Teen Tech

2017 Teen Tech Week

Monday, March 6, 2017, 5:00 pm

Bring your Favorite Android device to learn the basic concepts of coding in a few easy steps!
Tech Help

Tech Help

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1:00 pm

Looking for help to figure out a smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Do you have technology or computer-related questions? Bring your device and receive one-on-one technology assistance. Meet in the lobby. The DC Public Library participates in Age-Friendly DC, a city-wide commitment to making the District of Columbia an easier place to live, work, learn, visit and play as we grow older.
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Tenley Friendship Library Branch Tour

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 1:00 pm

New to the Tenely Library?  Did you know that for adults we hold regular art and writing classes; yoga and Tai-Chi classes; and assistance in finding a job?   Come by for a short introduction to our services, chat with our friendly staff, and take home a copy of our Calendar of Events.   Meet in us the lobby. The DC Public Library participates in Age-Friendly DC, a city-wide commitment to making the District of Columbia an easier place to live, work, learn, visit and play as we grow older.

C. R. Gibbs Presents Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA, & the Quest for the Final Frontier

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 pm

Please join us at the Southwest Library for "Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA, & the Quest for the Final Frontier." In honor of Women's History Month, noted local, award-winning historian international lecturer, author, & historian of the African Diaspora C.R. Gibbs will present a special lecture. Dr. Gibbs has written numerous books, most notably Black Explorers, Black Inventors: from Africa to America and Friends of Frederick Douglass, a children’s book.  
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Acing Interviews & Network Meetings: Active Listening Skills with Joan Sherman

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 2:00 pm

There is a difference between generic conversation and a highly productive dialogue between two people. Joan Sherman, a DC job-search and networking coach, will facilitate a fun, interactive workshop on perfecting listening skills and preparing insightful questions. Participants will learn and practice in order to apply these skills in networking, informational and formal job interviews. Building instant credibility with new acquaintances can be a big plus in your career and life.
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Capitol Hill Reads - The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, April's title, is a timely one: the story of a Mexican immigrant family in Delaware. The story takes us through their experiences adjusting to life in the U.S. as well as the way that an unforeseen accident and romance affect their lives. 
The Infatuations

Let's Discuss "The Infatuations" by Javier Marias

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

March's title will be The Infatuations by the revered Spanish writer Javier Marias.Each day before work María Dolz stops at the same café. There she finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Observing their seemingly perfect life helps her escape the listlessness of her own... and then...
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Local YA Author talks 'Drawn' series

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join local author Maria Keffler for a discussion of the first book in her YA series, Drawn. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:00 pm

The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to log on and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 1 hour proctored session. Earn your NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment (NDLA) Certificate in one or more of the following areas of basic digital literacy:  Computer Basics Internet
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Aspiring Writers Circle

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:00 pm

A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers.  Join us to take advantage of classes, resources and support offered by the Library to help you achieve your dream. The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month.