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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10:00 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

10:30 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  



12:00 p.m.

Lotus
Bring a mat and join Heather Ferris, yoga teacher/therapist & Shaw resident, for traditional yoga classes. Many aspects will be covered:

• Asana
• Meditation
• Breathing
• Omkar chanting and much more

7:00 p.m.

Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 pm.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚7点到8点之间的任何时间来


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling and movement.

This is also the open call for class and daycare groups.

If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time.  

10:30 a.m.

Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling, and movement.

This is also the open call for class and daycare groups. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-717-0971 to schedule a different time.  

6:30 p.m.

KCDC LogoJoin Katherine, a medical interpreter, for a crash course in talking with your Spanish-speaking patients. Using real-life experiences from her work in hospitals, Katherine will teach you to be a better listener. You won’t just learn how to say Spanish words — you’ll learn to actually communicate. We’ll cover plenty of vocabulary, but plan on practicum participation, too!

This class is designed for medical professionals.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Please pre-register for this class over at the Knowledge Commons DC website.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

(All day)

Horror Film SeriesPlease join us while we kick off our 2014 horror movie series at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library! Our January feature will be based on the book Carrie by Stephen King.

Future movies, shown on the third Thursday of each month, will be standards from across the genre, including one documentary on conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick and the making of The Shining.

Movies will be screened in the second-floor conference room. Please call us at 202-727-1288 for information on each month's feature.

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

Friday, September 19, 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, September 20, 2014

10:00 a.m.
DC By the Book app   WalkingTown DC Humanities Council of Washington, DC


Know Your Neighborhood

DC By The Book Tours
 
         

Join the Humanities Council, DC By the Book, WalkingTown DC and the DC Public Library on Sept. 20 10 a.m. to noon for a free literary walking tour! Participants will meet at the 13th Street entrance to the U Street Metro in Northwest, DC. 

Kim Roberts, historian of DC’s literary culture, will lead the tour with the theme “Books of the Harlem Renaissance.” Visit http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/tours to register.

Authors will include Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Duke Ellington, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Richard Bruce Nugent, Langston Hughes, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Edward Christopher Williams, Pearl Bailey, James Weldon Johnson, Alain Locke and Rudolph Fisher. We will take a stroll of approximately 1.5 hours around the U Street neighborhood, exploring locations found in significant literary works.

The tour will include several stops featured in the Brand New DC By the Book iPhone/Android app! The app guides users on tours of DC By the Book sites across the city.

DC By the Book
 is the brainchild of Tony Ross and Kim Zablud of DC Public Library. The project explores the richness of non-Federal civic life in Washington and its character as a city, as brought to life by fiction. The project goal is to highlight and crowd-source passages from the (largely undiscovered) rich body of literature set in DC that illuminate its social and geographic history.  Visit dcbythebook.org for more details.

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, September 21, 2014

3:00 p.m.

Knitting GroupJoin us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 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.











Monday, September 22, 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.

Arts and crafts activities for ages 7 and older. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

10:00 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

10:30 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  



12:00 p.m.

Lotus
Bring a mat and join Heather Ferris, yoga teacher/therapist & Shaw resident, for traditional yoga classes. Many aspects will be covered:

• Asana
• Meditation
• Breathing
• Omkar chanting and much more

6:30 p.m.

Panelists will discuss the highlights and challenges of the history of Shaw neighborhood, contemporary issues such as gentrification and affordable housing and finally they will address the possible directions in which this historic community may be headed.

Moderator
Dr. Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University, Atlantic, African American, Washington, DC, and Jazz History

Panelists

  • Blair Ruble: Author of Washington’s U Street: A Biography
  • Reverend Sandra Butler-Truesdale: Long-time community advocate, educator, founder of DC Legendary Musicians
  • Dr. Bernard Demczuk, Official Historian of Ben’s Chili Bowl, George Washington University
7:00 p.m.

Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 pm.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚7点到8点之间的任何时间来


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling and movement.

This is also the open call for class and daycare groups.

If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time.  

10:30 a.m.

Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling, and movement.

This is also the open call for class and daycare groups. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-717-0971 to schedule a different time.  

7:00 p.m.

Freadom GraphicPlease join Branch Manager (and former US History Professor), Leslie Griffin, for a brief, historical overview of censorship in America, followed by a lively discussion about current issues involving books, banning, and censorship. Feel free to participate by naming and discussing your favorites, and we'll compile our own Shaw Library list.

Banned books will be readily available for check out!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Tea SwapPlease join us for the Shaw Library tea swap. Bring along teas from your own stash to share with the group. Light refreshments and tea samples will be available, so stop by Conference Room 2 on the 2nd Floor to share your favorite teas!

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

Friday, September 26, 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.