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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Rush Hour Reads logo.

Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 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. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 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. 
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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.  
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute 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.
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Twitter Reference Desk: #AskAwayDC

Read Feed

2 p.m.
If you find yourself stumped on finding an answer, or need a quick book recommendation mid-day, find us on Twitter every Thursday and #askawaydc!  
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Kids Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. for Kids Club. An hour of fun activities for children ages 6-12. Call for more information. 202-727-1248.

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute 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.
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Retro Jumpers: Double Dutch Team

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles, and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Come learn how to Double Dutch jump and get your exercise done for the day in a fun way. Ages 6 and up. Participants will have to sign a waiver to participate.
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End of Summer Reading Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate summer reading accomplishments with activities and action games! Event will take place in the Children's Room.  Ages 0-12   
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LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
French Music Time

French Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Music Time Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular and traditional French songs, dance to their favorite music, learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy the music, memorize songs, practice their French and maybe become little musicians in the process. During the month of August, French Music Time will replace French Story Time Thursdays at 4 p.m.
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Family Retro Game Afternoon

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Come one, come all - it's a retro themed day in the children's room. Join us for a relaxing afternoon as we enjoy a variety of board and card games. Who needs video games when we can enjoy each other's company and participate in some fun? For children ages 6 and up. 
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
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Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
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Story Time with Real Dogs

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us at the library and read to real dogs! Our story time will begin by reading a story and singing songs together. Then, children will tell their own story or read to a dog. The dogs are from P.A.L., People Animals Love. They would love to meet you! 
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Teen Game Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space for Bananagrams, Uno, Jenga, and more! Ages 13-19.
Olyox the poodle

Doggie Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Join dogs from People Animals Love for a special story time featuring a dog story read aloud and time to meet and read with dogs. A great opportunity for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience.  For children ages 4 and up. For the safety of the children and the dogs, children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 
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Maker's Social Club: Superhero Day!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Fab Lab for a new edition of Maker's Social Club. This month, the Maker's Social Club will be celebrating Heroes Day!   Bring out your inner superhero and create a piece using the design software Tinkercad and our 3-D printers. 
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.
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Pajama Story Time

Southwest 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. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Self Defense

Self Defense

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:30 p.m.
D'Angelo Kinard will teach basic self-defense techniques to use in various situations.  Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss July's book club selection, Hold Still by Lynn Steger Strong on Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. Motamarry Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:
Book to film club

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided.

Pajama Story Time

Deanwood 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.
microphone

Audio Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this class, students will learn the basics of the equipment we have in the Digital Production Suite and different ways to record audio in the Studio Lab. Register on the Studio Lab page.  
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome.