Monday, April 21, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Join us in the children's room for weekly movie screenings of new family films and classic favorites.

Recommended for families and children ages 4-12.

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!

Upcoming Films

Nov. 4 Baran DVD Bārān Iran 2001, 94 mins., rated PG.  

Winner of 14 awards at international film festivals. A young Afghan woman in Teheran must pretend to be male in order to work at a construction site in order to feed her family.
Nov. 18 Lost in America DVD Lost in America US 1985, 91 mins., Rated R

Albert Brooks comedy about a couple who decide to quit their jobs and cruise America in a Winnebago. Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 1986 National Society of Film Critics Awards USA.
Nov. 25 Harvey Harvey US 1950, 105 mins., not rated.

Because of his insistence that his companion is an invisible 6-foot rabbit,  a whimsical middle-aged man (James Stewart) is thought by his family to be insane, but he may be wiser than anyone knows. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Dec. 2 I'm Not Scared I'm Not Scared Italy 2003, 108 mins.,  Rated R.

A young boy accidentally finds a deep hole in the ground -- where another boy is being kept prisoner. Winner of 8 awards at international film festivals.
Dec. 9 Beautiful Girls Beautiful Girls US 1996, 112 mins., Rated R.

A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their problems with life and love.  Won Best Screenplay award at 1996 San Sebastian  International Film Festival. Natalie Portman, Timothy Hutton and Matt Dillon.
Dec. 16 My Favorite Year My Favorite Year US 1982, 92 mins., Rated PG

Richard Benjamin directed this comedy starring Peter O’Toole, which is a tribute to Sid Caesar’s “Show of Shows.”
Dec. 23 Antonia and Jane Antonia and Jane UK 1991, 71 mins., Rated R
Heartfelt tale of two women living vicariously through one another to escape their respective routines.  Described as a thinking woman’s “Thelma & Louise.”

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.  

6:30 p.m.

Poet, CeLillianne GreenJoin us on Monday, April 21 at 6:30 pm for a poetry reading and special discussion with poet, CeLillianne Green, author of That Word, a provocative poem about the harmful impact "that word" has on those who hear it and use it. Celebrate National Poetry Month and African-American heritage by exploring the unconscious damage a simple word can have on a person's race and culture.

Copies of That Word will be available for purchase, with an autograph session following the discussion.

What is that word? "That word is not your name. That word is profane."

For more information, please call 202-698-6373.

6:30 p.m.

Learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: S. Dodge
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, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!

You will learn to:

  • Distinguish new elements and attributes in HTML 5
  • Insert and play video and audio using HTML 5
  • Insert 2-D/3-D drawing graphics using HTML 5
  • Insert new elements for headers, footers, menus, sections and articles
  • Insert new form elements, new input types, automatic validation
  • Save your HTML 5 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.

6:30 p.m.

Mom & Me & Mom book cover.Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Maya Angelou's Mom & Me & Mom. This selection is part of our "Tastes Like Fiction" series. 

We will meet in the Popular Library, located on the first floor, just off The Great Hall. All those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.

Contact Popular Services at 202-727-1295 for more information on how to join the group.

6:30 p.m.

The Sometimes Strange Meetings: Visual Art in Western Literature book club is led by Professor Ori Soltes.

April 21: Discussion of Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut.
May 14: Discussion of Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier.
June 11 (final session): Discussion of Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland. 

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.

The series with Friendship Animal Hospital meets in the Large Conference Room every third Monday.

Upcoming sessions:

  • April 21: Canine behavior, training and enrichment
  • May 19: Managing your pet's lumps and bumps
  • June 16: Pet allergies and common skin conditions
7:00 p.m.

WITJoin Us! Whether you are thinking about signing up for one of the Washington Improv Theater eight-week courses, interested in exploring the ideas of improv, or just looking for one night of silly, get-out-of-your-head play, the Washington Improv Theater free workshops are accessible to anyone and everyone!

Sign up here!

7:30 p.m.

image of Espresso Book MachineCome see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and receive information on where to find resources regarding formatting and self-publishing.

Please keep in mind that attendance is required to print your book.

Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.

7:30 p.m.

People practicing T'ai ChiCome and join us learning the time honored art of T'ai Chi with experienced instructor, Susan Lowell. Classes will start at 7:30 and last one hour on the following dates:

  • Monday, April 14
  • Monday, April 21

All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before participating in the class.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows free movement. We will provide chairs for those who want to take a break and observe.

10:00 p.m.

Story time for babies and toddlers to age 3.

Tuesday, April 22, 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)

Create a fun art project every week at Create Club, on second and fourth Tuesdays.  

Ages 5-12; children 8 and younger should attend with an adult. 

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.

10:00 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and so much more. 

For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

10:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 2-5 years.

Free tickets are required for entry, and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room.

10:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

10:00 a.m.

Every Tuesday come and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes,

finger plays, movement and more for children ages 0-5.

10:00 a.m.

mouse and clock Slow your busy morning down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.

A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

10:00 a.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.

10:30 a.m.

Join us for baby and toddler story time.

Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their families, the story time will include lots of fun songs, finger plays, baby bounces and rhymes as we work together to develop early literacy skills.

10:30 a.m.

COMPUTER EMAIL CLASSEver wonder how to create and use an email account, keep track of important dates and events, manage your online contact list of friends and family members, share and edit projects and documents together, search the web and more?

Join us at the Woodridge Interim Neighborhood Library in April and find out how to stay connected.

10:30 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  


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