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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 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.

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!
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.  
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.
Browsings by Michael Dirda

Author Talk: Michael Dirda

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join author Michael Dirda for his author talk on Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting and Living with Books. Dirda's latest volume collects 50 of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any book lover.
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Book Hill Talks - France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Lecture N° 2 18th Century. Conversation, Love and Philosophy: 18th Century Fêtes galantes Guest SpeakerVanessa Badré  
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Dancing Mindfulness

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
Dancing Mindfulness uses meditation, movement and music to bring individuals into a space of self awareness.
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Dancing Mindfulness

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
Dancing Mindfulness uses meditation, movement and music to bring individuals into a space of self awareness.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Holiday cards make a wish

Winter Card Making

Capitol View Library

(All day)
Come and spread some winter cheer At Capitol View Neighborhood Library this year. Cards for the children at Children's National we shall decorate Smiles, joy, and laughter we are sure to create! Join us during the week of the fifth of December For warm winter spirit the little ones will remember! ***
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Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

Center for Accessibility

(All day)
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2016, come and enjoy an exhibition of original artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students on display in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, December 1 - 21. For more information, call the Center for Accessibility: Voice or video 202-559-5368 Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov     
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central 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. 
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to Chevy Chase Library from Cleveland Park Library.
Music Time

Music Time

Georgetown Library

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

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to Chevy Chase Library from Cleveland Park Library.
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
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Learn about HIV/STIs

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
Service Providers from the Latin American Youth Center are partnering up with the Mt. Pleasant Library to bring you real talk about HIV and STIs. The LAYC's service providers will be on hand to talk about condoms, HIV, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), testing resources in the DC area, and answer any questions you might have.   Stop by the meeting room on the main floor. Free and confidential testing will be available. This program is for teens and adults ages 13 - 24.
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LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
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Homework Help

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
The Northwest One Library is inviting students into the branch for Homework Help. Staff will also show students how to use DCPL databases that are designed for homework and research assistance. Feel free to stop in on Thursday’s between 4 - 6 p.m. and receive assistance from Ms. Janelle.  
French Story Time

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to the Chevy Chase Library from the Cleveland Park Library French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us at the Chevy Chase Library every Thursday at 4 p.m.
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Fab Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
An introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the lab.
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Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.  
Manga Madness

Manga Madness

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Join us at on the first Thursday of each month for Manga Madness. Watch the newest streaming anime from Crunchyroll and learn about a fascinating aspect of Japanese culture. Refreshments provided. Ages 11-19
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
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Tea Party in the Woods

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's cold outside and as the daylight wanes, all the animals in the woods gather for a special tea party. Joins us today as we discuss Akiko Miyakoshi's delightful book The Tea Party in the Woods. We'll read the book and then participate in a fun tea related craft. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided. 
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Capitol View Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.
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Game Night @ Deanwood

Deanwood Library

5 p.m.
It's Game Night @ Deanwood! Join us for board games, card games, and video games galore! There will be snacks and endless amounts of fun!   
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Kid's Chess Club at Chevy Chase Library

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to Chevy Chase Library from Cleveland Park Library. Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.