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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program. Register at musicandmovement.splashthat.com using the "RSVP" button. Registration opens at 9:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program and closes at 9:00 a.m. the day of the program (Friday).
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
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. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, 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.
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UNCENSORED:Un-shushable Storytime

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
DC Public Library encourages everyone to exercise their freedom to read whatever they choose!  Join us for our "Un-shushable Story time" consisting of frequently-challenged, diverse children's books that some people have tried to censor and accompanying activities as we conclude our celebration of American Library Association's (ALA) Banned Books Week!  *This program perfect for children under age 9 and their caregivers.  

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 24 months.
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Song and Dance

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Get ready to get down! Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps. This 20-minute program of music and movement develops listening and motor skills while stimulating an interest in music. Percussion instruments help children and caregivers follow the leader or dance to the beat of their own drummers. Ages birth to five. 
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
preschool owl

Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, 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.
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Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:15 p.m.
A challenged book - subject matter or content is viewed unacceptable by a person or group of people attempting to get a book removed from a library or school . Banning is an attempt to remove or restrict access to materials. Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height (Benning Neighborhood) Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. For ages 9-12
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UNCENSORED: Goosebumps Movie

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to watch "Goosebumps", a movie about a boy who moves to a new town and discovers his new neighbor, Mr. Shivers, has some dangerous secrets. The movie is based on the popular spooky series by R.L. Stine and is being shown in honor of Banned Books Week
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Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
In observance of Banned Book Week, we will be showing a special presentation of Matilda at 3:30 p.m. This movie is based on the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl. This program is for all ages, but this movie is rated PG.
Kids' Big Book of Games

Game Club

Southwest Library

4 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play board games.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Friday Films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.
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Global Kids Community Service Hours

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Global Kids is a non-profit educational organization that inspires youth to achieve academic excellence and empowers them to take action on critical issues facing their communities and the world.
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Blind Date with a Book 2.0 : Date Night

West End Library

4 p.m.
Maybe you helped decorate the cover for a book that you hope someone will choose to "date" or maybe you are just looking to select your own perfect reading material. Visit the library for some mingling and conversation and hopefully leave with a book you'll enjoy reading!
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UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Please join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for our annual Banned Books Week fundraiser celebrating the freedom to read, create and express. The DC Public Library Foundation and Event Chairs Jennifer Barger, Holly Bass, DC Brau, Derek Brown, Anna Fuhrman, Mess Hall DC, Svetlana Legetic and Morgan H. West invite you to UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 Provocative Art /// Live Music /// Exclusive Cocktails

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Comic Books

Parklands-Turner Comic Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Children and teens are encouraged  to come in and enjoy one of the comics on display, or select an item from the catalog from any library in the city and have it delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you! Each month, the library staff will select and recommend a graphic novel or comic series for you to enjoy.  Come in and enjoy!
Books to Movie Images

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library regularly displays an assortment of amazing books that have been adapted into incredible blockbuster movies. Every month, library staff will select a book that has been adapted into a film and display it all month long for your reading pleasure. Read and enjoy the featured book of the month. At the end of each month, library staff will present the film adaptation on the big screen TV in the Children's room for your further enjoyment.  
Spooky Owl

Creative Halloween Contest

Southeast Library

(All day)
Southeast Library is holding its second annual Halloween contest! We want you to enter your best Halloween drawing, painting, or short story (under 500 words). Entries must be turned to by October 26 at the Information Desk with your name and contact information. Entries will be judged by the public from October 27 - 31. Winners will be contacted after voting to award prizes. This contest is for ages 5 to 19. Only one entry per person will be accepted (either one drawing or one short story). Call us or visit the Information Desk for more details.   
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

9:30 a.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 9:30 - 10:55 a.m. Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register. Class meets in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
Meditation Yoga

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.
LEGO

LEGO Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.