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Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

Owl Art Baby Lap Time

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. 
macbeth

Free film showing: "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us to see the Michael Fassbender version of the classic Macbeth.  US 2015, rated R, 1 hour & 53 minutes. Showing at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.  
Young girl participating in science program

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:   Resume review Creating an email address Online applications Online job searches
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Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategy for Small Businesses & Nonprofits (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.  Register Now

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Beginner class

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and some general tips and tricks for working the computer. 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. 
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.
Ready, Set, GoBots

Ready, Set, GoBots

Northwest One Library

3:30 p.m.
Build an amazing motorized machine that wiggles, spins and moves! All projects go home.  For teens, ages 13-19.

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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Family Retro Game Afternoon

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Come one, come all - it's a retro themed day in the children's room. Join us for a relaxing afternoon as we enjoy a variety of board and card games. Who needs video games when we can enjoy each other's company and participate in some fun? For children ages 6 and up. 
Zita the Spacegirl

Book Club: Zita the Spacegirl

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Read Zita the Spacegirl, a graphic novel about a girl who discovers a portal to another place and sets out on a strange journey. Then join us in the Children's Room to discuss the book. For ages 8-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   
BARS

BARS

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. This program is free and open to the public. For teens, ages 13-19.
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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.  
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     

"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.
Job Seekers 2016:  Employment Success

Job Seekers 2016: Employment Success

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
Please join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we give job seeking support, and help seekers locate JOBS via online searches.   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. from March– September in the Main Meeting Room on the lower level.   Job seeking assistance is available for Spanish and Amharic speakers. 
HTML 5

HTML 5

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge Computer Lab, Room 311
macbeth

Free film showing: "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us to see the Michael Fassbender version of the classic Macbeth.  US 2015, rated R, 1 hour & 53 minutes. Showing today at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
Bad Sleep Well

Heroes of Cinema - Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection
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. 

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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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.
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Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us in the Children's Room on Monday evenings for Color Club. Coloring is a creative and relaxing activity for people of all ages. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
One Summer

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Babe Ruth, the New York Yankees, the rise of boxing and many other great events (sporting and not) in One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson.

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
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One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with: