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Thursday, April 24, 2014

3:00 p.m.

In celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day, Palisades Branch will host a night of poetry reading for all ages, where members of the audience become the readers!
Poem in Your Pocket Day!
The schedule is as follows: 

Want to read a poem to the group? Just sign up at the downstairs Reference Desk, and we'll give you a time slot.  Readers of all ages are welcome. All participants who read a poem aloud will receive a small prize.

Select poems submitted by the public will also be read and displayed throughout the evening.

Light refreshments will be served.

4:00 p.m.

Teen advisory group burstNeed community service hours?

Want a say in what the library offers?

Join the MLK Teen Advisory Group, and help to make your Teen Space a better Teen Space!

Our first meeting is Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m.

Questions? Call 202-727-5535.

4:00 p.m.

 Karaoke culture : essays / Dubravka Ugrešić book coverCome Celebrate National Karaoke Week at the Petworth Library. Are you ready to audition for American Idol? Are you talented enough for the X-Factor? Well here is your chance to find out. Teens, come out and showcase your talents at this month’s Karaoke Party.

Ven y celebra la Semana Nacional de Karaoke en la Biblioteca de Petworth. ¿Estás listo para una audición en American Idol? ¿Eres lo suficientemente talentoso para el X- Factor? Bueno, aquí está tu oportunidad para averiguarlo. Ven y demuestra tus talentos en la Fiesta Karaoke este mes.

4:30 p.m.

Metro Teen AIDSMetro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA inside Benning the third Thursday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.

If the third Thursday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
  • Bellevue - fourth Monday of each month
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month
4:30 p.m.

Wii Game PictureLove games? So do we!

Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting games against your peers with board games, Wii, PS2 and more!

Game nights are every Thursday!

4:30 p.m.

Wii Game ControllersLove games? So do we!

Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting games against your peers with board games, Wii, PS2 and more!

Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!


Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr
5:00 p.m.

clip art nintendo controllerSports, dancing, or a little MarioKart?

Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming, pizza and snacks. 

Every Thursday in the Teen Lounge @ the Folio upstairs!

All teens welcome 5-8 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Open MicCome celebrate National Poetry month with the library at our Open Mic Night!

Perform your own original poetry pieces or borrow one from your favorite poet!

The sign-up sheet and rules will be posted for all who want to participate.

Ages 12 and older.

6:30 p.m.

cartoon people playing video gameCome join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!

Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.

Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night.

Friday, April 25, 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.

3:30 p.m.

Come hang out with other teens and do fun activities like crafts, scavenger hunts, karaoke and more!

Something different every week.

Recommended for tweens and teens ages 11-15.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Letters About Literature




The winners, finalists, and all participating educators of the 2014 Letters About Literature essay contest will be honored at a recognition ceremony in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from 10am-12pm. The Junior League of Washington will host a reception following.

Letters About Literature is a project of The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in cooperation with affiliate state Centers for the Book. As the DC Center for the Book, DC Public Library promotes literacy programs including the National Book Festival and Letters About Literature.

DC Public Library presents the Letters About Literature contest and its annual awards ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in partnership with these supporters.

DCPL FoundationJunior League of Washington  Center for the Book

10:00 a.m.
picpromdresses
(FREE prom attire for high school seniors---One Day Only!)

Rosedale Neighborhood Library's Prom Come True event will be held next door at the Rosedale Recreation Center, 1701 Gales Street, NE on April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this exciting event, high school seniors will come select prom attire, receive prizes and learn do-it-yourself grooming tips any prospective prom queen or king can use! Simply bring proof that you are a matriculating high school senior (a school i.d. or official class schedule will do) and come find the right look for your upcoming event!


Stop by the Rosedale Recreation Center on Saturday, April 2h for:

  • Gently-used prom/formal dresses (a wide range of sizes available)
  • Prom shoes (for females and males)
  • Other formal wear accessories (for females and males)
  • A chance to receive free goods and services 


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 here for our youth community!

Questions?

Call Jasmine Jackson at Rosedale Neighborhood Library, 202.727-5012


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.

1:00 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults.

Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.

This program is free and open to the public.

1:00 p.m.
bookcover Tito Puente Mambo King By Monica Brown

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the music and story of Tito Puente.

There will be stories, music and dance lessons accompanied by the music of Tito Puente. 

Come listen, learn and dance! 
 
 
 

2:00 p.m.

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up to the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Cowboy Bebop. Part of the Anime Saturday series. 2:00 p.m. Main floor meeting room.

Cowboy Bebop fan art

3:00 p.m.

