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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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. 

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.

11:00 a.m.

Toddler Story TimeChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.

Ages 2-3.

12:00 p.m.

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.

1:00 p.m.

resumesStop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.

Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.


1:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.

For children ages 0-12 months.


Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

1:30 p.m.

Clip art of people talking about a bookThe Village Book Club meets every first Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Call or check the Palisades Library website for the book title.

1:30 p.m.

Book Cover of Alice's Adventures in WonderlandJoin us to discuss the classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

2:00 p.m.

The rhythm and rhyme of reading. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

2:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants, for children ages 0-12 months. Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

2:30 p.m.

Let's take the long way homeFilled with shadow and light; joy and sorrow, Gail Caldwell captures an iridescent memory of her friendship with Caroline Knapp. Writers and dog-lovers, they affected each other's lives as kindred spirits.  

This poignant narrative will stay with the reader long after the actual book ends.

Join us for a discussion of this memoir in Room 220.

3:00 p.m.

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.
  • Customize practice lessons to enhance your typing skill abilities.
  • Practice constructing your own résumé using MB's Print Shop Résumé Pro Deluxe program.

Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.

3:30 p.m.

Super busy with school and totally stressed?  Come relax at our new teen beading club.  Where we learn to bead and hang out with friends.  We will make key chains, animals, jewelry and anything else you want.  All the materials we will be provided and on going projects can be stored at the library.  There will also be an assortment of snacks!
 

3:30 p.m.

gamesWant to beat your friends at your favorite games?
Team up to conquer the world?
Or just hang out with other people your age?

Join us every Thursday after school, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and get your game on!

This program is for Teens and Tweens only. 

4:00 p.m.

Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars.

Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room.

Recommended for ages 5-12.

4:00 p.m.

Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels.

4:30 p.m.

Metro Teen AIDSMetro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA inside Benning the third Thursday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.

If the third Thursday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month
4:30 p.m.

Hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities that may include games, crafts and movies.

Photo by Arielle Nadel

5:00 p.m.

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.

5:00 p.m.

InDesign logoIn this class you will learn Adobe InDesign terminology, location of tools and panels, workspace navigation, and how to create multipage layouts for web, print, pdf, and ebook publication.

5:00 p.m.

Wii PlayerLove games? So do we!

Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting competition with your peers using board games, Wii, PS2 and more!

Come use the library's brand new board games like Apples to Apples!

Just in time for the school year! Game nights are now scheduled for every Thursday at 5 p.m!

(Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr)

5:30 p.m.

So you think your moves are HOT!

Come join a friendly competition; a dance off
using the Wii!

Come dance your pain away

Every Thursday night at 5:30pm


Wii Dance OffAges 13-19

5:30 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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.

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows environment of Microsoft software applications.
  • Create and save a document to the desktop or to a flash drive.

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

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.


6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Join us in the first floor Meeting Room for Teen Movie Night!

6:00 p.m.

Central Library 1961Two great things are happening at DC Public Library: We are celebrating the new DC Punk Archive in Special Collections and the MLK Jr. Memorial Library is undergoing a major renovation project.

Join us in A-5 while it's still a proper dive for the DC Punk Archive Basement Show with local bands Joy ButtonsFlamers, and Hemlines. Doors are open at 6 p.m., music will be over by 8:30 pm. 

This show is all ages and free, because it's the library and it always is!

Shout if you're excited! 

6:00 p.m.

Find Cinderella books in the library!Bring the whole family to sing along with an animated film based on the classic fairytale, Cinderella!

Will Cinderella find her Prince Charming?  
Only if the glass slipper fits...

Lyrics provided on-screen so everyone can sing!

This film is rated G, with a run time of 74 minutes.


6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

6:30 p.m.

Audio Storytelling Workshop logoLearn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.

Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class. 

By the end of the course, each student will produce a five-minute piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Class size will be open to the public but limited to eight students, so registration is required.

Week One:
Audio Storytelling Elements

This class introduces students to the various forms of audio storytelling. Students will listen to samples including books on tape, radio dramas, NPR reporting, creative non-fiction, and more. Students will learn about the elements that create a piece from narration and music to ambience and foley work. Students will come up with ideas for their audio piece.

Week Two:
Tech Basics

Students will learn the basic technical skills needed to record and edit audio work. This class will cover using recording equipment like digital recorders and smartphone apps. It will also cover the basic functions of Audacity. After this class, students should begin recording and editing their audio piece.

Week Three:
Editing Workshop

Students will bring their audio in for an extended workshop session. Not a formal class, everyone just works on their project. The instructor will be troubleshooting, working through problems, and providing guidance and technical support.

Week Four:
Listening Lounge

Students debut their work for the class!

If you'd like to register, please call (202) 727-1175 or walk into the Digital Commons to sign up.  Due to limited spaces, a short waiting list for a future course will also be established.