Get a basic, hands-on overview of the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) programming language and discover its capacity to produce dynamic web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: L. Atwater
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and HTML Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!
You will learn to:
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of three one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.
We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community.
Week One - Wednesday, Jan. 6:
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 one-hour course, we'll go over the basics for recording audio tracks, from podcasts to music, in Garageband.
You can play, mix, and record your own songs easily with this software available on Apple computers.
Each participant will be able to use one of our Macs in the Studio Lab to to learn the basics of recording in Garageband in just a few clicks.
This course is open to 6 registrants and will take place in the Studio Lab at MLK.
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.
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.
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!
On April 28, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, Dead Poets Society, in celebration of National Poetry Month. The "up the academy" tone of this award-winner has earned it a special niche in Hollywood history.
Peter Weir directed the film from a screenplay by Tom Schulman. Starring Robin Williams as a teacher using poetry to champion creativity and free expression, it is based on the screenwriter's own prep school experiences.
Celebrate National Poetry Month at this Special Event!
April is National Poetry Month. Come celebrate it at this "One Night Only" event.
Calling all poets! Come take the mike and take the room, as you join a community of poets sharing their work at your favorite downtown library for one night only.
On Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. local poets will gather in Room A-5 to share their work. You could be one of them!
Attendance is open to all, but participants must register online at:
If you like your books to be anchored in reality, with authentic characters and believable plots, these are the books for you. Characters’ decisions and actions will be easy to relate to, because they are things that can -- and have -- happened.
Musicians - they make great music and write powerful lyrics. Ever wonder if it’s because of reading striking and influential books? We asked the bands playing the April 2 Library Basement Show:
What book changed your life after you read it?