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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Introduce your child to a love of reading and the library at our weekly Wednesday story times. Each week enjoy adapted stories, songs and movement activities that engage children.

Ages birth-36 months.

10:30 a.m.

Enjoy the world of reading through stories, movies, crafts and action rhymes.

Ages 3-5.

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.

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.

10:30 a.m.

Each weekly program will include songs, fingerplays, action rhymes and picture books. Occasionally, we also hope to have instruments, flannel board stories and puppets.  Groups are welcome. 

Ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

stoStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

We recommend that you call the library first if you plan on bringing a large group.

12:00 p.m.

Would you like to take advantage of all of the free digital materials that DC Public Library has to offer, but don’t know where to start? Our staff is here to help!

We will gladly walk you through using your Nook, Kindle, iPad, smartphone, laptop or other electronic device to download books, movies, music and more.

Come to the Deanwood Neighborhood Library between noon and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, and if possible, bring your device with you.

5:30 p.m.

Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department twice a week -- Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Library Teen Section twice a week beginning in March 2014!


 

7:00 p.m.

Please join us for our Wednesday evening Jyothi meditation classes.

Meditators from the Science of Spirituality Center - David Newcomb, Karin Silverman and others - will lead the sessions.

7:00 p.m.

A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.

For kids of all ages. 

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.

(All day)

Like writing haikus?
Submit one for our contest
Maybe you will win!

See the blog post for details.

(All day)

Prom dressresHelp someone’s wish to go to prom come true!

Rosedale and Bellevue Neighborhood Library will be collecting gently-used prom dresses and prom accessories for financially challenged DC are teens until April 19. We aim to accumulate 100 donated items for our Prom Come True event to be held at the Rosedale Recreation Center on April 26. During this exciting event teens will come shop, win prizes and learn Do-It-Yourself grooming tips any prom queen or king can use!

With the stress of final grade point averages, acceptance letters and graduation fees, the pressures and costs of the prom could prove to be financially challenging for some families. DC Public Library is happy to announce that we are there for our youth community!

From now until Saturday, April 19, please donate:

  • Gently-used prom/formal wear (all sizes are welcome)
  • Prom shoes (for females and males)
  • Other formal wear accessories (for females and males)
  • In-kind prizes/certificates/services

For more information about contributing the above-listed goods/services, please contact:
Jasmin Jackson, Rosedale Neighborhood Library
jasmin.jackson@dc.gov
202-727-5012

Monisa Waters, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library
monisa.waters@dc.gov
202-243-1185

(All day)

Jim Henson and Kermit the FrogJoin the Tenley staff as we show four of Jim Henson's movies.

Two of the films will feature his Muppet characters and the other two will feature characters originating in his Creature Shop.

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.

1:00 p.m.

Learn how to create an email account, search the Internet, use library online services and more.

No previous experience required.

Every Thursday until 3 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

resumesStop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.

Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.


1:00 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.

1:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.

For children ages 0-12 months.


Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

2:00 p.m.

The rhythm and rhyme of reading. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

2:00 p.m.

mouse and clock Slow your busy morning down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.

A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

2:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of Easter crafts.

cup creatures

2:00 p.m.

 During your spring break, come view new children's movie releases at Deanwood.
 
For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Join us in the children's room for some fun activities during Spring Break!

On Thursday and Friday, we will explore fun ways to learn computer programming concepts by creating computer programs of our own and participate in group activities.

Appropriate for ages 8 to 12. 

Space is limited, so please email or sign up with the children's staff before attending. 

2:00 p.m.

board gamesWe are taking it back to when board games were fun. The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library wants to share our love for board games with you.

Ages 5-12.

This program is free and open to the public

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