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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

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Friday Lunch and Learn

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:15 p.m.
A challenged book - subject matter or content is viewed unacceptable by a person or group of people attempting to get a book removed from a library or school . Banning is an attempt to remove or restrict access to materials. Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height (Benning Neighborhood) Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. For ages 9-12
Goosebumps movie

UNCENSORED: Goosebumps Movie

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to watch "Goosebumps", a movie about a boy who moves to a new town and discovers his new neighbor, Mr. Shivers, has some dangerous secrets. The movie is based on the popular spooky series by R.L. Stine and is being shown in honor of Banned Books Week
Matilda

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
In observance of Banned Book Week, we will be showing a special presentation of Matilda at 3:30 p.m. This movie is based on the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl. This program is for all ages, but this movie is rated PG.
Friday Films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.
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Global Kids Community Service Hours

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Global Kids is a non-profit educational organization that inspires youth to achieve academic excellence and empowers them to take action on critical issues facing their communities and the world.
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Blind Date with a Book 2.0 : Date Night

West End Library

4 p.m.
Maybe you helped decorate the cover for a book that you hope someone will choose to "date" or maybe you are just looking to select your own perfect reading material. Visit the library for some mingling and conversation and hopefully leave with a book you'll enjoy reading!
Kids' Big Book of Games

Game Club

Southwest Library

4 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play board games.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Please join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for our annual Banned Books Week fundraiser celebrating the freedom to read, create and express. The DC Public Library Foundation and Event Chairs Jennifer Barger, Holly Bass, DC Brau, Derek Brown, Anna Fuhrman, Mess Hall DC, Svetlana Legetic and Morgan H. West invite you to UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 Provocative Art /// Live Music /// Exclusive Cocktails

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Spooky Owl

Creative Halloween Contest

Southeast Library

(All day)
Southeast Library is holding its second annual Halloween contest! We want you to enter your best Halloween drawing, painting, or short story (under 500 words). Entries must be turned to by October 26 at the Information Desk with your name and contact information. Entries will be judged by the public from October 27 - 31. Winners will be contacted after voting to award prizes. This contest is for ages 5 to 19. Only one entry per person will be accepted (either one drawing or one short story). Call us or visit the Information Desk for more details.   
Books to Movie Images

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library regularly displays an assortment of amazing books that have been adapted into incredible blockbuster movies. Every month, library staff will select a book that has been adapted into a film and display it all month long for your reading pleasure. Read and enjoy the featured book of the month. At the end of each month, library staff will present the film adaptation on the big screen TV in the Children's room for your further enjoyment.  
Comic Books

Parklands-Turner Comic Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Children and teens are encouraged  to come in and enjoy one of the comics on display, or select an item from the catalog from any library in the city and have it delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you! Each month, the library staff will select and recommend a graphic novel or comic series for you to enjoy.  Come in and enjoy!
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

9:30 a.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 9:30 - 10:55 a.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 in the Center for Accessibility, Room 215.
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ESL Conversation Circle

Tenley-Friendship Library

Practice your conversational English skills with trained volunteers from the Washington English Center. We ask that participants have some language skills -- it is not a formal class. 
Billy Goats Gruff

Three Billy Goats Gruff/Los Tres Chivitos Gruff

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a special bilingual presentation of the Three Billy Goats Gruff/Los Tres Chivitos Gruff in English and Spanish in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Don’t miss this new spin on an old classic. Participants will enjoy seeing this story come to life as librarians act out the roles of the goats, the troll and the narrator. You don’t need to speak Spanish to enjoy this truly fun event for families.
Meditation Yoga

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.

Grand Opening Celebration

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate the opening of the new Woodridge Library. Special performances and fun activities for all ages.    10 a.m. -- Special Bilingual "Three Billy Goats Gruff" performed by our amazing librarians (for ages 3-8) 10:30 a.m. – Senior Stretch with Golden Olympian Sue Barnes (adults) 11:15 a.m. -- Storyteller Arianna Ross (for ages 4+) 12 p.m. -- Building Tour 12 p.m. -- God’s Miracles (Rhythm & Blues) 1 p.m. -- DC Retro Jumpers Double Dutch Team (all ages)
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Crafty Bastards

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
The Library will have a booth at this year's Crafty Bastards, located at Union Market! Join us as we make buttons and awesome things on our 3D printer! Sign up for a library cards and learn about free maker programs at the library.
LEGO

LEGO Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
Maru Montero dancers

Maru Montero Mexican Folk Dance Performance for Kids

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special performance by DC's premier Latin dance company. With roots in traditional Mexican folk dance, Maru Montero is dedicated to promoting the joy and beauty of Latin culture in the United States. For kids of all ages and their caregivers. This performance will take place in the lower level meeting room.
Books!

Friends of the Northeast Library Used Book Sale

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Come one, come all, to the Friends of the Northeast Library Used Book Sale!  There will be tons of selections for all ages.  The sale will be held on the Lower Level, and proceeds will support library programs. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child's lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.  All programs are free and open to the public.
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Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme! This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5. Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program.