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Monday, April 21, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Video Production Class at MLK Library Teen SpaceDo you want to shoot a movie?

Here's your chance!

Join us at the MLK Library Teen Space during Spring Break for our Video Production Workshop.

Learn how to:

  • Write a script
  • Shoot a movie, and
  • Edit your film

The last day of the class will be a screening of the finished movies, and you can invite your friends to come and see your finished product.

Contact us at 202-727-5535 to register for the class.

Ages 13-19.

2:00 p.m.

Relax in the cool indoors and enjoy a double feature based on the Percy Jackson books.

Refreshments will be served.

Image from a Percy Jackson movie
6:30 p.m.

Poet, CeLillianne GreenJoin us on Monday, April 21 at 6:30 pm for a poetry reading and special discussion with poet, CeLillianne Green, author of That Word, a provocative poem about the harmful impact "that word" has on those who hear it and use it. Celebrate National Poetry Month and African-American heritage by exploring the unconscious damage a simple word can have on a person's race and culture.

Copies of That Word will be available for purchase, with an autograph session following the discussion.

What is that word? "That word is not your name. That word is profane."

For more information, please call 202-698-6373.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at any time after 7 p.m. 

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. El grupo es abierto, y pueden venir a cualquier hora después de las 7.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚七点以后任何时间来。


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

7:00 p.m.

Come brush up on basic GED math skills including calculator use; fractions, decimals, percents, & ratios; word problems; and basic geometry & algebra.  

For more information please email megan.janicki@dc.gov. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

(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.

(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.

7:00 p.m.

Head shot of Romanian poet/translatore Ioana IeronimReadings from her published works, including "Triumph of the Waterwitch," "Lifeline as a Skyscraper" and "Tempo Rubato," in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.

7:30 p.m.
Poetry CafeJoin us for an open mic event to Celebrate National Poetry Month.

This is a young adult and young professional event. The event is free but space is limited. Please reserve your free ticket at http://poetrycafe-lar.eventbrite.com

For questions about the event and/or to share your talents on the open mic, please contact Rita Nzuwah at Rita.Nzuwah@dc.gov or 202-541-6255.

Friday, April 25, 2014

(All day)

Enjoy French-themed events when you take a break from the festivities on Book Hill.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

(All day)

Enjoy French-themed events when you take a break from the festivities on Book Hill.

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

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.

DiaIn celebration of the upcoming Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — our monthly Family Craft will feature a wonderful story and craft that will take readers around the world. 

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

(All day)

Enjoy French-themed events when you take a break from the festivities on Book Hill.

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.
 

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.

2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Diversity in Action with a special craft time!

We'll be making maracas and decorating them.

2:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a special performance by musicians from the Levine School of Music.

Monday, April 28, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Dia!  Diversity in Action imageTakoma Park Neighborhood Library will celebrate El Dia de los Ninos with preschool films at 10:30 a.m. and a repeat of the films at 11:30 a.m. 

If bringing a group, please call 202-576-7252 ahead of time to reserve a spot.

11:00 a.m.

Join Teatro De La Luna for a very special performance of their original production, "Chiquititos/Itsy-Bitsy."

Recommended for preschoolers, this bilingual (Spanish-English) program is a friendly get-together for singing, dancing, playing and having fun!

Ages 3-5.

This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Library.

3:15 p.m.

Image of "I am Tama, Lucky Cat" book coverPlease join us in celebrating Japanese culture and the cherry blossoms of D.C. by hearing one of our favorite Japanese folk tales, I Am Tama, Lucky Cat, making a cherry blossom craft, and enjoying cherry treats!

This event is in conjunction with Diversity in Action's (DIA) Dia de los Niños.

4:00 p.m.

diapicJoin us for a multicultural, bilingual program.

We will enjoy stories, songs, poems and a craft.

This program is for ages 3 and older.

4:00 p.m.

Papel picado are beautiful paper decorations, traditionally made in Mexico. They are put up for Day of the Dead, Easter and Quincineras.

Papel picado are easy to make yourself, and look really cool at a party or hung up in your room.  

4:00 p.m.

In honor of DIA (Diversity in Action) join us for a bilingual presentation of The Three Billy Goats Gruff/Los Tres Chivitos Gruff in English and Spanish.

Recommended for the whole family. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

12:30 a.m.

DiaIn celebration of Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — Wonderful Ones this week will feature multicultural books.

Join us for this interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration is required each week.

Siblings and nanny share buddies are welcome!

To register, please email Christina McTighe or call the Children's Reference desk at 202-727-1449.

4:00 a.m.

DiaIn celebration of Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — Preschool Story Time this week will feature multicultural books.

This story time helps children with literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills.

This program is limited to the first 25 attendees by ticket only.

Tickets are available at the children’s reference desk for that day's program. 

10:00 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes, and stories celebrating different cultures and languages.

For children ages 3-5. 

Classes and daycare groups welcome, and there's no need to call ahead. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time. 

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