Calendar

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4:30 p.m.

This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. This class will be taught in English.

Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. 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.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

4:30 p.m.

Images of Poetry Books

Are you a teen who loves to read? Do you need to earn some community service hours? Join the new Teen Book Club!

April is National Poetry Month, so grab a related book and come chat in the Teen Space on the Lower Level. Library staff will have some favorites out on display and you can always ask for suggestions at the Information Desk. 

Teen Book Club is open to youth ages 13 to 19. Check out our online calendar for even more teen programs at the library.

5:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of the extensible markup language (XML) encoding language. In this class, you'll learn about the basics of XML, how to create a record declaration and a brief record in the XML standard.

Although not necessary, some experience with encoding languages (i.e. HTML) will be useful.

5:45 p.m.

Get a basic, hands-on overview of the HTML and JavaScript programming languages and discover their inter-related capacity to produce dynamic Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: A. Heibel
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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!

You will learn to:

  • Insert HTML tags
  • Insert JavaScript codes into HTML elements
  • Explore the JavaScript code using the alert() function
  • Insert the JavaScript onclick event into an HTML event attribute
  • Access HTML elements using the Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Use JavaScript to change HTML images and styles
  • Save your JavaScript-enhanced .html document to your flash drive or send them to your email account.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your established email account.

6:00 p.m.

Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people.

The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library.

To register, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.

6:00 p.m.

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.

6:00 p.m.

Adults are invited to share personal work or recite favorite poems.

Poetry night is hosted by The D.C. Poetry Project's Michael Ingram.

Light refreshments. 

This program is free and open to the public.


6:00 p.m.

Gasland Part 2 PosterCome join us for a screening of "GASLAND PART II," a documentary film investigating the dangers and politics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and is a follow-up to "GASLAND," which was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary.

Showing in Conference Room 2 on the second floor
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6:00 p.m.

Join us for game night in the first-floor auditorium!

We'll have board games and video games for you to enjoy.

Light refreshments will be provided.

6:00 p.m.

The GED test has changed in content, format, scoring and cost. 

Ben Merrion, Adult Literacy Specialist at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, will share information about the changes on the new GED 2014 test and resources to help you prepare. 
 

6:30 p.m.

Orange is the New BlackJoin DC Public Library librarians at Bistro d'Oc on the third Wednesday* of each month for a modern-day book club.  Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books. 
 
On Wednesday, April 23rd, Books & Bars will be discussing Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman.


Arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for socializing; book discussion will begin at 7 p.m.
To ensure seating for all, please let us know to expect you.  Send your RSVP to Kari Mitchell at 
kari.mitchell@dc.gov.

*Please note the new location and date this month.
6:30 p.m.

Owl readingWe'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.  

6:30 p.m.

S. Prince Pic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:30 p.m. as author, cultural anthropologist, and independent scholar Sabiyha Prince, Ph.D. discusses her new book African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C. Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital.

This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C.  It contextualizes Black Washingtonians’ perspectives during a marked period of urban restructuring and demographic change in the Nation’s Capital and sheds light on how social hierarchies and standpoints have unfolded over time.

For further information contact wash.dcpl@dc.gov or (202) 727-2274
 
 

7:00 p.m.

Wear your pajamas and join us for stories, arts & crafts, and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog.

Fun for the whole family!

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

7:00 p.m.

Come brush up on basic GED math skills including calculator use; fractions, decimals, percents, & ratios; word problems; and basic geometry & algebra.  

For more information please email megan.janicki@dc.gov. 

7:00 p.m.

Sigrid Fry-Revere pictureThe Kidney Sellers coverDr. Sigrid Fry-Revere is the first Westerner ever to interview kidney sellers in the one country in the world that claims to have solved its kidney shortage — Iran.

Dr. Fry-Revere spent two months interviewing and filming her subjects without permission from the Iranian government. She shares her discoveries in her new book, The Kidney Sellers. Part diary of living in a dangerous country, part ethnographic essay, and part tale of people working together to overcome death and financial ruin, The Kidney Sellers is a shocking, thought-provoking, true story.
 
Sigrid Fry-Revere is the ethics consultant for the Washington Regional Transplant Community’s Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee and project director of the Center for Ethical Solution’s SOS (Solving the Organ Shortage) project.
 
Copies of The Kidney Sellers will be available for purchase and autograph by the author.

7:00 p.m.

Please join us for our Wednesday evening Jyothi meditation classes.

Meditators from the Science of Spirituality Center - David Newcomb, Karin Silverman and others - will lead the sessions.

7:00 p.m.

This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. This class will be taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. 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.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

7:00 p.m.

Dan BradyMichael GushueChloe MillerPoets Dan Brady, Michael Gushue, and Chloe Miller will read selections from their recent chapbooks.

Dan Brady is the author of Cabin Fever/Fossil Record and Leroy Sequences. Michael Gushue will be reading selections from Pachinko Mouth. Chloe Miller will be reading from Unrest.

After this evening's readings, there will be an audience Q&A period followed by meet-and-greet with the poets.

7:00 p.m.

Experienced career mentor Joe Ryan will teach workshops on job seeking skills.

7:00 p.m.

A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.

For kids of all ages. 

7:30 p.m.

We know that downloading library e-books and audiobooks can be confusing, even for the tech-savvy among us. That is why we offer personalized assistance on a drop-in basis.

Need help checking out digital materials, downloading them, or transferring library media to your e-book reader, tablet, smartphone, or MP3 player?

Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Wednesday evenings, and we'll get you sorted out. Bring your device and your library card with you.

Also, bring your laptop if you need help downloading onto a Nook or an MP3 player that is not also a smartphone.

Can't make it on Wednesday evenings? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov or call 202-727-0232 to set up an appointment at a more convenient time.

7:30 p.m.

pppComputer languages are here at the Digital Commons!

Python is a simple computer language that is fast and easy to learn. Participants will build simple functional Python programs with guided instruction.

Supplies are limited, so please register by calling 202-727-1175 or email digital.commons@dc.gov.ppp

7:30 p.m.

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner-level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.

No experience is required. The class is free.

You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

(All day)

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.

We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.

For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.

(All day)

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.

We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.

For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.

(All day)

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.

We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.

For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.

(All day)

poem in your pocket logoPick a poem that moves you. Pick a poem that amuses you. Pick a poem that confuses you. Put it in your pocket and see how it changes your day.

From the Academy of American Poets:

"On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Poems from pockets are unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores."

So come to any floor of the library to get a poem, or bring your poem of choice to share with us and each other.

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