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Sunday, April 26, 2015

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.
Image of piñata in shape of hot air balloon.

Piñata Making!

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us in making papier-mâché piñatas in preparation for Cinco de Mayo. Help to make one for the library's Cinco de Mayo celebration, or make one to take home! Come prepared to get messy! All ages welcome 2:30-4 p.m. *This is part of a weekly Sunday craft program at Palisades Library. Join us every Sunday for a different craft!
words at 2:30

Words and Rhythm -- Open Mic

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Open Mic Family Poetry Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry against a backdrop of smooth sounds in celebration of National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month. Participants are encouraged to sign up at the Woodridge Interim Library or at woodridgelibrary@dc.gov by April 19, 2015. Best ages 7 years and up.    

Monday, April 27, 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.
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.
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Multicultural Story Time

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
 Día Week is a time to celebrate many cultures and many books.  Join us for a special multicultural story time. Each child will choose a book to keep. This program is for children ages 4 and older.
Miles Davis

Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center: Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with a double feature in the Black Studies Center! Showing Miles Davis, That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America (1982). Don't miss these icons of BeBop do their thing!
Image from BiPolarized film.  Closeup of man looking upwards surrounding by dark sky and cityscape that almost looks like it is moving around the man.

Film Screening: 'Bipolarized'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
As part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, DC Public Library will be showing Bipolarized, directed by Rita Kotzia. A screening discussion with Dr. Eleanor Vincent of Pathway Homes. 
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 28, 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.
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.   
Dwane Starlin

The Road Not Taken: An Evening with Robert Frost

Palisades 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 30, 2015

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.
Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day! Celebrate poetry by reading poetry, acknowleging the great child poets in our community, playing games and have fun! This program is great for children ages 3-12.
At the Mic with Khadijah Ali-Coleman

Verse Aloud: Putting Some Oomph in Your Poetry Performance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Do you get nervous in front of an audience? Have great poetry to share but you don't know how? Liberated Muse Arts Group's Khadijah Ali-Coleman offers an interactive workshop designed to enhance the poet's abililty to deliver their work dynamically, developing signature stage presence through the use of theatre techniques. 
"Spirit Hovering: poems" by Nancy Arbuthnot

Poetry Reading: Nancy Arbuthnot

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
As part of National Poetry Month, the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a poetry reading with local poet Nancy Arbuthnot. 
Dwane Starlin

The Road Not Taken: An Evening with Robert Frost

West End 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.
Book Fiesta by Pat Mora

DIA Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros, also known as DIA (Diversity In Action), with multicultural songs and stories in this themed pajama story time!
Book Fiesta

Día de los Niños Pajama Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Celebrate el día de los niños during tonight's Pajama Storytime. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to join us for this special storytime to celebrate children, books, learning and literacy and take home a free book!

Friday, May 1, 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.
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.

Saturday, May 2, 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.
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Library Lovers Like to Bike during National Bike Month!

Northeast Library

9:30 a.m.
Find out just how many library lovers really like to bike as we celebrate National Bike Month in May 2015! A special bike-to-story time program is planned in Northeast DC and in Northwest DC, at the beginning and ending of the month. Join us on: Saturday, May 2, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Bicyclists of all ages will meet at Southeast Neighborhood Library by 10 a.m. for a ride to Northeast Neighborhood Library, where we will join other Ward 6 families and enjoy an outdoor celebration with stories, crafts and snacks!
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Family Biking Workshop with WABA

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Join Kidical Mass organizers and WABA for an interactive workshop on biking with children. We'll go over the ins and outs of family-friendly bikes and equipment, packing, preparation, and riding confidently and comfortably with children.