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Friday, April 25, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Learn how to share and popularize your Web comics.

If you've ever wanted to post your comics online but didn't know where to start, this class is for you.

Saturday, April 26, 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.

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.

Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: C. Myers
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.
  • Create a simple slide presentation using the installed themes and design templates.
  • Identify and engage the three working panes of the PowerPoint environment.
  • Edit and customize each slide and insert SmartArt graphics and links.
  • Insert additional slides and delete unwanted slides.
  • Activate the slide show presentation.
  • Save the presentation as a slide show (.ppsx) and as a presentation (.pptx).

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

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.

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.

11:00 a.m.

first classJoin the friends and staff of the Woodridge Interim Library in a discussion of the book First Class Legacy of Dunbar: America's First Black Public School, by Alison Stewart.

At the time of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, Dunbar High sent 80 percent of its graduates to college — the highest rate of any school in the District of Columbia, black or white.

The Chicago Review Press says the book is "a fascinating history of the first U.S. high school for African Americans with an unflinching analysis of urban public-school education today; First Class explores an underrepresented and largely unknown aspect of black history while opening a discussion on what it takes to make a public school successful."



11:00 a.m.

mango languagesDo you want to learn a new language, but are not sure where to start? Come learn how to use all of the resources available to you at the library. We will be learning about Mango, the library's free online database, as well as where to find books and audio books to help you learn a new language. 

We will meet in the second floor meeting room at 11:00 a.m. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions. 

11:00 a.m.
Thomas Mallon photo DC By the Book Tours logo  


This partner event with GW Special Collections will be held at the Gelman Library on GW Campus, 2130 H St. NW, Room 702.  

Join novelist and GW professor Thomas Mallon for light refreshments and a discussion of the historical details and local geography that bring his D.C.-set books Watergate, Henry and Clara, Fellow Travelers, and Two Moons to life. Following the discussion, download the “DC By the Book Tours” app and take a walking tour of fiction set in Foggy Bottom.

RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/capturing-watergate-tickets-11229027323

12:00 p.m.

Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading.

The Poetry Reading The open mic for all begins at 12 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 a.m. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30 p.m. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the DC Poetry Project.

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! 
 
 
 

1:30 p.m.

ByteBack LogoComputer Basics Workshops

This series is for people who have never before used a computer.  Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.

Week 1: Intro to Computers
Week 2: Intro to Typing
Week 3: Intro to the Internet
Week 4: Intro to Gmail

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.

2:00 p.m.
Join us every second month as we share recipes, discuss cookbooks, and learn from each other’s culinary
successes and failures.
 
Bring a recipe, cookbook, question or idea to share.
 
April’s theme is SWEETS!

 
All ages are welcome in the Lower Level Conference Room.

Be sure to browse the library’s cookbook collection!

cookbook cookbook cookbook


2:00 p.m.

Pearl CleageThings I should have told my daughter cover artJoin us for an afternoon conversation with bestselling author and playwright Pearl Cleage as she discusses her new book Things I Should Have Told My Daughter.

In addition to being one of the most popular playwrights living in America, Pearl Cleage is also a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970's and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid personal and professional tumult.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event with limited seating.  To obtain tickets and reserve a copy of the book please visit our partner The Oracle Group.  Parties without tickets will be waitlisted until 10 minutes before the program begins.

Oracle Group LogoCopies of Things I Should Have Told My Daughter will also be available for purchase on site and autograph after the event.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with The Oracle Group.

2:00 p.m.

POSTPONED until Fall 2014.  Stay tuned for new date.

Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle, authors of Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren, will discuss challenges faced by deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstreamed school settings. 

Authors will sign copies of their book after the program, held in Room 215 (Adaptive Services).

ASL/voice interpreters will be present.

Questions? 202-559-5368 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

2:00 p.m.

West End will be hosting a database training on Zinio, a database that allows you to read your favorite magazines from your laptop, ipad, or other device for free.

Participants are encouraged to bring their device with them to make the session interactive. 

2:00 p.m.

Paul ShorttIn this hilarious interactive workshop, Paul Shortt leads participants through discussions and playful exercises on how to transform from an amateur to a professional in any interest or hobby. This workshop guides participants through the process of creating their own fictional credentials, such as business cards, head-shots, and diplomas, culminating with each participant giving a short presentation in their new profession.

RSVP for this event with Transformer.

This event has limited seating.  Please arrive early to secure your seat. 

Transformer LogoThis program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Transformer.

2:00 p.m.

"Legends and Lore D.C." isn't a book title, it's our new book club. 

We're starting with Robert Pohl's Urban Legends and Historic Lore of Washington, D.C.

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

2:30 p.m.

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

All levels welcome.

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.

4:00 p.m.

karaokeneonCelebrate National Karaoke Week with KIDS LOVE KARAOKE, another program primarily for ‘tweens (ages 9-12 years old).

Do you have a secret dream of auditioning for American Idol or The Voice?

Rosedale Neighborhood Library will give you another opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered!

4:00 p.m.
Women Filmmakers
Join Melissa Houghton, Executive Director of Women In Film and Video, for a celebration and screening of films selected from the WIFV International Short Films Showcase, featuring work by women filmmakers.

A brief discussion about women in contemporary cinema will follow the screening.

All ages are welcome.

 

4:30 p.m.

Are you an artist, journalist, or do you simply have something you want to share with the world? Come learn the basics of blogging by exploring some of the most popular services and sites available. We will learn how to create and customize a blog using Tumblr and Blogger.

Sunday, April 27, 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.

1:00 p.m.

This series introduces technologies that keep us connected to family, friends, the news, the D.C. community and the educational resources available online.
 
Week 1: Intro to Facebook and Twitter
Week 2: DC Online
Week 3: Intro to Google Tools
Week 4: Intro to Online Learning

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.  

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.

2:00 p.m.

Please join local author Garrett Phelan and the Southeast community for a poetry reading and discussion to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Phelan will read a few of his own poems as well as a few favorites by other poets. The floor will then be open to the community to read their favorite poems. Readers are also welcome to share a few words about why a poem is a particular favorite. 

Learn more about National Poetry Month at the Academy of American Poets.

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!


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