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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

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. 12, 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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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.
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. 13, 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. 
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
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.

Friday, Oct. 14, 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:
Vibe Collective

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: The Vibe Collective

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
The Vibe Collective is dedicated to laying down the tight grooves and inventive improvisations that typified the Afro-Cuban music scenes of New York and San Francisco in the 1960s and beyond. The diverse group of musicians brings their backgrounds in music ranging from mambo, rumba, samba, calypso, timba, jazz and afro- beat to the works of Cal Tjader, Dave Pike, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and many more. With strong foundations in dance and dance accompaniment, the Vibe Collective aspires to move the bodies and spirits of the audience.
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Lunch at the Labs: Embroidery Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Throughout history and across cultures, embroidery has been used to embellish and add significance to clothing, accessories, and household objects. Join Labs staff to learn basic stitches and techniques for making your possessions prettier, or adding an extra special touch to a gift. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric or item to practice on.
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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.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 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.   
Teen Read Week ASL Workshop

Teen Read Week: ASL Workshop for Teens

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language!   Join us for a special introductory ASL workshop just for teens! Learn the basics in a positive and fun environment. Workshop will take place in the teen space. Questions? Contact the Center for Accessibility by email at LBPH.DCPL@dc.gov, by phone at 202-727-2142, or videophone at 202-559-5368.    
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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.  
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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. 16, 2016

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. 17, 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. 
Asian American LEAD logo

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. 18, 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.
CityCenter Farmers' Market

Library Takeout at the CityCenter Farmers Market

Library Takeout

11 a.m.
DC Public Library is taking it to the streets! Sign up for a library card, check out and return materials, find out about upcoming events, and discover everything the library has to offer each month at the FRESHFARM CityCenter Market.
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. 
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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. 
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. 19, 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.