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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

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Super Bros. Smash Showdown for Teens

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Play Super Smash Brothers a lot? Better than all your friends? Test your skills at the Teen Super Smash Brothers tournament!  Join us in the Southeast Library meeting room on December 7 at 4 p.m. and go head-to-head with other players and see who comes out on top!   
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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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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.
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Teen Advisory Board

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Come hang out at the library every first and third Wednesday afternoon at our biweekly Teen Advisory Board.What is TAB? Teen Advisory Board (TAB) are youth that plan creative library programs and make a difference in the communityWhy should I join? Improve your library | Learn cool things | Make friends | Gain skills to enhance your resume or college applications | Earn community service hours | Have fun | Snacks!

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

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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.
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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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.
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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!   
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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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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.*

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

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:
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Lunch at the Labs: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
'Tis the season to get ugly. Bring your own sweater to decorate in the most festively hideous way possible.  Materials provided.  Children younger than 6 are prohibited from the Fab Lab. Children ages 6 to 13 need to have a guardian with them during the entire program. Spaces are limited, so registration is required: Register online at bit.ly/labsclasses.
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Global Kids

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.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Stack of Books

Holiday Book Sale

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
The Friends of the Southwest Library will be holding a Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All proceeds go to equipment and programming needs for the Southwest Library. Most books are $1 or less. Shop for fun and inexpensive stocking stuffers (e.g. $.25 pocket paperbacks) and help the Southwest neighborhood too!
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
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Join the DC Public Library at EdFEST 2016

Library Takeout

11 a.m.
Save the date and join the DC Public Library at EdFEST next Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11am – 3pm at the DC Armory (2001 East Capitol St. SE). We hope to see you Dec. 10 at EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair. Come and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from more than 200 DCPS and DC public charter schools will showcase their programs.
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Teen Braille Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Attention teen braille readers! This fun club will give readers a chance to read and discuss short stories. Event will be held in room 215 in the braille corner. For more information or to request an accommodation, email kerry.donovan@dc.gov or call 202-727-2142. For ages 13-19.
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Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
New Meeting Space! Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering? Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet from 12 noon until 5 p.m. in the 2nd Floor East Lobby, adjacent to Room 220. Video and card players are welcome. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held once a year.  So, come one, come all; just come ready.  

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card.
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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!

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.
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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.  
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    

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

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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.
Game Night

T(w)een Gaming Night

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us every Monday for game time! We have Wii games like Just Dance and Super Mario Kart as well as board games like Clue, Sushi Go!, and Zombie Dice. For ages 9 - 19.
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Mandala Mondays

Northeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Teens, bring out your true colors on Mandala Mondays. Mandalas are colorful religious and spiritual designs representing the universe. Tibetan Buddhist monks would painstakingly create beautifully intricate mandalas using sand and paint.  We will provide the designs, colored pencils and fine-tipped markers so you can make your own work of art. Relax and refresh in the Teen space on the 2nd floor every other Monday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning October 3.   Best for ages 13-19.  

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Yoga

November/December Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. Interested in more events like this? Check out the rest of our Winter Wellness Workshop Series! November class schedule: 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 **No class on Tuesday, 11/1 or 11/8**
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:
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I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
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Short Story Workshops with Writopia

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Attention young writers! Express yourself and have fun after school this autumn. The Writopia Lab will lead four Short Story Writing Workshops for teens ages 13 & up. Space is limited so please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov to register.