Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 4, 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, March 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
This is a monthly workshop focused on helping job seekers.

Each month will feature different topics, such as resume clinics, online job searching, using social media in job searching, and other topics by special guest speakers.

Check our monthly calendar at the branch or call 202-576-7252 for more details.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.

Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.

Service available from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:
 
  • Create an email account
  • Start a resume
  • Work on an online application
  • Learn about the job seeking process
  • Create and save a sample job search
Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor. Find tips on all of the above and start your job search at www.dclibrary.org/jobseekers.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:30pm
This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer.  Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction. You will also learn to compose your cover letter, so that it provides the perfect introduction to your résumé and effectively solicits an interview.  Instruction in the above will occur during the first hour of the workshop and the opportunity to work on your own résumé individually will be available during second hour of Lab time.

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

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. Please see below for required documents.

You will learn:
  • Different résumé styles, e.g. chronological, functional, etc., and which one works best for your work history.
  • The basic structure of résumé content and the effective use of keywords & action verbs
  • The various ways to save a résumé
  • Different styles of cover letters
  • Essential cover letter content
  • The best format for submitting or uploading a résumé and a cover letter online
Required materials: Please bring your own flash drive with your résumé saved on it or be prepared to download your résumé from your established email account.
  • If you have a paper copy of your résumé, please feel free to bring it and we will scan it into an editable format, so that you can work on it during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.
  •  If you do not have a résumé at all, please bring enough information regarding your work history, education, and career goals to begin to populate a MS Word résumé template during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community.

We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:30pm

Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area.

Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome. 

Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis.

Ages 11-19. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:30pm
Join us for songs, books and more!

A program for children 12-24 months.

Registration requiredTo sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:00pm
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. 

Ages 6-12.

*Lego donations welcome. 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:00pm
Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more.

Ages 13-19.
See you there!