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Friday, September 5, 2014

10:00 a.m.

We'll have some fun with tales for two- and three-year-olds!


  • stories
  • crafts
  • action rhymes
  • and more!
10:00 a.m.

Job seekers

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:

  • Resume review
  • Creation of an email address
  • Online applications
  • Online job searches

10:00 a.m.

DC Job SeekersCome one, come all to a casual resume drop-in clinic and hands-on introduction to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources.

In this casual but informative workshop, patrons will learn the necessary steps in job seeking, from resume building to interview basics with online resources available completely free of charge through DC Public Library's homepage. Gain access to online tutorials, resume templates, and more with this visual walk-through of the DC Job Seekers website.

Need a change but don't know where to start? DC Job Seekers offers more than just resume building and links to job search engines. Use the Career Exploration Web Guide to find descriptions of vocational and technical careers, or use Career Zone to assess yourself and the job best suited for you.

Discover these job-seeking tools and more at the Francis A. Gregory Library. For those wishing to learn more but unable to stay, handouts with steps for accessing DC Public Library's Job Seekers info will be provided to take home.

For more information, please contact the Francis A. Gregory Library at 202-698-6373.

10:30 a.m.

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.

A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 24 months.

10:30 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:30 a.m.

After Friday story time, join us for weekly Scholastic Storybook Treasures for ages 3-7.

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. 

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardA few tips for those researching their family history:

  • Always use a variety of resources - from local newspapers to census records, you never know what you may discover!
  • Spread the word to your family members - you never know what stories or leads you may unearth!
  • And don't give up - patience and diligence are your two best friends when doing genealogical research!

For more, meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for Step Into Genealogy Online Resources and gain hands-on experience with these valuable resources!

Contact Sarah Arnold at with questions.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

10:30 a.m.

chicks reading Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes. For children ages of 3 to 5 years old.

11:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

11:00 a.m.

Boy Reading BookThis story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

For ages 3-5 years.

11:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 2-5 years.

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available upstairs in the Children's Room about 10 minutes before story time begins.

11:00 a.m.

Children ages 1 to 5 are invited to join us on Friday mornings for developmentally appropriate song and dance!

11:30 a.m.

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

Wonderful Ones is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age two.

You must register each week for this program. 

Email to register. 
11:30 a.m.

In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater, Helping Our People Engage.  Come enjoy select weekly movie matinees on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, feel free to share your thoughts about the movie with other moviegoers and community members.  We are building hope one movie at a time.

12:00 p.m.

Online Job PortalDo you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email, or call 202-727-1175.  

To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.

2:00 p.m.

typical health note
Learn how to use the health and health
care information on the library's
databases at  For practice,
get some general questions answered.

2:30 p.m.

Get a taste of New York City from the gritty to the zany with the September Film Series. We will feature five films about the Big Apple. Please contact for more information. Please note: we have changed the film screenings to Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Family Film and Story!

Fridays at 4 p.m.

Recommended for all ages.

4:00 p.m.

The internet is a powerful tool, for good or ill. Learn to avoid the most flagrant fraud, the most egregious error, and the most catastrophic misjudgments of online etiquette, in Basic Internet Safety.

DC Job Seekers LogoTeens, the Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching.

The Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process.

Click here
 for more information on Teen of Distinction opportunities at the library.   

4:00 p.m.

grandmachildIn 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Grandparents' Day would be celebrated annually, the first Sunday after Labor Day, thanks to the advocacy efforts of Ms. Marian McQuade.  A West Virginia home-maker, Ms. McQuade wanted to honor the undervalued, lonely elderly and to encourage grandchildren to appreciate and the wisdom and heritage of their grandparents.

All grandparents (or other senior friends) are cordially invited to come create a bit of family history and join their grandchildren for our special program in honor of Grandparents' Day. During our time together, we will read stories that focus on unique and caring grandparents, sing and move to several songs, complete a fact-finding activity to share what we qualities we cherish and have in common with our beloved grand-friends.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

10:00 a.m.

YogaJoin us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.

Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.
This class is free and open to the public.

10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

10:00 a.m.

Food Bank logoJoin the Capital Area Food Bank and the Northwest One Library for the monthly Mobile Marketplace program.  The CAFB Mobile Marketplace provides low income families with 30 pounds of fresh farmers market produce.  During the market library staff will share information upcoming programs and provide on site library card registration.

Capital Area Food Bank Mobile Marketplace takes place on the first Saturday of every month. 

10:00 a.m.

Image of a blind man and a young girl reading a print braille bookAdaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.

This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Space is limited. For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email .

10:00 a.m.

All ages are welcome to enjoy this end-of-summer celebration in the library garden!  Join us for activities including planting, watering, and harvesting.


(AP photo/Rick Bowmer)

10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time. 

10:30 a.m.

Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.