Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.
Are you interested in having a say in what services and books the library provides for teens? Do you need a fun way to earn community service hours? Teen Advisory Group meets in the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library teen space every Wednesday from 4:30 -6:30 pm. All youth ages 13-18 are welcome; you do not need to sign up!
Please contact Anina at 202-717-0971 with any questions.
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.
Presented by Jenny of Yoga Activist, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. No one under 18.
Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.
Remember the week you passed around Judy Blume’s Forever to all your girlfriends, covertly whispering and giggling about “Ralph”? Was it Elizabeth's squeaky-clean image or Jessica's wild streak you admired in Sweet Valley High? What exactly did you imagine Turkish Delight to be in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe? Was Holden Caulfield a hero for the youth of today, or simply a spoiled, directionless iconoclast prone nervous breakdowns?
Students who read over the summer maintain their brainpower and do better in school the following year! This is why at the library, we always offer incentives for those who read.Sign up for Summer Reading Club and get prizes. Sign-ups begin June 1, and to celebrate we are having an all ages party with games, crafts and snacks starting at 4:30 p.m. If you can't make it, stop by to sign up during the month of June.
Our summer programming schedule is finalized! Please see below for times and appropriate age ranges. Please call if you intend to bring a camp or school group, as these programs fill up! We will also be continuing our regularly scheduled story times and rock-alongs through the summer.Martha Speaks! Book ClubTuesdays at 4:30 p.m., July 12 through August 23.
Our Mother Goose on the Loose children's program is more popular than ever. Every Friday we see nearly 200 parents, caregivers and children for our 10 and 11 a.m. programs. It's always an amazing and happy sight to see. However, many of the people who come to Mother Goose do not know the rhymes and songs that we sing. Some of them were not raised with these songs, some of them are not native speakers of English, and some of them just haven't heard them in so long that they have completely forgotten them.
George R.R. Martin made the big announcement that set all our fandom hearts alight when he posted one word on his website. Yes, that's right. The fifth installment of the Song of Ice and Fire entited A Dance with Dragons comes out this July. It was years in the making, but the saga finally continues. And, just so you know, it's already on order at DC Public Library, so keep checking the library catalog to get onto the waitlist as soon as it shows up. It'll hit the shelves in about two months.