LRP News Roll
Is there a better investment we can make in our city?
[May 19, 2014]
Meet & Greet
[April 1, 2014]
DCPL News Roll
Author Zane Discusses New Novel "The Other Side of the Pillow"
[July 29, 2014]
Library Helps Returning Citizen Rebuild Life
[July 22, 2014]
The Nationals Visit the Library!
[July 21, 2014]
Digital Commons, One Year and 780 3-D Prints Later
[July 18, 2014]
Library Updates Make Finding Ebooks Easier
[July 9, 2014]
Job Seekers Program
Stop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process. Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:00pm at Southwest Library.
Computer Basics Workshops
This series is for people who have never before used a computer. Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.Week 1: Intro to ComputersWeek 2: Intro to TypingWeek 3: Intro to the InternetWeek 4: Intro to GmailFor all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student. Curriculum and training provided by ByteBack.Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:00pm at Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library.
The Georgetown Library is now a Maker Camp site! The Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google. From July 7 until August 15 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3pm. Children 8 and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or just whenever they are free; there is no registration necessary. And every Friday at 2 p.m. you can join us at the library or at home for a streaming Field Trip to places like Cartoon Network, Lego Land and Jim Henson's workshop! For more information please visit the Maker Camp website or the Georgetown Library.Week 1: July 7-11Makers in Motion Be it by land, sea, or air, makers are always moving, using the things we build to propel ourselves forward with the power of our imaginations. Being a part of Maker Camp means you’re on the move as well, and it’s no coincidence we’ll be launching this awesome summer-long journey from the spaceport to the future, the New York Hall of Science.Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 2 p.m. on July 11. Week 2: July 14-18Art and Design When we make something, we’re infusing it with a little bit of ourselves, whether it’s a robot or a painting, and this week campers get to try their hands at merging form and function to create things that are beautiful as well as useful. People say it’s important to create art for art’s sake; at Maker Camp we make for making’s sake. Streaming Field Trip Friday to Cartoon Network Studios at 2 p.m. on July 18. Week 3: July 21-25Fun & Games It wouldn’t be summer if we couldn’t take a little time to play, and this is the week we devote to making fun. Let’s get outside and fly a homemade kite, or build a fort, or invent a new and exciting game to play with the friends we’ve met at Maker Camp. Whatever the outcome of the game, everyone wins when we make it ourselves. Streaming Field Trip Friday to Lego in Billund, Denmark at 12 noon and Disney at 2 p.m. on July 25. Week 4: July 28-August 1Science & Technology Makers push the boundaries—where others see roadblocks, we see opportunities to overcome using our imaginations and the tools around us. And if something we need doesn’t yet exist, we make it ourselves. As part of Maker Camp, you accept the challenge to look forward, dream of better things, and then figure out how to make them a reality. It’s up to every one of us to create the future, and learning how to make is the first step. Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google’s self-driving car team at 2 p.m. on August 1. Week 5: August 4-8DIY Music We may not know the name of the song, but if you hum a few bars, we can probably build an instrument to play it on. At Maker Camp this week, we celebrate music by learning how we can make it ourselves. While building a guitar or an amplifier may seem like something only craftspeople can do, you’d be surprised what you can make with a few parts scrounged from around your home. And once you’ve made your own instrument, it’ll be time to jam with the other campers, and make some noise! Streaming Field Trip Friday to Blue Man Group at 2 p.m. on August 8. Week 6: August 11-15Make: Believe In a world where the line between reality and fantasy is thinner than a carbon nanotube, making our imaginations come true can be a whole lot of fun. In this final week of Maker Camp, we bring a little Hollywood magic to life, learning about special effects and make-up, and exploring the make in make believe. Streaming Field Trip Friday to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop at 2 p.m. on August 15. Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:00pm at Georgetown Library.
Baby Lap Time
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.For children ages 0-12 months.Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register. Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:30pm at Cleveland Park Library.
GSK Science in the Summer
This summer come learn about Bioscience! Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different. Discover why cells are important for life. Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals. Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful. Advance registration required. Registration begins June 1. Come to the library to register or call 202-541-6351 for more information. Space is limited. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)3- 4 p.m. Level II (Grades 4-6) GSK Science in the Summer is a free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with AAAS and the DC Public Library. Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:30pm at Lamond-Riggs Library.
They aren't able to grow...
Dig this picture from the DC Public Library Foundation website... here.
The quote from that webpage is:
Libraries are not made; They grow.
Did you know that the four new libraries being built in the Anacostia, Benning, Shaw, and Tenleytown communities are NOT being constructed to put on additional floors at a later date.
The original library buildings, except for Shaw, allowed for additional floors to be added later.
This is especially disconcerting in the Benning community where a 1.5 level library will be dwarfed by coming development which calls for 6 story mega-condos.