Please join us in the Great Hall of the MLK Library for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.
Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery for a modern-day book club. Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books.
Have you been wishing you could make awesome animated GIFs just like they do on Buzzfeed? Well, wonder no more!
This hour-long class will show you how to create your very own GIFs using Photoshop CS6 and copyright-free video.
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process? Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee? Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved.
Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Let your artsy side take over in Teen Space Thursdays at 4 p.m.
From duct tape crafts, to painting, knitting, scuplting, drawing, and more, Art Attack has something for the artist in everyone.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.
Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class to later classes.
Kim Roberts, D.C. poet, editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and local literary historian, will share some lesser-known history of women writers who were active in Washington, D.C. during the Harlem Renaissance. Come learn about these local heroes and the history they lived.
Come re-purpose old magazines and newspapers to create poetry and art. We'll be discussing issues of censorship for Banned Books Week, so here's a chance to wield your pens and markers for good and create something refreshing! Pieces will be used in a display on the second floor.
The Lynda Lounge will keep your digital skills up-to-date!
Ever get that wistful feeling just as leaves start to turn before they rustle to the ground? Do the sights and sounds of Autumn remind you of your own school daze? Not ready to re-enroll, but want to learn new things at your own pace, without a hit to your wallet? The Lynda Lounge was created for you!
Meet author Alexis DeVeaux on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, as she presents her latest novel, Yabo. Alexis DeVeaux's work is defined by two critical concerns: making the racial and sexual experiences of black female characters central, and disrupting boundaries between forms.
It’s time to head back to school and hit the books. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate in between Labor Day and Columbus Day. Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below. Sep. 1 – Chicken Boy’s BirthdaySep. 1-30 – Library Card Sign-Up Month