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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Capitol Hill Reads: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our April title is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. 
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Capitol Hill Reads: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Karen Joy Fowler's compelling and strange We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Yoga picture

Yoga Classes at the Library

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for free yoga classes every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The classes are geared towards beginners and all are welcome regardless of experience.  Classes are lead by qualified instructors and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.
The Turner House Book Cover

Library Takeout at the Debut Event of 'The Turner House'

Library Takeout

6:30 p.m.
Join Angela Flournoy, former DC Public Library associate, for the release of her debut novel, The Turner House. The novel will be released on April 14 through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.
'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Queer Book Club: 'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! For April, we are reading Nevada by Imogen Binnie. 
Do you speak English?

English Conversation Circle

West End Library

7 p.m.
Do you want to improve your English? Come to West End Interim Library to practice your speaking and listening skills. All levels of English are welcome in this informal, relaxed, small group setting.    
Yoga

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.
Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To — In Honor of and with Advice from Henry Mitchell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.
People in professional dress

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Learn tips & tricks for your job search! Taught by Career Coach Joe Ryan.

ESL English Language Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  
Age-Friendly Strategic Plan

Moving Toward and Age-Friendly City: What's Next?

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Were you one of the thousands of D.C. residents who told us how D.C. could be an even better place to live, work and play as we grow older? 

Computer Basics

Northwest One Library

7 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.  
yoga book

Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

Self-Publishing 202

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Come receive instruction about how to format materials for the Espresso Book Machine using MS Word during this two-part class.  202 covers section breaks, table of contents, headers/footers, page numbering, and saving your work.
Take the Risk

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
The Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk, by Ben Carson. Please join us.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
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.
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.
baby reading

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

10 a.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.
Stories for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs and flannel boards for children ages 0-3. Daycare groups and individuals with children are welcome.

Preschool Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers! A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, 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

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Story Time for ages 3-5. Class groups welcome.  To ensure that children can participate fully in this program, we ask that children who attend this program be at least over 2 years of age. 

Terrific Twos

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds. Second session at 11 a.m.

Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories through books with lots of action rhymes and interactive activities for ages 3 to 5.
Sing, Talk, & Read DC

Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children. Story time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5). Please call the library in advance if you plan on bringing a large group.

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Preschool Story Time

Anacostia Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 3-5. If you are interested in scheduling a class visit for a separate story time, please call the library at 202-698-1959.