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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

BARS

BARS

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. For teens, ages 13-19.
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Financial Aid and Pizza! Workshop with NextGenVest

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Teens: Are You Prepared for Financial Aid Applications?NextGenVest Money Mentors are hosting free "Financial Aid + Pizza" Workshops (with pizza!) for parents and students across the country throughout the summer and into the fall, to help get prepared for the new changes to the financial aid application process for colleges this fall. These workshops cover: How to fill out the new 2016-2017 FAFSA Key Financial Aid Paperwork and Tax Forms

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mega Maker

Parklands-Turner Library

1:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

Mega Maker

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  
Ready, Set, GoBots

Ready, Set, GoBots

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Build an amazing motorized machine that wiggles, spins and moves! All projects go home.  For teens, ages 13-19.

Mega Maker

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

Mega Maker

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.  

Mega Maker

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.

Mega Maker

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Ages 8-19 are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.   For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.
BARS

BARS

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. For teens, ages 13-19.
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.
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Teen Game Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space for Bananagrams, Uno, Jenga, and more! Ages 13-19.
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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.
Self Defense

Self Defense

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
D'Angelo Kinard will teach basic self-defense techniques to use in various situations.  Waiver required. Please see a library staff member for more information.
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3-D Printer Certification Class

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 FabLab orientation before registering for the training! No exceptions. Click on the link at right for the 3-D Printing Certification Training Registration Form.

Friday, July 29, 2016

surprise

Fun Friday

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Every Friday during the summer is a surprise at Rosedale! Come and find out what's in store, including board games with prizes and other fun events! 
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:
Writopia Logo

Writopia Reading

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 p.m.
Express yourself! Young writers from Writopia Lab DC will share their work.
Minecraft in Motion

Minecraft in Motion

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Explore Minecraft in a totally new way! Use tablets and microcontrollers to design and test custom inputs! Play Minecraft PE on your feet, and get your body moving! For experienced and novice players. For teens, ages 13-19.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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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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Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
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 until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.

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.
Board Game Design

Board Game Design

West End Library

2 p.m.
Learn how to design and test your very own board game! Write a rule book, test and revise your game, and learn how to further develop and market your own games. For teens, ages 13-19.

Monday, Aug. 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!
Ready, Set, GoBots

Ready, Set, GoBots

Northwest One Library

3:30 p.m.
Build an amazing motorized machine that wiggles, spins and moves! All projects go home.  For teens, ages 13-19.
BARS

BARS

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth who enjoy rapping, spoken word and beats. Teens will study songs by artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill, discuss writings by Tupac Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal (among others) and record posse cuts and individual songs that correspond with what they have read. This program is free and open to the public. For teens, ages 13-19.
Job Seekers 2016:  Employment Success

Job Seekers 2016: Employment Success

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
Please join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we give job seeking support, and help seekers locate JOBS via online searches.   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. from March– September in the Main Meeting Room on the lower level.   Job seeking assistance is available for Spanish and Amharic speakers. 

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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: