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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and flannelboards for ages 3 - 5.

11:00 a.m.

Boy Reading BookThis story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

For ages 3-5 years.

11:00 a.m.

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

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available in the Children's Room 10 minutes before Lap Time begins.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and fun for young ones.

Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 60 people. Tickets are available free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m. The second Baby Time at 11 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission.

11:00 a.m.


Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and tickles for babies (non-walkers) and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is required each week. Babies can be registered anytime in the week leading up to each Wednesday morning session.

To register, please email

11:00 a.m.

job seekersOne-on-one assistance for creating and editing resumes, setting up email accounts, searching job databases, filling out online applications and more.

First come, first served!

The clinic is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

Baby Lap TimeJoin us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies!  This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 

Looking for some great books for your child?  Try D.C. Public Library's Suggested Books for Pre-K, or Fred Rogers Company's Best Books for Babies list!

12:00 p.m.

cow and moon Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs, and rhymes.

Wonderful Ones & Twos is for children that are walking up to and including age two.

You must register each week for this program.

Please email to register. 

12:15 p.m.

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

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available in the Children's Room 10 minutes before Lap Time begins.

2:30 p.m.

This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer.  Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction. You will also learn to compose your cover letter, so that it provides the perfect introduction to your résumé and effectively solicits an interview.  Instruction in the above will occur during the first hour of the workshop and the opportunity to work on your own résumé individually will be available during second hour of Lab time.

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

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. Please see below for required documents.

You will learn:

  • Different résumé styles, e.g. chronological, functional, etc., and which one works best for your work history.
  • The basic structure of résumé content and the effective use of keywords & action verbs
  • The various ways to save a résumé
  • Different styles of cover letters
  • Essential cover letter content
  • The best format for submitting or uploading a résumé and a cover letter online

Required materials: Please bring your own flash drive with your résumé saved on it or be prepared to download your résumé from your established email account.

  • If you have a paper copy of your résumé, please feel free to bring it and we will scan it into an editable format, so that you can work on it during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.
  •  If you do not have a résumé at all, please bring enough information regarding your work history, education, and career goals to begin to populate a MS Word résumé template during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.
3:30 p.m.

It's Wednesday afternoon; need a mid-week break from the summer heat? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie!
If you've never been to the Palisades, you can earn your Library Love Badge for Summer Reading

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night film reel

Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

3:30 p.m.
Teen Movie Night

It's Wednesday afternoon; need a mid-week break from school?

Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie!

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; a rated PG or PG-13 movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. A small snack will be provided.

This program is for Teens and Tweens only. 

Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

4:00 p.m.

Wii Wednesdays at MLK Teen Space Do you have mad videogame skillz? Come test them out during our Wii Wednesday program, running twice monthly in the MLK Teen Space.

Show your platforming prowess in a Mario game, bust a move in Just Dance 3, or have some fun fencing in Wii Sports Resort. 

The possibilities are endless...

4:00 p.m.

Free nutrition classes with the University of the District of Columbia.

4:00 p.m.

OrigamiTweens, join us for a weekly Origami craft on Wednesdays in June where you’ll learn the basics of this Japanese tradition and make your own creations to take home.

4:00 p.m.

Whether they're working on a school paper or itching for new ways to write poems or stories, the Writer's Resource Hour offers kids and teens the opportunity to receive help and advice with:

  • Research
  • Citing sourcesWriting
  • Essay writing
  • Writing exercises
  • Creative writing
  • Creative-writing prompts
  • Inspiration
  • Publishing

4:00 p.m.

legosWe supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. 

Ages 6-12 

*Lego donations welcome. 

4:00 p.m.

Wacky WednesdaysJoin us on Wacky Wednesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities.

Ages 6-12

For more information call (202) 698-0183.

4:00 p.m.

Join us every first Wednesday of the month for a teen program.

Each month we'll have something different - arts and crafts, computer skills, science experiments and more.

4:00 p.m.

Alice and the Mad-Hatter pop-upEver wondered how a Pop-Up book is made?  

Come learn how and create your own at the Georgetown Library Children's Room every Wednesday afternoon in October!

At the same time, come and visit our Pop-Up Book Collection in the Children's Room.

This is an Arts & Crafts program for children ages 8-12.

4:30 p.m.

Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. 

Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

4:30 p.m.

Metro Teen AIDSMetro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA in their mobile unit in the parking lot of Parklands-Turner the first Wednesday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit or their teen-centered site

If the first Wednesday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Benning - third Thursday of each month
4:30 p.m.

Google drive logo

Google is more than just the web's most prominent search engine. It provides a variety of services, including email, cloud storage, navigation tools, more advanced research options, and other useful instruments for finding, organizing and sharing information.

Those wishing to improve their Internet searching skills should attend, as should those who need to learn how to upload files (resumes, etc.) in a format that will be available to them anywhere they have internet access.

4:30 p.m.

Play old favorites and learn the game of the week at Game Club. 

Ages 5-12; children 8 or younger must attend with an adult. 

5:00 p.m.

Is This Thing On cover imageNeed one-on-one help with your computer, devices, or the internet? We’re here for you the first and third Wednesday of the month!
Help Desk is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile technology such as tablets, laptops and smartphones.  We’re experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your device and can answer the odd software or internet question, too. 
No registration required—first come, first served.  Time limits may apply.  If you have a device-specific question, please bring it and related power cords and USB cables.

5:00 p.m.

Question Book

This month we are starting a new! We will talk about books we've read over the summer, what we want to read this coming school year and how YOU would like to see the book club run. There will be activities and PIZZA!

No need to sign up in advance, but if you have questions please contact Lizzie, Children's Librarian, at 202-698-0183 or to sign up.

Best for ages 10-12.

6:30 p.m.

Owl readingWe'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Come with your family and enjoy a a story before bedtime.  

Ages birth to 5 with family.  

5:30 p.m.

The library is bringing its services to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW).

Drop by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and learn more about library events!

5:30 p.m.

Need help with your job search? Come to the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, where you will receive individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:

  •      Creating an email account;
  •      Establishing a job board account;
  •      Building your résumé;
  •      Conducting online job searches; and
  •      Completing online job applications.

The clinic will run until 8:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab, Room 311.

Questions? Call 202-727-1471.