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Monday, April 27, 2015

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
Wii

Wii Night

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
So you think your moves are hot enough for the game? Come join a friendly competition of dance off! Let's see who has the real dance EXPERIENCE!!! Let's see how well you drive! Come dance your pain away every Monday. Ages 13-19.

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.
pen & page

Writer's Peer Shares

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Working on something, but you're stuck? Want some feedback from someone other than family or friends?  In April, members of the Aspiring Writers Circle will meet and share their work for comments by their peers. You must be a member to participate but joining is easy. Just attend our membership meeting on Tuesday, April 14 in the Digital Commons and sign up!
chess for kids

Chess Instruction for Children and Teens

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Join master chess instructor Vaughn Bennet as he leads and instructs children and teens in winning strategies for playing chess. Don't forget to pick up your copy or place a hold on Chess for Children by Sabrina Chevaness. Best for ages 5 years to 16 years.
Miles Davis

Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center: Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with a double feature in the Black Studies Center! Showing Miles Davis, That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America (1982). Don't miss these icons of BeBop do their thing!
Image from BiPolarized film.  Closeup of man looking upwards surrounding by dark sky and cityscape that almost looks like it is moving around the man.

Film Screening: 'Bipolarized'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
As part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, DC Public Library will be showing Bipolarized, directed by Rita Kotzia. A screening discussion with Dr. Eleanor Vincent of Pathway Homes. 

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie?  Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film club.Contact us at (202) 576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. 

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages. This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.
Howtocookeverythingfast

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club For Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes?
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.
Artsy April

Kid's Night: Artsy April

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In April, Kid’s Night will feature a variety of programs focued on the arts in honor of National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month. April 6 Acrostic Poems Learn about differnt types of poetry try your hand at writing an acrostic poem. April 13 LEGO Poetry Combine words and LEGO bricks to build your own poems

Kid's Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

 Hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities that may include games, crafts, and movies in the Children's Room on the Second Floor. 

T'ai Chi Class

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Try an introductory t'ai chi class for free. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details & registration.
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Introducing: Playscript Book Club

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Announcing Playscript Book Club!  

Tuesday, April 28, 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.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Visit the Parklands Turner Neighborhood Library every Tuesday morning for stories, finger plays, songs and rhymes, all led by the children's librarian. Story time helps children practice and learn early literacy skills in a fun playful setting, and this is a terrific time for parents, guardians and babysitters to select some outstanding materials to check-out and take home   For children ages of 0 to 5 years old and their adult companions.  

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays and baby bounces. This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time.
Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first come, first served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.  Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
story time with mother hen

Toddler Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children, ages 2 - 4, and their caregivers. Story time is limited to 60 participants. Pick up your tickets in the Children's Room. The program repeats at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.For ages 3-5.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.    
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Baby/Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and baby bounces as we work together to develop early literacy skills while having fun. Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers. Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.
jobseekers

Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic and Computer Basics

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Let us assist you with the job seeking resources that can help you in your job search. Join us every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., as the Woodridge Library provides computer access and help with: creating email accounts refining your resume completing job applications online understanding the importance of using social media sites finding and using free online continuing education classes providing networking opportunities with other jobseekers.

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Slow your busy morning down with a short story time.  A couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!