Calendar

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Learn how to create an email account, search the Internet, use library online services and more.

No previous experience required.

Every Thursday until 3 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

ByteBack LogoStudents learn Microsoft Excel 2010, as well as job readiness skills. This two-hour class meets twice a week for four weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break around the Emancipation Day holiday.

Prerequisite: PC for Beginners 1 and 2 or successful completion of placement test. 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.  

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

6:00 p.m.

Strange MattersPlease join us on Tuesdays at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw library for our Strange Matters discussion group.

This group will be an open forum for attendees to share stories off the beaten path. We will also discuss excerpts from books in the DC Public Library system that deal with ghosts, UFO and extraterrestrial-related phenomena, cryptozoology, strange disappearances, conspiracy theories and other topics of the paranormal.

Please come prepared each week with a story to share, or an excerpt from a book to discuss.

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

7:00 p.m.

ByteBack LogoStudents learn Microsoft Excel 2010, as well as job readiness skills. This two-hour class meets twice a week for four weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break around the Emancipation Day holiday.

Prerequisite: PC for Beginners 1 and 2 or successful completion of placement test. 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.  

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

Friday, April 25, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:30 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

11:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all-ages story time. 

11:00 a.m.

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

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Diversity in Action with a special craft time!

We'll be making maracas and decorating them.

Monday, April 28, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Employment Application GraphicNeed help with your job search?

Stop by for personalized help with:

  • Creating an email account
  • Preparing a resume
  • Filling out online job applications

Mondays until 12 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Papel picado are beautiful paper decorations, traditionally made in Mexico. They are put up for Day of the Dead, Easter and Quincineras.

Papel picado are easy to make yourself, and look really cool at a party or hung up in your room.  

6:00 p.m.

Shaw Knitting CircleJoin us on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes, and stories celebrating different cultures and languages.

For children ages 3-5. 

Classes and daycare groups welcome, and there's no need to call ahead. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time. 

10:30 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes and stories celebrating different cultures and languages. 

For children ages 3-5. 

Classes and daycare groups welcome, and there's no need to call ahead. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time. 

6:30 p.m.

Sterling BrownSterling Allen Brown was an African-American professor, author of works on folklore, poet, and literary critic. He studied chiefly black culture of the Southern United States and was a full professor at Howard University for most of his career.

This program will look back on the life and works of Sterling Brown and his contributions as a prominent D.C.-area poet. Panel members include E. Ethelbert Miller from Howard University, Joanne Gabbin from James Madison University, and James Early from the Smithsonian Institution.

The program will include an audience Q&A followed by a meet-and-greet with the panel members.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Learn how to create an email account, search the Internet, use library online services and more.

No previous experience required.

Every Thursday until 3 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

ByteBack LogoStudents learn Microsoft Excel 2010, as well as job readiness skills. This two-hour class meets twice a week for four weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break around the Emancipation Day holiday.

Prerequisite: PC for Beginners 1 and 2 or successful completion of placement test. 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.  

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

7:00 p.m.

Rescue Title

Rescue in The Philippines is a one-hour documentary of the untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in World War II Manila.

Together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign), and an ambitious U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower, they helped 1,300 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.

Preview the film on YouTube
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The film will begin at 7:10 p.m. in the large Lower Level Meeting Room of the Library, and will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers/producers Russel Hodge and Cynthia Scott-Johnson of 3-Roads Communications.

Although it runs just under an hour, the gripping documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust” proves a thorough look at a lesser-known chapter in Holocaust-era history. -- Los Angeles Times

 

 Russ Hodge    Cynthia Scott Johnson

7:00 p.m.

ByteBack LogoStudents learn Microsoft Excel 2010, as well as job readiness skills. This two-hour class meets twice a week for four weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break around the Emancipation Day holiday.

Prerequisite: PC for Beginners 1 and 2 or successful completion of placement test. 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.  

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

7:00 p.m.

Join us in your pajamas for a bilingual multicultural Spanish/English story time.

For children ages 0-5. 


Friday, May 2, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes, and stories celebrating different cultures and languages. 

For babies and toddlers ages 0-2. 


10:30 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes, and stories celebrating different cultures and languages. 

For babies and toddlers ages 0-2. 

11:00 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes and stories celebrating different cultures and languages. 

For babies and toddlers ages 0-2. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all ages multicultural story time with songs, rhymes and stories celebrating different cultures and languages.

11:00 a.m.

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

11:00 a.m.
LEDC LogoJoin us for a Credit Repair Seminar presented by the Latino Economic Development Center, where you'll learn new skills for managing your money and find out how to improve your FICO score.

Register at eventbrite.com under "Free Credit Repair."
3:00 p.m.

Babar and friends doing yogaJoin us for a parent-child yoga class with instructor Sarah Alim for children ages 2-9 and their caregivers. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel.  

Due to space considerations, we will give out free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the class. Because this is an exercise class, a signed waiver is required for each participant, and parents should sign one for their child. Waiver forms can be picked up from the children's desk and must be turned in before you receive a ticket.

Please contact children's librarian Theresa Wang or call 202-727-0971 for more information.

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