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Saturday, April 26, 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.
Join us every second month as we share recipes, discuss cookbooks, and learn from each other’s culinary
successes and failures.
 
Bring a recipe, cookbook, question or idea to share.
 
April’s theme is SWEETS!

 
All ages are welcome in the Lower Level Conference Room.

Be sure to browse the library’s cookbook collection!

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2:00 p.m.

Paul ShorttIn this hilarious interactive workshop, Paul Shortt leads participants through discussions and playful exercises on how to transform from an amateur to a professional in any interest or hobby. This workshop guides participants through the process of creating their own fictional credentials, such as business cards, head-shots, and diplomas, culminating with each participant giving a short presentation in their new profession.

RSVP for this event with Transformer.

This event has limited seating.  Please arrive early to secure your seat. 

Transformer LogoThis program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Transformer.

4:00 p.m.
Women Filmmakers
Join Melissa Houghton, Executive Director of Women In Film and Video, for a celebration and screening of films selected from the WIFV International Short Films Showcase, featuring work by women filmmakers.

A brief discussion about women in contemporary cinema will follow the screening.

All ages are welcome.

 

Monday, April 28, 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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Globe Games Tag, you're it! Come learn about different cultures around the world through a mix of board and playground games.

We are celebrating Día, a day that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Best for ages 5-10.

Saturday, May 3, 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.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

2:00 p.m.

KCDC Logo“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” — Henry David Thoreau

You don’t have to go to the woods to live deliberately, but you do have to make a choice.

Most people live passively. They do what they are told. They work hard all their lives, and wake up one day with no idea where they are or how they got there. The alternative is to choose your own path, and wake up every day excited about where you’re going.
 
This hands-on workshop will teach you, step-by-step, how to use research from the field of positive psychology to improve the quality of your daily life. You’ll leave with a strong sense of purpose and a personal action plan.

Instructor Greg Faxon is a marketing consultant, elite obstacle racer, and personal coach. During the week, he helps Fortune 500 companies understand their customers’ motivations. On weekends, Greg competes in obstacle races all over the country, recently finishing 28th out of 4,704 at the 2013 Spartan Race World Championships. The rest of the time, Greg coaches people on positive psychology, health, and productivity.

This class has limited seating.  Please pre-register with Knowledge Commons DC.

This class is presented in partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Monday, May 5, 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 6, 2014

(All day)

Girl playing video gamesHad a rough day at school? Just need an hour or two to socialize and unwind? Join us for exciting times with the Wii. Come play Mario Kart, Smartypants, and more!

Patrons ages 13-19.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

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:

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  • 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 7, 2014

5:00 p.m.

Better Nate Than EverThis month we are reading Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle. With help from his “BFF” Libby, 13-year-old Nate plots to escape his small town to audition on Broadway, resulting in hilarious misadventures while learning a little more about being himself.

  • Pick up a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at your library
  • Read the book* at home, at school, at the library. . . wherever.
  • Come to the book club meeting for discussion, activities, and PIZZA!

*If you’ve already read the book, please re-read it before the book club meeting, and don’t forget to bring the book with you.

Space is limited 12 kids ages 10-12 years old. Please contact Lizzie, Children's Librarian, at 202-698-0183 or elizabeth.nolan@dc.gov to sign up.

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.

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/

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.

6:30 p.m.

And the Mountains EchoedJoin 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 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini the story of a young woman's journey at a cutting-edge internet company.

Note: For our May meeting, we will meet at Boxcar Tavern at 224 7th St. SE. You can pre-register at Meetup.com.

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. 

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