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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

7:00 p.m.

The Devil in the White City

Come join us in discussing the New York Times bestseller, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson.

This book intertwines the histories of Daniel H. Burnham and others organizing the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, a serial killer who uses the fair as an opportunity to prey upon the crowds who come to the fair. Written in a narrative style, Larson focuses on the difficult work and many setbacks Burnham went through to make the fair happen and to conform it to his vision.

The murderer Holmes is a chilling figure, just as driven at Burnham but his work results in the death of at least 27 people at his hands.

Larson builds the suspense throughout the book, alternating chapters between his two narratives and weaving together the excitement around the fair and the horror of the murders. We're sure to have an exciting discussion about urban life, turn-of-the-century America and the beauty and depravity of which humanity is capable.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

5:30 p.m.

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Tech Time is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and smart phones.

We're experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your devices.

This is the perfect opportunity to finally ask someone, "How do I  _______?" We'll even give you an answer!

We will be standing by 5:30-7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of each month to answer any questions you might have.

Photo: flickr.com/photos/melenita/

7:00 p.m.

Stop HIVIf Washington, DC were a nation of Africa, it would rank 23rd out of 54 countries in terms of percentage of people with HIV. Of all adults between the ages of 15 and 64 in the District, 3 percent have HIV. This is higher than 5 countries receiving funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As the seat of the government of the largest donor nation when it comes to HIV, this city should be a model for how to end the pandemic. Instead, ours remains one of the world’s hardest hit communities.
 
With all the testing and treatment options, and all the ways we can now communicate with each other, we can change this. We can become a model for the country and the world. 

What’s the missing piece? 
 
You. 
 
Join us for an evening of learning more about how 20 minutes can change the course of HIV here in the nation’s capital and in the world. 
 
The end of the HIV/AIDS pandemic is truly within our sights, but we won’t get there without you. 
 
Brad OgilvieBrad Ogilvie, MS, LMFT, is a part-time counselor in Washington, D.C. as well as Program Coordinator for William Penn House, a Quaker program center on Capitol Hill. He founded The Mosaic Initiative in 2005 as an organization focused on stopping the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As a result of seeing people turned away from HIV-testing because they were not “high-risk,” he became involved in advocating for more options. He also takes the “people need counseling” concern to heart, and the reason he encourages mental health professionals to integrate testing into their practice. Previously, he has run an AIDS housing program and education center in IL, worked in holistic HIV clinic in the mid-1990s, and traveled to rural Kenya to be a part of community engagement on HIV (including building a community center there). He has also been living with HIV for 28 years.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking 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!

All ages welcome.


2:00 p.m.

Writopia LabJoin Writopia Lab DC for a fun creative writing workshop including warm-up games to get students inspired, writing exercises led by published instructors, and an end-of-day reading. Writopia Lab focuses on student-driven instruction, so attendees’ writing will be inspired by ideas they’re already interested in. Workshops provide a safe space for writers to create without judgment; students may write in whatever form they wish, and about whatever content they choose. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or iPad if they have one. Pen and paper will be provided. For kids ages 10-13
 

Monday, May 12, 2014

10:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

7:00 p.m.

Marie LaveauMadame Lalaurie

American Horror StoryJoin us as Long uses the biographies she wrote, Madame Lalaurie: Mistress of the Haunted House and A New Orleans Voudou Preistess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau, to compare these very real women to their fictional portrayals in American Horror Story: Coven.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

10:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

7:00 p.m.

NOE PJ StorytimeJoin us for stories, songs, rhymes and more for all ages. Feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal and PJs!

Please call the Children’s Desk at 202-698-0183 with questions.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

6:00 p.m.

tower of DVDsPatrons are invited to kick back and enjoy a screening of a film. We’ll provide the popcorn if you provide the enthusiasm! 

Screenings will start promptly at 6:05 p.m. in the meeting room on the Lower Level.

Patrons ages 13-19 welcome. 

