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African American Genealogy Research Workshop

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:00 pm

The African American Genealogy Research Workshop teaches research strategies and techniques to knock down those ‘brick walls’ encountered when conducting African American Genealogy Research. The major goal of the workshop is to equip attendees with the strategies helpful to evaluate and analyze the tremendous amount of online genealogical info. Emphasis is placed upon the use of online databases, especially Heritage Quest and ProQuest, provided by the D.C. Public Library.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 10:00 am

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. 

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 10:45 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Spanish Conversation Hour

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join intermediate Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for an hour of conversation in Spanish.  Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Únete hispanohablantes intermedios cada primer y tercer martes de cada mes para una hora de conversación en español . Cada sesión se centrará en un tema en particular. 
Bark, George

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:00 pm

Bring your favorite story to read to a dog!  Children ages 4-12 are invited to read aloud to a P.A.L. dog.  Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  
easter basket


Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:30 am

It's time for our annual Eggstravaganza! Join the egg hunt on the front lawn and make a fun craft. Hear springtime stories. For ages birth-12 and families. 
Book club

Adult Book Club

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
Back There, Then

Back There, Then: Linda Crichlow White

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Come into the library and listen to author and Ward 4 Resident Linda Crichlow White discuss her historical and genealogical memoir, Back There, Then. The book chronicles stories of the author’s ancestors, beginning before the Civil War and continuing in the 20th century from Duquesne, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC -- notably Ledroit Park and Petworth. Ms.