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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Paint Supplies

Books to Brushes: Strengthening Literacy Through Art

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Release your inner artist this Black History Month! Books to Brushes couples participatory reading activities with instructor-led painting sessions. In honor of Black History Month, children and teens will read and discuss a black history related book and paint a picture inspired by it. The session will be led by founder and teaching artist, Anike Robinson. Ms. Robinson is a Washington, D.C. based interdisciplinary artist with a master's degree in secondary education. She uses art as a means to support literacy in the classroom for grades K-12.  
Juegos Jueves

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.  
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February Film Series: Ruby Bridges

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come see "Ruby Bridges" as part of our February celebration for Black History Month. This program is recommended for ages 4-12.
Picture of Neighborhood

Children's Community Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
What does it mean to be a community helper? Join us this month on every Thursday afternoon as we explore this question in a fun and informal manner. Each Thursday we will read a related book on this topic and create a charming craft your child can take home with them. ​For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided. 
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The Words Beats & Life Academy

Francis A. Gregory Library

5 p.m.
Hip-Hop students become Hip-Hop masters: turning fans into community legends. Join Words Beats & Life to master the real world through Hip-Hop. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  
Chess

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.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
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Pajama Storytime

Southwest Library

6 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. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Olyox the poodle

Doggie Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Join dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) for a special story time featuring a dog story read aloud and time to meet and read with dogs. A great opportunity for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience.  For children ages 4 and up. For the safety of the children and the dogs, children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 
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Wii Move

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
Wii Move is an exercise activity for children ages 5-12.  Twist, turn, and move like never before with fun, motion-controlled experiences.  
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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.
The Handmaid's Tale

Books, Bites & Brews

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Books, Bites, and Brews is a Book Club for 20- and 30-somethings that meets at Palisades' own Seventh Hill Pizza.
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Adult Coloring

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us monthly for these relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well. The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in celebration of Black History Month with special selections for February's Adult Book Club on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 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. Thursdays, January 5 - March 9, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. The class is FREE. No need to register.
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Yoga

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for yoga at the Southwest Library - now twice every week! On Tuesday evenings, Jen DeMayo of Yoga District will lead class, and on Thursday nights, Rosemary grant will teach. The class is free and no registration is required. All levels welcome. Mats and props are provided by the Friends of the Southwest Library.
Book to film club

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided.
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PowerPoint I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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 PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to:
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join Rez (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an evening of writing, every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.  
Images of Blackness in Print

Images of Blackness in Print

Parklands-Turner Library

6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month with us and become a printmaker. Explore and discuss artwork by Elizabeth Catlett, Hale Woodruff, and Aaron Douglass. Learn basic printmaking techniques, carve African diaspora-inspired designs into linoleum blocks, and make prints.  

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for 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.  This program is free and open to the public.
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Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of My Married Boyfriend by Cydney Rax. All are welcome, though the titles are chosen with women in mind. 
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Page Turner Thursdays

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Page Turners Thursdays meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library of DC Public Library. We make copies of the books we read available at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, so there is no need to purchase titles. Anyone who likes to read literary fiction and the occasional non-fiction title is welcome, as are suggestions for upcoming titles.
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

No July Meeting: Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The book club will not meet in July 2016, and will resume in August. The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month, with books selected and voted on by members.
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3-D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab.All students must take a Fab Lab orientation (register here) before registering for this training! No exceptions. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*

C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education: Black Teens in the Civil Rights Movement"

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.   This presentation will take place at the following libraries at 7 p.m: Feb 9, Thursday, Southeast Neighborhood Library
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome. 
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Southeast Book Club Picks

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast book club this spring to discuss some fascinating fiction. All books are available to check out at the information desk at the Southeast Library:    February 23: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education: Black Teens in the Civil Rights Movement"

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher,  presents a series of lectures for Black History Month.  Please join us for this informative program and check out the DC Public Library website for other presentations taking place this month.

Change of Location: C.R. Gibbs Lecture on "The Assault on Jim Crow Education"

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
The Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m., lecture by C. R. Gibbs has been moved to the Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library.