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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Book Hill Talks - How the Gloves Came off with Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
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.
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The World of Ice and Fire

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
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.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Southeast Library

7:15 p.m.
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 lbph.dcpl@dc.gov  
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Yoga for All

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7:30 p.m.
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!    
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
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. 
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Dancing Mindfulness

Southwest Library

Dancing Mindfulness uses meditation, movement and music to bring individuals into a space of self awareness.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Fun with Family History - Genealogy and Personal Archiving Clinic

Southeast Library

(All day)
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.
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
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.  

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Georgetown Library

2 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 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.
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
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. 
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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:
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LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 4-12.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

4 p.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. 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.  
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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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April Film Series: Birds Month

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for our Bird themed film series for April. This week's film is "The Storks". This program is recommended for ages 4-12. 
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Kids' Crafternoon

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 6-12 are invited to make unique creations inspired by great books -- we provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
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.
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A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
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.
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Monthly Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets

Francis A. Gregory Library

5 p.m.
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.  
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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Kid's Chess Club

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
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.
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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.  
Teen Poetry Open Mic

Louder Than A Library: Teen Poetry Events

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
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  
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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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Neuroscience Discussions

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Learn about the neuroscience of trauma and matter with retired Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Bill Marks, Ph.D. and attorney Jeanine Hull. Free & open to the public.
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Family Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
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.   
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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.
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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.

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.