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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

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UNCENSORED: Banned Books to Film Series

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Join us the entire month of September for a special film series in celebration of Banned Books Week! Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are commonly challenged for being inappropriate or unorthodox, and will range in ratings from PG to R.
chess pieces

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.
adult coloring pattern

Color that Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Palisades Library will host an adult coloring program on Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m..  Come color that stress away with your friends and family.  Bring your own supplies or use those provided.  We encourage you to bring appropriate music.  See you on the 29th!
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Back Cover Art by Kazu Kibuishi

UNCENSORED: Harry Potter, Profanity, and the Banned Book

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join us as Harry Potter scholars Tolonda Henderson and Kylie Madden share their unique expertise in this lecture double feature in honor of Banned Books Week!

Friday, Sept. 30, 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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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.
Book with pages shaped like a heart

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!

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

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!
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.   

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)
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. 
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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.  

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.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Teen Poster Contest Headline

Teen Poster Design Contest for Teen Read Week

Parklands-Turner Library

(All day)
Make a bold, colorful poster to help the Library promote Teen Read Week at the Parklands-Turner Library, and you could win a ($25) gift card for the Regal Cinema movie of your choice.
Board Games

Tabletop Games Meet-Up

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
Join us every Sunday from 1 - 5 p.m. for our brand new patron-led tabletop games meet-up! All ages are welcome, but most games are intended for ages 8 and up. Various tabletop games will be available for immediate play, and more games will be added with attendance! If you have questions about this exciting program, please contact Ms. Quarles at 202-698-6373.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

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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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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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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, Oct. 4, 2016

Older Adults doing yoga

October Gentle Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility. October class schedule: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
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October Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. October class schedule: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25. Questions? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov for more information or to join our email notification list.
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:
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

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. 
chess pieces

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

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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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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.
Book cover for "Super Mario : how Nintendo conquered America" by Jeff Ryan.

Teen Gaming

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Teens, you are invited to come and get your game on. Whether you like video games or board games, this is your time to make new friends, show off your gaming skills, and have fun.  
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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!
Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

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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.