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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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Animation Unplugged: A MEDIA SAVVY Workshop

Petworth Library

3:30 p.m.
This course is an introduction to the basics of animation and is designed to stimulate recognition, discussion and comprehension of animated cinematic releases and video game technology. "Animation Unplugged" invites animators of all ages and artistic levels to create flip books, thaumotropes and other optical toys. Animation blends media literacy, visual arts, and technology education.  Through the creation of optical toys and flipbooks participants (unsuspectingly) incorporate:
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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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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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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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Happy Birthday to You!: A Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Do you think BIG thinks? Do you dream BIG dreams? Do you LOVE Dr. Seuss? We do too! So come join us on Wednesday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the Northeast Neighborhood Library for an afternoon of crazy crafts, silly snacks, and goofy games! We will have music, giveaways, conduct a reader’s theater and eat some birthday cake in honor of the man who loved words, rhyming, and imagination. So come on down and celebrate! We hope to see you there!
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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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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.  

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
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Wii Gaming Hour

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Show off your gaming skills! Play some Mario Kart on the Wii or show off your Apples to Apples Skills, we've got games for you!  Join us in the Southeast Library meeting room on the first Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. and go head-to-head with other players and see who comes out on top! Snacks will be provided. 
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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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Chess and Checkers Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Each and every Wednesday students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will begin at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children of all ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun. There will be prizes for children who participate. The games will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment.  Mr. Lawrence, our children's librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!  
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Karaoke Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to join us in karaoke singing. 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.

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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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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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
February 8 - April 26, 2017: Wednesdays 6-7:15 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. The class is FREE. No need to register. Questions?  Contact Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian 202-559-5368 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov  

Film: A Legacy of Mies and King

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
What do you do with a library designed in the sixties by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? This was the question Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, had to answer when she was commissioned to give Washington, D.C.’s central library a new future.
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Author Talk: Latino Americans

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join author Ray Suarez for his author talk on Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation.
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In the Smoke of the Sting

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Job Seekers

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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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.
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Financial Literacy Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

(All day)
Come learn tips and utilize resources on budgeting, managing expenses, protecting investments, estate and retirement planning. Tuesday March 2, 2017 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.  and 6:30 - 8 p.m. This program will take place in the Main Meeting Room, 2nd Floor  
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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

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at 1 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Tenley-Friendship Library.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians, Ralitza Patcheva, Vasily Popov and special guests. For more information, please contact the Tenley-Friendship Library, 202-727-1225.

Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

1 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.
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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.