DC-Baltimore chapter. Romona has also served as a guest panelist for the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2013 “Reach & Sell to the Hispanic Market” and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Inc. Washington DC Chapter’s 2012 Pre-Conference Career Expo: “Using Social Media Networking to Advance Your Career” and “Branding: What Sets You Apart From Other Job Seekers?”. She has been featured on WEAA 88.9 FM’s Briefcase Workshop Radio program and has recorded five radio promos on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s WASH-FM (97.1) for Constant Contact. Romona is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, certified Social Media Marketing Presenter, Email Marketing Trainer, and an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider; and a two-time recipient of the Constant Contact ALL STAR Award (2012 & 2013).

2:00 p.m.

DC Public Library's logo in celebration of Pride.Our summer Pride series of movies continues with a special screening of the hilarious indie satire about a high school cheerleader who is sent by her well-meaning but repressed parents to a de-programming camp for teens with homosexual tendencies.

1999. Directed by Jamie Babbitt. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, Eddie Cibrian, RuPaul, and Melanie Lynskey.  This movie is rated R.
Saturday June 21 at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor.

2:00 p.m.

woman in biohazard suit holding babyJoin us in the Large Conference Room at 2 p.m. for the first film in our third Annual Summer Film Series.
When a deadly alien virus comes to New Mexico on a space satellite, a state of emergency is declared. A team of scientists is assembled to try and isolate the virus, studying the only two known survivors in town. As they race against time, the scientists are unaware that the virus has already mutated in their lab. Based on a book by Michael Crichton and starring Arthur Hill and David Wayne, this film was made in 1971, is rated PG-13 and runs approximately 131 minutes.