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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. 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 PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate.

You will learn to:

  • Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.
  • Research table data using the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP formulas.
  • Organize table data using PivotTables and PivotCharts.
  • Trace precedents, show formulas, and apply the Watch Window feature.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

4:00 p.m.

Design, create, and build structures with LEGO bricks.  This program is designed for ages 5-12; children younger than 9 must attend with an adult.  

4:30 p.m.

Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. 

Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

4:30 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 English.

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.

5:00 p.m.

Gregor the OverlanderThis month we are reading Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

  • Pick up a copy of Gregor the Overlander at Northeast Library
  • Read the book* at home, at school, at the library... wherever
  • Come to the book club meeting for discussion, activities, and PIZZA!

*If you've already read the book, please re-read it before the book club meeting, and don’t forget to bring the book with you.

Space is limited 12 kids ages 10-12 years old. Please contact Lizzie, Children's Librarian, at 202-698-0183 or elizabeth.nolan@dc.gov to sign up.

 
6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night every other Wednesday night  until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Tuesday morning until Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

6:00 p.m.

Tumblr logoWhether you're a photographer, a digital painter, or use more traditional media, you've probably heard that Tumblr is the best way to build up an audience. This hour-long class will show you how to get started with the popular website, giving you a tour of the community as well as teaching you how to best use hashtags to find new fans.

6:00 p.m.

Bring your fiddle, your banjo or your favorite ol’ tunes for an evening of music making on the patio hosted by the Gliders. 
Gliders 
Bring the kids, a chair or blanket to sit on, and get to know your neighbors. In case of rain, the event will be moved to another date.  

Unfortunately, no pets are allowed, with the exception of service animals.

6:30 p.m.

Owl readingWe'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Come with your family and enjoy a a story before bedtime.  

Ages birth to 5 with family.  

6:30 p.m.

Join Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library and Martin Luther King Jr. 
microphoneMemorial Library for six nights of song this summer!

Whether you prefer to sing with a crowd or step up to the mic for
a solo, DCPL has your favorite movie musicals ready.

Shaw Presents
06/25: You’ll be laughing at the clouds with this rainy tune
07/23: A girl worth fighting for fights as a boy for China
08/27: Hop in a canoe and find out what’s around the river bend

MLK Presents
06/11: This fish-out-of- water wants to be part of your world
07/09: Two 1920s murderesses whose victims had it coming
08/13: A princess with an icy touch has to learn to let it go

All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for movie trivia and most spirited performance. Shows are free and open to all ages. We'll bring the popcorn.

Please call 202-727-0971 for film titles or more information. 
 


6:30 p.m.

Expand on your Microsoft Access skills by learning how to build queries, aggregate data using basic functions, rename fields, and create macros.   

Instructor: P. McFadden
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, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate, Excel III Advanced and Access I Basics. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required.

You will learn to:

  • Import Data Methods by~
    • Importing data into a new table
    • Appending data to an existing table
    • Creating a linked data table
    •  Saving import steps
  • Perform Simple Queries by~
    • Identifying different query types (Select, Make Table, Append, Update, Crosstab, Delete)
    • Naming and saving queries
    • Sorting query results
    • Adding constraints (AND, OR, >, <, BETWEEN, Like)
  • Perform Advanced Queries by ~
    • Aggregating data using basic functions (sum, count, average)
    • Creating custom calculations
    • Looking behind the scenes at the SQL

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

6:30 p.m.

Join us for an oral history workshop with Special Collections Librarian and Oral Historian Kelly Navies, who will share tips on interview techniques and research strategies for a family oral history project.

story bridges catalog

6:30 p.m.

Happy Balloons We're Having A Party & You're Invited!

Come into the cool comfort of a library lounge designed just for you as we celebrate a summer of reading with an evening of fun. Enjoy music, light refreshments, and social chess.  Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things about art and technology.  

Learn all about our monthly book clubs and film series. Sign up for our Knitty Gritty Committee and check out their latest fiber art creations.

