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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

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
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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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Tween Scene

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
At Tween Scene, tweens will socialize, learn, and have fun through activities.  
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In the Zone: Blow Paint Monsters

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Come and get those creative juices flowing with a blow paint monster! In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun. Ages 5-12
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Teen Book Club: Parable of the Sower

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Come hang out and eat snacks at our monthly Teen Book Club! For the February book club selection, we will read Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. We will meet in the Teen Space at 4:30 p.m. 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

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination in the Workplace

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Do you know the legal protections against discrimination you have as an employee in DC? At this workshop, Teresa Rainey from the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) will discuss DC’s progressive Human Rights Act, which protects DC workers against discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, and other protected traits. The workshop will also include information on how to file complaints with OHR if the Human Rights Act is violated. For more information, please contact Ashlee Johnson at (202) 849-8285. 
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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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NorthStar Proctoring Session

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Assesment (NDLA) Certificate during scheduled proctored sessions.   Take the various digital literacy assessments at your own pace on the NorthStar homepage.   Assessments are available in the follow basic digital literacy skills: Computer Basics Internet Windows Mac OS X E-mail MS Word Social Media MS Excel

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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KnitLit: A Cozy Wintertime Gathering for Knitters and Friends

Southeast Library

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!
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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.
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Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Gopinathan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

ESL English Conversation Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  
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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.*
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Gentle Yoga for Adults

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Starting Tuesday, January 10 and occurring weekly, there will be at 7 p.m. Gentle Yoga with practitioner Elizabeth Tseng. Please bring your own water, beach towel or mat. Ms.Tseng requests that the practice be done barefoot. You will need to sign a waiver in order to participate in the class.   This is a wonderful way to start the New Year by working out for strength, flexibility, and serenity. 
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

Francis A. Gregory 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.  Checkout the DC Public Library website for information on other presentations being given this month.  
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Zumba for Teen & Adults

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

7 p.m.
ZUMBA is "FUN AND EASY TO DO."   The routines are aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
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Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Palisades Book Club.  We will be meeting at Palisades Library to discuss King Peggy, by Peggielene Bartels, on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us!

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

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Scavenger Hunt!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Join us in a children’s scavenger hunt!  Follow the clues and make discoveries along the way, saying goodbye to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and hello to the new library to come.
Yellah Girl by Francine Haskins

Black Art by Black Artists

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
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Job Seekers One-on-Ones

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Make an appointment to get one-on-one job search support from library staff! Staff are available Monday through Friday for hour long appointments where we can help you with basic activities in an online job search, including how to:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search
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One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available Monday through Friday for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Job seeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  Space is limited and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 9:30AM and story time starts at 9:45AM. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a special visit. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Petworth Library

10 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. 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. Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for preschool, school, or day care groups.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This 20-30 minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.  Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Baby/Toddler Story Time

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for children birth to two years old.  Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.  With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Music and Movement Storytime

Music and Movement

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This 20-30 minute story time is full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages two to five years old. Children should be able to follow one and two step directions in order to fully participate in this story time.