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Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

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Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with every day objects, and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play. We will meet from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. For children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 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 designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to participate and engage with the stories and activities.  Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
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Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Take the colder months in stride with the help of various forms of gentle yoga. After several requests we were able to expand the class schedule. Each class is 75 minutes long and will be seated on a first-come, first served basis. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 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.
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

Southwest 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.   Questions? Please call 202-724-4691.
 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Anacostia 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.
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.
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Baby/Toddler Storytime

Anacostia 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.
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#ComicConversationDC

Book Clubs

Calling all fangirls and fanboys! Please join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#ComicConversationDC) on the 2nd Monday of every month from 1-2 p.m.  We discuss comic books, graphic novels, and manga, and invite you to share your thoughts.   Find us @dcpl 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
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Baby Lap Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1:30 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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Free film showing: "Invincible"

Chevy Chase Library

2 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.

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. 
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. 
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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. 
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.
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.
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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.

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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.

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. 
invincible

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.