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Panel Discussion: DC in the 1950's

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Georgetown University American History Professor Maurice Jackson and native Washingtonians Rev. Sandra Butler-Truesdale and James Bennett will discuss the life and culture of African Americans in Washington, D.C. in the 1950’s. Hosted and moderated by DC Public Library Special Collections.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 10 a.m.

Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 11 a.m.

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.

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 12 p.m.

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
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search..The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 10 a.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 11 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 

Brown Bag Concert

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 12 p.m.

On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones

Literary Book Group

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

In All Aunt Hagar's Children, Edward P. Jones creates vivid characters who jump off the page with aliveness.
District Merchants

District Merchants

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 6 p.m.

Workshop reading of DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Thursday, November 5, 6:00pm.