Get support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:
Create an email account
Start a resume or cover letter
Work on an online application
Learn about the job seeking process
Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.
Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.
To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.
Tax woes making you and your family sad?
Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes.
This program is appropriate for ages 3 - 7.
Groups of 9 or more, please call 202-645-8337 to register in advance.
This course is an introduction to the basics of animation and is designed to stimulate recognition, discussion and comprehension of animated cinematic releases and video game technology. "Animation Unplugged" invites animators of all ages and artistic levels to create flip books, thaumotropes and other optical toys. Animation blends media literacy, visual arts, and technology education.
Through the creation of optical toys and flipbooks participants (unsuspectingly) incorporate:
We know you love them, so we brought them back: It's LEGO month at the library! You can build yourself an adventure while you make some new friends.
Each Thursday this month we will feature LEGOs for you to enjoy, but each week we will present a different program challenge. So prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!
For ages 6 and older.
But don't forget to look for other LEGO-related activites throughout April, including a special craft and a movie.
If you're looking for gifts, come to Petworth neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Petworth Library will be having its Winter Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library. The sale will be in the lower level meeting room from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what goes into making a great cup of coffee? How does the location where the beans are grown affect the taste? Come learn the answers from Joel Finkelstein, owner and head roaster at Qualia Coffee.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
Teen Open Mic NightThursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.
Are you ready to audition for American Idol? Are you talented enough for the X-Factor? Well here is your chance to find out. Teens, come out and showcase your talent at this month’s Open Mic Night.
DIY Duct Tape GiftsMonday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.
Wordless picture books present an interesting challenge for parents and children alike; after all, what do you do with a book that you can't read?
Yet, this genre allows children to foster their creativity as well as helps them to develop skills such as understanding and interperting context.
Although there is no specific method to reading a wordless picture book, there are ways that you and your child can enjoy them together. For instance, you can:
Narrate your own version of a story that corresponds to the pictures.
"Milo had lived at Greenglass House ever since he'd been adopted by Nora and Ben Pine when he was a baby. It had always been home. And he was used to the bizarre folks who passed through the inn, some of them coming back every season like extended family who showed up to pinch your cheeks at holidays and then disappeared again. After twelve years, he was even getting pretty good at predicting who was going to show up when. Smugglers were like bugs or vegetables. They had their seasons.
According to the Child and Family Services Agency of the District of Columbia, "about 1,300 District children and teens are living outside their birth homes under the care of the public child welfare system. Some 100 District youngsters are hoping to be adopted."
If you're interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent in the District of Columbia, the Children and Family Services Agency will be offering information sessions at libraries throughout the city:
Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. at Woodridge Library
Mini ZineThursday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m.
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by creating your own mini magazine. Use your mini zine as the foundation for your next graphic or written novel.Teen Movie Night
Monday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.
Steve Rogers is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.
Our Halloween-themed programs have been a spooktacular success
The month is whirling by but our Halloween-themed programs have been wonderful fun. In our Monster Mayhem program, we did eveything but theMonster Mash- be it games, crafts or stories, anything was fair game in our zeal to groan the night away.
Everyone loved holding up their gruesome hands (which were decorated through a related craft) and shouting GRRR!
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood, who walked through the forest to visit her sick grandmother.
While she was walking, she met the Big Bad Wolf, who tricked her and raced to Grandmother's house and ate her up in one bite!
When Red Riding Hood arrived, she noticed something different about her grandmother:
"Oh Grandmother, what big eyes you have!", said Red Riding Hood.
"All the better to see you with, my dear," said the Big Bad Wolf.
"Oh Grandmother, what big ears you have!", said Red Riding Hood.