Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners.

Recommended for ages 3-5. 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:30am
The Friends of the Northeast Library will host a Used Book Sale starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending around 2 p.m. Sale will be held on the Lower Level, and proceeds will benefit Northeast Library programs.  

Come find something good to read and support your neighborhood library!
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00am
Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.

Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.

For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00am
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more!

Saturday lap time is held upstairs in the children's area of the main reading room. Tickets are not required.

Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:00pm
Trading Card Meetup logoCan't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?

Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Players will meet until 5 p.m. in the lounge area in front of the Digital Commons. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year.

So, come one, come all; just come ready.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:00pm
Battle Subway logo: Rush Hour is a zoo.If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.

Players will meet on Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m. in the Popular Library, adjacent to the Great Hall.  Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.

Participants will gain knowledge and experience in competitive play of the Pokémon video and card games.  Players will also earn free rewards for participation including cards, codes for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, and badges. 

So come ready to trade, to meet other Pokémon fans, and to qualify for tournament play.

See you there!
Follow the group on Twitter and Facebook or follow #MLKPokemon.

DCPL logo. Official Pokemon League Logo
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

Class Objectives:
  • Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
  • Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
  • Customize practice lessons to enhance your typing skill abilities.
  • Practice constructing your own résumé using MB's Print Shop Résumé Pro Deluxe program.
Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
Are you passionate about your coffee? Do you dream about the perfect cup of Joe? Then join us for Coffee 101 as we welcome Compass Coffee’s lead roaster Brandon Warner and co-founder Michael Haft for an engaging lecture/presentation on the history of coffee, the various regions where it is grown and harvested, and the process of the perfect roast.

The program will culminate in demonstrating a number of brewing methods as well as a cupping/tasting of selected blends.

Our Shaw neighbors make some pretty awesome coffee!

Register for this exciting free event at Eventbrite.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
Visit your trusty downtown librarians at Smithsonian's American Art Museum for Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art!

Sign up for a library card, learn about the library's digital resources, or check out a book in our reading corner. Dance, don't run, to the museum!

This event is a collaboration between the museum and The Washington Ballet's artistic director Septime Webre for a production of Sleepy Hollow.

The museum is located at 8th and F streets NW and librarians will be stationed at the DCPL table from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard. This event is free.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 2:00pm
Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week.