This Week's Events
Monday, November 16, 2009, 7 p.m.DC ParentPrep is a series of hour-long discussions, focusing mostly on literacy, although some will focus on child development, and communication and social skills for children. Senior Children's Specialist Eboni M. Stokes will lead the classes, which are geared toward parents of preschoolers.
The program's purpose is to help parents with early-learning skills, and explain steps they can take to help prepare their child for school. Topics will include reading to infants and toddlers, reading to children even when they are old enough to read, encouraging writing skills and teaching kids to tune into people's body language.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 4 p.m.
National Gaming Day
Teens, bring your best game! Join your friends for an afternoon of games.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 7 p.m.
African Culture Lecture Series: Black Presidents before Obama
Join us for another interesting and lively lecture with the C.R. Gibbs African Culture and Lecture Series.
Is President Obama the first black President of the U.S. or any nation outside Africa? Are there other national chief executives of African descent that he can be compared to either in the past or present? Learn the fascinating answers to these important questions as you join C.R. Gibbs, historian of the African diaspora, in a riveting look at a little-known chapter of world history.
Friday, November 20, 2009, 10:30 a.m.