Monday, April 21, 2014

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.

2:00 p.m.

Relax in the cool indoors and enjoy a double feature based on the Percy Jackson books.

Refreshments will be served.

Image from a Percy Jackson movie
3:00 p.m.


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.

4:00 p.m.

Poetry speaks who I am / editor: Elise Paschen book coverCome celebrate National Poetry Month and express yourself at the Petworth Library with “magnetic” and “blackout” poetry.

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

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!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

3:15 p.m.

What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?

The year is 2700 and a friendly robot, with his pet cockroach, still spends his days on an empty planet doing what he is created to do -- until a sleek robot arrives and disrupts his plans.

Run time: 98 minutes

4:00 p.m.

Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon and relax with the Wii and more!

Check our online calendar for more Teen events at DC Public Library.

Ages 13-19.

4:30 p.m.

DC Youth Slam TeamCome to the Teen Space every Tuesday afternoon to participate in an exciting poetry workshop and let your imagination soar.

Workshop is run as part of the DC Youth Slam Team, a subset of the Split This Rock poets association. Please contact Jonathan Tucker at 202.787.5279 to sign up for the class.

Ages 13-19.

5:00 p.m.

Have some great ideas for teen programs? Want to help plan the next teen party?

Come to the Teen Space for Teen Advisory Group! We meet every Tuesday. 

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

5:30 p.m.

Heaven book coverCome discuss Heaven by Angela Johnson at this month's teen book club. We will be meeting in the board room on the first floor for an hour. 

This book selection was chosen at our Teen Advisory Group.

6:00 p.m.

Join us for our Special Needs Information Series with Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc. All programs start at 6 p.m.

April 22: Special Needs Trusts
Speakers Yolanda Mazyck, Shared Horizons, Phil Fish, Sandy Spring Bank, and Tanya Harvey, Loeb & Loeb, LLP, will present. Preserving the benefits and any possible assets are a complicated discussion. The governmental benefits are created for survival living only. There are ways to support a person who needs the governmental benefits to be able to have his or her supplemental needs met to increase the quality of life after reaching the age of majority.

May 13: Supported Decision Making, Guardianship and the Other Alternatives
Speakers Tina Campanella and Jonathan Martinis, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc., will present. Many parents of children with special needs are encouraged to seek legal guardianship for their child as soon as the child attains the age of majority. Parents should know and understand the different alternatives that are available, so their child can exercise their human and civil rights most effectively. The legal options are vast but often expedited for efficiency. This is not the best interest of anyone.

May 27: Understanding Benefits and Financial Planning for the Future

June 17: Resources for Life

In partnership with:
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7:00 p.m.


Adults and teens are welcome to join our new yoga program on Tuesday evenings! The 60-minute class is geared toward beginners, but all are welcome to attend.

starting yoga

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

(All day)

Poem in Your Pocket LogoSign up to read a poem aloud at Poem in Your Pocket Night, and win a prize!  With a special schedule for children's, teen, and adult poetry, readers of all ages are welcome.  

Sign-ups will be taken from today through the event date on April 24.

Each person who reads aloud to the group will win a prize!  Just sign up for a time slot with your friendly library staff at Palisades Library.  The evening is scheduled as follows:

  • Children's Poetry - 3-4:30 p.m. - readers win a set of glow-in-the-dark stars!
  • Teen Poetry - 4:30-6 p.m.readers win a multicolored ink pen!
  • Adult Poetry - 6-7:30 p.m.readers win a chalkboard-surfaced mug!

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.

3:00 p.m.

It's Wednesday after school; need a mid-week break? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie! 

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night film reel

Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

3:30 p.m.

Come join us for a Wii Tournament after school with pizza and drinks provided and a Chipotle coupon prize for the winner!

4:00 p.m.

NarutoHang out at Manga Club.

Talk manga and anime.

Make things.

Eat snacks.

Have fun.

Every fourth Wednesday.

Jan. 22 –Ninja vs. Samurai
Feb. 26 – Multicultural Comic Characters
Mar. 26 – Japanese Mythology
Apr. 23 – Golden Week Party

4:00 p.m.

BleachFruits Basket

Come and watch two episodes of anime and then talk about your favorite shows and Japanese culture.

Japanese snacks will be provided.

4:30 p.m.
DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
Teens are invited to participate in weekly poetry and spoken word workshops. The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team will host bi-weekly workshops on Wednesday afternoons. Call for specific dates.

The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team uses poetry to teach and empower teens from the D.C. metropolitan area to speak up about issues of social justice.
4:30 p.m.

Images of Poetry Books

Are you a teen who loves to read? Do you need to earn some community service hours? Join the new Teen Book Club!

April is National Poetry Month, so grab a related book and come chat in the Teen Space on the Lower Level. Library staff will have some favorites out on display and you can always ask for suggestions at the Information Desk. 

Teen Book Club is open to youth ages 13 to 19. Check out our online calendar for even more teen programs at the library.

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!


6:00 p.m.

Join us for game night in the first-floor auditorium!

We'll have board games and video games for you to enjoy.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

(All day)

poem in your pocket logoPick a poem that moves you. Pick a poem that amuses you. Pick a poem that confuses you. Put it in your pocket and see how it changes your day.

From the Academy of American Poets:

"On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Poems from pockets are unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores."

So come to any floor of the library to get a poem, or bring your poem of choice to share with us and each other.

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.

3:30 p.m.

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


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.


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