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Center for Accessibility
Friends of the Library
MLK Library Great Hall
The Labs at DC Public Library
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome. Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.
Each and every Wednesday students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will begin at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children of all ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun. There will be prizes for children who participate. The games will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children's librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!
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.
February 8 - April 26, 2017: Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m. Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register. Questions? Contact Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian 202-559-5368 or email email@example.com
Do you write poetry, cuentos, plays or creative essays? Join other Latin@ LGBTQ emerging writers to share, read and comment on each other's work. Bring your own writings or stop by to learn about books written by Latin@ Queer Writers. The workshop is free and open to writers of all genres and levels of experience who write in Spanish, Portuguese or English. No prior writing experience is necessary.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing The World of Ice and Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Discussion questions can be found here.
Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault, Director of Teaching, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University, will be on hand to discuss her book, How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers and Norms in the Debate on Torture. Questions will follow.
Join Lou Chibbaro Jr., award winning senior news reporter of the Washington Blade, and Kerrie Cotton Williams, Special Collections Manager of Washingtoniana & Black Studies for a discussion on the history of the oldest LGBT newspaper in the United States, the Washington Blade. This event also highlights the recent digitization of the Washington Blade collection, with most editions of the historic independent newspaper from 1969 to 1985 now fully available online.
February 8 - April 26, 2017: Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 p.m. Join us in this intermediate-level class. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register Questions? Contact Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian 202-559-5368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. This memoir by neurosurgeon Kalanithi, diagnosed with terminal lung cancer at age 36, chronicles his experience processing his impending death and, in doing so, considering what makes life meaningful.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology. Library staff are available to help with: Genealogy and family history research. House history research. Photo scanning. Online and social media sharing.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further! Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians. Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.
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 from 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.