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Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's room.
Celebrate King Week with us and honor Dr. King's legacy while advocating for social justice causes. Learn about the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and the protest art created during this important era in U.S. history. Make your own advocacy or protest buttons. All supplies provided. Best for students ages 12-19. Join us in the Teen Room on the 2nd floor.
Need community service hours? Consider joining Teen Advisory Group. We are responsible youth ages 14-18 who help with service projects and plan teen events at the library. We meet in Teen Space every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Snack is provided and no prior signup is necessary.
Join us in the Children's Room for a showing of the recent Disney film "Zootopia", followed by a short discussion about its themes. This program is designed for ages 5 and up.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology. Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the children's space. Recommended for children ages 6 and up. Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
Looking for a Job? Get one-on-one help with resumes, interview skills, job searching and skills assessments from a local Career Development Facilitator. Starting Wednesdays (Jan. 4, 11, 18) from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Appointments approximately 20-30 minutes. See staff at the Information desk to make an appointment, or call us at 202-698-1363.
Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter! This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures, and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations: choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
During MLK Week 2017, DC Public Library will celebrate Coretta Scott King with a special Author Talk featuring the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds. Join us as Dr. Reynolds discusses My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King as told to the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds. A Q&A will follow the discussion. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through DC Public Library Foundation.
Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery for a modern-day book club.&nb
Lecture N° 3 19th Century. Paintings Part One: Realism: Representing the Real World, in Fragments or Totality. Guest Speaker - Vanessa Badré'
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library’s central library, will undergo a complete modernization, starting this year. Before the library closes, we want you to share your memories about the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. These memories may be curated and shared with the public through social media or collected by Special Collections. A Studio Lab staff member will contact you to help coordinate and execute your recording.
Destress and come back to your natural state of balance with this restorative yoga practice led by Tara Bishop, Chopra Center Yoga Certified Teacher. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, or a few mats will be available for use. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a no-cost class for everyone!
Join Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art, which weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Experience a gentle, traditional movement system which emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by NIH, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Make an appointment to get one-on-one job search support from library staff! Staff are available Monday through Friday for hour long appointments where we can help you with basic activities in an online job search, including how to: Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available Monday through Friday for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics: Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Job seeking activities including: Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process? Do you possess the basic digital literacy skills that are required in the workplace? Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, which also includes the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment practice session. You will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search and assess your basic digital literacy skills during Clinic hours.