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Saturday, July 26, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Every other Saturday enjoy family crafts for all ages.

Crafts will vary with the seasons and holidays. All materials will be provided.

bookwormWe will read some books, sing some songs, and perform some finger plays!

Family Story time is for children ages 2-5 with their adults (but older and younger children are also welcome).

The program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

2:00 p.m.

photo of wormsJoin us and learn how to start your own worm bin and maintain a fabulous home-composting system. We will discuss the benefits of vermiculture and how easy it is to do in virtually any type of living environment. Topics covered include: Choosing worms, what they can eat, how to use the compost that you create and composting all year.

One lucky attendee will be able to keep the bin that we make during our demo.

2:00 p.m.

Get started with gardens with Mary Farrah of UDC.

1:00 p.m.

Jamie Stiehm, Independent Scholar and Journalist, will be on hand to discuss her research on the life and work of abolitionist, suffragette, and social reformer, Lucretia Mott.

2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

2:30 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: K. Wahler
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.

3:30 p.m.

Gamer's Galore at MLK Library Teen SpaceCome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon.  From our variety of board games and trading card games to our stock of video games for the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!

Ages 13-19. 

3:30 p.m.

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Fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiments and literacy activities to spark your child's natural interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  Best for children ages 5-12 years old.     

4:30 p.m.

asdfIntroduction to Computer Programming is designed to teach the basic skills needed to understand computer programming languages and to get started on the exciting path towards creating computer based content either for the PC, tablet or the Web!asdf

Sunday, July 27, 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.
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Great Hall

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.
 

1:00 p.m.

craft project clip artSundays @the Teen Space are for the creative, the artsy, and the inspired!

From basic bracelet-making to Manga cartooning and duct tape projects, we have a range of fun activities for a perfect crafternoon.

Check the wall calendar in the Teen Space for upcoming projects - suggestions welcome!

1:00 p.m.

bookmanJoin us for a book-tastic  time filled with fun!

A book club just for kids promoting literacy and love for reading in children!

An open program for children ages 3-8.

1:00 p.m.

Family Math, Engineering and Science Sundays is a bi-weekly program that encourages children 3-12 to learn more about the world around them through experiments, building and other activities.

Parental/caregiver participation is suggested.

1:00 p.m.

This series introduces technologies that keep us connected to family, friends, the news, the D.C. community and the educational resources available online.
 
Week 1: Intro to Facebook and Twitter
Week 2: DC Online
Week 3: Intro to Google Tools
Week 4: Intro to Online Learning

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.

1:30 p.m.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design, TED Talks feature today’s most fascinating thinkers and doers giving the talks of their lives… in 18 minutes or less!TED talks logo 

Join us each month as we watch a few TED Talks on a certain topic, followed by discussion.  It’s like a book club except you don’t have to do homework to join the conversation—just come, watch, and talk.
 
In July we’ll be watching talks on environmental issues and the green movement: 

  • Paper Beats Plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore—Leyla Acaroglu
  • What Comes After an Inconvenient Truth? - Al Gore
  • The Shareable Future of Cities—Alex Steffen

 

1:30 p.m.

It's not too late to sign up for DC Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program Literary Elements, and, if you are a regular library user, you are probably already eligible for program prizes!

Drop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library front terrace from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to learn more, sign up, and pick up your prizes. There will be streaming music from digital library resource Freegal, giveaway books, and light refreshments, and we can assist you with questions related to Children's Summer Reading programs Read with Me and Fizz, Boom, Read and Teen Summer Reading program Spark a Reaction as well.

2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

2:00 p.m.

A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.

Recommended for ages 0-12.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

Its Only a MovieWho is Ambrose Chappell?
Why are some British tourists approached by an English-speaking Arab?
Why is Scotland Yard interested in all of this? 

Please join us for a free classic movie. For more information, please follow this link.

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

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Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! 

Ages 6-12.

Please call 202-727-1248 if you have any questions, or if you would like to know the specific theme for this week's STEAM Team.

2:00 p.m.

film clip artJoin us in the children's room for a movie! We will be showing new family-friendly films and old favorites in the children's room every Sunday.

Recommended for families and children ages 4+.

2:00 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.

2:00 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. for Super Hero Sundays, featuring popular films based on your favorite super heroes!

Most films are rated PG-13. For more information, please call (202) 698-6373.

2:30 p.m.

Fizz, Boom, Read!This year's Summer Reading theme is Fizz, Boom, Read!  Join us throughout the summer to explore and get creative with STEAM-related crafts every Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Sign up for Summer Reading and earn prizes for reading all summer long!

3:00 p.m.

Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!

For kids 10 and older.

3:00 p.m.

Actors on StageHave you always wanted to be an actor? Want to dust off those drama club skills from high school? Join us this summer to read through one-act plays on Sunday afternoons! Meet in room 207 at 3 p.m. to show us your acting skills.

The one-act play is a gem of literary form, with the same depth of emotion and character development as a full-length play packed into a shortened dramatic event, a form that dates back to the Greek playwright, Euripides. Find one-acts at the library, like Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and other one-act plays.