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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Google drive logo

Google is more than just the web's most prominent search engine. It provides a variety of services, including email, cloud storage, navigation tools, more advanced research options, and other useful instruments for finding, organizing and sharing information.


Those wishing to improve their Internet searching skills should attend, as should those who need to learn how to upload files (resumes, etc.) in a format that will be available to them anywhere they have internet access.

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.  

5:30 p.m.

Need help with your job search? Come to the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic where you will receive individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:

  •      Creating an email account;
  •      Establishing a job board account;
  •      Building your résumé;
  •      Conducting online job searches; and
  •      Completing online job applications.

The clinic will run from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab, Room 311.

Questions? Call 202-727-1471.

5:30 p.m.

The library is kicking off National Library Card Sign-up Month by bringing its services to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW). Drop by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and learn more about library events!

6:00 p.m.

tower of DVDsPatrons are invited to kick back and enjoy a screening of a film. We’ll provide the popcorn if you provide the enthusiasm! 

Screenings will start promptly at 6:05 p.m. in the meeting room on the Lower Level.

Patrons ages 13-19 welcome. 

Please call 202-698-0183 for questions or concerns about the titles being screened. 

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.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night being held on select Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Wednesday afternoon until 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

6:30 p.m.

Smartest Kids in the WorldAre you fascinated by history?
Are you intrigued by the lives of other people?
Want to spend some time reading entertaining books and talking to like-minded individuals?

If so, join us for the H&B (history and biography) book club, where we will be reading some of the more popular titles that deal with the world’s stimulating past events and people. 
 
This month we will be discussing Amanda Ripley's intriguing look at education around the world in her new book The Smartest Kids in the World. In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they've never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed-ded in these countries for one year.

We hope you will join us on the second floor in Room 221 for an entertaining and enlightening discussion on this and other interesting works.

6:30 p.m.

KCDC logoDo not bring: A computer.
Do bring: Every question you ever had about the Internet and web design.

What is a website, what does it do, what doesn’t it do, and how do you make one without using Wordpress, because that’s cheating? At the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • Construct a complete webpage using only index cards;
  • Condense “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” into HTML;
  • Code from scratch a website that would have looked really cool in 1996;

Answer big questions, such as:

  • What does every webpage have in common with Scarlett Johansson?
  • Why is it totally reasonable to hate Internet Explorer?
  • Why is the joke about the programmer who came home with a dozen loaves of bread funny?

If you want to learn how to make a beautiful, functioning website in five minutes, this isn’t the class for you. If you want to understand what’s going on behind the scenes when you change your relationship status on Facebook, and learn all you need to know to create everything from a homepage for your cat to the next Amazon.com, this is.

Want to learn more? Read the class report from a prior session.

This class is made possible thanks to our partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Please pre-register for this class over at the Knowledge Commons DC website.

6:30 p.m.

Graphic that says "a good book speaks volumes"The Audio Publishers Association presents AudioFile's Golden Voices Theatre, a reading of excerpts on a theme of "changing seasons" and featuring three audiobook superstars--Sean Runnette, Tavia Gilbert, and Robin Miles--and then a question-and-answer period (where you can ask all those burning audiobook questions) led by Michele Cobb, President of the Audio Publisher's Association

7:00 p.m.


PAL Pajama Party
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!!

Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time, a take-home craft/project, and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog.

The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!

7:00 p.m.

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

For kids of all ages. 

7:00 p.m.

Ditch the workout and join the party!  Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system.

This class will be led by Library Associate and certified Zumba instructor, Christine.  

No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.

7:00 p.m.

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval EnglandJoin the monthly History Book Club as we discuss The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer. This non-traditional look at early British history encourages the reader to think about what the minutiae of daily life was like for people during that time. The author draws a vivid picture of what people wore, ate and did during the fourteenth century. This social history largely draws on primary sources and so helps the reader to understand what the people of the time were thinking and feeling as well.











cowmoonBring your stuffed animal buddy, wear your pj's, and enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, music and movement.
This program is for children from birth to age 6.

cowmoonBring your stuffed animal buddy, wear your pj's, and enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, music and movement.
This program is for children from birth to age 6.

7:00 p.m.

Skills-building workshops for those on the job market. Free & open to the public. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details and registration.

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

7:15 p.m.

Free yoga continues at Southwest Library, but on a new day, new time, and with new Yoga Activist instructor Sandra Flores. As always, all fitness levels are welcome, and mats are provided. For ages 13 and older.

Namaste!

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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-reader, tablet, or smartphone?

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.

Photo of 3D print of MLK bust3-D printing is an exciting technology that has the potential to revolutionize numerous fields.

This hour-long introduction will seek to answer commons questions:

  • What is 3-D printing?
  • How does it work?
  • How do you get started 3-D printing at the Digital Commons? 

Explore the underlying processes and technology, survey some of the 3-D modeling and design software freely available for creating objects, discover valuable resources for 3-D printing on the Web, and review the 3-D printing capability available to the public in the Digital Commons.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

(All day)

This is a monthly workshop focused on helping job seekers.

Each month will feature different topics, such as resume clinics, online job searching, using social media in job searching, and other topics by special guest speakers.

Check our monthly calendar at the branch or call 202-576-7252 for more details.

(All day)

Image of Vasily PopovOn the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians.

For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

(All day)

LOL Movie at MLK Teen SpaceJoin us at the MLK Teen Space for a great movie in our Teen Lounge on the first and third Thursday of every month. 

We show many popular movies as soon as they are released on DVD and are in the library collection. We also show an occasional anime show or movie to tie into the Manga Club program at Teen Space.  

Ages 13-19.

(All day)

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the beginning of a Monthly Poetry Reading Series on the first Thursday of every month.

We begin the series in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Two poets will be featured each month, including:

  • Herb Guggenheim
  • Fred Pollack
  • Miles David Moore
  • Luther Jett
  • Daniel Orange
  • Nancy Naomi Carlson
  • Pam Winters
  • Maritza Rivera
  • Doritt Carroll
  • Rocky Jones
  • David Taylor Nielsen
  • Rose Solari
  • Mike Levin, and others


 
(All day)

Comic Book Club Are you a fan of manga, super hero comics, or other graphic novels? Come to the Northeast neighborhood library's very own teen comic book club. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m.

Please send an email, call 202-698-0183, or come into the library to register and request a copy of the book. For the month of June we will be reading, Page by Paige.


Ages 13-19.


Book club takes place in the conference room on the Mezzanine level. 

(All day)

intermissionIt's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.

Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.

4:30 a.m.

LEGOs!Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

9:30 a.m.

lcardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month! Sign Up for a Library card or refer someone to get a library card and be entered  in a  drawing for prizes at the end of the month! Its just that easy!

10:00 a.m.

Wonderful Ones at MLK Children's RoomAn interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.

Ages 12 - 24 months.