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Monday, August 4, 2014

(All day)

Roc aprende a leerJoin us for books, songs, and rhymes in Spanish! Cuentos, canciones, rimas, y más para niños de 2-5 años. ¡Les esperamos!

Ages 2-5

(All day)

Roc aprende a leerJoin us for books, songs, and rhymes in Spanish! Cuentos, canciones, rimas, y más para niños de 2-5 años. ¡Les esperamos!

Ages 2-5

(All day)
lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists




Taiwan LogoToday's Taiwan
 
 

10:00 a.m.

Books, music and rhymes for 1-year-olds.

10:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

10:00 a.m.

This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. 

Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. Pre-registration is required.

To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

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.

10:00 a.m.

This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. 

Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. Pre-registration is required.

To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

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.

10:00 a.m.

Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

10:00 a.m.

English Conversation Classes resume after a brief Summer hiatus.  Experienced and qualified volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center (Formerly Language ETC) will facilitate these popular classes offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  There will be a two-week break and classes will resume on September 8 and will conclude on December 10, 2014.

For more information please contact the Washington English Center at 202-387-2222

10:15 a.m.

Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.

All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).

10:30 a.m.

Fun films for the little ones, ages 3-5. Second showing at 11:30.

If bringing a group, please call 202-576-7252 ahead of time to reserve a spot.

10:30 a.m.

It's story time!Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

10:30 a.m.

story timeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

boy readingStory time for all ages with stories, songs, crafts and more.


For ages birth through 5 years with caregiver.
10:30 a.m.

Each weekly program will include songs, fingerplays, action rhymes and picture books. Occasionally, we also hope to have instruments, flannel board stories and puppets.  Groups are welcome. 

Ages 0-2.5.

11:00 a.m.

Story time for children age 3 to 5 years old.

11:00 a.m.

Around The World Storytime at MLK Library Children's RoomCome and read, sing and dance with stories and songs from around the world. This story time will be partially in English and also feature songs and stories in a variety of foreign languages.

Please call 202-727-1248 for more details.

Ages 0-5.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and tickles every Monday for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.

11:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

Employment Application GraphicNeed help with your job search?

Stop by for personalized help with:

  • Creating an email account
  • Preparing a resume
  • Filling out online job applications

Mondays until 12 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

Two and three year olds are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more! 

A program for children two and three years old.

Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

12:30 p.m.

Join us for a free weekly yoga class with yoga instructor Smita Kumar from Yoga District! Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, 202-724-8698 or e-mail teresa.sakon@dc.gov.

1:30 p.m.

Andres Salguero imageSing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words. Dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana!

For ages birth -- 5.

1:30 p.m.

Children with goggles onThis summer come learn about Bioscience!
 
Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different. Discover why cells are important for life. Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals. Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.
 
Advance registration required. Registration begins June 1. Come to the library to register or call 202-698-1175 for more information. Space is limited.
 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3 - 4 p.m. Level II (Grades 4-6)
 
GSK Science in the Summer is a free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with AAAS and the DC Public Library.
 

1:30 p.m.

children with goggles onThis summer, August 4-7, come learn about Bioscience!
 
In this four-day course:

  • Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different.
  • Discover why cells are important for life.
  • Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals.
  • Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.

 
Advance registration required. Registration begins June 1. Come to the library to register or call 202-727-1449 for more information. Space is limited.

Aug. 4-7 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3:00- 4:00 p.m. Level II (Grades 4-6)
 
GSK Science in the Summer is a free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with AAAS and the DC Public Library.
 

1:30 p.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. P. Grogan
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.

2:00 p.m.

Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.

Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.

All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

See you there!


2:00 p.m.

Do you have a new e-reader?  Do you have questions about downloading e-books?  Come to Palisades Library and get your questions answered.  Please bring your device and your library card.

2:00 p.m.

Clip art of green aliens watching a movie Looking for something to do on a Monday summer afternoon? Every 1st and 3rd Monday in July and August, come to the library for a Fizz! Boom! Read!-themed movie and activity.

July 7
What We'll Be Doing: Conducting an experiment with soda, pop rocks, and balloons
What We'll Be Watching: Up

July 21
What We'll Be Doing: Making robot sculptures out of marshmallows and candy
What We'll Be Watching: The Iron Giant

August 4
What We'll Be Doing: Making an ocean in a bottle
What We'll Be Watching: Finding Nemo

August 18
What We'll Be Doing: Designing a time travel machine
What We'll Be Watching: Meet the Robinsons

Recommended for ages: 6 - 12