Mirai NikkiJoin the Woodridge Library for a fun Saturday afternoon of anime scene discussion, manga chat, and episode viewings with snacks!

Word of the Week:  図書館 Toshokan (library)


Group Discussion: Describe your favorite anime scene.

Episode Viewings: 
Gatchaman Crowds
(ep. 1, action/comedy) -- A council has scouted a group of individuals with latent powers to protect Earth from alien criminals. In recent years, the council has assigned Gatchaman warriors to deal with the mysterious entity known as "MESS."

Mirai Nikki
(ep. 1, action/supernatural) -- Yuki is a loner who is not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he realizes that his diary entries can predict the future. 


Best for ages 13 and older.

3:30 p.m.

Express yourself for El Dia de Mimis Dada Catifestolos Niños and National Poetry Month.

Learn more about the 20th century radical art movement known as Dada.

Experiment with collage, using multicultural text and images to create your own "found poetry."

Fun for children ages 5-14 years.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

1:00 p.m.

craft project clip artSundays @the Teen Space are for the creative, the artsy, and the inspired!

From basic bracelet-making to Manga cartooning and duct tape projects, we have a range of fun activities for a perfect crafternoon.

Check the wall calendar in the Teen Space for upcoming projects - suggestions welcome!

1:00 p.m.

Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments.

On the lower level, every Sunday.

Image of teens holding books in a library.

2:30 p.m.

Rainbow CloudTake advantage of the beautiful April weather and make mini clouds on Popsicle sticks, complete with rainbow ribbons in the Children's Room. Take them outside and watch them blow in the wind!

Afterwards, be sure to breeze on through our selection of kite books to take home!

All ages are welcome to participate!


3:00 p.m.

Mbongi DanceCelebrate African-American Women’s Fitness Month in April!

Dance educator Rehema Afful-Nyannor will teach 'tween and teen youth ages 10 –14 an energetic African Mbongi dance and explore how notable African and young African-American women made history exhibiting power in body, mind & spirit!

Participants will receive a certificate and a small parting gift upon completion.


 

Monday, April 28, 2014

(All day)

Knitters and crocheters know that there is no such thing as too much yarn, but we also know that it can be an expensive addiction, er, habit.

Come to the Knitty Gritty Committee's first-ever yarn swap, and we'll trade stashes, needles, notions, and other fiber artsy supplies. You could go home with the makings of a new project for free!

If you would like to participate in the trade, please bring at least one skein of yarn that is in good condition - not the avocado-green polyester-blend that has been sitting in your basement since the 1970s. Feel free to bring more, as the more you bring, the more you trade.

If you don't want to swap, please join us for companionable knitting, crocheting and fiber arts chit chat.

The Knitty Gritty meets the second and fourth Monday of each month.

3:00 p.m.

homework

Math homework got you stumped? Don't have any earthly idea how to spell logorrhea? Come get homework help at the library!

Beginning in April, start the week off right by getting your homework out of the way. Every Monday there will be a knowledgeable adult here to help you figure out what to do once you've divided something by its circumference. 

Meeting in the Teen Space. 

This program is for students 13 -19.

CC image courtesy of Mikael Miettinen on flickr.

4:00 p.m.

Rainbow Duct Tape RosesWant to make great DIY pieces to show off to family and friends?

Come to Art Attack in Teen Space! 

Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends. We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity!

Ages 13-19.

4:00 p.m.

Meet-up on Mondays with our new Teen Advisory Group! For teens ages 14-17.

Earn community service hours, work on school assignments, and meet your peers! 

Contact the library for more information at 202-576-7252.


4:30 p.m.

Words Beats & LifeJoin The Studio: Emcee & Beat Production Classes

Create your own music, write songs, produce beats, and collaborate on music projects with other youth. Learn from some of the best D.C.-based hip-hop artists about the music business! This program is brought to you by Words Beats & Life.

Mondays | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Recording Studio in Teen Space of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
IMLS logo

4:30 p.m.
Metro Teen AIDS

Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Join MTA inside Bellevue the fourth Monday of each month, 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about Metro TeenAIDS, visit metroteenaids.org or their teen-centered site realtalkdc.org.

If the fourth Monday of each month doesn't work for your schedule, try another day of the week! MTA provides HIV/STI testing at three other Library locations through December 2014.

  • Anacostia - second Tuesday of each month
  • Benning - third Thursday of each month
  • Parklands-Turner - first Wednesday of each month
5:00 p.m.

Join us every Monday evening for Teen Night!

Every other week will be fun with video and board games. The rest of the time we'll be doing a variety of activities like watching movies, duct tape crafts, homework help, and more!

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