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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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

10:00 a.m.
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(FREE prom attire for high school seniors---One Day Only!)

Rosedale Neighborhood Library's Prom Come True event will be held next door at the Rosedale Recreation Center, 1701 Gales Street, NE on April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this exciting event, high school seniors will come select prom attire, receive prizes and learn do-it-yourself grooming tips any prospective prom queen or king can use! Simply bring proof that you are a matriculating high school senior (a school i.d. or official class schedule will do) and come find the right look for your upcoming event!


Stop by the Rosedale Recreation Center on Saturday, April 2h for:

  • Gently-used prom/formal dresses (a wide range of sizes available)
  • Prom shoes (for females and males)
  • Other formal wear accessories (for females and males)
  • A chance to receive free goods and services 


With the stress of final grade point averages, acceptance letters and graduation fees, the pressures and costs of the prom could prove to be financially challenging for some families. DC Public Library is happy to announce that we are here for our youth community!

Questions?

Call Jasmine Jackson at Rosedale Neighborhood Library, 202.727-5012


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. 

10:00 a.m.

Join us for our Pre-School Story Time celebrating Dia (Diversity in Action). We will have bilingual stories, songs and rhymes. 

Recommended for ages 2-5. 

10:30 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. 

10:30 a.m.

bookcover To Be a Kid by Maya AjmeraNotice our similarities as we celebrate DIA with stories about children from countries around the world. To Be a Kid by Maya Ajmera

We will ponder the question: “Is there really a human race?”

For ages 1 to 5 years.

10:30 a.m.

Dia de los Ninos is a chance to celebrate different cultures and languages.

Join us for a story time to celebrate Spanish language and culture.

Recommended for ages birth to 5.
 

11:00 a.m.

Join us for our Pre-School Story Time celebrating Dia (Diversity in Action). We will have bilingual stories, songs and rhymes.

Recommended for ages 2-5. 

11:00 a.m.

Celebrate El Dia de los Ninos with stories such as Book Fiesta by Pat Mora, Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora, I Am the World by Charles R Smith, Jr., and Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla. 

For ages 3 - 5.

1:15 p.m.

Learn about jazz greats Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald through stories, music and movies. 

This program is free and open to the public. 

Please call for more information.

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