Calendar

Saturday, May 17, 2014

1:30 p.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.

Monday, May 19, 2014

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.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

6:00 p.m.

What better way to get comfortable than in your pajamas! Better yet, why not enhance the cozy feeling with a couple of books?

It's PJ night in the library; that means bring your mom, your dad, your brother, you sister - whoever for an evening of fun and laughter.

But don't forget your best stuffed animal friend because they want to share in the fun too! Listen to some good stories and when your ready to go home, leave your stuffie with us for a special evening in the library.

We promise to give them a good time and you can hear all about their adventures when you come back to pick them up the next day. Light refreshments will be served.

All ages.

7:00 p.m.

Experience 1940s Washington, D. C. and Harlem (New York City) in U Street's Bohemian Caverns and the Lincoln Colonnade and Harlem's Small's Paradise and the Cotton Club.

Listen to the music and hear the stories of Ella Fitzgerald, Lady Day, Billy Eckstine and other jazz artists. 

Light refreshments.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Foster the love of reading and life long learning through the library's weekly Wednesday story times.

This Preschool Story Time is designed for children up to 5 years old (and their parents and caregivers), to deliver the pre-literacy and early literacy skills that will prepare children to successfully learn to read once they enter school.

5:00 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixRead the books and watch the movies! Each month will feature a new title chosen especially for teens! Join the discussion, answer trivia questions and have enjoy a great movie. For May’s meeting, we will have snacks and special prizes if you participate!

This month, visit the library to pick up a copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling. In this exciting fifth book in the Harry Potter series, Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth.

They appoint Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits.

Copies are available at the reference desk during the month of May.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Wii Game ControllersLove games? So do we!

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

Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!


Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr
7:00 p.m.

Please join the group to discuss Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Foster the love of reading and life long learning through the library's weekly Wednesday story times.

This Preschool Story Time is designed for children up to 5 years old (and their parents and caregivers), to deliver the pre-literacy and early literacy skills that will prepare children to successfully learn to read once they enter school.

6:00 p.m.
Globe with Languages


Want to learn Spanish? Chinese? French? What about other languages? The DC Public Library offers great free electronic resources to help you achieve your goals!

All you need is a library card.

Come by for a demonstration on how to use Mango Languages and Powerspeak Language. Both are freely available on our library website. The demonstration will include a tutorial on how to locate these free services on our website, and an overview of each database. Want to get a head start on using these free databases? Click on Language Learning Online. If you are at the library, you will be able to jump on right away! If you are at home or anywhere else, you will need your library card number for access.
Photo by Wikimedia Commons.
 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Wii Game ControllersLove games? So do we!

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

Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!


Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr

Saturday, May 31, 2014

1:30 p.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.

Monday, June 2, 2014

10:00 a.m.

math quilts photoUsing brightly colored card-stock paper, children will produce exquisite creations that reinforce math curriculum ideas from simple patterns, symmetry, and shapes all the way up to fractions and geometry.  The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will display in the library.
 
Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve space.
 
Ages 6-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.
IMLS LOGO
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

5:00 p.m.

Reading should be a lifelong pursuit but sometimes children need a little help to discover where their interests and aptitude lie. Perhaps as a parent you've asked yourself questions like these:

  • How do I encourage my child to read?
  • What should I do if my child doesn't like to read?
  • Or how can I start to read with my child?

If so, then join us as we provide a forum for discussion as well as answers to some of these challenging questions. Topics such as the following will be broached:

  • How to select appropriate reading material for children of different ages and skill levels
  • How to encourage a reluctant reader
  • How to begin reading with your child if you have not done so already
  • And much more...

As part of our program, there will a demonstration sample of a special monthly calendar; learn how to designate activities that will stimulate your child's passion for reading through a clear day to day chart.

For parents of all ages.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Wii Game ControllersLove games? So do we!

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

Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!


Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr
7:00 p.m.

Let's celebrate summer reading with a discussion of book candidates that combine scientific pursuit with literary finesse!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

11:00 a.m.
With visitors and children at home for the summer, let’s explore some fun spots in the D.C. area.

Also get a Summer Reading Preview: Fizz Boom Read!

Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.
 
 
1:30 p.m.

This series introduces technologies that keep us connected to family, friends, the news, the D.C. community and the educational resources available online.
 
Week 1: Intro to Facebook and Twitter
Week 2: DC Online
Week 3: Intro to Google Tools
Week 4: Intro to Online Learning

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.  

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.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

3:00 p.m.

Naruto and SasukeAre you ready for Anime Sunday?

Get caught up with your favorite anime! Watch the shows, read the manga and play the games!

Show off your knowledge with trivia or demonstrate your drawing skills.

Or feel free to drop in for one of our special movie showings and visit our manga collections.

Image Source: PkLucario Dice

Monday, June 9, 2014

1:30 p.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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

(All day)

ASFT* Program 
*After School Fun Time for school aged children 9-14
Arts, talk, crafts, books and music
Join the Club!

Every second Tuesday through June at 5 p.m.

April 8
It’s Spring
Let’s make a cherry blossom banner!

May 13
It’s Cook Out Time
Let’s make a condiment caddy.

June 10
Father’s Day is Near
Let's make a gift.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

5:00 p.m.

Father's Day CardFather's Day is coming!

Your father deserves the best, and we can help you show your love for your Dad! Make a card straight from your heart, and it will be more precious than any gift you can buy. It can also be a lot of fun!




Picture by _Kimie_

Thursday, June 12, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Wii Game ControllersLove games? So do we!

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

Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!


Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr

Saturday, June 14, 2014

1:30 p.m.

This series introduces technologies that keep us connected to family, friends, the news, the D.C. community and the educational resources available online.
 
Week 1: Intro to Facebook and Twitter
Week 2: DC Online
Week 3: Intro to Google Tools
Week 4: Intro to Online Learning

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.  

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.

Monday, June 16, 2014

10:30 a.m.

biologist and turtleLearn about aquatic life as a professional marine biologist presents live sea animals! The presentation will highlight the different animals and go over the importance of conservation for the health of all sea creatures. Children will leave knowing the importance of conservation and gain suggested actions they can take to help preserve the marine environment. 
 
Ages 7-13
 
DC Public Library and Class Acts Arts are partners for this project.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
IMLS logo

1:30 p.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.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Wii Game ControllersLove games? So do we!

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

Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!


Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr

Saturday, June 21, 2014

1:30 p.m.

This series introduces technologies that keep us connected to family, friends, the news, the D.C. community and the educational resources available online.
 
Week 1: Intro to Facebook and Twitter
Week 2: DC Online
Week 3: Intro to Google Tools
Week 4: Intro to Online Learning

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.  

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.

7:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss Chinua Achebe's memoir, There Was a County, about Biafra.

Refreshments will be served.

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    Adaptive Services
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