Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:30pm
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, February 28, 2015 - 1:30pm
Teaching artist Tom Minter and DC Public Librarians will lead an interactive program for all ages about Marian Anderson, a renowned African American singer who overcame discrimination to be trained and perform in noted venues such as the Metropolitan Opera House.

The audience will have many opportunities to sing along and participate.

This program was inspired by the book When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick. Mr. Selznick’s work will be celebrated this spring to honor his selection as the Association for Library Services to Children’s 2015 Arbuthnot Lecturer at DC Public Library on May 8: dclibrary.org/Selznick.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
In this class, you will learn how to design your own bracelet using TinkerCAD.

Later, you can submit your  designs to have them printed on our 3-D printer!

Pictured: Beautiful Chunky Bracelet, by aubenc
Saturday, February 28, 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.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generation of greatness in art!

Come to the Bellvue Library to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibit, reception, and hands-on art demonstration and art show. 

The Jackson Family Art Show will also visit:
  • King Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
  • Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
Sewing by hand is one of those skills that is slowing getting lost.

Join local fiber artist Frederick Nunley for an afternoon of hand stitching. Mr. Nunley will demonstrate basic stitches like the whip stitch, straight stitch, blind stitch, basting, and button sewing.

Clothes can be mended... by you!
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
In honor of Black History Month and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, you are invited to travel back in time and experience the lives of the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED), a historical group portraying freed women and men of the Civil War era who contributed to our history.

This distinguished group will transport you with their mission to celebrate the accomplishments of the African American Civil War soldiers and the women who supported their fight freedom.

Please RSVP to attend on Eventbrite. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in creative, hands-on fun building structures using everyday materials.

(Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.)
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
Writing a story? Finished and working on revisions? Have an idea, but haven’t started?

Come and join us once a month to share and receive feedback on your work and discuss different aspects of the writing process.

This group is open to all ages and all types of writing.
 
The Shepherd Park Writing Group meets on the last Saturday of the month.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:30pm
Come explore the worlds around us and in your imagination. We will meet every other Saturday and discover, design, create, and constuct something new!

Open to elementary-aged children.