Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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.

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 or their teen-centered site

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

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

3:30 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.



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