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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.
Yoga

February Yoga at Georgetown -- New Time!

Georgetown Library

11:15 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:15 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. February class schedule: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 Please note that as of February 7, this yoga class will move to a start time of 11:15 a.m.

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

11:30 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. Tickets required; available on a first come basis the morning of the program.

Tax Assistance

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.
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Tuesday Yoga

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1 p.m.
Tuesday Yoga is back!  A free beginner yoga class taught by Megan Mamula of Yoga District.  We meet in the sunny children's programming room.  Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring your own mat or towel.  Participants will have to sign a waiver. 18+ please.  
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OverDrive Basics

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Want to read anywhere on your mobile device? Eager to listen to your favorite book? Having trouble navigating OverDrive? This class will show you the basics of how to download ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive using the OverDrive app. Bring your device with you. Registration required. See the librarian at the Adult Reference Desk on the 1st floor to sign up. Class is limited to 20 participants.  
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Job Seekers Walk-In Help

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your resumé, job search, and more. Library staff will provide one-to-one help for job seekers. First-come, first-served on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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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.
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28th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films.February 7 
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Doggy Story Time

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy a dog-themed story time, a special craft afterwards, and a showing of the classic film "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey". The film begins at 5 pm, is rated G, and runs for 84 minutes. 
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Teen Advisory Group

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon at our weekly Teen Advisory Group.What is TAG? Teen Advisory Group (TAG) are youth that plan creative library programs and make a difference in the communityWhy should I join? Improve your library | Learn cool things | Make friends | Gain skills to enhance your resume or college applications | Earn community service hours | Have fun | Snacks!
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Mardis Gras: Let the Good Times Roll

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
On Fat Tuesday, come celebrate Mardi Gras. We will make masks, wear beads, enjoy music, and eat King Cake. Best for ages 4-12.     
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Lego Playtime and Engineering Challenge Program

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Do you like to build with Legos and solve puzzles? Join us to work through engineering challenges like, "who can build a paper airplane that carries the most cargo over 10 feet," or just come to build with Legos and relax after school. We'll have a different short challenge each week and Legos all the time. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.
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Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Self-directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's area. For children of all ages.
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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!  This program is for elementary-school aged children (6-12) and takes place in the basement program room.
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Harry Potter Science Class

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come do some magic-themed science activities right before Lego building time. This program is recommended for ages 5 and up. 
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Crafty Tuesdays

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Exercise your creativity as well as your hands with seasonal projects.  Each session is intended for children 8 to 12 years old, but younger participants with a caregiver are welcome.  Take home a work of art or make a gift share each week.
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Northwest One 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. We’ll be meeting after school every week on:

Teen Lounge

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the lower level Meeting Room every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. for music, movies, games, or socializing.  Ages 13-19

Tax Aid

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
From February 1 through March 4, meet with a qualified CTA tax aide at the MLK Library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax. Rooms A-9 & A-10
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Anime Club February Meeting

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
For our February meeting of Anime Club we will (at your request!) watch anime that feature various types of martial arts. We will stream anime like Dragon Ball Super, Naruto, Ruroni Kenshin, and Toriko.
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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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Fab Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial. Please note that a prior Fab Lab Orientation is required for this class. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
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28th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films. February 7 
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge 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.  
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KnitLit: A Cozy Wintertime Gathering for Knitters and Friends

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join Southeast Library and East City Bookshop for a weekly gathering of knitting, conversation, and, of course, literature. In addition to time for knitting, sharing projects, and meeting new people, each gather will feature a short audio-piece from our online collections of audiobooks. Warm up your winter nights with community and craft!

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
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Yoga

Southwest Library

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.
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Fiction Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for a discussion of George Orwell's Animal Farm.We will provide snacks and beverages. Adults and teens are welcome.
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Celebrate Women in Horror Month

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 8th annual Women in Horror Month this February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Library with a screening of "The Good Sisters". This independent film was shot in Havre de Grace, Maryland and is screened with permission from the filmmakers, Jimmyo and April Monique Burrill.