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Thursday, August 7, 2014

(All day)

Book Cover of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott FitzgeraldMay's book will be F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby.

The next month's book will be announced at each meeting of the Palisades Village Book Club, which meets every first Thursday.

(All day)

lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists.
Today's TaiwanTaiwan Logo
Great Hall

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.


1:30 p.m.

Clip art of a group discussing a bookThe Village Book Club meets every first Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Call or check the Palisades Library website for the book title.

2:30 p.m.

The Accidental Tourist by Anne TylerIn August, a month often associated with vacations and tourists, we will discuss The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler.  Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985, the main character of Tyler's book is Macon Leary, who writes travel books for business travelers like himself wanting the comforts of their home wherever they are.  Set in Baltimore, we are surrounded by memorable, quirky characters including Edward, the dog.  Join us for a discussion of this delightful and poignant work in Room 219.

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.

This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. 

Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. Pre-registration is required.

To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

6:30 p.m.
Arthur G. Dove, Red Sun, Acquired 1935 The Phillips Collection © Estate of Arthur G. Dove, Courtesy Terry Dintenfass, Inc.Artwork citation for Red Sun


Celebrate American Artist Month with the library and Dr. Susan Frank, associate curator for research at The Phillips Collection.

Dr. Frank will present a talk entitled “From Ryder to Rothko, the Quest for the Best of American Art,” which celebrates The Phillips Collection’s current exhibition, "Made in the USA: American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850-1970." Featuring more than 200 works by 120+ artists, the exhibit is the most comprehensive on-site installation of the museum's American collection ever undertaken.

Come to Room 207 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to hear Dr. Frank's insights on Duncan Phillips, the museum's founder, and the importance of his support to American modern artists.

6:30 p.m.

Audio Storytelling Workshop logoLearn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.

Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class. 

By the end of the course, each student will produce a five-minute piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Class size will be open to the public but limited to eight students, so registration is required.

Week One:
Audio Storytelling Elements

This class introduces students to the various forms of audio storytelling. Students will listen to samples including books on tape, radio dramas, NPR reporting, creative non-fiction, and more. Students will learn about the elements that create a piece from narration and music to ambience and foley work. Students will come up with ideas for their audio piece.

Week Two:
Tech Basics

Students will learn the basic technical skills needed to record and edit audio work. This class will cover using recording equipment like digital recorders and smartphone apps. It will also cover the basic functions of Audacity. After this class, students should begin recording and editing their audio piece.

Week Three:
Editing Workshop

Students will bring their audio in for an extended workshop session. Not a formal class, everyone just works on their project. The instructor will be troubleshooting, working through problems, and providing guidance and technical support.

Week Four:
Listening Lounge

Students debut their work for the class!

If you'd like to register, please call (202) 727-1175 or walk into the Digital Commons to sign up.  Due to limited spaces, a short waiting list for a future course will also be established. 

7:00 p.m.

Dr. Barnard PhotoNeal Barnard, M.D., renowned nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author, discusses the connection between nutrition and health.

Dr. Barnard's clinical research revolutionized the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, and in his talk he will share information about how to not only control, but even reverse, this condition. He will also reveal how the same simple diet changes that benefit diabetes patients also bring a wide range of health benefits including weight control, lower cholesterol levels, protection from memory loss, and greater vitality to last a lifetime.

Many people are looking to lose weight healthfully, and we will show a proven way for weight control that relies on food choices, rather than starvation diets or gimmicks.

Explore the library's catalog to see some of Dr. Barnard's books in the collection.

7:00 p.m.

This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. 

Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. Pre-registration is required.

To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

7:00 p.m.

Buster Keaton


Join us for a weekly silent film at our local neighbor Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Before each delightful film, library staff will give a short talk about the star and the range of movies available on the Internet Archive.

