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Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant 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. 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.

Tax Assistance

Southwest Library

2:30 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.

Tech Monday: PC Basics

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library Mondays from 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer, use the internet, and more. No sign-up necessary. 
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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. 
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.

Mardi Gras Crafternoon

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday." We'll make festive masks, crowns and have a surprise treat.   All ages. 3:30 p.m. in Teen Space and the Children's Reading Room.
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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. 
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.

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.
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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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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Mt. Pleasant 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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Reader's Theatre Presents 'Snow is My Favorite and My Best'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, February 27 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Snow is My Favorite and My Best by Lauren Child is the featured piece.
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Mt. Pleasant 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.
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S.T.E.A.M. Team

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. Team!  Every month we’ll do a different hands-on activity exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Monthly activities include science experiments, tech demonstrations, graphic design, mathematical games and more. All supplies included - just bring yourself. Ages 6 & Up in the Southeast Library meeting room. Children under 9 years old must have a parent with them on library premises.  Hand-on activities may require caretaker help and supervision.   
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Black History Month craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
February is Black History Month! To celebrate, every Monday at 4:30 p.m., we'll do an after school craft celebrating different heroes. We'll also make a special button each time - see if you can collect them all! For ages six or above. All supplies will be provided. 
Game Night

T(w)een Gaming Night

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Join us every Monday for game time! We have Wii games like Just Dance and Super Mario Kart as well as board games like Clue, Sushi Go!, and Zombie Dice. For ages 9 - 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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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.  
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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.

Memory Lab Drop-In Tours

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
The Memory Lab is our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms. Want to learn more about the Memory Lab? Come to the Digital Commons to get a tour of the lab and ask questions about your personal archiving project. 
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PowerPoint II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge 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 PowerPoint Basics You will learn to: Create photo albums
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Marvelous Movie Monday film showing: "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing: "Florence Foster Jenkins". Meryl Streep plays a woman who yearns to be an opera singer in spite of her horrible singing voice. Hugh Grant plays her husband. Based on a true story.   US, 2016, rated PG-13, 110 minutes. Showing at 2:00 and at 6:30pm. Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Small Business

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration
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The Revolution Will Be Televised: Freedom Riders

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
"Freedom Riders" tells the story of the summer of 1961 when more than 400 Black and White Americans risked their lives traveling together in the segregated South to protest segregation.
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Color Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for Color Club. We'll have special coloring sheets and supplies available. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Lost Kingdoms & Ancient Mysteries of Africa."

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
Join 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.  This presentation will begin at 7 p.m.    
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. 
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. Mondays from 7 - 8:30 p.m, February 27 - April 24, 2017  (No class will be held on April 17 in recognition of Emancipation Day) The class is FREE. No need to register.
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Yoga

Takoma Park Library

7:30 p.m.
De-stress 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, if you have one. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a no-cost class for everyone!
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Zumba

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout -- all fitness levels welcome. The class is free and no registration is required. Dance your way to fitness!