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Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:00 a.m.
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(FREE prom attire for high school seniors---One Day Only!)

Rosedale Neighborhood Library's Prom Come True event will be held next door at the Rosedale Recreation Center, 1701 Gales Street, NE on April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this exciting event, high school seniors will come select prom attire, receive prizes and learn do-it-yourself grooming tips any prospective prom queen or king can use! Simply bring proof that you are a matriculating high school senior (a school i.d. or official class schedule will do) and come find the right look for your upcoming event!


Stop by the Rosedale Recreation Center on Saturday, April 2h for:

  • Gently-used prom/formal dresses (a wide range of sizes available)
  • Prom shoes (for females and males)
  • Other formal wear accessories (for females and males)
  • A chance to receive free goods and services 


With the stress of final grade point averages, acceptance letters and graduation fees, the pressures and costs of the prom could prove to be financially challenging for some families. DC Public Library is happy to announce that we are here for our youth community!

Questions?

Call Jasmine Jackson at Rosedale Neighborhood Library, 202.727-5012


10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time. 

10:30 a.m.

Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

All ages welcome.


10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes and good books. Book

10:30 a.m.

The 3-D printing workshop on April 26 has been cancelled. Please join us at next months workshop on May 24 at 10:30 a.m. Thank you for your understanding.

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 


11:00 a.m.

Family Fun TimeLooking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

11:00 a.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

11:00 a.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.

11:00 a.m.

Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers.

 

11:00 a.m.

ByteBack LogoThis series introduces basic office programs used to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations.  
 
Week 1: Intro to Microsoft Word
Week 2: Intro to Microsoft Excel
Week 3: Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint
Week 4: Intro to Google Drive

For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with ByteBack.

11:00 a.m.

Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.

Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.

For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

11:00 a.m.

first classJoin the friends and staff of the Woodridge Interim Library in a discussion of the book First Class Legacy of Dunbar: America's First Black Public School, by Alison Stewart.

At the time of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, Dunbar High sent 80 percent of its graduates to college — the highest rate of any school in the District of Columbia, black or white.

The Chicago Review Press says the book is "a fascinating history of the first U.S. high school for African Americans with an unflinching analysis of urban public-school education today; First Class explores an underrepresented and largely unknown aspect of black history while opening a discussion on what it takes to make a public school successful."



11:00 a.m.

mango languagesDo you want to learn a new language, but are not sure where to start? Come learn how to use all of the resources available to you at the library. We will be learning about Mango, the library's free online database, as well as where to find books and audio books to help you learn a new language. 

We will meet in the second floor meeting room at 11:00 a.m. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions. 

11:00 a.m.
Thomas Mallon photo DC By the Book Tours logo  


This partner event with GW Special Collections will be held at the Gelman Library on GW Campus, 2130 H St. NW, Room 702.  

Join novelist and GW professor Thomas Mallon for light refreshments and a discussion of the historical details and local geography that bring his D.C.-set books Watergate, Henry and Clara, Fellow Travelers, and Two Moons to life. Following the discussion, download the “DC By the Book Tours” app and take a walking tour of fiction set in Foggy Bottom.

RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/capturing-watergate-tickets-11229027323

12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

12:00 p.m.

Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading.

The Poetry Reading The open mic for all begins at 12 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 a.m. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30 p.m. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the DC Poetry Project.

12:00 p.m.

Trading Card Meetup logoCan't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?

Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.

1:00 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults.

Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.

This program is free and open to the public.

1:00 p.m.
bookcover Tito Puente Mambo King By Monica Brown

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the music and story of Tito Puente.

There will be stories, music and dance lessons accompanied by the music of Tito Puente. 

Come listen, learn and dance! 
 
 
 

1:30 p.m.

ByteBack LogoComputer Basics Workshops

This series is for people who have never before used a computer.  Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.

Week 1: Intro to Computers
Week 2: Intro to Typing
Week 3: Intro to the Internet
Week 4: Intro to Gmail

For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled.  Registration is first come, first served.

Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.  

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with ByteBack.

2:00 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!


2:00 p.m.
Join us every second month as we share recipes, discuss cookbooks, and learn from each other’s culinary
successes and failures.
 
Bring a recipe, cookbook, question or idea to share.
 
April’s theme is SWEETS!

 
All ages are welcome in the Lower Level Conference Room.

Be sure to browse the library’s cookbook collection!

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2:00 p.m.

DiaIn celebration of the upcoming Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — our monthly Family Craft will feature a wonderful story and craft that will take readers around the world. 

2:00 p.m.

Pearl CleageThings I should have told my daughter cover artJoin us for an afternoon conversation with bestselling author and playwright Pearl Cleage as she discusses her new book Things I Should Have Told My Daughter.

In addition to being one of the most popular playwrights living in America, Pearl Cleage is also a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970's and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid personal and professional tumult.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event with limited seating.  To obtain tickets and reserve a copy of the book please visit our partner The Oracle Group.  Parties without tickets will be waitlisted until 10 minutes before the program begins.

Oracle Group LogoCopies of Things I Should Have Told My Daughter will also be available for purchase on site and autograph after the event.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with The Oracle Group.

2:00 p.m.

POSTPONED until Fall 2014.  Stay tuned for new date.

Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle, authors of Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren, will discuss challenges faced by deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstreamed school settings. 

Authors will sign copies of their book after the program, held in Room 215 (Adaptive Services).

ASL/voice interpreters will be present.

Questions? 202-559-5368 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

2:00 p.m.

West End will be hosting a database training on Zinio, a database that allows you to read your favorite magazines from your laptop, ipad, or other device for free.

Participants are encouraged to bring their device with them to make the session interactive. 

2:00 p.m.

Paul ShorttIn this hilarious interactive workshop, Paul Shortt leads participants through discussions and playful exercises on how to transform from an amateur to a professional in any interest or hobby. This workshop guides participants through the process of creating their own fictional credentials, such as business cards, head-shots, and diplomas, culminating with each participant giving a short presentation in their new profession.

RSVP for this event with Transformer.

This event has limited seating.  Please arrive early to secure your seat. 

Transformer LogoThis program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Transformer.

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