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Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

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
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute 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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Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.  Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Tuesday of the month.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute 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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One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available by appointment for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3 p.m.  We can help with:
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I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 

UNCENSORED: After School Movie!

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for an after school movie, based on Roald Dahl's book, James and the Giant Peach!  In this adventurous story, James is forced to live with his cruel aunts, but he finds a way out when he discovers an enormous enchanted peach.
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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to:
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Maker Martes

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come create with us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Each week we will have a different project to make. Explore art, music, science, technology, and more! This program is recommended for children ages 6 and older.

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl
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Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity each week -- games, crafts, science experiments, and more!  Ages 5-12, in the basement program room.
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Banned Books Badges

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Banned Books Week by creating badges and stickers featuring characters from some of your favorite banned books.   Join us in the children's room during Maker Martes to explore banned books and create your very own badge! For ages 6-12. 
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UNCENSORED: Frequently-Challenged Children's Books Adapted to the Screen

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
In honor of Banned Books Week, Petworth Library celebrates families' freedom to watch and discuss frequently-challenged Children's books that have been adapted into family films. We will show 2 very different films that have been challenged for similar reasons - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" on Monday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. and "Where The Wild Things Are" on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Mad Science

Mad Science

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Things That Go Boom   Discover the science behind sound and vibration!   See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions  and more.   For ages 6 and up
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UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week Drop-In Crafts

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room for some crafts celebrating Banned Books Week.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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West End Knitting Circle

West End Library

5 p.m.
Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction, or just companionship? Join us for an hour at the West End Library. Please bring your own materials.
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un-Banned: A Teen Spoken Word Event

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
Teens un-Banned! Be heard at this spoken word night at the Parklands-Turner Library
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

UNCENSORED: One Book at a Time Club

Northwest One Library

5 p.m.
The children's room book club will resume in September with a book which people tried to ban: In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. We will read it, sing it, discuss it, and enjoy it with snacks!  For children ages 8 - 12 or those who wish to be.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 5:30 - 6:55 PM 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.
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Guest Speaker Jimmy Venza, Ph.D.

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Jimmy Venza, Ph.D., will speak at the Marks and Hull Neuroscience Discussions series. Dr. Venza is a psychologist and the Executive Director of The Lourie Center for Children's Social & Emotional Wellness.
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Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies! September 6 Money Monster After losing his life savings to bad investment advice from a TV guru, a young man threatens the host and the studio with explosives! Starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Directed by Jodie Foster.  98 mins, 2016.  R September 13 Captain America: Civil War

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. Banning is an attempt to remove or restrict access to materials.All Quiet On the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Neuroscience Discussions

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Join William B. Marks, Ph.D. and attorney Jeanine Hull for a guided discussion of trauma and the brain.
Brokeback Mountain

UNCENSORED: Tuesday Night Movies: A Weekly Film Series for Adults

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Tuesday Night MoviesMovie of the Month (in conjunction with Banned Books Week) A Special Screening of Ang Lee's film "Brokeback Mountain"
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UNCENSORED: Banned Books to Film Series

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Join us the entire month of September for a special film series in celebration of Banned Books Week! Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are commonly challenged for being inappropriate or unorthodox, and will range in ratings from PG to R.
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UNCENSORED: Banned Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library for a lively discussion of Toni Morrison's BelovedWe will provide snacks and beverages. Adults and teens are welcome.Description:
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. D. Wright Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
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Genealogy Database Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Want to know  your family history? Come out, discover and learn tips on how to access Heritage Quest, Historic Washington Post and The Baltimore Afro while researching your family’s roots. Basic computer knowledge and internet skills are required for this workshop (however all are welcomed to attend).      This workshop will take place in the Main Meeting Room, 2nd floor.