Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: H. White
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics
You will learn to:
Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate.
You will learn to:
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.
National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy, in conversation with Kelly Navies, oral historian at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. They will discuss Flournoy's book, The Turner House.
Join us in the Dream Lab to learn how to archive your Facebook photos.
We will show you how to preserve your photo information and the photos themselves.
Please bring your computer with you.
See you there!
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Celebrate National Bike Month with us by creating fun and fabulous decorations for your bikes, including bike license plates, noisemakers, streamers, and more. We'll provide the supplies, you bring your creativity!
Can't wait until May 30? See what else is going on throughout DC Public Library to celebrate Bike Month by clicking on the "National Bike Month" tag at the bottom of the page.
And be sure to check out our vast collection of children's picture books about bikes, such as these popular titles:
Hans Kindler, the conductor and founder of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1931 to 1949, donated his extensive orchestral score collection to the DC Public Library. Today, local and area orchestras can check out music for their upcoming concerts, relieving a bit of the financial stress of running a local arts organization.
DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival. Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography.
BipolarizedMonday, April 27, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Kick back with us in Teen Space and celebrate Pride Month by watching videos from It Gets Better, a project to show lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth that it does get better, and to inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Also be sure to check out our collection of titles for LGBTQ youth:
Sometimes during your life, the line between fantasy and reality is blurred. In Annabelle’s case, the line has completely vanished. Her dreams have become so vivid that she can't tell if she's dreaming or if she's awake. Lately, she’s been dreaming of the perfect boy who gives her the perfect kiss. He haunts her waking thoughts and she draws sketches of him constantly.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center!
Jazz it up this month and join us for three films in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month!
Each film begins at 6:00 PM on Mondays in the Black Studies Center.
April 13: Santana, Hymns for Peace: Live in Montreaux 2004
April 20: Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68
April 27: MIles Davis: That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America 1982
Personal Reflections of Dr. King as remembered by a Malcolmite
Please join us on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a dynamic discussion on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Mr. A. Peter Bailey, journalist and self-described, Malcomite.
Bailey, a personal associate of Malcolm X and the author of Witnessing Brother Malcolm X, The Master Teacher: A Memoir promises to bring a radical perspective to a familiar topic. A veteran journalist and participant in the civil rights movement, Bailey was also present at the March on Washington in 1963.
Working on something, but you're stuck? Want some feedback from someone other than family or friends?
In April, members of the Aspiring Writers Circle will meet and share their work for comments by their peers. You must be a member to participate but joining is easy. Just attend our membership meeting on Tuesday, April 14 in the Digital Commons and sign up!