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Monday, July 28, 2014

2:30 p.m.

FIZZBOOMREADOn Mondays, July 7, 21, 28 and August 4 and 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (immediately following our "Explosive Reading Power Hour" which is from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)--As part of our summer reading thematic programming, children will be able to participate in and enjoy a combination of book and web-based crafts and activities, with Ms. Tea's creative spin, that incorporate math, science, art and recreation. Participation in our Team S.T.E.A.M. activities will help children earn their summer reading prizes!

Especially appropriate for ages 4 1/2 to 9 years old

2:30 p.m.

Join us for board gamesGirl playing Checkers, card games, and Wii games.

3:00 p.m.

Tech Monday is a computer class offered at Northwest One library. Come and learn basic computer skills!

3:00 p.m.

LegoLEGO Builders is a free-play session using large Duplo LEGO building blocks, for ages 1½ and up.

All materials will be provided by the library. 

3:00 p.m.

Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software 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 and Word II Intermediate.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.
  • Create a simple slide presentation using the installed themes and design templates.
  • Identify and engage the three working panes of the PowerPoint environment.
  • Edit and customize each slide and insert SmartArt graphics and links.
  • Insert additional slides and delete unwanted slides.
  • Activate the slide show presentation.
  • Save the presentation as a slide show (.ppsx) and as a presentation (.pptx).

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

3:30 p.m.

Babies enjoy books, rhymes, songs and other activities on the laps of their caregivers. For pre-walkers.

Registration required. Sign up at the children's desk or by phone, 202-282-0021.

3:30 p.m.

A themed storytime that focuses on exploring art materials.

Recommended for ages 2-5.

4:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts activities for ages 7 and older. 

4:00 p.m.

Rainbow Duct Tape RosesWant to make great DIY pieces to show off to family and friends?
Come to Art Attack in Teen Space! 
Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends. We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity!

Ages 13-19.

Join us for the following special Art Attack programs during the summer months and earn badges as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program: 

June 30: E-textiles: Teens will create LED cuff bracelets using LEDs, batteries, and conductive thread. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

July 7: 
Street Art & Fashion: Teens will have an opportunity to make freezer stenciled tees, chalk spray paint art, or graffiti lettering. Earn the Get Crafty Badge at this event.

August 4: 
Engineering-Paper Roller Coasters: Teens will create paper roller coasters using paper, tape, and marbles. Earn the STEM Badge at this event.

August 11: 
Stop Motion Videos: Teens will create Vine or Instagram videos using weird props & DIY backdrops on their own mobile devices or a DCPL iPad. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty Badges at this event.

4:00 p.m.

Curtain with stage clip art
Bring stories to life
Read aloud scripts from popular children’s books
Hone your acting chops

Recommended for readers GR 2-5
Parent participation welcome and encouraged

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

4:15 p.m.

STEM Mondays at the library!STEM is an acronym for fields of study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Join us after school every other Monday as we explore STEM concepts and activities. We'll be doing experiments, studying nature, doing real world math problems and even taking the Hour of CODE challenge. Hour of CODE is an introductory lesson in computer science, where children learn basic concepts of problem solving and programming. 

To RSVP for STEM, please call the children's room at: 202-698-3873.

This program is intended for children ages 7-12. Please note that children under 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, 13 years of age or older, at all times. 

4:30 p.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. This class will be taught in English.

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.

4:30 p.m.

chessChildren and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.
Best ages 7- 19

5:00 p.m.

Join us every Monday evening for Teen Night!

Every other week will be fun with video and board games. The rest of the time we'll be doing a variety of activities like watching movies, duct tape crafts, homework help, and more!

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

6:00 p.m.

beverage cozy


Come in out of the heat this July and learn how to make a beverage cozy for your favorite ice cold (or hot) drink of choice. They can be knitted or crocheted and make quick last minute gifts. Watch as an extremely simple pattern can be transformed with a little bit of seaming and duplicate stitch.
 
July's first class will be used to start our project and the second class will be for attaching and decorating. Bring your favorite thermos or glass as a template for your custom cozy. Worsted weight yarn and your favorite pair of corresponding needles or crochet hook will work best for this project. Please call 202-727-0321 for more information and ask for Mike.
 
As always, participation in the Knitty Gritty Committee's group activities is completely optional so feel free to bring your own knitting, too!
6:00 p.m.
Film Companion logo
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library!

Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads.

Films will be screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level.  Just call (202) 727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

 
6:15 p.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.

6:30 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!

6:30 p.m.

12 Years a Slave, book The purpose of the American History Book Club is to generate an informal discussion of major political and social issues that appear in American History. We will select a recently published book on a topic such as the Civil War or the Depression and use that work as a jumping off point for debate. Participants need not have read the whole book but simply think about the problems the book explores.

The American History book club will meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Shepherd Park Library, three blocks from the Takoma Park metro. The first meeting may only cover the first part of the book. In the second meeting of the month, we'll try to complete the discussion of the core argument of the book.

There is no requirement to sign up ahead of time.  Just come to an informal gathering and be ready to enter into a lively discussion on topics of American History.  

7:00 p.m.

Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages.

This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.

7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

7:00 p.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. This class will be taught in Spanish.

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.

7:00 p.m.

summer time!Come hang out at the library with your friends! Every Monday night this summer we'll have lots of fun in the Children's Room with a variety of activities including games, crafts, movies, and more! These activities are recommended for kids ages 6-12.

Kid's Night will occur every Monday from June 23 - August 18, 2014.

7:00 p.m.

Ditch the workout and join the party!  Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system.

This class will be led by Library Associate and certified Zumba instructor, Christine.  

No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.

7:30 p.m.

Photo of 3D print of MLK bust3-D printing is an exciting technology that has the potential to revolutionize numerous fields.

This hour-long introduction will seek to answer commons questions:

  • What is 3-D printing?
  • How does it work?
  • How do you get started 3-D printing at the Digital Commons? 

Explore the underlying processes and technology, survey some of the 3-D modeling and design software freely available for creating objects, discover valuable resources for 3-D printing on the Web, and review the 3-D printing capability available to the public in the Digital Commons.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

11:00 a.m.

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.
Today's TaiwanTaiwan Logo
Great Hall

10:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, stories, finger plays and rhymes.

This story time is for ages birth to 2 years. 

Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for your group.

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.