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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.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.
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.

Monday, April 20, 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.
cherry blossoms

Annual Haiku Contest

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Like writing haikus? Submit one for our contest Maybe you will win! See the blog post for details.
karaokeneon

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

Tuesday, April 21, 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.
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.   

Wednesday, April 22, 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.

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.
Dwane Starlin

The Road Not Taken: An Evening with Robert Frost

Takoma Park 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 23, 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.

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(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.
open mic

Open Mic Night

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Tween! Teens! Tweens! Teens! Come celebrate National Poetry Month with the library at our Open Mic Night! Perform your own original poetry pieces or borrow one from your favorite poet! The sign-up sheet and rules will be posted for all who want to participate. Ages 12 and older.
poetry

Living Poetically: A Pictorial View of of the World Through Poetry

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
How do your senses view the world? Poetry is in our everyday life. You just have to recognize it! Come and express yourself poetically with poet and author Deborah Johnson as we celebrate National Poetry Month.  

Friday, April 24, 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.
karaokeneon

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!

Saturday, April 25, 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.
Travelwalk by Cary Kamarat

Book Talk With Poet Cary Kamarat: 'Travelwalk'

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Poet and photographer Cary Kamarat reads from his new anthology, Travelwalk, a collection of travel poems and related photographs which reviewers have called "...a homage to the traveler in all of us [and] the multilayered experience that is travel." (Amazon.com)  

Sunday, April 26, 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.

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.
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.
dia

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.
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