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Thursday, August 28, 2014

6:30 p.m.

GNG Guitars Not Guns is a free national music program that uses music as a catalyst to encourage children and teens. This music program fosters personal development and encourage youths to use their creativity to divert themselves from self destructive influences to positive self empowerment. Participants who finish the program of 10 weeks will be rewarded with their very own personal guitar!

Parent or guardian permission is required to attend this class. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students so please sign up early!

Ages 8-18

6:30 p.m.

Cover for "Search Inside Yourself"Are you looking to improve your career or achieve a more positive overall outlook? If this sounds exciting to you then you should join the Motivational and Self Improvement book club! 

This book club we will feature a new and inspiring book from the self improvement genre and give the group the opportunity to share thoughts and review the themes of the book. The featured book for August is Search Inside Yourself by Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people who share similar interests.  Take on new challenges and new ideas with the Motivational Self Improvement book club, where positive change becomes a reality.

This book club will meet in the Popular Library.For more information feel free to contact the the Popular Library at (202) 727-1295 and leave your contact information. See you there!         
                 

6:30 p.m.

Howard UPlease join us for a very special celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW,  featuring live music from the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, Greg Gaskins and other special artists. There will also be historical commentary from WPFW radio personality and Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan, as well as Georgetown University African American History Professor, Maurice Jackson. Come and learn about the rich history of U Street from those who remember the glory days of the 1940s, the early days of R &B, the decline in the aftermath of the 1968 riots on through the present. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program will be hosted by Project Director and Special Collections Librarian, Kelly E. Navies.

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

7:00 p.m.

Poetry MosaicWhether you've been writing poetry since childhood or just started your hand at verse, you're welcome at the DC Poetry Workshop Group. We meet Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Room 220 to share our poems and provide constructive criticism of each others' work. We have contemporary poets of all stripes--from beginners to pros, from formal verse to experimental verse, and everything in between. We also occasionally have special events--lectures, workshops, and discussions of poets and poetry.

To participate, come with several copies of your poem to share with the group, and be ready to read your poem out loud.

For more information and to get on the e-mail list, please contact Emily Graves at emily.graves@dc.gov.

7:00 p.m.

Perfect Phrases cover imageIf you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice English in a casual setting. No tests, no quizzes, just fun conversation with other English learners!

Free and no registration is required.  Basic English speaking and reading levels preferred.

7:00 p.m.

Energize DCThe DC Public Library and Pepco are working together this summer to present classes  at your local library about energy management. As part of this program, our library branches will be holding educational classes designed to help you take control of your energy use. You will learn how to use Pepco’s online energy management tools and create personalized energy management plans. You’ll also learn simple and helpful ideas to help you save money and energy in your home. Click here to view the schedule of these energy education classes.

As part of Energize DC, our local libraries will also be distributing children’s activity pages and fun giveaways as part of the Summer Reading Series. Ask your local library how to get copies. Learn more about Energize DC at takecontroldc.com

7:00 p.m.

Buster Keaton


Join us for a weekly silent film at our local neighbor Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Before each delightful film, library staff will give a short talk about the star and the range of movies available on the Internet Archive.

  August 7 - An Evening with Gloria Swanson - three films from this iconic actress
Danger Girl
  August 14 - The Cameraman by Buster Keaton - the master's hilarious first film for MGM.
The Cameraman








 
  August 21 - All Night with Rudolph Valentino - Ooh la la - romance from this screen legend!
All Night
 
August 28 - Mary Pickford's Pollyanna - one of the first child stars in a silent version of this classic children's tale.
Pollyanna


N.B. These films will be held at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

7:00 p.m.

A break-out session that allows those on the job market to network and develop strategies. Free & open to the public. Please direct questions to megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time!

Every Thursday night we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.

7:30 p.m.

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)Are you a local reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults.

Our August selection is I Am Malala, the recent nonfiction book by Malala Yousafzai, the education advocate from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in 2012, miraculously recovered, and remains dedicated to education and additional humanitarian causes.

We will be meeting at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
 
For more information, check out our MeetUp page or email erika.rydberg@dc.gov or julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Friday, August 29, 2014

(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
 
 

(All day)

intermissionIt's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.

Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.

Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.

10:00 a.m.

Baby Lap Time at MLK Children's RoomAn early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 12 months.

10:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:00 a.m.

Join us for a half-hour of music, movement and songs for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers.

10:00 a.m.

We'll have some fun with tales for two- and three-year-olds!

Featuring:

  • stories
  • crafts
  • action rhymes
  • and more!
10:00 a.m.

Job seekers

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:

  • Resume review
  • Creation of an email address
  • Online applications
  • Online job searches


10:30 a.m.

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.

A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 24 months.

10:30 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:30 a.m.

storytimechicksJoin us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages of 3 to 5 years old.



10:30 a.m.

After Friday story time, join us for weekly Scholastic Storybook Treasures for ages 3-7.

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. 

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

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardDid you know you can download 3 free songs from the library each week? Or that you can get author bios, criticism, and more? What about access to over 22,000 art images? Step Into Art, Music and Literature Online Resources will introduce you to what the library has to offer and then some.

Meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for librarian-led instruction and hands-on practice with these valuable resources!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

11:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

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.

Story time for ages 2-5 years.

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available upstairs in the Children's Room about 10 minutes before story time begins.


11:00 a.m.

Resume picConfused about what to include on a resume? Well, come to the Resume Writing Workshop!
In this workshop, we will discuss different types of resumes, dos and don'ts of resume writing, action verbs, and resume templates.

The workshop will be held on August 29 at 11 a.m. in the Digital Commons Dream Lab.
For more information, contact TaChalla Ferris at 202-727-0321.

The Resume Writing Workshop on August 15 has been cancelled!!!!!

11:00 a.m.

clipart of cartoon resumeConfused about what to include on a resume? Well, come to the Resume Writing Workshop!
In this workshop, we will discuss different types of resumes, dos and don'ts of resume writing, action verbs, and resume templates.

The workshop will be held on August 15 at 1 p.m. and August 29 at 11 a.m. in the Digital Commons Dream Lab.
For more information, contact TaChalla Ferris at 202-727-0321.