Adaptive Services

Talking Book Club, May 15

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

book cover The Man Who Loved Books Too Much, by Allison Hoover Bartlett.

Journalist investigates famed rare-book thief John Gilkey to uncover his motivation for stealing exquisite literature. Retraces the cat-and-mouse game Gilkey played with Ken Sanders, security chair of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Available as DB 72385 in the Library for the Blind, and at 002.075/B289 in Regular Print and ebook in the DC Public Library collection.

The Talking Book Club meets in Adaptive Services, Room 215 of the MLK Library, at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month. Brown bag lunches are welcome, with coffee, tea and cold water provided.

'Preservation of the Sign Language' (1913)

Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Veditz Film Preservation of Sign LanguageGeorge W. Veditz' historic 1913 film Preservation of the Sign Language, a silent film, will be shown on Monday, April 7 in the Great Hall.

The film is in American Sign Language with no voice or captions. 

ASL/Voice interpreters will be present. 

Printed copies in English of the film transcript will be available.

Discussion to follow film.

Talking Book Club, April 17

Published on Friday, March 21, 2014

book coverShortly after elderly Jane Neal finally agrees to participate in the art show to be held in her small village outside of Montreal, she is killed by an arrow through the heart.

As Chief Inspector Gamache investigates, he wonders if her unusual artwork provides a clue to her murder.

Still Life is available as DB 66731 in the Library for the Blind, and in Regular Print and Large Print in the DC Public Library Fiction collection. 

Two Short Works by Famous Authors

Published on Friday, March 21, 2014

In March we will discuss two short, less-known works by famous authors:

bridge coverThe Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

"How to Train Your Dragon"

Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DVD cover of "How to train your dragon" movieDear LBPH Kids,

How to Train Your Dragon is our Adaptive Services Division children’s movie recommendation for March 2014.

In this movie, “Hiccup is a Viking teenager who aspires to hunt dragons, but doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His world gets turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.”

'Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Verghese

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

stone coverEthiopia, 1954. Twin brothers Shiva and Marion Stone’s Indian-nun mother dies during their birth and their British father abandons them. As revolution brews decades later, Marion, a surgeon, flees to America, where he eventually confronts his past.

This book, pubished in 2009, is in the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped collection as DB 70131 (21 hrs, 24 min) and in the main DC Public Library collection in Regular Print, Large Print, Book on CD, e-book and e-audio.

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

DC Public Library will be participating in the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival again this year.

ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

The film festival will run Feb. 6-13. DC Public Library will screen films and host speakers at the following locations, dates and time:

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email info@myschooldc.org for additional information.

'My Beloved World' by Sonia Sotomayor

Published on Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book CoverWe will discuss My Beloved World on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m.

"An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself."

'The Snowy Day'

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Come join us on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. for an ASL Story Hour, for children of all ages and their families. 

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats in ASL. Enjoy crafts after the story.

ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.
The Snowy Day
Questions?  call 202-559-5368 voice or video or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2013
  • Love to read and talk about books?
  • Have an eReader?
  • Want to learn how to download and enjoy a book using an eReader?

Even if you don't have an eReader, please plan on joining us on Monday Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division Learning Lab, Room 215.

Hands of My FatherDeaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will facilitate a discussion in American Sign Language (and voice if needed) of Myron Uhlberg's Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love.

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