LRP News Roll
Meet & Greet
[March 31, 2014]
DC Mayoral Candidates on the Library
[March 31, 2014]
How Much Will It Cost?
[March 6, 2014]
DCPL News Roll
DC Public Library to Close April 29 for Staff Development
[March 31, 2014]
Library Executive Director on Kojo Nnamdi Show
[March 27, 2014]
Architect Team Selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation
[February 19, 2014]
Yoga at Anacostia
Develop your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential with Yoga at Anacostia Library. Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm at Anacostia Library.
Come join the Southwest Neighborhood Library for game nights!Come play a host of Wii video games or enjoy a nice board game.Game nights will be every Monday and Wednesday night. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 6:30pm at Southwest Library.
Hand Dancing Intermediate
Come join us at Bellevue Neighborhood Library for a season of hand dancing fun. There will be a new 12-week class filled with intermediate hand dancing. If you already know the basic steps, then you won't want to miss this FREE class. Come with your dancing shoes on! Dance Institute instructor Mr. Jerry Williams will lead classes weekly, starting April 17. To register, click on the picture below. Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library.
Audio Storytelling Workshop
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class. By the end of the course, each student will produce a five-minute piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Class size will be open to the public but limited to eight students, so registration is required.Week One:Audio Storytelling Elements, April 3This class introduces students to the various forms of audio storytelling. Students will listen to samples including books on tape, radio dramas, NPR reporting, creative non-fiction, and more. Students will learn about the elements that create a piece from narration and music to ambience and foley work. Students will come up with ideas for their audio piece.Week Two:Tech Basics, April 10Students will learn the basic technical skills needed to record and edit audio work. This class will cover using recording equipment like digital recorders and smartphone apps. It will also cover the basic functions of Audacity. After this class, students should begin recording and editing their audio piece.Week Three:Editing Workshop, April 17Students will bring their audio in for an extended workshop session. Not a formal class, everyone just works on their project. The instructor will be troubleshooting, working through problems, and providing guidance and technical support.Week Four:Listening Lounge, April 24 Students debut their work for the class!If you'd like to register, please sign up here. Due to limited spaces, a short wait list will also be established. Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
Adult Book Club
Join us to discuss April's book club selection, Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple.When 15-year-old Bee aces her report card and earns her promised reward of a family trip to Antarctica, her agoraphobic mother, Bernadette Fox goes missing. To determine her notorious mother's whereabouts, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, and even secret correspondence, but will Bee ever find her?Where'd You Go, Bernadette? is a touching novel about the imperfect but irreplaceable relationships between mothers and daughters. Pick up a copy today and discover what Megan O'Grady of Vogue calls "delightfully droll" and what Janet Maslin of The New York Times describes as "comedy heaven."The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.For more information, please call 202-698-6373. Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm at Francis A. Gregory Library.