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Thursday, April 17, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

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.

10:00 a.m.

Need help with your job search? Come to the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic where you will receive individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:

  •      Creating an email account;
  •      Establishing a job board account;
  •      Building your résumé;
  •      Conducting online job searches; and
  •      Completing online job applications.

The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab, Room 311.

Questions? Call 202-727-1471.

11:00 a.m.

Tales for Twos and Threes at MLK Children's RoomChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Ages 2-3.

11:00 a.m.
Talking book and playerThe Talking Book Club meets in Room 215.

Brown bag lunches welcome; we provide coffee, tea and cold water. 

Call 202-7272142 for more information.
 
12:00 p.m.

Video Production Class at MLK Library Teen SpaceDo you want to shoot a movie?

Here's your chance!

Join us at the MLK Library Teen Space during Spring Break for our Video Production Workshop.

Learn how to:

  • Write a script
  • Shoot a movie, and
  • Edit your film

The last day of the class will be a screening of the finished movies, and you can invite your friends to come and see your finished product.

Contact us at 202-727-5535 to register for the class.

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.

6:30 p.m.

Podcasting gear.Learn 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, April 3

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, April 10

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, April 17

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, April 24

Students debut their work for the class!

If you'd like to register, please sign up here.  Due to limited spaces, a short wait list will also be established.

7:00 p.m.

Corey Recko photoA Spy for the Union CoverTimothy Webster began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s, he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. It was as a Pinkerton detective that Webster helped uncover a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861.
 
Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. For a time he was the Union’s top agent, but his career came to an abrupt end when he was betrayed and became the first spy executed in the Civil War.
 
Meet author Corey Recko in the Great Hall and learn more about the life of this amazing historical figure.
 
Copies of A Spy for the Union will be available for purchase and autograph by the author.

This is a Ticketed event.  Please get your tickets for this event at EventBrite.

Friday, April 18, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

10:00 a.m.

Baby Lap Time at MLK Children's RoomAn early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 12 months.

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboard"I'll turn my shimmering gaze towards the Library,
my love for it spreading to the crowds
which will begin to sway softly and sing
to themselves of better days that have passed
and been forgotten."
-Excerpt from Love Poem for the Forty-Second Street Library by David Ignatow

April is National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, so celebrate both by learning about DCPL's Art, Music and Literature Online Resources with hands on practice! Meet us in room 311 (third floor computer lab) to find out more about these great resources.

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and must be a DC Public Library cardholder. Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

11:00 a.m.

Boy Reading BookThis story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

For ages 3-5 years.

12:00 p.m.

Online Job PortalDo you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email digital.commons@dc.gov, or call 202-727-1175.  

To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.

12:00 p.m.

Video Production Class at MLK Library Teen SpaceDo you want to shoot a movie?

Here's your chance!

Join us at the MLK Library Teen Space during Spring Break for our Video Production Workshop.

Learn how to:

  • Write a script
  • Shoot a movie, and
  • Edit your film

The last day of the class will be a screening of the finished movies, and you can invite your friends to come and see your finished product.

Contact us at 202-727-5535 to register for the class.

Ages 13-19.

4:00 p.m.

Science Technology Engineering Arts and MathAre you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! 

Ages 6-12.

Please call 202-727-1278 if you have any questions.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

10:00 a.m.

Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
  • Execute multiple text-selection techniques.
  • Apply basic formatting features.
  • Perform the Copy/Cut and Paste functions.
  • Execute the "Find and Replace" and "Go To" features.
  • Explore a variety of templates for creating letters, résumés, faxes, reports, stationery and more.
  • Apply themes, page borders, page colors and watermarks.

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

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. 

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.

12:00 p.m.

Video Production Class at MLK Library Teen SpaceDo you want to shoot a movie?

Here's your chance!

Join us at the MLK Library Teen Space during Spring Break for our Video Production Workshop.

Learn how to:

  • Write a script
  • Shoot a movie, and
  • Edit your film

The last day of the class will be a screening of the finished movies, and you can invite your friends to come and see your finished product.

Contact us at 202-727-5535 to register for the class.

Ages 13-19.

12:15 p.m.

Enhance your computer software and webpage development skills with self-paced online tutorials that offer video presentations and step-by-step instructions.

Instructor: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

Class Objectives: The following four online tutorial websites will be featured during the Learning OnLine (LOL) Lab:

NOTE: Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.
2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

2:30 p.m.

Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you complete online job applications. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: X. E. Han
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic elements and features of the Internet Explorer browser environment.
  • Navigate the Web using hyperlinks.
  • Explore the features and advantages of various search engines and directories.
  • Perform simple Web searches and explore various job search engines.
  • Copy and paste Web text and graphics to a Word document.

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

4:30 p.m.

asdfIntroduction to Computer Programming is designed to teach the basic skills needed to understand computer programming languages and to get started on the exciting path towards creating computer based content either for the PC, tablet or the Web!asdf

Sunday, April 20, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

Monday, April 21, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email troy.bent@dc.gov for more information or call 202-727-0321.

10:00 a.m.

This 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. 

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 of Museum and Library Services.

11:00 a.m.

Around The World Storytime at MLK Library Children's RoomCome and read, sing and dance with stories and songs from around the world. This story time will be partially in English and also feature songs and stories in a variety of foreign languages.

Please call 202-727-1248 for more details.

Ages 0-5.

12:00 p.m.

Video Production Class at MLK Library Teen SpaceDo you want to shoot a movie?

Here's your chance!

Join us at the MLK Library Teen Space during Spring Break for our Video Production Workshop.

Learn how to:

  • Write a script
  • Shoot a movie, and
  • Edit your film

The last day of the class will be a screening of the finished movies, and you can invite your friends to come and see your finished product.

Contact us at 202-727-5535 to register for the class.

Ages 13-19.

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