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Friday, April 10, 2015

poetry on film

Poetry on Film Series: Cosmologies of the Classical

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
David Hinton, translator of Classical Chinese Poetry and Chloe Garcia Roberts, translator of Derangements of My Contemporaries, share their methodologies and approaches to translating classical poetry. (2014 - 96 minutes.) Courtesy of The Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poetry Writing Workshop for Kids

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Like animals? Think you'd like to be a poet? Hear a few animal poems and then try making your own! Appropriate for ages 6-10.
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.
Top Secret

Make Your Own Invisible Message

West End Library

3 p.m.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick revolves around an automaton with a secret message inside. What secret message do you have inside of you? Come join us and find out! We will be making secret messages with lemon juice. Only when they heat it up will people be able to see what you have to say!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Get It Write! Study Hall

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 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.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Environmental Film Festival Logo

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Parklands-Turner Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us for four short, fun, child friendly films about the world in which we live. Films are recommended for children ages 2-5.   FINconceivable What happens if sharks disappear? FINconceivable explores the importance of sharks to our world and what could happen if the fiercest ocean predators ceased to exist. Directed by Lily Williams. Produced at California College of the Arts. Washington, D.C. Premiere. Lucky Ducklings
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Grand Poetry Salon

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with this "One Night Only" event! Calling all poets!  Come take the mike and take the room, as you join a community of poets sharing their work at your favorite downtown library for one night only.  Attendance is open to all, but participants must register online at http://ow.ly/Kt1Np Presentations will be limited to three minutes.
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 14, 2015

Read Out Loud

Family Read Out Loud Night

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Come and read an excerpt from your favorite read. Light refreshments will be served. Sign up at woodridgelibrary@dc.gov.    
Joy of Motion

Joy of Motion Dance Classes for Adults

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of April’s Jazz Appreciation Month, Joy of Motion Dance Center will lead dance instruction on jazz dance for adults. Hailed “the area’s most comprehensive dance institution” by The Washington Post, Joy of Motion Dance Center is dedicated to providing unparalleled learning and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that Dance is for Everyone. Come learn a new step - or two!  
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.
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Poetry in Translation: Reading and Open Mic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The DC-Area Literary Translators Network is hosting a reading featuring local poetry translators followed by an open mic celebrating poetry in translation. You are invited to read poetry that has been translated from any language into English (or from English into other languages). Your contribution should be a total of one poem or 4 minutes maximum. Hosted by Yvette Neisser Moreno co-chair of DC-Area Literary Translators Network and featuring:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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.
Wonderstruck

Newspaper Building Challenge

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park 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.
Side view of the Petworth Neighborhood Library.

Game Show Live

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Come celebrate National Library Week at the Petworth Library. Your knowledge of the Petworth Library’s history will be tested during several TV-based trivia games.
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.
emancipation

Hidden History of Juneteenth

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
On the eve of Emancipation Day, which celebrates when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862, noted Historian C. R. Gibbs will lecture on the Hidden History of Juneteenth, which celebrates the liberation of black American slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865.  Best for ages 13 and older.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Environmental Film Festival Logo

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Join us for four short, fun, child friendly films about the world in which we live. Films are recommended for children ages 2-5.   FINconceivable What happens if sharks disappear? FINconceivable explores the importance of sharks to our world and what could happen if the fiercest ocean predators ceased to exist. Directed by Lily Williams. Produced at California College of the Arts. Washington, D.C. Premiere. Lucky Ducklings
poetry on film

Poetry on Film Series: In Extremis: On Poetry, Subversion & Violence

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Stephen Burt, Joyelle McSweeney, and Johannes Göransson, discuss the pros and cons of poetry breaking its bounds and seeking new extremes. (2014 - 76 minutes.) Courtesy of The Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University

Saturday, April 18, 2015

'Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride' book cover

'Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride': Read and Craft Time

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
Have you ever wanted to ditch dinner for a plane ride, but still be back in time for dessert?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Get It Write! Study Hall

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 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.
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.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Monday, April 20, 2015

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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!
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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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.