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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault, Director of Teaching, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University, will be on hand to discuss her book, How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers and Norms in the Debate on Torture. Questions will follow.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing The World of Ice and Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Discussion questions can be found here.
February 8 - April 26, 2017: Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 p.m. 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 Questions? Contact Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian 202-559-5368 or email email@example.com
Destress and come back to your natural state of balance with this restorative yoga practice led by Tara Bishop, Chopra Center Yoga Certified Teacher. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, or a few mats will be available for use. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a no-cost class for everyone!
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. This memoir by neurosurgeon Kalanithi, diagnosed with terminal lung cancer at age 36, chronicles his experience processing his impending death and, in doing so, considering what makes life meaningful.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology. Library staff are available to help with: Genealogy and family history research. House history research. Photo scanning. Online and social media sharing.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further! Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians. Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.
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 from 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.
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.
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. 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.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.This program is Free and open to the public.
Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. This film is rated PG and is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. This event will take place in the storytime room in the children's room. For more information, please call the children's room at 202-698-3873.
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.
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 Chevy Chase Library. All Ages.
Louder Than A Library is a poetry partnership with Split This Rock. Events will include Teen Poetry Workshops and a Teen Poetry Open Mic. Teens will learn techniques on how to enhance their creative writing and then get an opportunity to recite their own work at an Open Mic. All events are free and refreshments will be provided for teens who attend events. Event dates: Teen Poetry Workshop Thursday, April 20, 5-7 p.m. Bellevue Library main meeting room Teen-only event
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.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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.
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.