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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday presents a special Pop Movie of the Month in celebration of National Bike Month.

See Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Wole Parks dash through the streets of Manhattan as bike messengers, with a dirty cop (Michael Shannon) in hot pursuit!

For more information, call 202-727-1291.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

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, May 14, 2014

10:15 a.m.

Stories, songs and craft on bicycling.

For ages 2-5.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

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, May 15, 2014

(All day)

The Spanish Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month. Assorted books and topics.

For book lovers comfortable with the Spanish language.

For more information, please contact lorena.holguin@dc.gov or call the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library at 202-671-3122. 

4:00 p.m.

Join us at Northwest One for an exciting movie in celebration of National Bike Month.

There will be snacks provided!

For ages 13-18.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

7:00 p.m.
3D file of Coffee Mug Holder for a Bike

Curious about what all the fuss is about 3-D printing?

Attend this class for an overview of the 3-D printing technology available, plus tips for how to download your own files and have them printed into physical objects here at the library!

In celebration of National Bike Month, we'll explore what you can 3-D print that relates to bicycles and have a special demo of how to create a coffee mug holder that attaches to bicycle handlebars.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

Friday, May 16, 2014

(All day)

Bike in for a Book Bike to Work Day is May 16, 2014.

On your way in to or out from work, come into the Georgetown Neighborhood Library and get a free book to keep.  We’ll have a selection of donated good reads looking for a home and some refreshments to keep you going.

Just visit the first floor information desk, show us your bike helmet and get a book to take home - no library fees attached!  


Explore other National Bike Month events.

3:30 p.m.

Come celebrate National Bike Month with a bike-related movie, crafts and prizes!

Appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

9:00 a.m.

Join bicycle and library enthusiasts alike for the 5th Annual Tour de DCPL, a free community bike ride!  The route this year will begin at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, visiting the newly renovated Northeast, as well as Rosedale, Deanwood, Dorothy L. Height/Benning, Anacostia via the Riverwalk Trail, and returning across the 11th St. bridge to Southeast. This year we are proud to announce our official partnership with Black Women Bike, as well as DDOT's Anacostia Waterfront Initiative representatives!

Participants should check-in at 9 a.m. The ride will depart at 9:30 a.m. and end at approximately 1:30 p.m. This year's ride is slightly more challenging than years past, at about 14 miles total. Children under 8 years old are encouraged to attend the "Library Lovers Like to Bike" family ride in Ward 6 on Saturday, May 31.

Register for the 5th Annual Tour de DCPL here!Tour de DCPL Participants park their bikes outside the library!

To find out more about the many library programs celebrating National Bike Month, visit dclibrary.org/bike.  

10:30 a.m.

Join local business Takoma Bicycle for a bike repair workshop until 12 p.m.

Learn about basic bike maintenance like cleaning and what to take with you for safety and emergencies. Even learn how to change a flat tire.

There will be time for questions after the presentation. 

Explore other National Bike Month events.

2:30 p.m.

Learn the history of bicycling through stories and a movie.

For ages 7-12.

This program is free and open to the public.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

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.

All ages arts and crafts.

2:30 p.m.

Join us for a special family story time, as we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  

We will be telling the tale of Momotaro, or "Peach Boy," with a special kamishibai theater and doing a craft. Kamishibai, or "paper theater," is a method of Japanese storytelling.

Want to find out more? Watch this video and check out these titles to learn about kamishibai storytelling or learn how to make your own! 

Kamishibai Story Theater Kamishibai Man Asian-American Crafts Kids Can Do!
Kamishibai Story Theater: The Art of Picture Telling Kamishibai Man Asian-American Crafts Kids Can Do!
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2:30 p.m.

Cover image of L. Peat O'Neil's book Pyrenees Pilgrimage, Walking Across France Author, traveler, and adventurer L. Peat O’Neil will discuss her latest book, Pyrenees Pilgrimage: Walking Across France, a travelogue about her 2010 solo walk on pilgrimage paths from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea through the Pyrenees. She will also discuss travel writing in general.

 A Washington native, O’Neil worked for the Washington Post for twenty years. Her other books include In Search of Adventure: A Wild Travel Anthology, about her adventures in Kamchatka, Siberia; Travel Writing: See the World, Sell the Story; and Travel Writing, A Guide to Research, Writing and Selling. Her travel sketchbooks have been featured in the National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibit Intimate Journeys—Artists Sketchbooks. She also teaches writing at the Writing Center in Bethesda, at the Hill Center, and online for UCLA.

Copies of Pyrenees Pilgrimage: Walking Across France will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Monday, May 19, 2014

6:30 p.m.

I Kiss Your Hands Many Times book cover.Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Marianne Szegedy-Maszak's I Kiss Your Hands Many Times. This selection is part of our "Tastes Like Fiction" series. 

We will meet in the Popular Library, located on the first floor, just off The Great Hall. All those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.

Contact Popular Services at 202-727-1295 for more information on how to join the group.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

4:30 p.m.

API fanWe will read 2 -3 books featuring Asian/Pacific Islanders, learn facts about the various countries represented, and enjoy a ninja-themed craft while watching a fun Disney cartoon featuring a martial-arts-loving panda.

Appropriate for 3- to 8-year-old children.

Please call 202-727-5012 to register in advance with your group of 9 or more children.

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, May 21, 2014

3:00 p.m.

Flag semaphoreDid you know that May 22 is National Maritime Day? On May 21, come to the Palisades Library to celebrate by learning flag semaphore, a maritime method of communication using flags.

Snacks will be provided. 

In the Small Meeting Room. For teens and tweens. 


Photo courtesy of Newtown graffiti on Flickr. 

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, May 22, 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.

DC Bike Man Flag Image

As more cities work to support active transportation modes such as bicycling, they pose questions about the role of infrastructure in community change. Should planners work with existing communities when developing projects for future use? Can "complete streets" remain affordable in a property system that rewards trendiness and perceived safety? What does community-based bike promotion look like?


Join a panel of bicycling and urban development experts as they discuss how bicycling has been a part of community change in the District. 

Explore other National Bike Month events!

Adults

Saturday, May 24, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Learn more about the epic story of the Ramayana and create your own Indonesian "Wayang Kulit" puppets.

Children ages 5-12 and their caregivers are welcome. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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.

All ages arts and crafts.

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