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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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.
This program has temporarily moved to Chevy Chase Library from Cleveland Park Library.
Music Time

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to Chevy Chase Library from Cleveland Park Library.
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Learn about HIV/STIs

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
Service Providers from the Latin American Youth Center are partnering up with the Mt. Pleasant Library to bring you real talk about HIV and STIs. The LAYC's service providers will be on hand to talk about condoms, HIV, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), testing resources in the DC area, and answer any questions you might have.   Stop by the meeting room on the main floor. Free and confidential testing will be available. This program is for teens and adults ages 13 - 24.
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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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Homework Help

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
The Northwest One Library is inviting students into the branch for Homework Help. Staff will also show students how to use DCPL databases that are designed for homework and research assistance. Feel free to stop in on Thursday’s between 4 - 6 p.m. and receive assistance from Ms. Janelle.  
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Fab Lab Orientation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
An introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the lab.
French Story Time

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to the Chevy Chase Library from the Cleveland Park Library French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us at the Chevy Chase Library every Thursday at 4 p.m.
Juegos Jueves

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.  
Manga Madness

Manga Madness

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Join us at on the first Thursday of each month for Manga Madness. Watch the newest streaming anime from Crunchyroll and learn about a fascinating aspect of Japanese culture. Refreshments provided. Ages 11-19
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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.
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
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Tea Party in the Woods

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's cold outside and as the daylight wanes, all the animals in the woods gather for a special tea party. Joins us today as we discuss Akiko Miyakoshi's delightful book The Tea Party in the Woods. We'll read the book and then participate in a fun tea related craft. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided. 
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Capitol View Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.
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Kid's Chess Club at Chevy Chase Library

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
This program has temporarily moved to Chevy Chase Library from Cleveland Park Library. 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.
DC Health Link Enrollment

DC Health Link Enrollment

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Health Link Assisters will be on hand to answer questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and Health Plans. Enrollment sessions are available:   Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. Thursdays from 5 - 8 p.m.
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Game Night @ Deanwood

Deanwood Library

5 p.m.
It's Game Night @ Deanwood! Join us for board games, card games, and video games galore! There will be snacks and endless amounts of fun!   
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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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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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.
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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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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 6:30 - 8:00 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. Class meets at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 1801 Hamlin Street, NE
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Adult Coloring

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us monthly for these relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well. The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov
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Yoga

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for yoga at the Southwest Library - now twice every week! On Tuesday evenings, Jen DeMayo of Yoga District will lead class, and on Thursday nights, Rosemary grant will teach. The class is free and no registration is required. All levels welcome. Mats and props are provided by the Friends of the Southwest Library.
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Bonsai Hour: Author Talk

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Three Washington-based authors (Ann McClellan, Sandra Moore and Stephen Voss) will discuss their recent books about bonsai. 
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Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join a supportive circle of advanced adult writers. Writing enthusiast, Maura Policelli, facilitates this informal group.

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.
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3-D Printer Certification

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
This is the certification and training to use the 3-D Printers in the FabLab.All students must take a Fab Lab orientation (register here) before registering for this training! No exceptions. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*