It'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.
Back to School
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It's your time to shine at the library!
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.
Have 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.
We'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.
Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at a neighborhood bar for a modern-day book club. Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books.
August 20, Books & Bars will be discussing The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson at Bistro D'oc, 518 10th St NW across from Ford's Theater.
Arrive early at 6:30pm for socializing; book discussion will begin at 7 p.m. To ensure seating for all, please let us know to expect you. For further information and to RSVP, contact Kari Mitchell at email@example.com.
A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.
For kids of all ages.
Xavier Brown is the director of urban agriculture at The Green Scheme. This program focuses on their new project Code Green: Using Urban Agriculture to Bring the Neighbor Back to the Hood. Code Green is a community empowerment program that uses gardening, tree plantings cooking and nutrition classes currently taking place at Wheeler Terrace.
Ages 4 and up are invited to come explore scientific concepts and conduct fun experiments. For the final week of this program we will learn about catapults. Participants will create their own specimens and test them with a variety of safe materials.
Bring 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.
Join us for the third annual Petworth Library Stuffed Animal Sleepover!
Wear your pj's and bring a stuffed animal that will spend the night at the library for exciting adventures.
All children will make a keepsake photo album that will feature pictures of their plush pals.
This program is for ages 0-6.
Novum's book club pick for August is Max Gladstone's Three Parts Dead, a necromantic romp through a steampunk city where vampires run nightclubs and gods keep the sewers running.
Novum, MLK's sci-fi & fantasy book club, meets every 3rd Wednesday in the MLK Popular Library. Join our mailing list to receive event reminders, author news, and more!
Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.
A program for children and their families.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-727-0232 to set up an appointment at a more convenient time.
Read and talk about popular nonfiction titles!
May 14: Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
June 11: Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss
July 9: At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
August 20: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
September 10: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
October 8: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
November 12: You are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
December 10: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
S.M.U.G., or Social Media Users Group, is open to all social media users - tweeters, bloggers and website developers. During this informal working session, users can drop into the Dream Lab for some digital collaboration and advice.
A Digital Commons staff member will be available to answer questions and offer assistance.
For more information, contact Anne Ledford at email@example.com.
Diagram by David Plourde.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Discuss a different Mystery each month.
Call 202-282-0193 for the current month's book.
See the daily calendar for MLK Library for information about specific titles for upcoming meetings.
Brown bag lunches welcome; we provide coffee, tea and cold water.
Call 202-727-2142 for more information.
Join us at the MLK Teen Space for a great movie in our Teen Lounge on the first and third Thursday of every month.
We show many popular movies as soon as they are released on DVD and are in the library collection. We also show an occasional anime show or movie to tie into the Manga Club program at Teen Space.
Need help with your job search? Come to the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic where you will receive individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:
- Creating an email account;
- Establishing a job board account;
- Building your résumé;
- Conducting online job searches; and
- Completing online job applications.
The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in June, July and August and will be held, as usual, in the Computer Lab, Room 311.
Questions? Call 202-727-1471.
The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists
It's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.
Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.
Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website.
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.
Ages 12 - 24 months.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.
Enjoy stories, songs, and fun in the sun at CityCenterDC. Located at 9th and H Street NW, CityCenter's Plaza can be accessed via H or I Street NW, in between 9th and 10th Street NW. Our preschool story time is geared towards children ages 3-5 and will help them develop early literacy skills and enjoy our beautiful summer at the same time!
Weather permitting. Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 with any questions.
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.
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