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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

10:00 a.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning computer classes at Southwest Library.  Session begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon.  September sessions include Email Basics (Sept. 9), Introduction to Microsoft Word (Sept. 16), Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Sept. 23) and Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (Sept. 30).  Please note that class will not be held on Sept. 2.
Microsoft Word for Dummies by Dan Gookin

10:00 a.m.

hickory dickory dockSlow your busy morning down with a short story time. 

A couple books, a couple songs. A nice break! 

10:00 a.m.

José-Luis Orozco by a tree - photo provided by José-Luis Orozco, Jr. In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, join José-Luis Orozco for a fun and exciting family concert.

Children will sing, dance, clap and laugh while learning basic language and literacy skills that engage them in an interactive musical experience.
All ages.

Photo provided by José-Luis Orozco, Jr.

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.  

10:30 a.m.

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.

For ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

A half hour of stories, songs, and rhymes promoting early literacy for ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers, with sensory play time following the story time.

10:30 a.m.

basic computersThis hands-on adult computer class is designed to let you enter the personal computer world on the ground floor.
Learn how to borrow and download resources from DC Public Library and how to use Video Access Database.

The class was created for people who feel they need to learn the basics of computers including parts, terminology, Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, mouse skills (including right-click and left-click) and using the laptop mouse pad.
Learn how to borrow and download e-resources from DC Public Library and how to use Video Access Database.

Space is limited, so please call 202-541-6226 during library hours to register.

10:45 a.m.

Enjoy stories and songs with the children's librarian every week!

For ages 3 - 5 with their caregivers.

11:00 a.m.

Baby/Toddler lap time is the perfect way to start building your child's literacy skills through exposure to books, songs, baby bounces, fingerplays and rhymes.

For ages birth-2 years.

11:00 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.

11:00 a.m.

Please join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays and baby bounces.

This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers.

Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a program for your group.

11:00 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.

11:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 2-5 years old.

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

12:00 p.m.

Bring a mat and join Heather Ferris, yoga teacher/therapist & Shaw resident, for traditional yoga classes. Many aspects will be covered:

• Asana
• Meditation
• Breathing
• Omkar chanting and much more

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.New Year, New Name, New Service!

Got an issue with technology?  Come let us troubleshoot. 

Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it.

Have a question about how digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

12:30 p.m.

Yoga in DC

Take 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 September 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

12:30 p.m.

Image of book cover for "Tropic of Cancer"Discussion of Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, in observance of Banned Books Week (September 20-27).  Copies are available at the branch.

1:00 p.m.

Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc.
Computer Lab, Room 311

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

You will learn to:

  • Navigate medical websites.
  • Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links.
  • Research personal health issues.
  • Make informed health decisions based on information retrieved from credible health websites.

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health and the D.C. Department of Health's HIV/AIDS Administration. Presented by the Project for Intermediate Advocates.

Bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.

1:30 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Seats are filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: O. Fontem
Venue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop, Internet, email and job applications.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows and internet environments of Microsoft and Firefox software applications.
  • Create and save a document, resume or job application to the desktop, to a flash drive or submit to employer.

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

This class holds weekly on Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm in Meeting Room B.

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.

Jobseekers ImageDrop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:

  • Create an email account
  • Start, revise, save, and upload a resume
  • Save a profile on job searching websites
  • Work on an online application

Computers will be reserved for job-searching activities on a first-come, first served basis.  You will be asked a few questions to help us meet your needs.  Time limits will apply.

1:30 p.m.

Cover for El Deafo, the book featured in this eventAward-winning author and illustrator Cece Bell will talk about her latest book, El Deafo, a graphic novel that describes her experiences growing up deaf in the 1970s. As a child, Cece felt like she was a superhero with the special powers from her hearing aid. So she called herself, "El Deafo."

Cece Bell has authored and illustrated several books, and earned a Geisel Honor for one of her books, Rabbit and Robot.

Come in and meet the author and learn about her fantastic graphic novel, El Deafo.

This event is recommended for children ages 7-12 and their caregivers.

2:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? 

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones or laptops and cords! You will also need your library card.

Don't have a library card? Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes to sign up!

2:00 p.m.

Come into Anacostia Neighborhood Library during Banned Books Week and take a selfie with your favorite book that was once banned. We will have many such titles on display, and would love to hear from you about why these books are important to you. And if you haven't read any of the books on display, please check one out. Visit District of Columbia Public Libraries and exercise your freedom to read what you want to read!

2:00 p.m.

Feature Film:  1984 (1984). R rating.  113 mins.  Nineteen Eighty-Four is the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel.  The film is set during April of 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania.  Winston Smith is a government bureaucrat whose job is rewriting history and erasing people from existence.  Starring:  John Hurt, Richard Burton (in his last public appearance), Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cuzack, Gregor Fisher, and James Walker.  Directed by Michael Radford.

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.

Join us for anime, animated, live action or short films at a new earlier time.

See you at the library!

Ages 12 and younger.

3:30 p.m.

Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!

Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

4:00 p.m.

Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon and relax with the Wii and more!

Check our online calendar for more Teen events at DC Public Library.

Ages 13-19.