Teaching artist Tom Minter and DC Public Librarians will lead an interactive program for all ages about Marian Anderson, a renowned African American singer who overcame discrimination to be trained and perform in noted venues such as the Metropolitan Opera House.
The audience will have many opportunities to sing along and participate.
Reading aloud to dogs can help build a child’s confidence in reading.
Children in grades K-3 can sign up for 20-minute reading slots to read to a dog. Dogs and owners will be joining us from Therapy Pets Unlimited, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing therapy dogs for community programs and events.
Please come into the library or call 202-698-0183 to sign up for a slot.
Sign up starts March 1.
Join us in the Great Hall for a screening of the DC Independent Film Festival movie Snowblind, the remarkable story of Rachael Scdoris, the 23-year-old blind woman who competed in the Iditarod dogsled race.
Film to be followed by a Q&A session with director Vikram Jayanti.
Meet award-winning children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick. Children may ask questions of Selznick during the first portion of the program. They will then have a chance to meet him and have up to four books signed.
Books may be purchased onsite or brought from home. This will be a great time to explore the multi-media, interactive exhibit, “Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick,” and to try out a variety of staff-led activities related to Selznick’s books. Call 202-727-1248 for more information.
The Shepherd Park Civic Leadership Youth Club will introduce kids to basic principles of community civics and social justice movements, empowering them to explore new ideas and tools for change as well as developing life-long leadership skills.
During our February meeting, kids will learn about the history of civil rights leadership, identify a current community need and develop an independent organizing strategy.
Kids ages 9-14 will enjoy these dynamic monthly activities.