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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Computer Basics

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. 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.  

Computer Basics

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. 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.  
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After-School Tutoring at Tenleytown

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Tenley/Friendship Library is partnering with A-STEP (After-School Tutoring and Enrichment Program) to provide a free after-school tutoring program for middle and high school students. We will have sessions every Tuesday 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Tutors will be on hand to help with homework and projects in English, history, math, or science.   Drop by to pick up an enrollment form today!
Pinata for Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
We're celebrating Cinco de Mayo and the culmination of our Dia de Los Ninos festivities with an afternoon of bilingual stories and crafts.​ Break goodies out of our library-made piñata, listen to fun music, and make luchador masks to take home! 
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Northeast Library every Tuesday after school. Enjoy crafts, activities, stories, and games - be surprised by something different every week and be prepared to have a ball! This program is appropriate for children ages 6-12.  No registration is necessary. We hope to see you there!    
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Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity each week -- games, crafts, science experiments and more!  Ages 5-12, in the basement program room.
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Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Undirected play with LEGO building blocks. For all ages.

Cinco de Mayo Story Time

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy a few stories and songs in celebration of Latino culture! Afterward, there will be a special showing of a few episodes from the cartoon Maya & Miguel
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday with music, stories, and dancing. This event will take place in our Children's Room on the second floor and is open to children of all ages and their families.  
Come to Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come to Tech Tuesday in Teen Space and learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop motion animation, music production and more. Each week is a different topic, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan: 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
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Tuesday Crafts

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday in May for a themed craft! These crafts are appropriate for children ages 5-12.

Computer Basics

Petworth Library

5 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. 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.  

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.   Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation.   FREE and open to the public.  No need to register.  Instructor: Cheryl Lewis. Room A-3 (“A” Level)  

PJ Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
You come in your pajamas, maybe bring a favorite stuffed animal, and we'll provide the bedtime stories.For ages 6 months to 5 years.
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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? 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 your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
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Foster Care Info Session

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? Foster parents provide a safe, nurturing home for children or teens temporarily separated from their families through no fault of their own. If you are interested in becoming a foster/resource parent, please come to one of these special info sessions taking place at DC Public Libraries.
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Yoga Classes at the Library

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for free yoga classes every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The classes are geared towards beginners and all are welcome regardless of experience.  Classes are lead by qualified instructors and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.
Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about your rights in the workplace?  Do you believe that your rights are being violated on the job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Andrew Haas from the D.C. Employment Justice Center, will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on your legal rights in the workplace, how to protect them and how to detect if your rights are being violated.  For more information, please contact Daniel Choi at 202-269-5111.
Do you speak English?

CANCELED: English Conversation Circle

West End Library

7 p.m.
Events at the West End Interim Library are canceled until further notice due to the repair and investigation into the structural collapse of the Watergate complex parking garage. Do you want to improve your English? Come to West End Interim Library to practice your speaking and listening skills. All levels of English are welcome in this informal, relaxed, small group setting.    

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.
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Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

ESL English Language Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  

CCH Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Come discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections the first Tuesday of every month.   
Yoga

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.
Honduras

On Our Land: Documentary and Discussion with Erica Harding

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us at the Hill Center for a screening of the documentary On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras and a discussion with local film maker, Erica Harding. 

Computer Basics

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. 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.  
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Urban Gardening 101

Petworth Library

7:30 p.m.
Josh Singer, Community Garden Specialist at the Department of Parks and Recreation, will be leading a class on Urban Gardening. This class is for beginning gardeners.  We will meet in the large meeting room on the lower level for about an hour. 
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Talking Science: Turning Scientists into Superstar Communicators

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Scientist and filmmaker Sarah DeWitt will talk about her work cultivating a new generation of science communicators at NASA and beyond. She’ll explain how she coaches scientists, engineers, and others on effective communications strategies, and will enlist the class to help tell the world how NASA is revealing the unknown. Instructor Sarah DeWitt is a scientist, filmmaker, and sketchnoter. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.