Discover techniques for creative writing and meet others who share your love of writing at the Teen Writers' Workshop
(ages 13-18) on April 6 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Aspen Hill Library
. Bring your own writing to get constructive feedback!
In a program for teens and adults at Bethesda Library
on April 9, 7 PM, author Meghan Sayres
will discuss her books that take place in Iran including teen book Anahita's Woven Riddle
. Join the author and some of her fellow contributors to a new anthology, Love and Pomegranates
, which celebrates the Persian culture, for an evening of literature, visual and textile arts, and Persian desserts. Copies of her books will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Bethesda Chapter.
Tour de France via piano duets at Marilyn J. Praisner Library
on April 13, 3 PM. Pianists Maxine Lewack and Vera Ramaty will perform selections from the Mother Goose Suite by Ravel, the Dolly Suite by Faure and the Petite Suite by Debussy. Works by Poulenc, Inghelbrecht, Franck, Bizet and Chaminade will also be included. An all-French program for all ages. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Marilyn J. Praisner Chapter.What To Do When Kid's Fight: Dealing With Sibling Rivalry
. This free workshop presented by the YMCA Youth and Family Services, April 15, 7 PM at Bethesda Library
, will give parents strategies to lessen the intensity of the conflicts and the unhappy feelings. Please register by calling 301-229-1347 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 17, 7 PM, at the Damascus Library meet author David O. Stewart
, who turned to writing after more than a quarter century of law practice in Washington, DC. His most recent book, American Emperor
, tells an astonishing tale which traces Aaron Burr's descent from made man to political pariah to imperialist adventurer. His first book about the writing of the Constitution, The Summer of 1787
, was a Washington Post bestseller and won the Washington Writing Prize for Best Book of 2007. Impeached
, had its roots in a judicial impeachment trial Stewart defended before the United States Senate in 1989 and then argued to the Supreme Court. This free event, with light refreshments, is sponsored by the Damascus Library Advisory Committee and Friends of the Library, Damascus Chapter.
Looking for a job? Find out how to apply for federal jobs
on April 24, from 11 AM to 4 PM at Long Branch Library
. Learn where to find federal job opportunities, how to read/understand federal announcements, how to create a federal resume, and how to apply with an emphasis on writing KSAs (knowledge, skill, ability). The requirements for this workshop are basic knowledge of the computer and the Internet, as well as an active email account. Please note: Participants will not actually write a resume, nor apply for jobs, during this workshop. Registration is required.
In celebration of the 14th annual Bethesda Literary Festival (April 19-21), Bethesda Library
will host three author events
on April 20. Come meet the authors, learn about their work and have the opportunity to purchase their books. Programs are for families, elementary school ages and teens.
1 PM: Learn about Pluto from a team of authors/illustrators and scientists who have pooled their talents to produce this fun new children's book, Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery
. Authors include Drs. Margaret Weitekamp and David DeVorkin, and illustrator Diane Kidd.
3 PM: Teens, and aspiring writers of books for teens, are invited to join authors Valerie Patterson and Miranda Kenneally as they discuss their new books and the art of writing realistic fiction. Ms. Patterson's new book, Project Oleander
, revolves around the life of families of the deployed military. Ms. Kenneally, who combines a day job at the State Department with writing fiction for teens, will discuss her new book, Things I Can't Forget
, along with earlier books Catching Jordan
and Stealing Parker