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Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

game on

Game On!

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games.Games to Play Ticket to Ride Connect Four Clue Jenga Apple to Apples Uno Chutes and Ladders Qwirkle Hoot Owl Hoot!
jeans mended with red thread

DIY Clothing Repair Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Want to mend your old clothes, but don't know how? Bring your (clean) clothes to our workshop and learn basic patching and mending skills. Sewing machines, needles, and thread provided. Space is limited, so sign up here: bit.ly/labsclasses
GIVE youth students and tutors

GIVE: Free Tutoring Programs

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
GIVE is a completely free tutoring program for elementary school students.  Participants will be matched up with a high school tutor.  A fun way to stay ahead in school!  We meet Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm.
DC Public Library logo.

Earn Community Service Hours as a Tutor

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
GIVE is a nonprofit who can pair you with an elementary or middle school child. You will help that child with their academic work and act as a mentor to them. This is a fun way to give back to the community and earn community service hours. We meet Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the children's room.  For more information, email directors@giveyouth.org.  
Image of holiday cards

Holiday Card Crafting

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Join us from 2 - 4 p.m. for an afternoon of seasonal crafting, where we will be making holiday-themed greeting cards and gift tags. All materials will be provided, and there will be a special performance by Georgetown University a cappella group GU Harmony.  Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+.
LEGO'S

LEGO Time - Booktalk

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite book in the Children's Room from  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
The cover image for the North American version of Final Fantasy XV

Teen Space Video Gaming

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Next up in our series of Teen Space games: the newly-released Final Fantasy XV!  Come by the Teen Space on Saturday, December 10 to play Final Fantasy XV on a Playstation 4.  If you're a veteran fan of the series, please come! If you're new to the franchise - welcome!  From 2 p.m. until the library closes at 5:30 p.m. 
jason bourne

Matt Damon is back again as Jason Bourne!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
It's been 10 years since Jason Bourne walked away from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon. Hoping to draw him out of the shadows, CIA director Robert Dewey assigns hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee to find him. Lee suspects that former operative Nicky Parsons is also looking for him. As she begins tracking the duo, Bourne finds himself back in action battling a sinister network that utilizes terror and technology to maintain unchecked power.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
New Meeting Room! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
Building a circuit

FutureMakers: Electronics Essentials

Chevy Chase Library

2:30 p.m.
Use conductive materials, build a switch and light a multi­color LED in a complex electrical circuit that you design from scratch. Participants learn about the basics of electronics, and go home with a project that gets you started on the path to making things come alive. No experience needed, all supplies provided.   Ages 8-12
PS PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to:
Capital Tangueros

Library Tango Practica

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. Classes held at MLK Library the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. All levels welcome. Note: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Saturday, October 1, 2016 class will include live music and a lecture demonstration to be held in the Great Hall at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 1:30.
Chinese with Lulu and Maomao cover image

Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese-speaking families and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.  We will meet in the Children's Area.  For kids ages 5 and up.你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.
Weekly ALATeen Meeting

Weekly Alateen Meeting

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

3 p.m.
Alateen is a support program for teenagers who are affected by the drinking and related problems of a parent, family member or friend. It is not AA for teens. It is a safe place for teens to gather & share their experiences, strength and hope. This program is free and for ages 13-18. All are invited to join us. Find out more at: www.alateenmddc.com    
The LEGO Book

Saturday LEGO Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to design, create, and build structures with LEGO bricks.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Art Clip

Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

Center for Accessibility

(All day)
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2016, come and enjoy an exhibition of original artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students on display in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, December 1 - 21. For more information, call the Center for Accessibility: Voice or video 202-559-5368 Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov     
Legos, legos, all around

Lego Club

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Get brains thinking and fingers building with the Northeast Library Lego Club! We'll have challenges and free play to get the ideas flowing! For ages 5 - 12. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library. 
yoga

Shake Your Soul Yoga Workshop

Southwest Library

1:30 p.m.
Get ready to shake your body and soul! Come by the Southwest Library for a special yoga workshop with Hannah Baumgardner of WithLove DC. All levels are welcome at this free class, and no registration is required. Mats and props provided by Friends of the Southwest Library.
DC Health Link Enrollment

DC Health Link Enrollment

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 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.
Yoga

Pop-up yoga at the Library with WithLoveDC

Southeast Library

1:30 p.m.
Sundays in December, join us for Sunday Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!  
Yoga Poses Tree Graphic

Family Yoga!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the children's room for free, family yoga. In this program, you will: Stretch your body with gentle yoga movements. Move into new and familiar yoga positions. Learn about yoga and its health benefits. Relax with breathing exercises. Do yoga with Dexter!
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for children from birth to 12 years old.  
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
short story graphic

Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Facilitator: Author Ingrid Anders. At each meeting we read a celebrated short story aloud and discuss the literary devices within. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. No preparation or commitment is required. We hone our craft through examination of the masters.  Ages 18+
Book Share logo

Book Share

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Let’s talk books, the characters in them, and the writers who created them. We’ll ask lots of thinking questions that have no right answers - we want to hear what YOU have to say.  Bring your opinions! Ages 6-12. No registration required. Please call 202-727-1248 with any questions.  
How Rocket Learned to Read

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Southwest Library

2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Room to read aloud to P.A.L. (People Animals Love) dogs. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.

Knitting Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available Monday through Friday for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Job seeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
Art Clip

Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

Center for Accessibility

(All day)
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2016, come and enjoy an exhibition of original artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students on display in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, December 1 - 21. For more information, call the Center for Accessibility: Voice or video 202-559-5368 Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov     
Job Seekers

Job Seekers One-on-Ones

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Make an appointment to get one-on-one job search support from library staff! Staff are available Monday through Friday for hour long appointments where we can help you with basic activities in an online job search, including how to:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search