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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Center for Accessibility

6 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 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 at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE.
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Banned Books Week: Laser Cut Book Pins

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Show off your love of banned books by creating a pin in our Fab Lab, then watch our staff cut it out of wood on our laser cutter.Sign up here (space is limited!)
Tress Talks: A Natural Hair Meet Up

Tress Talks: A Natural Hair Meet Up

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Come Connect with the Natural Hair Community   Start Your Natural Hair Journey Share Your Story Exchange Tips Trade Hair Products  Hairstylists Welcome!   All genders Welcome. Refreshments Will Be Served.    
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Creating a Financial Plan

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Patricia Van Kirk, Vice President of Capital Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services, will discuss why financial planning is important and how the financial choices we make are all interdependent.  She will discuss why you need to have a plan, what the plan should cover, and five major steps in the financial planning process.  Free and open to the public.  One hour.
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, and PowerPoint Basics You will learn to: Create photo albums
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He Said/She Said: An Election Musical

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
He Said/She Said: an Election Musical tells the story of Cy Bergin, an 8th Grader who wants to be Class President. She has all the ideas, but doesn’t have the confidence to speak out in front of her fellow students. She convinces the popular jock, Chris Maxwell, to

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
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The World of Ice and Fire

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing The World of Ice and Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Discussion questions can be found here.
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.
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Book Hill Talks: Discussion of August Wilson's Radio Golf

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Otis Ramsey-Zoe, Associate Artistic Director at banished? productions, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University, and Series Editor for NoPassport Press's Dreaming the Americas Series, will be on hand to discuss August Wilson's Radio Golf.
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UNCENSORED: Censorship Now!! A book talk with Author Ian Svenonius

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Banned Books Week presents local author and musician Ian Svenonius, plus a screening of the short film, What is a Group. This event will be held in the Great Hall.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  
Theater

Reader's Theater

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Calling all readers! Have you ever thought about braving the stage? Reader's Theater is the perfect first step, a way to practice your skills at an actor's most important job: reading, memorizing, and delivering lines. In Reader's Theater, you can bring favorite stories, fables, and fairy tales to life by reading aloud and acting out scenes using scripts adapted from children's books!  Come join in the fun and frenzy and help us make stories leap off the page! This program is open to children ages 6 to 12.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:15 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level Join us in this intermediate-level class.   Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  The class is FREE. No need to register. Class meets at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE  
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss The Clasp by Sloane Crosley.