Please call 202-698-0183 for questions or concerns about the titles being screened. 

7:00 p.m.

The Expats

The May selection for the Mystery Thriller Book Club is The Expats by Chris Pavone.
 
The Mystery Thriller Book Club will meet in the Conference Room, Lower Level.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

(All day)

The CircleJoin us for a brand new book club for and by the book lovers of Capitol Hill. Every month, we will read a different book, in a different location on the Hill.

Discussion will be led by staff from a variety of our neighborhood's most bookish, including staff from the Southeast Neighborhood Library, Northeast Neighborhood LibraryRiverby Books, and others. 

Our next title will be The Circle by Dave Eggers, the story of a young woman's journey at a cutting-edge internet company.

Note: For our first meeting, we will meet at Northeast Branch Library at 330 7th St. NE. You can pre-register at Meetup.com.

7:30 p.m.

In this installment of our monthly showing of classic films, we will watch an early Katharine Hepburn film.  Appropriate for school age children and up, this movie features mothers and daughters in honor of the Mother's Day Holiday.

For more information, including the title of the film, please contact Faith.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking 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!

All ages welcome.


Monday, May 19, 2014

10:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

10:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

2:00 p.m.

The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

The clinic provides hands-on support to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources.

During the clinic, we can help you get started with basic job search tasks:

DC Job Seekers logo

  • Create an email account
  • Search for jobs online
  • Create and save a sample job search
  • Write a resume
  • Work on an online application
  • Find useful books and other resource materials

For more information, please contact Northeast Library at 202-698-0058.

7:00 p.m.

NOE PJ StorytimeJoin us for stories, songs, rhymes and more for all ages. Feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal and PJs!

Please call the Children’s Desk at 202-698-0183 with questions.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

(All day)

fine arts Children are invited to explore their creative side during this fun, monthly program. Come discover a passion for dance, painting, music and more as we learn it's never too early to appreciate the Arts!

Arts in the Library is held on the third Wednesday of every month

Children ages 5-12. 

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

5:30 p.m.

credit - flickr.com/photos/melenita/

Tech Time is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and smart phones.

We're experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your devices.

This is the perfect opportunity to finally ask someone, "How do I  _______?" We'll even give you an answer!

We will be standing by 5:30-7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of each month to answer any questions you might have.

Photo: flickr.com/photos/melenita/

Friday, May 23, 2014

(All day)

board gamesTeens are invited to start the weekend off right with a little bit of friendly board game competition. Come on over, set aside the technology and enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun.

Patrons ages 13-19.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking 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!

All ages welcome.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

little boy readingThis story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.

 Ages 3-5.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

7:00 p.m.

NOE PJ StorytimeJoin us for stories, songs, rhymes and more for all ages. Feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal and PJs!

Please call the Children’s Desk at 202-698-0183 with questions.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Find out just how many Ward 6 Library Lovers Like to Bike as we celebrate National Bike Month!

Families withnatbikemo children ages 9 and younger will meet at Rosedale or Southeast library (choose the branch closest to you) as early as 9:45 a.m. for a briefing on bike safety conducted by friendly neighborhood library staff and biking police officers. Afterward, everyone will don their helmets and ride to Northeast Neighborhood Library, where we will converge with other Ward 6 families for an outdoor/indoor (depending on weather) celebration!

At Northeast library, families can decorate their bikes, children can participate in an active story time session facilitated by librarians from all three branches, and adults can view a free tire repair demo by partners from Capitol Hill Bikes.

Adult chaperones and helmets are required for all child bikers. All adults will be required to sign liability waivers for themselves and their children upon arrival at your respective neighborhood library (Rosedale, Southeast, Southwest or Northwest One). Rain or shine, we will bike to Northeast Neighborhood Library, so please dress appropriately.

Questions? Please email Tammeric (tammeric.scurry@dc.gov) at Rosedale Neighborhood Library for more information.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

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