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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Movie poster of "The Theory of Everything"

Age-Friendly Film: The Theory of Everything

Tenley-Friendship Library

12 p.m.
Join us for a movie matinee. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in a tale of the love between physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.  Rated PG-13, 123 minutes, 2014

#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.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl
 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.
Cortenia Smith as Harriet Tubman

The Legacy of Harriet Tubman: A One-Woman Performance by Cortenia Smith

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month at Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library! Please join us on Wednesday, February 22, at 1 p.m.for "The Legacy of Harriet Tubman" featuring Cortenia Smith.

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.
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.  
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CAAB’s One-on-One Financial Coaching

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
During a 45-minute long session with one of Capital Area Asset Builders' Financial Coaches, we can review your personal financial situation/challenges and develop an action plan to achieve your financial wellness. The session is confidential and free. To RSVP for your personal coaching session please RSVP with our partner CAAB. Study Room 1  
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Coffee & Conversation

West End Library

2 p.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.
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 1.5 hour proctored session. Proctor: M. Rivera Location: Computer Lab - Room 311
Drawing of child with books on her head

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. 
The Iron Giant

Monthly Family Film - The Iron Giant

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 is "The Iron Giant".
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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.

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
Cover for Jedi Academy: A New Class

Graphic Novel Book Club

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us as the Graphic Novel Book Club talks about Jedi Academy: A New Class by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. We'll have a snack and do a craft related to the theme of the book after we talk about it. Talk to the librarian at the children's desk to check out a copy of the book. This program is recommended for ages 7 and up.
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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.  
S.T.I.C.S. or Sound That Inspires Conscious Souls

Poetry & Music Performance by S.T.I.C.S

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
S.T.I.C.S. or Sound That Inspires Conscious Souls will perform Weapon of Choice (W.O.C) -- their spoken word anthology. W.O.C. is a deeply immersive reflection of the influences that shape our identity narrated through soundscapes, storytelling, music and poetry. Their performance will explore their views on the rising tension around the systemic racism, police brutality and the internal struggle of identity and acceptance experienced by many people of color.
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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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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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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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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.
Black Lives Matter protest in New York City

Make Your Own Protest Signs

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Join Teen Advisory Group as they host a discussion about protest movements, such as Black Lives Matter. Create your own protest sign to decorate our Teen Space.  Refreshments will be served and community service hours given for attendance.  We will meet upstairs in teen space.

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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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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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.  
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
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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