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
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.
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.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis.
Instructor: N. Shiner
Computer Lab, Rm. 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
You will learn to:
In preparation for the upcoming DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show with local bands Foul Swoops, Thaylobleu and Mission Creep, we asked the musicians a few questions about their literary habits and local music haunts. Check out your favorite bands' favorite books below:
Are you interested in memoir writing? Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.
See influential African American Elizabeth Keckley brought to life. A little known leader, Keckley was seamstress and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. This multimedia event will include a “now and then” slideshow of downtown Washington.
Enjoy a break from your routine at this pop-up library lounge designed just for you. Let’s celebrate a season of reading with an evening of fun. We’ll have music, light refreshments, and social chess.
Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things. Discover our monthly book clubs and film series. and pick up free books that are yours to keep.
Meet Marcia Cole!
An accomplished local playwright and member of the Aspiring Writer’s Circle will discuss her creative process and the inspired path she followed to create her play, A Matter of Worth.
Sometimes we need a book that can entertain us. Sometimes, we need to be able to listen to a book rather than read it. Here is a list of giggle-inducing books that are available in both audio and print format. When it comes to audiobooks, my favorites have always been the kind that can make me laugh. Even better, each of these audiobooks is read by the funny, talented authors themselves.
Stories that will stay with you long after the snow has gone.
That blizzard we got in January was a great start to making up for the first half of winter 2015-2016 being downright balmy with occasional wintry weather. I know it’s late in the game, but I’m not ready to give up on the idea of more snow.
Three fun Black History Events for TeensA Movie & Popcorn: "Slavery by Another Name" challenges one of American’s most cherished ideals: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. This film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested,and forced to work without pay. Feb. 12 @ 2 p.m.