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Thursday, July 19, 2018

DC Public Library's Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

(All day)
The Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation will be at the Benning/Dorothy Height Neighborhood Library for two weeks beginning on Monday, June 9th. Stop by and see collections from the Poor People's Campaign, write on the chalk wall and sit down to hear the music, speeches and stories from 1968 Resurrection City. The week will include live events with music and dialogue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1968, The Poor Peoples Campaign and Resurrection City. Highlights include: 
Coloring page with colored pencils

Art Therapy

Deanwood Library

9:30 a.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Stop in every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
It's Crochet Time

It's Crochet Time

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Got crochet needles? Come put them to work during our crochet lessons. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this crochet circle is for you. You'll be able to receive expert instruction on creating beautiful pieces for yourself or others. All ages are welcome. This program is free and open to the public.
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Little Builders!

Mt. Pleasant Library

A STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program for our youngest library guests that offers opportunities to explore, build and construct.  
Summer Fun

Hot Fun In The Summer Time!

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Join us for fun hot weather programs in July! We'll take a little break from weekday story times, and enjoy summer fun every day at 10 a.m. Don't forget, you can always drop in for story time on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  Monday, 7/16: Bubble baby boogie * Outside on the patio Tuesday, 7/17: Chalk time * Outside on the patio Wednesday, 7/18: King Bullfrog * Lower Level Meeting Room Thursday, 7/19: Play date * Children’s room Saturday, 7/21: Family story time * Children’s room (10:30)
Music Time

Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.

VoiceOver for macOS

Center for Accessibility

10 a.m.
VoiceOver Classes happen every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20012. VoiceOver is a screen reader built into Apple macOS. If you are blind or visually impaired and want to learn to use a MacBook Pro, VoiceOver class might be right for you. We go over basic VoiceOver and macOS keystrokes, and using Audacity to record audio. Call 202-727-2142 for more information and to register.  
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages 0 to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Baby and Toddler Storytime Owls

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.
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Kid's Corner at CityCenterDC

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join the library and CityCenterDC for Kid's Corner every Thursday, May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-to-40-minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. Kid's Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun outdoor environment.   The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th and I Street NW.  
Owl art Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups are encouraged to participate in the program along with the children.  
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Wiggle Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
It's time to shake, shimmy and dance to the beat. A movement-and-music-oriented story time, this program is dynamic and interactive. As a story time that emphasizes early literacy skills children are engaged in a playful creative manner. Appropriate for children aged 1-6 and their caregivers. 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
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-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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
This 20-to-30-minute program is 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. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Read In

Summer Read-In

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Beat the heat with us in the Children's Room every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. for our morning summer read-in. Each day a librarian will kick off the read-in with a selected picture book read aloud. Children can then spend the rest of the time doing free reading with their adult or individually. This program is designed to help children of all ages complete the daily reading requirement for Summer Challenge. A similar program will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. 
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Audiobook Fans: This Book Club is for You

Library Express

11 a.m.
Some books just need to be discussed, including audiobooks. So if you are a fan of listening to a good story and having lively conversations, come hang out with the Talking Book Club.  
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PC Basics II - Intermediate

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions and features and other Windows management tools.   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. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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New Constellations: A Student Writing Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Students will create a new constellation to join the night sky, and then will collaboratively write a myth for the constellation. This workshop is in partnership with 826DC and intended for ages 8-12.

Techie Thursday

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Seniors, do you need help with your devices? We're here for you. Bring your smartphones and other devices to receive basic instruction on how to get the most out of technology. This program is free and open to the public.
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Science in the Summer: The Science of Space, Grades 4-6

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
This is not a drop-in event, registration is required. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Kids come learn about the Science of Space with GSK Science in the Summer. Through active, hands-on learning, children will explore the sun’s energy, the phases of the moon, human survival in space and how rockets overcome earth’s gravity. This is a two-day course offered July 18 and 19 from 1-3 p.m. and is for children entering fourth grade through sixth grade.
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
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Little Tots

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
This program is an extension of our Baby Lap Time program and is recommended for children birth-18 months. Little Tots is designed so the baby/young toddler will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. Please plan on attending only one of the identical 1:30 and 2:30 sessions.
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Reading Power Hour

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Let's get ready, set and grow our children's reading skills. Deanwood's new reading initiative provides individual opportunities for children, ages 4-12, to practice and promote their reading skills. Children are encouraged to choose a book and read it to the library staff. These weekly sessions are designed to increase reading skills and promote engagement as well as enjoyment with a variety of literature. Reading is rewarding.
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Baby Lap Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Picture of light bulb

Fiction and Fun

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Calling young writers: Do you want to create your own creative writing masterpiece? Do you want to learn some new and fun writing games? Come out for a creative writing workshop with published writers and playwrights.  
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Coloring Cafe

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Coloring isn't just for kids. Relax, socialize and exercise your creativity in a no-pressure setting. The library will supply materials, but you're welcome to bring your own, or another craft project to work on.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
picture of circuits, lightbulbs, brains, etc.

Tech Club

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
Come experiment and tinker with new technologies. You’ll have an hour of free time to experiment, build and design. Technologies will include circuits, robotics, video game design and more. This program is recommended for ages 8-13.
Writopia Reading

Fiction and Fun

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Calling young writers: Do you want to create your own creative writing masterpiece? Do you want to learn some new and fun writing games? Come out for a creative writing workshop with published writers and playwrights.  
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy - Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
The Library is offering free 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who first pass a Jasperactive™ Benchmark.