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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tax Assistance

Georgetown 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.

Tax Assistance

Southwest Library

1:30 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.
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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 in December.  
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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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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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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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Teen Gaming

Petworth Library

3:30 p.m.
Teens, you are invited to come and get your game on. Whether you like video games or board games, this is your time to make new friends, show off your gaming skills, and have fun.  
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.
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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. We’ll be meeting after school every week on:

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
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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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The Pillowcase Project

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us to learn about being safe during emergencies, and design your own pillowcase to hold emergency supplies. For children ages 8-11 years old. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Co-hosted by the American Red Cross and the SW Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Task Force. 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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#RESIDENT ARTifact

Petworth Library

6 p.m.
Join us for the RESIDENT ARTifact Finale with DC Artspace & Aras Dance March 29, 2017 6 - 8 p.m., Petworth Library Meeting RoomClick here to RSVP. #RESIDENT ARTifact is a community art project and campaign inviting Petworth residents to explore and share the story of their things.
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Resume Writing Workshop

Northeast Library

6 p.m.
Get tips from a Career Development Facilitator for the best formatting, wording, and layout to make your resume stand out and look professional.  Workshop space is limited to 10 participants.  Call or stop by the reference desk to sign up at 202-698-1363. 
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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  
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Take Control of Your Money

Lamond-Riggs Library

6:30 p.m.
One out of every three Americans has no emergency savings, and about 40% of us spend more than we make. How can we get out of the hole? It all starts with financial education. In this two-part class, we’ll discuss the basic concepts that drive any financial vehicle, enabling you to better understand how money works, make informed decisions about your future, and begin planning your financial independence. We’ll cover simple — but critically important — ideas like compounding interest, the impact of losses and taxes, and the time value of money.
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DiCcion Queer: Bilingual Writing Group for LGBTQ Latin@s

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you write poetry, cuentos, plays or creative essays? Join other Latin@ LGBTQ emerging writers to share, read and comment on each other's work. Bring your own writings or stop by to learn about books written by Latin@ Queer Writers. The workshop is free and open to writers of all genres and levels of experience who write in Spanish, Portuguese or English. No prior writing experience is necessary. 
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The World of Ice and Fire

Petworth Library

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.

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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Women's History Month with Author Marione Ingram

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Commemorate Women's History Month with the story of a remarkable woman. Holocaust survivor and civil rights activist Marione Ingram will talk about her life as well as her written work. This event is free & open to the public. Held in cooperation with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.
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African American Genealogy Research Workshop

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
The African American Genealogy Research Workshop teaches research strategies and techniques to knock down those ‘brick walls’ encountered when conducting African American Genealogy Research. The major goal of the workshop is to equip attendees with the strategies helpful to evaluate and analyze the tremendous amount of online genealogical info. Emphasis is placed upon the use of online databases, especially Heritage Quest and ProQuest, provided by the D.C. Public Library.
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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 30, 2017

Census

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.