Watch book trailers and our amazing 3-D Printer in action, and pick up free books that are yours to keep.  

Meet 
the Popular Services team and sign-up for Literary Elements to win prizes for reading!  If you have already signed up, this event counts as one of your program blocks, so let us know and get your awards on the spot.
 
We will be celebrating in Room A-3 on the Lower Level from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  So mark your calendars and we'll see you there.

 


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.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

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.

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

For kids of all ages. 

7:00 p.m.

The Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

We welcome players of all ages and abilities.

This program will be held in the first floor meeting room unless otherwise noted.

7:00 p.m.

Summer Reading microscopeThe Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, and water quality is the most important measure of the Chesapeake Bay's health. A number of restoration projects and programs, from five states and the District of Columbia, have been undertaken to improve the poor water quality in the Bay and address the degraded habitats and the low populations of many species of fish and shellfish. DC Water continues to be a leader in this effort.

DC Water's Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest plant of its kind in the world, and is also the largest single point discharger to the Chesapeake Bay. DC Water has long been a leader in working to clean up the Bay by voluntarily reducing nitrogen levels and annually exceeding goals established by the Chesapeake Bay Agreement in 1987 and 2000.

Come and learn more about DC Water's efforts to reduce water pollution and clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

7:00 p.m.

Energize DCThe DC Public Library and Pepco are working together this summer to present classes  at your local library about energy management. As part of this program, our library branches will be holding educational classes designed to help you take control of your energy use. You will learn how to use Pepco’s online energy management tools and create personalized energy management plans. You’ll also learn simple and helpful ideas to help you save money and energy in your home. Click here to view the schedule of these energy education classes.

As part of Energize DC, our local libraries will also be distributing children’s activity pages and fun giveaways as part of the Summer Reading Series. Ask your local library how to get copies. Learn more about Energize DC at takecontroldc.com

7:00 p.m.

universal class logo Learn something new today! The Library now offers over 500 free online continuing education classes through UniversalClass™. These self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress. 

A librarian will be demonstrating on how best to use this database and provide you with tips and tricks to make this enriching database even more useful. 

7:00 p.m.

Part of our summer reading science program. Ages 4 and up will have a chance to explore scientific concepts and conduct experiments. This week we will be discussing what makes airplanes fly. Participants will then help make four different models of paper airplanes and test to see which one flies the furthest.

7:00 p.m.

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.

Image of Bernice from "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"Screening and discussion of "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the 1920 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, starring Shelley Duvall and Bud Cort.  Location: St. Mary's Court, a nearby residential living facility for seniors and a library partner, 725 24th Street, NW.  Text of the story is available online at http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/engl494/bernicebobs.pdf.

7:00 p.m.

tedBecome inspired, explore new concepts, learn ways of improving yourself and more through our TED Steaming Online Video Talks and Discussions.  TED is  a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls who engage in sharing  ideas other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

7:15 p.m.

DC OmTake an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all July classes.

 
 
To RSVP for any or all classes send Erika Rydberg an email with the class(es) you're interested in registering for. The first 30 RSVPs will be registered and the remaining RSVPs will be placed on a waiting list. Please RSVP to Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov



7:30 p.m.

We know that downloading library e-books and audiobooks can be confusing, even for the tech-savvy among us. That is why we offer personalized assistance on a drop-in basis.

Need help checking out digital materials, downloading them, or transferring library media to your e-book reader, tablet, smartphone, or MP3 player?

Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Wednesday evenings, and we'll get you sorted out. Bring your device and your library card with you.

Also, bring your laptop if you need help downloading onto a Nook or an MP3 player that is not also a smartphone.

Can't make it on Wednesday evenings? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov or call 202-727-0232 to set up an appointment at a more convenient time.

7:30 p.m.

3d print braceletIn this class, you will learn how to design your own bracelet using TinkerCAD. Later, you can submit your  designs to have them printed on our 3D printer!

















Pictured: Beautiful Chunky Bracelet, by aubenc

Thursday, July 24, 2014

(All day)

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.

We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.

For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.