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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and fun for young ones.

Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 60 people. Tickets are available free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m. The second Baby Time at 11 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and so much more. 

For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

Space is limited to 60 people.

11:00 a.m.


Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and tickles for babies (non-walkers) and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is required each week. Babies can be registered anytime in the week leading up to each Wednesday morning session.

To register, please email

11:30 a.m.

Baby Lap TimeJoin us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies!  This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 

Looking for some great books for your child?  Try D.C. Public Library's Suggested Books for Pre-K, or Fred Rogers Company's Best Books for Babies list!

12:00 p.m.

cow and moon Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs, and rhymes.

Wonderful Ones & Twos is for children that are walking up to and including age two.

You must register each week for this program.

Please email to register. 

12:15 p.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available in the Children's Room 10 minutes before Lap Time begins.

3:30 p.m.

It's Wednesday afternoon; need a mid-week break from the summer heat? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie!
If you've never been to the Palisades, you can earn your Library Love Badge for Summer Reading

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night film reel

Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

3:30 p.m.

A sculpture project for Grades 5-8. Please contact

3:30 p.m.

Join us for songs, books and more!

A program for children 12-24 months.

Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

3:30 p.m.

Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: H. White
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
  • Build a simple budget spreadsheet, using data entry and cell navigation skills.
  • Format and edit spreadsheet data, using common and unique formatting features.
  • Create simple formulas.
  • Use the AutoSum feature.
  • Explore the Insert Function feature for all other mathematical operations available in Excel.
  • Engage the Chart Gallery to create a chart based on the simple budget database created in class.

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

4:00 p.m.

legosWe supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. 

Ages 6-12 

*Lego donations welcome. 

4:00 p.m.

Wacky WednesdaysJoin us on Wacky Wednesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities.

Ages 6-12

For more information call (202) 698-0183.

4:00 p.m.

PirateTo celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, Rosedale will be having a special pirate-themed story time! After the story time, children will be able to make their own pirate mask and take home coloring pages for later. 

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. 

4:00 p.m.

BleachFruits Basket

Come and watch two episodes of anime and then talk about your favorite shows and Japanese culture.

Japanese snacks will be provided.

4:30 p.m.

Freegal logoRead Magazines Online & Download Music for Free!
Want to learn how to access dozens of your favorite magazines online for free? How about downloading free music that you can keep? All you need is your library card!
Stop by the large meeting room for a fun, interactive demonstration.
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4:30 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.  

5:00 p.m.

Is This Thing On cover imageNeed one-on-one help with your computer, devices, or the internet? We’re here for you the first and third Wednesday of the month!
Help Desk is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile technology such as tablets, laptops and smartphones.  We’re experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your device and can answer the odd software or internet question, too. 
No registration required—first come, first served.  Time limits may apply.  If you have a device-specific question, please bring it and related power cords and USB cables.

5:00 p.m.

Boy in the Striped PajamasRead the book and watch the movie! Each month will feature a new title chosen especially for teens! Join the discussion and enjoy a great movie.
This month, visit the library to pick up a copy of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
Poland, World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno ignores his mother, and sets off on an adventure in the woods. He comes across a high fence that separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops. RATED PG-13

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.  

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.

dancing banana gifHave you been wishing you could make awesome animated GIFs just like they do on Buzzfeed? Well, wonder no more! This hour-long class will show you how to create your very own GIFs using Photoshop CS6 and copyright-free video.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend "Introduction to Photoshop" before taking this class.

6:15 p.m.

teen doing yoga

Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist

Celebrate health and wellness this month at Georgetown with our two teen yoga classes for ages 13-19. Refreshments will be served and community yoga mats are available. Waivers must be signed by a parent prior to the class(es). 

To RSVP for any or all classes, send Erika Rydberg or Porchia Ifill an email with the class(es) you're interested in registering for. 

Please RSVP to or

6:30 p.m.

KCDC LogoJoin Katherine, a medical interpreter, for a crash course in talking with your Spanish-speaking patients. Using real-life experiences from her work in hospitals, Katherine will teach you to be a better listener. You won’t just learn how to say Spanish words — you’ll learn to actually communicate. We’ll cover plenty of vocabulary, but plan on practicum participation, too!

This class is designed for medical professionals.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Please pre-register for this class over at the Knowledge Commons DC website.

6:30 p.m.

Peace Core Logo
This interactive event will feature media-rich presentations on life through an American’s eyes in Albania, Cameroon, China, Dominican Republic, Guinea, Senegal, Thailand, and Uganda. Nine Peace Corps Volunteer ‘Top Bloggers’ will be sharing their experiences serving in some of the world’s most remote places and answering your questions! 

These individuals are the winners of Peace Corps’ 2014 Blog it Home competition and have been selected from more than 350 Peace Corps volunteers from 60 countries for their focus on using their blogs to increase cross-cultural understanding.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall for presentations, discussions, and more.

Questions? Please call (202) 727-1291 or email Kimberly White.

6:30 p.m.

Get introduced to the world of Microsoft Access, a powerful relational database. Explore and navigate the Access program window and learn the concepts and structure of data storage in Access.  

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 and Excel III Advanced. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required.

You will learn to:

  • Understand Database Design Concepts & Terminology
  • Engage the MS Access 2010 Interface
  • Work with Data in Access
  • Find | Sort | Filter Data
  • Import Data & Export Data

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

6:30 p.m.
Bring your fiddle, your banjo or your favorite tunes for an evening of music-making on the patio.
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!