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Center for Accessibility
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This documentary tells the story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote the music to Mary Poppins and other famous movies. They produced brilliant work together, yet they had great difficulty getting along with each other. Anyone who saw last year's movie, Saving Mr. Banks, will find this film particularly fascinating.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome. Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19.
Join us for Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. We will be discussing Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Participants will enjoy a snack, discussion, and an activity related to the novel. Book club will meet once a month and is recommended for children in fourth and fifth grades.
Girls Game Night will be held on Monday, September 15 at 5 p.m. We will play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books, and hang out with girls from the neighborhood. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View. Girls ages 8-14 are welcome to attend.
Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level. You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!
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.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo. Join us for an Editing Swap and get one step closer to publication. Share your work with a like-minded writer for editing.That writer, in turn, will share their work for editing as well. Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand. We will meet in Adult Services Reading Room 207. Bring your clean, most polished draft and come ready to work. Another writer is depending on your skills.
Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish, will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed. The presentation will include a demonstration of GPO's discovery and access tools that aid the public in finding the government information they need.
Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library! Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads. Films are screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. Just call 202-727-0321 to see what's playing this month!
In Photoshop 201, we will explore image touch up options, layers and layer masks, and color correcting options utilizing Photoshop CS6.
Come hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities all about gaming! Monday, Jan. 5 - Wii! Play Wii games with friends. Monday, Jan. 12 - Sploder! Learn how to design your own video game. Monday, Jan. 26 - Life Size Chutes & Ladders! Turn the library into a giant game board. These events are recommended for children ages 6-12. Each event will take place in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
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.
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.