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Northstar Digital Literacy

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:00 pm

Every other Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. the Anacostia Library will host Northstar Digital Literacy training and testing. Tuesday will be for practice sessions, and Thursdays will be for official testing. Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate in computer basics, Internet, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, social media, email and information literacy. 
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COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 pm

Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry.  Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. 
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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Strong Start Community Playgroup for 24-36 months

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 am

The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program Community Playgroups are monthly hour-long sessions led by early intervention professionals at locations across the city. Families will engage in family-centered, child interest-driven play and learn about early childhood development, developmental screenings and the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program referral process. Each session includes songs, stories, sensory experiences, motor activities and more geared toward the targeted age group.   This Playgroup is for children 24-36 months old.  
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Strong Start Community Playgroup for 12-24 months

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 am

The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program Community Playgroups are monthly hour-long sessions led by early intervention professionals at locations across the city. Families will engage in family-centered, child interest-driven play and learn about early childhood development, developmental screenings and the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program referral process. Each session includes songs, stories, sensory experiences, motor activities and more geared toward the targeted age group.   This Playgroup is for children 12-24 months old.  
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Gaming Zone

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 3:00 pm

If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Anacostia Neighborhood Library on Tuesday afternoons at 3 p.m. for Gaming Zone! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of fun and competitive challenges from video games, to card games, to board games! For ages 7-16.
Preschool StoryTime

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and child care centers are welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.
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Coffee and Conversation

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:00 pm

Please join us at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library for our Coffee and Conversation program, which meets every other Wednesday at 2 p.m. Topics vary, but may include current events, discussions about local issues, or casual conversations on all manner of things. Library employees will be present to facilitate the conversation, and to provide the refreshments that are available to all participants. No need to RSVP, just come on in and get to know your local library staff and library customers! This program is free and open to anyone who is interested.
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Anacostia Library Homework Zone

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 3:30 pm

Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Anacostia Library staff cares about the education and well being of the youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Anacostia Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's area. 
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Crafternoon

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 4:00 pm

Come and try your hand at making something. Join us every Thursday for Crafternoon, a fun and simple drop in craft! Parents/Caregivers can make something too! Each week will feature a different activity. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  Supplies are limited, first 15 children will be able to attend. If you have a group with more than eight children, please call ahead at 202-715-7707.  

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