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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Please join us for an information session on how to publish a great book.

Charlene Giannetti, author of 11 books, and editor of WAT-AGE and Women Around Town, will share some tips on getting you published.

6:30 p.m.

Domestic Violence Awareness GraphicOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in acknowledgement, the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will provide a domestic violence prevention program that will include testimonies from domestic violence survivors and feature speakers addressing various aspects of domestic violence. Each speaker brings an area of expertise to this event:

  • a licensed social worker specializing in domestic violence prevention;
  • a practicing lawyer, specializing in domestic violence victims' legal rights;
  • and a ministry leader, who leads a recovery support group for domestic violence survivors.

Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level large meeting room to raise awareness about domestic violence and help to lower its negative impact on our community.

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.

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

For kids of all ages. 

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.

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.

Sailing the Wine Dark SeaJoin the History Book Club as we discuss Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill.

In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Cahill explores the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. From the origins of Greek culture in the migrations of armed Indo-European tribes into Attica and the Peloponnesian peninsula, to the formation of the city-states, to the birth of Western literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, art, and architecture, this book makes the distant past relevant to the present. Cahill argues that Greek society is one of the two primeval influences on the Western world: While Jews gave us our value system, the Greeks set the foundation and framework for our intellectual lives.

Full of surprising, often controversial, insights, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea is a remarkable intellectual adventure--conducted by the most companionable guide imaginable. Cahill's knowledge of his sources is so intimate that he has made his own fresh translations of the Greek lyric poets for this volume.

All are welcome to attend, even if you haven't read the book.

7:15 p.m.

Free yoga continues at Southwest Library, but on a new day, new time, and with new Yoga Activist instructor Sandra Flores. As always, all fitness levels are welcome, and mats are provided. For ages 13 and older.

Namaste!

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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.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

(All day)

Image of Vasily PopovOn the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians.

For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

(All day)

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the beginning of a Monthly Poetry Reading Series on the first Thursday of every month.

We begin the series in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Two poets will be featured each month, including:

  • Herb Guggenheim
  • Fred Pollack
  • Miles David Moore
  • Luther Jett
  • Daniel Orange
  • Nancy Naomi Carlson
  • Pam Winters
  • Maritza Rivera
  • Doritt Carroll
  • Rocky Jones
  • David Taylor Nielsen
  • Rose Solari
  • Mike Levin, and others


 
(All day)

Comic Book Club Are you a fan of manga, super hero comics, or other graphic novels? Come to the Northeast neighborhood library's very own teen comic book club. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m.

Please send an email, call 202-698-0183, or come into the library to register and request a copy of the book. For the month of June we will be reading, Page by Paige.


Ages 13-19.


Book club takes place in the conference room on the Mezzanine level. 

(All day)

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UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition

UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition is a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, express and create. The Great Hall will transform into a gallery, showcasing works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. In addition to the Great Hall, the exhibition space will include the large entryway windows and parts of the second floor. The art will be unveiled at UNCENSORED: The Preview Party on Friday, September 19, and remain on display until October 15.

The artwork on display will constitute paintings, installations, performance art and video projections. Participating artists include: 

Kelly Towles
Larry W. Cook
Carolina Mayorga
Halsey Berryman
Mariah Anne Johnson
Brian Davis
E. Jane
Chukwumaa
Adrienne Gaither
Janelle Ortiz
Jessica Cebra
Megan McNitt
Kathryn Coté



(All day)

Movie TicketsWin Free Movie Tickets in The Librarian Challenge Contest

Read ANY teen book between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 and come to Lamond-Riggs Library to redeem a prize and a raffle ticket to win a pair of free movie tickets! Make sure to ask for Ms. Samantha at the reference desk!

Not sure what's the best time to redeem your prizes? Come in any Wednesday or Thursday night or during any Teen Program!

Ages 13-18.

4:30 a.m.

LEGOs!Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

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.

Toddler Story TimeChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.

Ages 2-3.

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.


1:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.

For children ages 0-12 months.


Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

1:30 p.m.

Clip art of people talking about a bookThe Village Book Club meets every first Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Call or check the Palisades Library website for the book title.

1:30 p.m.

Book Cover of Alice's Adventures in WonderlandJoin us to discuss the classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

2:00 p.m.

The rhythm and rhyme of reading. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

2:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants, for children ages 0-12 months. Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

2:30 p.m.

Let's take the long way homeFilled with shadow and light; joy and sorrow, Gail Caldwell captures an iridescent memory of her friendship with Caroline Knapp. Writers and dog-lovers, they affected each other's lives as kindred spirits.  

This poignant narrative will stay with the reader long after the actual book ends.

Join us for a discussion of this memoir in Room 220.

3:00 p.m.

Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. 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.

Class Objectives:

  • Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
  • Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
  • Customize practice lessons to enhance your typing skill abilities.
  • Practice constructing your own résumé using MB's Print Shop Résumé Pro Deluxe program.

Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.

3:30 p.m.

Super busy with school and totally stressed?  Come relax at our new teen beading club.  Where we learn to bead and hang out with friends.  We will make key chains, animals, jewelry and anything else you want.  All the materials we will be provided and on going projects can be stored at the library.  There will also be an assortment of snacks!
 

3:30 p.m.

gamesWant to beat your friends at your favorite games?
Team up to conquer the world?
Or just hang out with other people your age?

Join us every Thursday after school, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and get your game on!

This program is for Teens and Tweens only. 

4:00 p.m.

Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars.

Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room.

Recommended for ages 5-12.

4:00 p.m.

Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels.

4:30 p.m.

Metro Teen AIDSMetro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA inside Benning the third Thursday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.

If the third Thursday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month