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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Join the conversation! This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know. Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
Many Americans have never seen a will and far too many do not have one. Join Amy Gellatly of Neighborhood Legal Services Program for an engaging talk on the history of wills and how historical figures have used wills – sometimes in highly unexpected ways. Participants will also learn the legal requirements for a valid will in the District of Columbia, the information needed to prepare a will, what happens during a will execution and how to find free, legal help to prepare a will.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on, join Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.
A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's room.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome. Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19.
Learn about the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood creatures, and how sharks, stingrays & skates are important to marine ecosystems. This is a great introduction program for participation in our Science in the Summer Program focusing on oceanography. For ages 5 - 12
The Petworth Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases. Come check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fan fiction (writing) and fan art (drawing).
In this 2-hour class, you will 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: D. P. Grogan 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.
This month, we're reading The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. At our meeting, we'll discuss the book, do a fun activity, and enjoy snacks! Participants will also vote on which book we'll read in June. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Information Desk. Ages 8-12.
Each and every Wednesday students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will begin at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children of all ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun. There will be prizes for children who participate. The games will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children's librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!
BARS, a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems. Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community. No sign-up necessary, just stop by the lower level meeting room Wednesdays between 4:30 and 6:30. Presented by Words, Beats & Life.
Calling all students 8-13 years old! Come join our computer class. Learn new ways to create your own data and have fun using computers. The class meets on the second and forth Wednesdays of each month for one hour. Upcoming dates: October 14 and 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Zumba® Gold is a fun dance fitness program based on international rhythms targeted to the active senior population and non-seniors who are beginners, those who prefer a low-impact but effective cardio workout due to injury or other reasons, or those who might be intimidated by high-impact classes. Instructor Wilma B. Consul will make you dance, sweat and smile after moving to great music without realizing you've worked out. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with good support and bring water and a small towel.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Anime Club, held in Teen Space for those 13-19, will host its third meeting on May 25 from 5-7 p.m. This month's theme will be Mecha Anime. We will stream anime like Aldnoah.Zero, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Go Lion/Voltron, and Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans. Swing on by for snacks, robots, explosions and a good time. Hope to see you there!
National Novel Writing Month is over, but the writing process is never done! Capitol View Library will host its sixth novel-writing event on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of lively discussion on starting your own writing project. Local writers will be present to share tips on how they got started.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations: choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311