  August 7 - An Evening with Gloria Swanson - three films from this iconic actress
Danger Girl
  August 14 - The Cameraman by Buster Keaton - the master's hilarious first film for MGM.
The Cameraman








 
  August 21 - All Night with Rudolph Valentino - Ooh la la - romance from this screen legend!
All Night
 
August 28 - Mary Pickford's Pollyanna - one of the first child stars in a silent version of this classic children's tale.
Pollyanna


N.B. These films will be held at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

7:00 p.m.

A break-out session that allows those on the job market to network and develop strategies. Free & open to the public. Please direct questions to megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.

7:30 p.m.

Screen shot of iRig Recorder
Did you know that you can record fantastic music, podcasts, and other audio performances on the go? Learn how to make high quality music and audio recordings with your iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android with a free App available through your App Store!
With iRig Recorder, you can now take your studio wherever life takes you.  All for free!  


In the class you will learn:  

  • How to select a digital mic for your mobile device
  • Use of its 8 processors to optimize your recordings
  • Organize your recordings by creation date and tags
  • Transfer files via e-mail
  • Easy upload to SoundCloud
  • Saving for later use audio editing software
  • Export files as compressed m4a  
  • How to control settings of the app input, latency, and real-time monitoring

For more information, contact the Digital Commons staff at 727-1175.

Friday, August 8, 2014

(All day)

lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists.
Today's TaiwanTaiwan Logo
Great Hall

10:00 a.m.

Job seekers

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:

  • Resume review
  • Creation of an email address
  • Online applications
  • Online job searches


10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardWhether you're just starting out with library research or you've been doing it for years, DCPL is here to help you fine tune your skills at Step Into General Reference and Biography Online Resources.

Meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for librarian-led instruction and hands-on practice with these valuable resources!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

11:30 a.m.

In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater, Helping Our People Engage.  Come enjoy select weekly movie matinees on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, feel free to share your thoughts about the movie with other moviegoers and community members.  We are building hope one movie at a time.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

(All day)

lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists.
Today's TaiwanTaiwan Logo
Great Hall

10:00 a.m.

YogaJoin us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.

Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.
This class is free and open to the public.

10:00 a.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop, in Room 219, will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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10:00 a.m.

On August 9th at 10 a.m. join the West End Library for a presentation and discussion about Macro Photography. Learn about the various kinds of equipment used to make close up images. We will also talk about lighting for macro images as well as a variety of techniques used to help create those images.

11:00 a.m.

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.

No experience is required. The class is free.

You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

11:00 a.m.

Still looking for that job? Stop by the Deanwood Library for Job Seekers advise.
Want to land and nail that interview? Want to learn, or brush up on typing skills?
Spend a couple of hours with Job Seekers @ Deanwood. You’ll be glad you did!
 find a job

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.

Pamela Perkins will lead an hour of learning about and writing haiku, followed by readings and a contest for best haiku. Bring in a small piece of nature, such as a rock or a leaf--or a picture of nature--that inspires you!
haiku

1:30 p.m.

DC Yoga

Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all August classes.

 
 
To RSVP for any or all classes send Erika Rydberg an email with the class(es) you're interested in registering for. The first 30 RSVPs will be registered and the remaining RSVPs will be placed on a waiting list. Please RSVP to Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov

 

2:00 p.m.

Veteran Compost logoDC has more and more options for composting your kitchen scraps as a way to produce less trash and create rich mulch for your garden and house plants. Join us for a presentation by Veteran Compost about the ins and outs of managing an urban compost system and ideas for maintaining a home system.

2:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango.

All levels welcome.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

(All day)

lanternsThe Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is proud to partner with DC Public Library to bring “A Narrative of Light and Shadow – Female photographers from Taiwan” photo exhibition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from July 26 to August 29, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on landscapes and traditional culture from the perspective of two of Taiwan’s top female photographers, Chang Hsiu-huang and Chang Yung-chieh. The different focuses of each photographer provide a captivating look at Taiwan’s landscape and local culture through the lens of female artists.
Today's TaiwanTaiwan Logo
Great Hall