Calendar

Legend

  •  
    Adaptive Services
  •  
    Adults
  •  
    Back to School
  •  
    Kids
  •  
    Lecture
  •  
    Teens
  •  
    Special Event
  •  
    Summer Reading

Thursday, August 21, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 12: Beatles' First U.S. Show, Washington Coliseum, 50th Anniversary
Before they were on Ed Sullivan or anyplace else in the United States, the Beatles' first gig was at the Washington Coliseum (3rd & M streets NE) on Feb. 11, 1964. We'll screen the show in its entirety (spoiler alert: The Beatles kill it!) and have a conversation with those who were there firsthand... or wish they were!

Aug. 21:  Ft. Reno, A History
The legendary, free, summer concert series has a forty year history. We intend to some show concert footage, still photography and have first hand accounts from those onstage, backstage and in the audience. With organizer Amanda MacKaye and others.

Oct. 9: Hard Art, 1979 -- Behind the Book
This great book of Pulitzer Prize winner Lucian Perkins' photography (writing, Alec MacKaye, contribution by Henry Rollins) captures part of the birth of DC punk in a beautiful way. With the help of those who were there (details to follow) we'll attempt to make those images come to life through music, conversation and film clips.

Dec. 11: An Evening With Jeff Krulik, Music Documentary Filmmaker
A special evening with filmmaker Jeff Krulik. He's much more than the brilliant Heavy Metal Parking Lot-- although that'd be enough.

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

7:00 p.m.

Movie FilmIn this installment of our monthly showing of a classic film, we'll be enjoying a romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and a teenage Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple passed away in February of this year, and in remembrance of her and her career, we'll be watching one of her best later films.

For more information or the title of the film, please contact Faith.

7:00 p.m.

picLearn the basics of some of the most popular 3-D modeling software programs. If you are interested in creating your own 3-D models to then have printed in the Digital Commons, this class is for you. 

The class will explore some of the free programs that are available for download and should soon be available on Digital Commons PCs.  

This introductory course will explore Sketchup Make and the Autodesk-hosted in-browser design program, TinkerCAD.pic

7:00 p.m.

picture of many book coversCome learn the principles of book cover design in this highly interactive workshop.

We will discuss what makes a successful book cover, and the common dos and don'ts.

Participants are encouraged to bring in examples of covers they like and hate, which we will discuss.

7:00 p.m.

Buster Keaton


Join us for a weekly silent film at our local neighbor Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Before each delightful film, library staff will give a short talk about the star and the range of movies available on the Internet Archive.

  August 7 - An Evening with Gloria Swanson - three films from this iconic actress
Danger Girl
  August 14 - The Cameraman by Buster Keaton - the master's hilarious first film for MGM.
The Cameraman








 
  August 21 - All Night with Rudolph Valentino - Ooh la la - romance from this screen legend!
All Night
 
August 28 - Mary Pickford's Pollyanna - one of the first child stars in a silent version of this classic children's tale.
Pollyanna


N.B. These films will be held at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

7:00 p.m.

A break-out session that allows those on the job market to network and develop strategies. Free & open to the public. Please direct questions to megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time!

Every Thursday night we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.

7:30 p.m.

Five Days at MemorialJoin the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Dr. Sheri Fink's 2013 nonfiction title, Five Days at Memorial.

In the book, Dr. Fink explores the desperate life and death decisions of the staff at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina--and the later legal consequences of these choices. 

This meeting is part of DC Public Library's ongoing celebration of Adult Summer Reading. Want to learn more? Check out dclibrary.org/adultsummerreading.

Friday, August 22, 2014

(All day)
lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

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




Taiwan LogoToday's Taiwan
 
 

(All day)

intermissionIt'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.

10:00 a.m.

Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.

Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.

10:00 a.m.

Baby Lap Time at MLK Children's RoomAn 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 12 months.

10:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:00 a.m.

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

Featuring:

  • 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.

storytimechicksPlease us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages of 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers.

Tickets are available at the children’s desk for that day's program.

For questions, please call the children’s reference desk at 202-727-1449.

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 keyboardAre you on the hunt for a new job? Or do you just need to find the right mechanic? Maybe you're interested in trying out the stock market? Learn about all the ways the library can help you answer these questions and more at Step Into Business and Personal Finance Online Resources.

Meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for librarian-led instruction and hands-on practice with these valuable resources!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

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

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 tenleylibrary@dc.gov 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 digital.commons@dc.gov, or call 202-727-1175.  

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