Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Come by the Southeast Neighborhood Library to learn about all the new ways that you can gain access to free downloadable media at your local library.

Stop by with your laptop, phone or tablet and we will assist you in getting the most potential out of your device. We can show you how to access and download the library's e-books, audiobooks, magazines, music and videos to your device.

3:00 p.m.

It's Wednesday after school; need a mid-week break? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie! 

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night film reel

Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

3:30 p.m.

Join us for songs, books and more!

A program for children 12-24 months.

Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

3:30 p.m.

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.
  • Construct 3-D formulas, using the Consolidate feature, and execute the Paste Special function.
  • Engage and perform the Auto Outline, Data Validation and AutoFilter features.
  • Apply the stylized Conditional Formatting feature to spreadsheet data.
  • Protect worksheet/workbook environment.

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

3:30 p.m.

Come join us for a Wii Tournament after school with pizza and drinks provided and a Chipotle coupon prize for the winner!

4:00 p.m.

NarutoHang out at Manga Club.

Talk manga and anime.

Make things.

Eat snacks.

Have fun.

Every fourth Wednesday.

Jan. 22 –Ninja vs. Samurai
Feb. 26 – Multicultural Comic Characters
Mar. 26 – Japanese Mythology
Apr. 23 – Golden Week Party

4:00 p.m.

Chess instruction for kids of all ages.

4:00 p.m.

Catch up with friends, do homework, play games, read a magazine, relax ... every Wednesday afternoon, the basement program room becomes teen space.

4:00 p.m.

storytimehenPlease join the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers in the Children's Program Room.

This program is limited to the first 25 attendees by ticket only. Tickets are available at the children’s reference desk for that day's program. One ticket per person.

For questions, please call the children’s reference desk at 202-727-1449.

4:00 p.m.

Planting a RainbowTo celebrate Earth Week, kids and their parents can enjoy Earth Week-themed story time, which will include Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow and Victoria Kann's Emeraldalicious.

Afterwards, children can play a game called the Recycling Think and Sort, or have fun with an Earth Day craft called Trash Rainbow in which children make a rainbow using recycled items!

4:00 p.m.

BleachFruits Basket

Come and watch two episodes of anime and then talk about your favorite shows and Japanese culture.

Japanese snacks will be provided.

4:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Poetry Month by making your own book.

Fill it with poems we'll provide, or your own words... you choose.

All materials will be provided.

All ages are welcome. 

4:00 p.m.

Poetry Building

Bursting tree buds, refreshing rain showers, fuzzy zoo babies; it’s springtime in Washington, D.C.! And it’s April, also known as National Poetry Month! Come celebrate the sensory wonders of springtime in the capital with our drop-in creative writing workshop, Poetic Wordplay.

We’ll have word games and writing prompts with a focus on learning and practicing descriptive language, and each child will leave with a completed poem that will be published in this summer’s Northeast Library Kids’ Creative Writing Collection!

Stay tuned for more creative writing workshops each month at Northeast Neighborhood Library.

Best for Ages 7-10.

4:30 p.m.

Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. 

Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

4:30 p.m.
DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
Teens are invited to participate in weekly poetry and spoken word workshops. The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team will host bi-weekly workshops on Wednesday afternoons. Call for specific dates.

The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team uses poetry to teach and empower teens from the D.C. metropolitan area to speak up about issues of social justice.
4:30 p.m.

This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. This class will be taught in English.

Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. 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.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

4:30 p.m.

Images of Poetry Books

Are you a teen who loves to read? Do you need to earn some community service hours? Join the new Teen Book Club!

April is National Poetry Month, so grab a related book and come chat in the Teen Space on the Lower Level. Library staff will have some favorites out on display and you can always ask for suggestions at the Information Desk. 

Teen Book Club is open to youth ages 13 to 19. Check out our online calendar for even more teen programs at the library.

5:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of the extensible markup language (XML) encoding language. In this class, you'll learn about the basics of XML, how to create a record declaration and a brief record in the XML standard.

Although not necessary, some experience with encoding languages (i.e. HTML) will be useful.

5:45 p.m.

Get a basic, hands-on overview of the HTML and JavaScript programming languages and discover their inter-related capacity to produce dynamic Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: A. Heibel
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, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!

You will learn to:

  • Insert HTML tags
  • Insert JavaScript codes into HTML elements
  • Explore the JavaScript code using the alert() function
  • Insert the JavaScript onclick event into an HTML event attribute
  • Access HTML elements using the Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Use JavaScript to change HTML images and styles
  • Save your JavaScript-enhanced .html document to your flash drive or send them to your email account.

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

6:00 p.m.

Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people.

The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library.

To register, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.

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.

Adults are invited to share personal work or recite favorite poems.

Poetry night is hosted by The D.C. Poetry Project's Michael Ingram.

Light refreshments. 

This program is free and open to the public.

6:00 p.m.

Gasland Part 2 PosterCome join us for a screening of "GASLAND PART II," a documentary film investigating the dangers and politics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and is a follow-up to "GASLAND," which was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary.

Showing in Conference Room 2 on the second floor

6:00 p.m.

Join us for game night in the first-floor auditorium!

We'll have board games and video games for you to enjoy.

Light refreshments will be provided.

6:00 p.m.

The GED test has changed in content, format, scoring and cost. 

Ben Merrion, Adult Literacy Specialist at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, will share information about the changes on the new GED 2014 test and resources to help you prepare. 

6:30 p.m.

Orange is the New BlackJoin DC Public Library librarians at Bistro d'Oc on the third Wednesday* of each month for a modern-day book club.  Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books. 
On Wednesday, April 23rd, Books & Bars will be discussing Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman.

Arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for socializing; book discussion will begin at 7 p.m.
To ensure seating for all, please let us know to expect you.  Send your RSVP to Kari Mitchell at

*Please note the new location and date this month.
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.  

6:30 p.m.

S. Prince Pic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:30 p.m. as author, cultural anthropologist, and independent scholar Sabiyha Prince, Ph.D. discusses her new book African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C. Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital.

This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C.  It contextualizes Black Washingtonians’ perspectives during a marked period of urban restructuring and demographic change in the Nation’s Capital and sheds light on how social hierarchies and standpoints have unfolded over time.

For further information contact or (202) 727-2274

7:00 p.m.

Wear your pajamas and join us for stories, arts & crafts, and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog.

Fun for the whole family!

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.


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