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Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Join us for a story time focused on different types of movement! We’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise the movements and dances in each story. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! (The dancing part is optional, but fun!) Ages 4-6.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
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/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.
Sometimes the best way to express yourself is with a nice cup of coffee, a pen, some paper and some good ole' writing. Starting September 16, join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for an "Afternoon Freewrite." Here, you will have the opportunity to let your thoughts and ideas flow freely... onto the page, of course. This program is held every Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White 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 and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search: Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Wednesday of the month.
Welcome to "The Homework Zone!" The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called "The Homework Zone" in the children's room.
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.
Had a rough day at school? Just need an hour to socialize and unwind? Join us for some exciting times! Come take it back to the basics with a board game or card games. For ages 13-19. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. This event occurs in the Teen Space on the second floor.
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.
Students are invited to learn to play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will start at 4 p.m. and continue into the evening for all who are interested.All ages and levels are encouraged to join the fun! There will be prizes for children who participate.Chess and checkers will help students to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children’s librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination.
Calling all students 8-13 years old! Come join our computer class. Learn new ways to create your own data and have fun using computers. The class meets on the second and forth Wednesdays of each month for one hour. Upcoming dates: October 14 and 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room for arts and crafts. Past projects have included sand art, watercolor painting, tie-dye, shoebox houses, kites, cork boats, and homemade play dough. For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart? Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming, pizza and snacks. Or bring your homework if you need some help from your friends or your favorite Librarian! Wednesdays in the Teen Lounge at the Folio upstairs! All teens, tweens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 4:30 - 6:30pm.
Tech Time is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and smart phones. We're experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your devices. This is the perfect opportunity to finally ask someone, "How do I _______?" We'll even give you an answer! We will be standing by 5:30-7:00 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month to answer any questions you might have. Photo: flickr.com/photos/melenita/
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: K. Gurung 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.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. These programs also encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Week One - Wednesday, Sept. 2: Interviewing Basics
Join David Newcomb, long time meditator, for this deep and engaging three-part series. David lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for over 35 years. During these workshops, he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness, and a greater sense of well being. David will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness found through no outer experience. For new or advanced meditators.