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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Spark a Reaction Logo and Badges

Stop by the Teen Space at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library all July and August and earn badges for Teen Summer Reading. On Wednesdays we will always have an activity relating to blue badges and on Thursdays we do yellow. 1 Yellow + 1 Blue = Free Chipotle. 2 Yellow + 2 Blue = Nats tickets and a chance to win big!

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. 
 
4:00 p.m.

pile of LEGOsTweens, looking for a way to spend your summer afternoons? Stop by Petworth Library and get your LEGO on! Put your creativity to use and improvise or try to build something specific and complex. Depending on the crowd and various interests, there may be a weekly theme challenge to make things more interesting and encourage some friendly competition. After the program, final creations will be displayed in the Children's Room. Let's see what you can build in an hour!

Program will occur in the Children's Program Room. Ages 9-12.

4:00 p.m.

Join us for hands-on activities in our outdoor garden!  This program is designed for ages 5-12; children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

4:00 p.m.

Join us for Kids' Book Club at 4 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month. Ask for book club books at the information desk. Didn't read the official book selection? That's okay! Come anyway, share a book that you like and tell us why we should read it!

Ages 7-11

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.
DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
Teens are invited to participate in weekly poetry and spoken word workshops. The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team will host bi-weekly workshops on Wednesday afternoons. Call for specific dates.

The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team uses poetry to teach and empower teens from the D.C. metropolitan area to speak up about issues of social justice.
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.

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Beat Club is a digital music workshop that gives teens the opportunity to create music together in a welcoming environment. Earn the Digital DIY or STEM badges when you participate in this workshop.
 
No previous musical experience is necessary. Using touch-screen digital synthesizers, they play different instruments to create and record songs on-the-fly. Recordings are made available afterwards for free from dcbeatclub.com
 
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. 
5:30 p.m.

Get a basic, hands-on overview of the HTML and JavaScript programming languages and discover their inter-related capacity to produce dynamic Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: A. Heibel
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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!

You will learn to:

  • Insert HTML tags
  • Insert JavaScript codes into HTML elements
  • Explore the JavaScript code using the alert() function
  • Insert the JavaScript onclick event into an HTML event attribute
  • Access HTML elements using the Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Use JavaScript to change HTML images and styles
  • Save your JavaScript-enhanced .html document to your flash drive or send them to your email account.

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

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.

6:30 p.m.

Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Paid less than male co-workers?  Sexually harassed?
 
Come to a free presentation by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and the Equal Rights Center to learn more about your rights in the workplace. 
 
Residency not required. Se proveerá traducción en inglés y español.

Questions or need a reasonable accommodation?
Contact Sabrina Lee at 202-319-1000 x 124 or Sarah Pauly at (202) 234-3062.
 
This program is made possible through our partnership with the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

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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.  

7:00 p.m.


PAL Pajama Party
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!!

Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time, a take-home craft/project, and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog.

The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

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.

PJ BearA family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.

For kids of all ages. 

7:00 p.m.

IN CASE OF ZOMBIES: READ THESE BOOKS.

Join our Adult and Teen Zombie Book Club each month to discuss zombie-related books & prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Bring your books and your brains...! Don’t worry, we’ll provide the snacks!
 
Married with Zombies by Jesse PetersenAdult Read:
Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen

This book is a heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Meet Sarah and David. Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.
Now, Sarah & David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.


Copies are available at the reference desk
Ages 20 & up


Zom-B Underground by Darren ShanTeen Read:

Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Waking up in a military complex, months after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months. Life in the UK has turned tough since the outbreak, and B is woven into life -- and battle -- in the new military regime quickly. But as B learns more about the zombies held in the complex and the scientists keeping them captive, unease settles in. Why exactly was B saved? And is there anyone left in the world to trust?

Copies are available at the reference desk
Ages 13 -19

7:00 p.m.

The Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

We welcome players of all ages and abilities.

This program will be held in the first floor meeting room unless otherwise noted.

7:00 p.m.

Come by the Southeast Neighborhood Library for a overview of the basic functions of Microsoft Word. We will be going over how to use the Microsoft Word “Ribbon” effectively, how to format your document, and how to finalize your document once you are finished.

Their will be limited computers available for use, so bring your own if you can. Seating without computers will be provided.
 

7:00 p.m.

Part of our summer reading science program. Ages 4 and up are invited to come explore scientific concepts and conduct experiments. This week we will explore the science of archeology and dig for treasure!

7:00 p.m.

cowmoonBring your stuffed animal buddy, wear your pj's, and enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, music and movement.
This program is for children from birth to age 6.

7:00 p.m.

book cover artJoin the Young Prose Book Meetup for a discussion of The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

The Young Prose Book Meetup is a casual and friendly book Meetup for young professionals in DC between the ages of 21 and 35 who like discussing books and drinking beer! We usually meet on the last Wednesday evening of each month at Kitty O'sheas DC in Tenleytown. Please RSVP to victor.benitez@dc.gov or visit http://www.meetup.com/youngprose.

7:30 p.m.

We know that downloading library e-books and audiobooks can be confusing, even for the tech-savvy among us. That is why we offer personalized assistance on a drop-in basis.

Need help checking out digital materials, downloading them, or transferring library media to your e-book reader, tablet, smartphone, or MP3 player?

Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Wednesday evenings, and we'll get you sorted out. Bring your device and your library card with you.

Also, bring your laptop if you need help downloading onto a Nook or an MP3 player that is not also a smartphone.

Can't make it on Wednesday evenings? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov or call 202-727-0232 to set up an appointment at a more convenient time.

7:30 p.m.

The Fine Art of Small TalkAre you ready to improve your life skills by reading self-help books and talking about social and psychological matters that are important to you?

If you believe that to feel well and be happy one must develop a degree of self-awareness, and that learning is a lifelong process, you will find Palisades’ brand new book club quite riveting!  Every month, we will read a book about personal psychology and self-improvement.  

Our new library associate, Reza Saber, a journalist and professor at George Washington University, will be your host. All you have to do is to sign up, pick up your copy at the library, read it, and come to discuss your findings with fellow Small Talk Book Club members on the last Wednesday of each month. 

Thursday, July 31, 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.
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Great Hall

10:00 a.m.

Wonderful Ones at MLK Children's RoomAn interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.

Ages 12 - 24 months.

11:00 a.m.

Tales for Twos and Threes at MLK Children's RoomChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Ages 2-3.

11:00 a.m.
Summer Fun
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Enjoy stories, songs, and fun in the sun at CityCenterDC. Located at 9th and H Street NW, CityCenter's Plaza can be accessed via H or I Street NW, in between 9th and 10th Street NW. Our preschool story time is geared towards children ages 3-5 and will help them develop early literacy skills and enjoy our beautiful summer at the same time!

Weather permitting.  Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 with any questions.


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1:00 p.m.

resumesStop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.

Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.


1:00 p.m.

This series is for people who have never before used a computer.  Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.

Week 1: Intro to Computers
Week 2: Intro to Typing
Week 3: Intro to the Internet
Week 4: Intro to Gmail

For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

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.