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Sunday, April 19, 2015

cherry blossoms

Annual Haiku Contest

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Like writing haikus? Submit one for our contest Maybe you will win! See the blog post for details.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
Wonderstruck Book Cover

Newspaper Building Challenge

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Are you up to the challenge? Use your creative engineering skills to make buildings out of newspaper, just like Rose from Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck. The challenges will include building towers from limited materials with the goal of creating the tallest and strongest buildings.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
cherry blossoms

Annual Haiku Contest

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Like writing haikus? Submit one for our contest Maybe you will win! See the blog post for details.
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.
karaokeneon

Kids LOVE Karaoke

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10.  Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!
Sonny Rollins

Jazz Film Series in the Black Studies Center: Sonny Rollins!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Check out the Saxophone master and improvisational genius in the film, Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68 in the Black Studies Center. It's Jazz Appreciation Month!
Jessica Young

Digging Deeper: Exercises in Poetry with Jessica Young

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
This six-week instructional series welcomes adult participants of any writing level to explore the nuances of poetry in an enjoyable, interactive setting. Participants will attend all six meetings, each of which will include instruction, discussion, collaborative exercises, and brief readings.
Artsy April

Kid's Night: Artsy April

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In April, Kid’s Night will feature a variety of programs focued on the arts in honor of National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month. April 6 Acrostic Poems Learn about differnt types of poetry try your hand at writing an acrostic poem. April 13 LEGO Poetry Combine words and LEGO bricks to build your own poems

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Head shot of American poet Robert Frost

A Tribute to America's Most-Loved Poet

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Reading and discussion of selected poems by American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963), an alternate presentation of the West End Fiction Book Club and in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.
Poetry

Poetry Workshop

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Poetry comes to the Georgetown Library every Tuesday this month! Each week, we'll have a different theme and activity to help you create interesting poetry to take home. April 7: Haiku and Brush Painting April 14: Poetry and Apps April 21: Found Poetry April 28: Rhyme Like a Champ This program is recommended for 7- to 12-year-olds.   

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.
Dwane Starlin

The Road Not Taken: An Evening with Robert Frost

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a special performance by local actor Dwane Starlin as he embodies the life and spirit of the great American poet Robert Frost.  Drawing from Frost's body of poetry, personal papers, recordings, and biographies Mr. Starlin has crafted a unique one-man show that tells the life story of this literary master.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.
open mic

Open Mic Night

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Tween! Teens! Tweens! Teens! Come 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.
poetry

Living Poetically: A Pictorial View of of the World Through Poetry

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
How do your senses view the world? Poetry is in our everyday life. You just have to recognize it! Come and express yourself poetically with poet and author Deborah Johnson as we celebrate National Poetry Month.  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Dia de los ninos

El Dia de los Ninos

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate El día de los niños during our music time program. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to join us for this special music time to celebrate children, books, learning and literacy and decorate maracas that they can take home.
Take a Minute for Poetry

Take a Minute for Poetry

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library invite you to Take a Minute for Poetry. April is National Poetry Month, designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Each day this month at 12:30 p.m., library staff and special guests will read a poem aloud over the intercom at the. We hope that you will take a minute to listen and celebrate poetry.
karaokeneon

Kids LOVE Karaoke

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10.  Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!