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Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Holiday cards make a wish

Special Holiday Crafternoon for Kids and Teens | December 18

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
On Monday, Dec. 18, at 3:30 p.m., Northeast Library's Crafternoon will be a Special Holiday Cardmaking Extravaganza! We'll have ribbons, cutouts, stamps, paints and more—everything you'll need to create perfect cards and gift tags for upcoming holiday celebrations. Book giveaways and snacks also included.
Raisin in the sun

Teen Drama Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Express yourself...scream, cry and rant. It’s all pretend, but it can be serious. It’s drama. Come check it out.
'I'll Be Home for Christmas' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, December 18 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Hollie Hobbie is the featured piece.
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Young Builders Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Young builders are invited to explore their creativity through imaginative play. Including Legos, puzzles, or other STEM related activities, all are welcome. For children aged 5 or up and their parents/caregivers. 
The Lego Book

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
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Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Every Monday at 4 p.m., come to Parklands-Turner for a family story time! Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by children of any age and their accompanying adults.   These story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning by promoting your child's language and literacy skills. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively participate in the stories and activities during the program.   
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. 

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
Art Lab for Kids

Arty Afternoons

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts. For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
PS PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint I Basics

Computer Classes

4:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive a half-hour early to sign-in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. RiveraLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102

D.C. Volunteer Snow Team

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
Mayor Bowser and Serve DC need your help clearing sidewalks and front walkways for our seniors and those with access and functional needs during winter weather. Come learn how you can join our D.C. Volunteer Snow Team and help your neighbors. This event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can register for the Snow Team at snowteam.dc.gov or call 202-727-7925.

D.C. Volunteer Snow Team

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Mayor Bowser and Serve DC need your help clearing sidewalks and front walkways for our seniors and those with access and functional needs during winter weather. Come learn how you can join our D.C. Volunteer Snow Team and help your neighbors. This event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can register for the Snow Team at snowteam.dc.gov or call 202-727-7925.
Wii controllers

Wii Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  
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ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.  
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Holiday Movie Special

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
Join us for a movie night, holiday edition on Dec. 18 starting at 6 p.m. We'll be watching holiday-themed films in the Children's Program Room on the second floor.  
sense

Marvelous Movie Monday: "The Sense of an Ending" (6:30 p.m. film showing)

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing: The Sense of an Ending.  UK, 2017
Movie

TMZ: Teen Movie Zone

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
Come join Anacostia Library as we enjoy a movie in the teen space. 
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Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Calling all amateur and aspiring writers. This free, friendly group of adult writers will provide feedback in a supportive environment. Note: Now meeting on Monday nights.
Superfun Times Vegas Holiday Cookbook

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month’s selection is Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook : Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion.
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Yoga with Tara

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join local instructor Tara for yoga on Monday nights at 7 p.m.  Please bring water and a mat, and wear comfortable clothing to this free class.  All experience levels are welcome.
Microsoft Word Ribbon

Ribbon Interface Basics in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Computer Classes

11:30 p.m.
In this 1.5 hour training, you will explore and navigate the common and unique features of the Ribbon Interface in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive a half-hour early to sign-in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. RiveraLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Images of student art work from Gallaudet University

Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

Northeast Library

(All day)
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-10, 2017, come and enjoy an exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students.  On display in the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 7th Street, NE, Washington, DC, from Dec. 1 - 21, 2017.    For more information, contact: Center for Accessibility Voice or video 202.559-5368lbph.dcpl@dc.gov    OR Northeast Neighborhood Library 202.698.0058 Northeastlibrary@dc.gov
Raised Hands

TAG You're It!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 a.m.
Hey, teens -- need to complete community service hours? Join the Mt. Pleasant Teen Advisory Group!What is a TAG? A TAG is a Teen Advisory Group - a group of teens who serve together to make a difference in the library and in the community. TAG members meet in the library to plan, collaborate, have fun and make things happen!Apply and Join
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Community Connections

Anacostia Library

9:30 a.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to be partnering with Community Connections, who will be here every Tuesday and Thursday to provide supportive services to promote housing stability and to prevent homelessness. Services offered include assistance with obtaining IDs, completing applications for services, and guidance with regards to Social Security Disability Income. Community Connections staff will be located in one of our study rooms and no appointment is needed. 

Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.  Space is limited; participants are admitted on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to arrange a special visit.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time at All Souls Episcopal Church

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
This program has moved from the library to All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Come to Parklands-Turner every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.      
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
The Adult Learning Lab will be from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Assessments on Wednesdays.   
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember: There is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.