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Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

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.
'Uncle Bobby's Wedding' Book Cover

UNCENSORED: Reader's Theatre Featuring 'Uncle Bobby’s Wedding'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, September 26 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen is the featured piece.
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 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: D. P. Grogan 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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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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S.T.E.A.M. Team

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. Team!  Every month we’ll do a different hands-on activity exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Monthly activities include science experiments, tech demonstrations, graphic design, mathematical games and more. All supplies included - just bring yourself. Ages 6 & Up in the Southeast Library meeting room.   

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.
wildthingsare

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.

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Banning is a removal of materials or books based upon the point of view of a person or group. 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. For ages 13 -19Monday, September 26
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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.  
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OverDrive Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Learn how to use DC Public Library's free OverDrive app to download ebooks and audiobooks onto your iPhones, iPads, Android phones, Android tables, Kindles, and desktops.  A library card is required for this class. 
The Color Purple

Uncensored Film Night: The Color Purple

Georgetown Library

5:30 p.m.
On September 26, 2016 - October 1, 2016, the DC Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week. Please come to the George Neighborhood Library on Monday September 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. as we show the award winning film adaptation, "The Color Purple".

"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

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 6:00 - 7:10 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. Class meets in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
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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.
Microsoft Excel

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour  class, you will earn to calculate, research and display table data using various Excel formulas. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Oberleitner 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, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.
jobseeker

Job Seekers Series with Joe Ryan

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes: career management and transitions, executive development and coaching, executive searches, and human resources development.
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Cross Talk: The Merchant of Venice

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Shakespeare's thought provoking play The Merchant of VeniceStaff from the Folger Shakespeare Library will be there to discuss the work and share their unique insights into the play. Free copies of the Folger critical edition of the play have been provided by the Folger Shakespeare Library and may be picked up at the adult services desk. 
Meditating Man

Stop and Breathe: A Monthly Meditation Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join DC Public Library and CALMFIDENCE Institute for a series of monthly meditation workshops.
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Yoga with Caroline

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join instructor Caroline for yoga on Monday nights (moved from Wednesdays.)   Please bring water and a mat, and wear comfortable clothing to this free class.  All experience levels are welcome.

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.
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. 
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UNCENSORED: Rayceen's Reading Room: Reading, Regalness, Realness!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Rayceen Pendarvis and Team Rayceen are going to bring an exciting and engaging evening of entertainment to kick off DC Public Library’s Banned Book Week. Join us for an event filled with author talks, poetry readings, dramatic monologues and many other entertaining performances to highlight self expression, cultural diversity, and freedom of speech. In Rayceen’s Reading Room, the envelope will not only be pushed, it will be opened and read aloud. The event will held September 26, 2016, 7 - 9 p.m. in meeting room A-5.  
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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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Genealogy Drop-in Clinic

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Stop by the library and learn about DC Public Library’s genealogy databases including Heritage Quest. Available from any computer with your library card, these databases contains multiple tools for learning about your family history. Join a librarian from the Southeast Branch Library to learn about HQ’s features and strategizing your genealogy journey!  
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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 7:15 - 8:30 PM 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 in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
Zumba

Zumba @ Southwest Library

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
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!

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

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.
Older Adults doing yoga

September Gentle Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+. September class schedule: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

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. 
Disco Ball by John Vance

Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Dance party for babies and toddlers up to age 3.  Experience popular music, motion, dance, and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. We will not meet October 25.