Saturday, April 26, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

2:00 p.m.
Join us every second month as we share recipes, discuss cookbooks, and learn from each other’s culinary
successes and failures.
Bring a recipe, cookbook, question or idea to share.
April’s theme is SWEETS!

All ages are welcome in the Lower Level Conference Room.

Be sure to browse the library’s cookbook collection!

cookbook cookbook cookbook

2:00 p.m.

DiaIn celebration of the upcoming Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — our monthly Family Craft will feature a wonderful story and craft that will take readers around the world. 

2:00 p.m.

Pearl CleageThings I should have told my daughter cover artJoin us for an afternoon conversation with bestselling author and playwright Pearl Cleage as she discusses her new book Things I Should Have Told My Daughter.

In addition to being one of the most popular playwrights living in America, Pearl Cleage is also a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970's and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid personal and professional tumult.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event with limited seating.  To obtain tickets and reserve a copy of the book please visit our partner The Oracle Group.  Parties without tickets will be waitlisted until 10 minutes before the program begins.

Oracle Group LogoCopies of Things I Should Have Told My Daughter will also be available for purchase on site and autograph after the event.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with The Oracle Group.

2:00 p.m.

POSTPONED until Fall 2014.  Stay tuned for new date.

Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle, authors of Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren, will discuss challenges faced by deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstreamed school settings. 

Authors will sign copies of their book after the program, held in Room 215 (Adaptive Services).

ASL/voice interpreters will be present.

Questions? 202-559-5368 or

2:00 p.m.

West End will be hosting a database training on Zinio, a database that allows you to read your favorite magazines from your laptop, ipad, or other device for free.

Participants are encouraged to bring their device with them to make the session interactive. 

2:00 p.m.

Paul ShorttIn this hilarious interactive workshop, Paul Shortt leads participants through discussions and playful exercises on how to transform from an amateur to a professional in any interest or hobby. This workshop guides participants through the process of creating their own fictional credentials, such as business cards, head-shots, and diplomas, culminating with each participant giving a short presentation in their new profession.

RSVP for this event with Transformer.

This event has limited seating.  Please arrive early to secure your seat. 

Transformer LogoThis program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Transformer.

2:00 p.m.

"Legends and Lore D.C." isn't a book title, it's our new book club. 

We're starting with Robert Pohl's Urban Legends and Historic Lore of Washington, D.C.

2:00 p.m.

math quilt photoUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space.
Ages 6-13
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.
IMLS logo
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

2:00 p.m.

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up to the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Cowboy Bebop. Part of the Anime Saturday series. 2:00 p.m. Main floor meeting room.

Cowboy Bebop fan art

2:30 p.m.

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

All levels welcome.

3:00 p.m.

We've got craft supplies and a trained artist.

We need children who want to dabble in art. 

For ages 3 - 10.

3:00 p.m.

Mirai NikkiJoin the Woodridge Library for a fun Saturday afternoon of anime scene discussion, manga chat, and episode viewings with snacks!

Word of the Week:  図書館 Toshokan (library)

Group Discussion: Describe your favorite anime scene.

Episode Viewings: 
Gatchaman Crowds
(ep. 1, action/comedy) -- A council has scouted a group of individuals with latent powers to protect Earth from alien criminals. In recent years, the council has assigned Gatchaman warriors to deal with the mysterious entity known as "MESS."

Mirai Nikki
(ep. 1, action/supernatural) -- Yuki is a loner who is not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he realizes that his diary entries can predict the future. 

Best for ages 13 and older.

3:30 p.m.

Express yourself for El Dia de Mimis Dada Catifestolos Niños and National Poetry Month.

Learn more about the 20th century radical art movement known as Dada.

Experiment with collage, using multicultural text and images to create your own "found poetry."

Fun for children ages 5-14 years.

4:00 p.m.

karaokeneonCelebrate National Karaoke Week with KIDS LOVE KARAOKE, another program primarily for ‘tweens (ages 9-12 years old).

Do you have a secret dream of auditioning for American Idol or The Voice?

Rosedale Neighborhood Library will give you another opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered!

4:00 p.m.
Women Filmmakers
Join Melissa Houghton, Executive Director of Women In Film and Video, for a celebration and screening of films selected from the WIFV International Short Films Showcase, featuring work by women filmmakers.

A brief discussion about women in contemporary cinema will follow the screening.

All ages are welcome.


4:30 p.m.

Are you an artist, journalist, or do you simply have something you want to share with the world? Come learn the basics of blogging by exploring some of the most popular services and sites available. We will learn how to create and customize a blog using Tumblr and Blogger.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email for more information or call 202-727-0321.

(All day)

Enjoy French-themed events when you take a break from the festivities on Book Hill.

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.

Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments.

On the lower level, every Sunday.

Image of teens holding books in a library.

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.

jackpopsupBring your youngsters to Rosedale Library for early learner board games and fun group games with children’s music in the background. 

Pop up at Rosedale anytime between 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., we’ll play as soon as three or more children arrive in the Children’s Picture Book Area! 

Appropriate for ages 3 to 7 years.

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. 

2:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate International Children's Book Day.

Explore the world through eight different children's books and make a postcard to commemorate your journey. You can sketch a part of your voyage or create something entirely abstract; it’s up to you!

Don't forget:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
-- Marcel Proust

For children 6 and older.

2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Diversity in Action with a special craft time!

We'll be making maracas and decorating them.

2:00 p.m.

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

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a special performance by musicians from the Levine School of Music.


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