A successful writer shares the how and why of a research blog
A NaNoWriMo Event!
Have you been planning to write that great American novel, but find that you are always losing track of your notes? Help is on the way. On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m., a successful writer will demonstrate how to create a research blog and discuss its uses for the aspiring writer. Use of Google tools for file organization and manuscript development will also be addressed.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.
We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community.
Week One - Wednesday, Sept. 2:
Explains the post-renovation spaces, programs and services
DC Public Library and the architect team from Martinez + Johnson/Mecanoo recently released the draft library building program for the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. A “library building program” describes the types of spaces in the renovated building, approximate square footage allocated for each space, and the programs and services offered in each space.
"How did an author’s work change your view of the world and yourself?”
Participate in this year’s Letters About Literature writing competition to answer that question. Students, grades 4 – 12, write a letter to an author of a work that left a lasting impression to explain how their views were changed by the work.
Kick-off with United Cerebral Palsy Life Labs Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
We are proud to host the kick-off on Wednesday, Nov. 5 for United Cerebral Palsy’s Life Labs2014 DC Enabled by Design-athon, a two-day ideas and prototyping-fest to transform the lives of people with a disability.
Check out some new items for our sheet music collection!
Raise your hand if you know it's possible to check out sheet music from the DC Public Library! This week we have received freshly cataloged music for voice and piano. Some worthy titles include:
Neil Young’sFork in the Road for voice, piano and guitar.
Do you know if you have cousins? Do you have aunts and uncles that live far away? Do your parents remember their grandparents? Learning about your family is called genealogy. Take time to ask questions and start to track your own family tree!
Want to read more about families? Check out these titles:
Get your National Novel Writing Month off to a good start
Cross this one off your list: Get ready for National Novel Writing Month in November. Join other aspiring writers on Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Digital Commons, as we begin stacking pages of our manuscripts.
You can do this, and you are not alone!
(Drop by after you vote, or vote in the Great Hall.)
Visit dclibrary.org/nanowrimo for more information about writing events at your favorite downtown library.
This two-day event will be held on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25.
All DC Schools - DCPS, Charter, & Non-publics - serving DC students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and disabilities are invited to bring their students to prepare for the future and prepare for a successful transition into employment, post-secondary education, and independence.
On Friday, Oct. 24, activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include:
Performing arts session with music and dance