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Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Lego Builders

LEGO Builders

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
LEGO Builders is a free-play session using LEGO building blocks. Large Duplo LEGO building blocks are available for children ages 1½ and older. Classic LEGO building blocks are available for children ages 4 and older. All materials will be provided by the library. 

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Intermediate

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics I Intermediate class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer and more. No sign-up necessary. 
Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.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.
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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. 
MS Excel 2013

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White 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 Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and community.
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Reader's Theatre Presents 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, December 15 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
The Lego Book

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
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Mandala Mondays

Northeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Teens, bring out your true colors on Mandala Mondays. Mandalas are colorful religious and spiritual designs representing the universe. Tibetan Buddhist monks would painstakingly create beautifully intricate mandalas using sand and paint.  We will provide the designs, colored pencils and fine-tipped markers so you can make your own work of art. Relax and refresh in the Teen space on the 2nd floor every other Monday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning October 3.   Best for ages 13-19.  
Game Night

T(w)een Gaming Night

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us every Monday for game time! We have Wii games like Just Dance and Super Mario Kart as well as board games like Clue, Sushi Go!, and Zombie Dice. For ages 9 - 19.
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Jingle Bell Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It rings, it tinkles - it's a jingle bell craft! Join us as we make a special winter-themed bell to ring in the new year. We'll certainly celebrate this season with lots of joyous noise. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided.  
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Wii Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  

"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.

Memory Lab Drop-In Tours

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project. 
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Everybody Yoga

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an all-levels yoga class. Whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, everybody can benefit from an hour of practice. You may borrow a mat or bring your own. No registration required.
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Small Business

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration
PS PowerPoint 2013

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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Free film showing: "Invincible"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing:  Invincible. Germany, 2001, Rated PG-13, 2 hours & 13 minutes A Polish Jewish strongman performs in 1932 Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.  Inspired by the true story of Zishe Breitbart.  Starring Jouko Ahola and Tim Roth.   Showing at 2 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m.

Pajama Story Time

Takoma Park 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 also encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll provide special coloring sheets and supplies. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Yoga with Caroline

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join local instructor Caroline for yoga on Monday nights.  Please bring water and a mat, and wear comfortable clothing to this free class.  All experience levels are welcome.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central 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. 

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Zumba

Zumba @ Southwest Library

Southwest Library

Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout -- all fitness levels welcome. The class is free and no registration is required. Dance your way to fitness!

Winter Wellness: T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand! As part of the Georgetown Library's Winter Wellness workshop series, certified instructor Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead a three-part introductory series of classes in the art & practice of t'ai chi. 
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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     

Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time! This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.  Space is limited; participants are admitted on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to arrange a special visit.

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets required; available on a first come basis the morning of the program.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park 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.