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Global Kids

Friday, December 9, 2016, 4:00 pm

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.
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NaNoWriMo - Come Write In!

November means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! The goal of NaNoWriMo is to forget editing and overthinking and just write, write, write 50,000 words in 30 days. You can do it! And we're here to help. Need a quite space to get those words flowing? Every Sunday in November we will have a conference room reserved especially for you NaNoWriMoers. Bring your pen and paper or your laptop (plugs are available for charging), coffee if needed, and be ready to write your novel.
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Color that Stress Away!

Are you looking for a way to relax?  Have you wondered about the hot trend of adult coloring?  Are you looking for something to do with your teens?  Palisades Library will be having an adult/teen coloring program on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m.  Use our supplies or bring your own. If you have suitable relaxing music, please bring it.  Come join us!

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:00 pm

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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Halloween Party

Before heading out to trick-or-treat, celebrate Halloween at the Shepherd Park Library! Join us for games like gourd racing and musical chairs. We will be playing the movie Hocus Pocus and there will be candy and refreshments. This party was planned with the help of the Shepherd Park Teen Advisory Board. For kids of all ages. Costumes are encouraged!
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Raging Readers Book Club

Come join us for our first Raging Readers Book Club Meeting!   Books and snacks will be provided! 
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Literary Makeover

Come judge some books by their covers - then give them a makeover!  Join us in Teen Space as we update some literary looks. Create your own art - by hand or on the computer - or critique ours.  All you need to participate is an opinion.  
International Games Day

International Games Day at Shaw Library!

International Games Day is a chance to celebrate games and libraries! Open play will take place from 2 - 5 p.m. and will feature: Pandemic: fight global plagues and save humanity! Forbidden Island: find the treasure and escape the island! Quirkle: match tiles and win points! For fans of Scrabble. Dixit: Every picture tells a story, what will your picture tell? The Resistance: Secret identities! Deduction! Deception! Sushi Go Party: Create the best sushi menu and win the most desserts! AND MANY MORE!
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Film Screening: Food Chains

Join local organization DC Fair Food at a screening of the award winning documentary film, Food Chains
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Learn about HIV/STIs

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 pm

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.