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Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

Winter Party

Holiday Short Films

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Enjoy three short children’s films about Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa!  The films run approximately one hour and are rated PG. 

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:

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Winter Wellness: T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand! As part of the Georgetown Library's Winter Wellness workshop series, certified instructor Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead a three-part introductory series of classes in the art & practice of t'ai chi. 

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 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:
winter

Winter Story Time

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate the winter solstice with a winter-themed story time and craft!  For children one to five years old. 

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us in constructing and decorating gingerbread houses in celebration of the holiday season. All the tasty treats you need will be provided, along with some basic hints on how to make something sturdy and beautiful. RSVP to Faith at faith.kelley@dc.gov if you plan on coming.
Snowflake

Welcome Winter Party!

Parklands-Turner Library

7 p.m.
Winter is the time for snow, snowflakes, and snowmen! Come to the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 7 - 8 p.m., when children ages 6 to 8 will make snowflakes out of popsicle sticks, and children ages 9 to 12 will make 3-D snowmen out of card-craft board. The snowflakes and snowmen make great holiday gifts for family and friends! See you there!  

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

snow globe image

Snow Globes & Stories

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Kids ages 6 & up: Celebrate winter at the library with snowy stories & activities, and the chance to make your very own snow globe to take home with you. Snow globe supplies provided, but limited -- first come, first served.   
Book club

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.

Friday, Dec. 16, 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:

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Winter Party

It's a Winter Wonderland

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Winter is almost upon us. Come visit the Dorothy I. Height  Neighborhood Library and discover winter magic through fun activities including story time, movies, edible crafts and a winter wonderland village. For all ages. The Winter Village Display begins December 2, 2016. All programs are free and open to the public.  

Winter Wellness: T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand! As part of the Georgetown Library's Winter Wellness workshop series, certified instructor Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead a three-part introductory series of classes in the art & practice of t'ai chi. 

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 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:
A snowflake to read by.

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children can enjoy a winter scavenger hunt inside the library, searching for books that have a snowflake on their cover or a book about a holiday in December. For all ages! 

Friday, Dec. 23, 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:

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 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:
cluedetective

Get A Clue - A Winter Scavenger Hunt!

Petworth Library

2:30 p.m.
Calling all super sleuths ages 8 to 12: On Tuesday, December 27 at 2:30 p.m., we are hosting a winter scavenger hunt! Your mission is to complete several physical challenges and solve our series of clues to win the final prize. You and your friends have 70 minutes to finish! This program information will self-destruct in 5 . . .4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . .

New Year’s Craft Afternoon

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children can get ready for the new year by creating noise makers to take home and celebrate with! For all ages.

Friday, Dec. 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:

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

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:

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

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:

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Come and share Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream.    This craft and reading program is designed to promote principles that are timeless and universal:  Have courage, Love your enemies, and Fight the problem, not the person who caused it, Resist violence of any kind, when innocent people are hurt, others are inspired to help and the Universe honors love.
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:

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

Young Martin Luther King Jr.

Poetry Slam and Open Mic

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
In honor of Dr. King's talent for oration and moving people with spoken word, we invite youth ages 12-18 to read a poem, sing a song, or just speak their mind.  Refreshments will be served and community service hours will be given.  Hosted by Teen Advisory Group. 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room.  
C.R Gibbs

"Journey To Justice: The Continuing Quest for Equality & Freedom."

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Please join us for a presentation in the 2017 C.R. Gibbs on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.The presentation will be led by noted author and historian C.R. Gibbs.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

Dream Journals

I Have a Dream Journals

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate King Week with us and make your own "I Have a Dream Journals". Using art supplies, children will create their own square, accordion books with words and art inspired by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will have all the supplies you need to make your book special and decorative. We look forward to seeing you there!
MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Come and share Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream.  This craft and reading program is designed to promote principles that are timeless and universal:  Have courage, Love your enemies, and Fight the problem, not the person who caused it, Resist violence of any kind, when innocent people are hurt, others are inspired to help and the Universe honors love.
Images from When We Fight We Win!

When We Fight We Win!: Author Talk, Performance & Community Discussion

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
When We Fight We Win! Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World: Author Talk, Performance & Community Discussion with Deymirie Hernandez, Jorge Diaz Ortiz, Greg Jobin-Leeds and Local Activists and Artists. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

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:

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

mlk family event

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration for Children & Families

Woodridge Library

12:30 p.m.
Join us for a puppet show about the importance of MLK Jr.