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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Palisades Library

11:30 a.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.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

12 p.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, registration is required for this program.
Washington Improv Theatre

Improv Workshop

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory "Improv For All" workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.
Tenley-Frienship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Join us for rousing discussions on a variety of titles that cover all genres of fiction. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month January through October, and then the first Wednesday of December.  
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment Certificate

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:45 p.m.
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate   The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to logon and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 2 hour proctored session. Proctor: D. P. Grogan Location: Computer Lab - Room 311
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Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit or call to sign up.
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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. 
Story of Ruby Bridges

Monthly Movie for Children and Families

West End Library

3:30 p.m.
Our monthly film is happening again for children and families!   We'll be hosting a great movie for ages 4 and older. This month's film (for Martin Luther King Jr. week) is "The Story of Ruby Bridges". Please join us!
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone  in the children's room. 
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My School DC Application Clinic

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

3:30 p.m.
Parents and caregivers, join representatives from My School DC at the Bellevue Library on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 to receive assistance in filling your common lottery application for the 2017-18 school year. If you have a child entering grades PK3-12, My School DC can give you all the information you need to help you make the best school choice for your family.
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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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Graphic Novel Book Club

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us as the Graphic Novel Book Club talks about Science Comics: Coral Reefs by Maris Wicks. We'll do a snack and craft related to the theme of the book after we talk about it. Ask the librarian at the children's desk to check out a copy of the book. This program is recommended for ages 7 and up. 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
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The Words Beats & Life Academy

Woodridge Library

4 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.  
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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.
The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz

Kids' Book Club

Southeast Library

4:15 p.m.
This month, we're reading The Inquisitor's Tale, or, The Three Magical Children and their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz. At our meeting, we'll discuss the book, do a fun activity, and enjoy snacks.
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Wii Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games.   Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Teen Advisory Group

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Need community service hours? Consider joining Teen Advisory Group.  We are responsible youth ages 14-18 who help with service projects and plan teen events at the library.  We meet in Teen Space every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Snack is provided and no prior signup is necessary.
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The Words Beats & Life Academy

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 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.  
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Maker!

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology.  Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the children's space.  Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
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Reader's Theater

Northeast Library

5 p.m.
Calling all readers! Have you ever thought about braving the stage? Reader's Theater is the perfect first step, a way to practice your skills at an actor's most important job: reading, memorizing, and delivering lines. In Reader's Theater, you can bring favorite stories, fables, and fairy tales to life by reading aloud and acting out scenes using scripts adapted from children's books!  Come join in the fun and frenzy and help us make stories leap off the page! This program is open to children ages 6 to 12.
Makes Me Wanna Holler

Father & Son Book Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library's Father & Son Book Club presents Makes Me Wanna Holler For Ages 13 & Up

Studio Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. 
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Writer's Workshop

Capitol View Library

6 p.m.
Calling all Writers!  Novelists,  poets, bloggers, historians... ALL WRITERS!  You are invited to Capitol View to share your writing, explore your process and collaborate with other writers. Whether you have been writing for a long time or are just beginning, we’d love to have you.  
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Laser Cutting Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter! This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures, and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended. 
MS Word 2013

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing 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 and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
The poster for the film Selma, which also functions as a link to the catalog page for the film.

Movie Night at West End: Selma

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
West End Library presents "Selma", a 2015 film by Ava DuVernay, as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.