07/19/2014 - 12am


    Adaptive Services
    Back to School
    Special Event
    Summer Reading

Saturday, July 19, 2014

9:30 a.m.

Reap the benefit of two days of health-themed events.

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.

Kadamba LogoCaring for You, Caring for Me: Building Cooperative Relationships
Saturday, July 19 – 10:00 am
Need to communicate effectively with medical professionals about your loved one’s long-term illness or disability? Join us for this workshop on developing mutual respect and building trust with members of your loved one’s care team. Also take part in a hands-on tutorial on PubMed, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) website with up-to-date information to help you talk with doctors about specific conditions, drugs and treatment options.
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., August 2: Preventing and Solving Problems
Sat., September 13: Accessing and Developing Resources

10:00 a.m.

Learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: S. Karaffa
Computer Lab, Room 311

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

You will learn to:

  • Navigate and adjust default settings.
  • Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
  • Insert, move and resize graphics, SmartArt and stylized text boxes.
  • Engage and apply the bullets and numbering features.

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

10:00 a.m.

Come join us a for a special bilingual story time in French and English!

Ages 2-5.

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.

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.

Denard Span promotes summer readingWashington Nationals Players at DCPL!

Denard Span and three of his Washington Nationals teammates will be joining us at four DCPL neighborhood libraries for a visit on Saturday, July 19. 

Swing by the Anacostia Library, Deanwood Library, Mount Pleasant Library or Tenley-Friendship Library for the chance to meet a Nats player! One player will visit each location. Their arrival times are listed below:
Anacostia: Noon
Mount Pleasant: Noon
Deanwood: 11 a.m.
Tenley-Friendship: 11 a.m. Manager Matt Williams 

*The Washington Nationals are sponsoring Summer Reading 2014. Every child who completes the required reading will receive two free tickets to a Washington Nationals Game.
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.

12:15 p.m.

Enhance your computer software and webpage development skills with self-paced online training 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 training websites will be featured during the Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT) Lab:

NOTE: Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.
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.

1:00 p.m.

candyOn Saturday, July 19 we are turning the library into a candy-covered adventure!
Throw the dice and travel through Candyland in our life-sized board game.
Teens can earn the Game On badge at this event. Games begin at 1, 1:30, and 2 p.m.

Registration required: sign up for one of the time slots at the Children's desk or call 202-282-0021.

Ages 8+

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.

1:00 p.m.

statue and flagRepresentatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at Petworth Library to discuss the naturalization process for interested naturalization applicants. 

Learn about: 

  • the Naturalization process
  • the Naturalization test
  • the Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship
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.

DC Public Library logo in celebration of PrideOur season of movies with Pride concludes with a special screening of this classic Australian movie about three drag queens and their adventures across the desert as they try to make it to a casino gig in remote Alice Springs in their lavender-colored bus, Priscilla.

1994. Directed by Stephan Elliott. Starring Terrence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, and Guy Pearce. This movie is rated R.
Saturday July 19 at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor.

2:00 p.m.

DC Fire Department LogoJoin us for a visit from the DC Fire Department to learn about fire trucks and equipment from real fire fighters!
Recommended for ages 0-12.

2:00 p.m.

Come joiPoetry Imagen us for a great time with wordplay and get practice writing your own poetry! We will encourage you to make up silly poems (or serious ones) and share them with us all.
Or, if you prefer, you can pick a poem that has already been written and illustrate it! Sure to be fun for ages 6+!

2:00 p.m.

Hugo Weaving, Guy Pierce and Terrence Stamp-three dudes that look good in drag.  Check them out in The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

2:30 p.m.

This 2.5 hour workshop, co-sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., will reveal simple but effective best practices and considerations for building a survey that will allow your small business or non-profit to gather valuable insights from your customers & clients and, as a result, help you to move your business or organization forward.

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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.

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

At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action. One important yet overlooked marketing campaign involves the effective construction and use of Surveys, Polls or Reviews to get feedback from your customers or supporters.

During this workshop, you will learn:

•    The importance of listening and how to set your survey’s objective
•    Develop good questions and understand how long is long enough
•    Three different considerations for when to survey and how to think about which parts
      of your audience to survey
•    What to do with the results once you have them

Join us and learn great new strategies to help develop your next survey and get the feedback and insights you need from your customers, donors, clients or supporters.


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).