Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. 

Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure.

The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at

#brownbagdc
at @dcpl

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs, and rhymes.

Wonderful Ones & Twos is for children that are walking up to and including age two.

NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library is a Maker Camp site

July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects: 
  • Mondays, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 1-2 p.m
Children ages 8 ad older and teens up to age 14 are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.  

No registration is necessary.  For more information, please visit the Maker Camp website or the Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library. You can also check out all the fun activities we did last year at our Maker Camp Google + page!

*Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google.  
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:15pm
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!

Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.

The instructor will be at Rosedale from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
The East of the River Lawyers group invites interested community members, law students and attorneys to come find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River. This informal panel discussion will feature attorneys from the legal aid providers that serve the residents of these diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

Imoni Washington of the DC Bar Foundation will join us after the provider panel to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for public interest lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers east of the river. We will also have information available on fall student internship and pro bono opportunities.


This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Neighborhood Legal Services Program.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
Your job is stressful! Your office is cold!

Let us make your lunch break relaxing and warm - come to Lunch Aloud! Bring your lunch to the public library where you can sit back and let somebody else do the work as our staff reads aloud from a changing selection of short stories, essays, articles and more. 

30 minutes long. This program is held in the Southeast Library garden, and will be indoors in rainy weather. 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks. 

Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.

To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Curriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14.

No registration required.

Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday:
  • Anacostia
  • Capital View
  • Dorothy I. Height/Benning
  • William O. Lockridge/Bellevue
Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
  • Francis A. Gregory
  • Lamond-Riggs
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Petworth
  • Southwest
  • Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14.

No registration required.

Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
  • Francis A. Gregory
  • Lamond-Riggs
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Petworth
  • Southwest
  • Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday:
  • Anacostia
  • Capital View
  • Dorothy I. Height/Benning
  • William O. Lockridge/Bellevue