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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

brown bag book chat.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
baby reading

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

12:15 p.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! 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.

Computer Basics

Anacostia Library

1 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.  
Blue Sky Puppets

Blue Sky Puppets

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
Laugh and learn with Chester the Pig, who dreams of having Superhero Powers. The puppet show also celebrates community heroes. For ages 3-6.
World Globe

Black Literature Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
The Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club hosts a librarian-led discussion on the last Tuesday of every month, where thoughtful sharing and insightful comments lead to even greater enjoyment of each specially selected title.    The club will meet to discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, Americanah.

Reading Power Hour

Rosedale Library

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays4 - 5 p.m. Starting Monday, June 23
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
This 2.5 hour 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.
Drawing of child with books on her head

Parklands-Turner Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Welcome to "The Homework Zone!" The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and wel being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner branch library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity outside of regular school hours.
Joe Romano, Magician

Joe Romano, Magician

West End Library

3 p.m.
Comic books, graphic novels, and all books related to “heroes” come to life through the art of magic and illusion! For ages 5-10.
Nicolo Whimsey, Juggler

Nicolo Whimsey, Juggler

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Nicolo the Jester combines juggling with storytelling, poetry, comedy, music, character acting, and audience participation. For ages 3-6.

Wednesday Game Afternoons

Rosedale Library

3:30 p.m.
Children can enjoy board games for an hour. Games will include Uno, Candy Land, Monopoly, and others over the summer.  

Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
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.
bomani d. armah

Kick Back with Bomani D. Armah

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space as we learn from and create great independent and socially relevant art with this talented emcee, poet, producer, lyricist, writer, and artist. Bomani D. Armah is also an “Edu-Tainer,” using hip-hop, poetry and multi-media disciplines, to teach fun and informative workshops to all ages. His goal is to empower people to be critical thinkers and embrace their creative side, as well as learn life skills in an entertaining environment. 

Hypnotizers

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Create spinning, glowing light machines that hypnotize and stun your friends and foes!   Use motors, LEDs, batteries and simple circuitry to invent the machine of your dreams. All projects go home!

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more. It will be different week to week, 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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Make Your Own Graphic Novel

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Learn how to make your own graphic novel and receive the Writing Warrior or Awesome Artist badges for the Summer Reading Program!
X-Men Days of Future Past movie poster

Teen Heroes Summer Film Series

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014, rated PG-13, 131 minutes.   Wolverine is sent to the past in order to explore history and prevent an event that results in destruction. Starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Ian McKellen. 

Teen Advisory Group

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in having a say in what services and books the library provides for teens?  Do you need a fun way to earn community service hours?  Teen Advisory Group meets in the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library teen space every Wednesday from 4:30 -6:30 pm.  All youth ages 13-18 are welcome; you do not need to sign up!   Please contact Anina at 202-717-0971 with any questions.

Computer Basics

Lamond-Riggs 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.  
Teen Movie Night

Teen Movie Night

Francis A. Gregory Library

5 p.m.
Come out and watch the latest blockbuster films every Wednesday afternoon in the second floor conference room. Films are appropriate for teens ages 13 and older. 

Computer Basics

Capitol View 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.  
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search..The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account
Comic Books

Parklands-Turner Comic Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Children and teens are encouraged you to come in and enjoy one of the comics on display, or select an item from the catalog from any library in the city and have it delivered to Parklands-turner, epsecially for you!
Chess board

Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Club meets in the first floor meeting room. 

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages. A program for children and their families.
moon

Pajama Story Time

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Join us for songs, finger plays, movement, stories and rhymes. Children may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. This program is for children from birth to age 7.
Summer Reading Logo for children.

Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
D.C.'s sports history is long and complicated: one of our first baseball teams was the Homestead Grays, a team that played in the Negro Leagues when baseball was a segregated sport. As the city they called home changed in race, class, economics, so did the Homestead Grays. 

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!