Stories, songs and so much more.
For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.
Space is limited to 60 people.
Back to School
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Stories, songs and so much more.
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 email@example.com.
Join 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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.
This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction. You will also learn to compose your cover letter, so that it provides the perfect introduction to your résumé and effectively solicits an interview. Instruction in the above will occur during the first hour of the workshop and the opportunity to work on your own résumé individually will be available during second hour of Lab time.
Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Rm. 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. Please see below for required documents.
You will learn:
• Different résumé styles, e.g. chronological, functional, etc., and which one works best for your work history.
• The basic structure of résumé content and the effective use of keywords & action verbs
• The various ways to save a résumé
• Different styles of cover letters
• Essential cover letter content
• The best format for submitting or uploading a résumé and a cover letter online
Required Documents: Please bring your own flash drive with your résumé saved on it or be prepared to download your résumé from your established email account.
• If you have a paper copy of your résumé, please feel free to bring it and we will scan it into an editable format, so that you can work on it during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.
• If you do not have a résumé at all, please bring enough information regarding your work history, education, and career goals to begin to populate a MS Word résumé template during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.
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.
Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.
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.
Do you have mad videogame skillz? Come test them out during our Wii Wednesday program, running twice monthly in the MLK Teen Space.
Show your platforming prowess in a Mario game, bust a move in Just Dance 3, or have some fun fencing in Wii Sports Resort.
The possibilities are endless...
Teens, 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.
We will celebrate the end of our summer reading programs: Read With Me and Fizz, Boom, Read with a Party! We will recognize our high achieving reader and remember some of the great moments of the Summer Reading programs. For those children competing in the "Can You Read More Than A Librarian?" contest, if they have read more than a librarian they get to through a water balloon at her! If they have read more than Jess, Liz, Ruth and Stacy, then they get to throw water balloons at all four of us. This event will include games, snacks, water balloons and prizes! We hope to see everyone who participated in Summer Reading there.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.
*Lego donations welcome.
Join us on Wacky Wednesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities.
For more information call (202) 698-0183.
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.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.
Join MTA in their mobile unit in the parking lot of Parklands-Turner the first Wednesday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.
If the first Wednesday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.
- Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
- Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
- Benning - third Thursday of each month
Those wishing to improve their Internet searching skills should attend, as should those who need to learn how to upload files (resumes, etc.) in a format that will be available to them anywhere they have internet access.
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.
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 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab, Room 311.
Questions? Call 202-727-1471.
The library is kicking off National Library Card Sign-up Month by bringing its services to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW). Drop by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and learn more about library events!
Patrons are invited to kick back and enjoy a screening of a film. We’ll provide the popcorn if you provide the enthusiasm!
Screenings will start promptly at 6:05 p.m. in the meeting room on the Lower Level.
Patrons ages 13-19 welcome.
Please call 202-698-0183 for questions or concerns about the titles being screened.
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.
It's your time to shine at the library!
Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night being held on select Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. 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 Wednesday afternoon until 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.
We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.
Are you fascinated by history?
Are you intrigued by the lives of other people?
Want to spend some time reading entertaining books and talking to like-minded individuals?
If so, join us for the H&B (history and biography) book club, where we will be reading some of the more popular titles that deal with the world’s stimulating past events and people.
This month we will be discussing Amanda Ripley's intriguing look at education around the world in her new book The Smartest Kids in the World. In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they've never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed-ded in these countries for one year.
We hope you will join us on the second floor in Room 221 for an entertaining and enlightening discussion on this and other interesting works.
Do not bring: A computer.
Do bring: Every question you ever had about the Internet and web design.
What is a website, what does it do, what doesn’t it do, and how do you make one without using Wordpress, because that’s cheating? At the end of this class, you will be able to:
- Construct a complete webpage using only index cards;
- Condense “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” into HTML;
- Code from scratch a website that would have looked really cool in 1996;
Answer big questions, such as:
- What does every webpage have in common with Scarlett Johansson?
- Why is it totally reasonable to hate Internet Explorer?
- Why is the joke about the programmer who came home with a dozen loaves of bread funny?
If you want to learn how to make a beautiful, functioning website in five minutes, this isn’t the class for you. If you want to understand what’s going on behind the scenes when you change your relationship status on Facebook, and learn all you need to know to create everything from a homepage for your cat to the next Amazon.com, this is.
Want to learn more? Read the class report from a prior session.
This class is made possible thanks to our partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.
Please pre-register for this class over at the Knowledge Commons DC website.
The Audio Publishers Association presents AudioFile's Golden Voices Theatre, a reading of excerpts on a theme of "changing seasons" and featuring three audiobook superstars--Sean Runnette, Tavia Gilbert, and Robin Miles--and then a question-and-answer period (where you can ask all those burning audiobook questions) led by Michele Cobb, President of the Audio Publisher's Association
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!
A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.
For kids of all ages.
Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system.
This class will be led by Library Associate and certified Zumba instructor, Christine.
No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.