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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Fancy Nancy: Best Reading Buddies

Reading Club

Southwest Library

4 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us for quiet reading time and a snack. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691
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Teen Lounge

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come to the library after school for games, movies, crafts and more. We will have a different activity each week.
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO Club. Come and try something different every Thursday at LEGO Club: First Thursday - Lego Robots Second Thursday - Lego Free Play Third Thursday - All ages karaoke starts at 5:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday - Collective Design Challenge (build together - share together)  Recommended for ages 4-12.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

4 p.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.  
Keyboarding

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Computer Classes

4 p.m.
​In this two-hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes 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
Knitting

Kid's Knitting Club

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for the Fall edition of the Kid’s Knitting Club. Visiting knitting teacher Teri Huet will instruct participants on the basics of knitting, how to get started and more. Returning students will get to start new projects and new students will get the basics. All supplies will be provided, including needles and yarn. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to stay and participate with your children. Recommended for ages 8 and up (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult). For more information about the class, please call 202-698-3372.
After school graphic

Afterschool Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff: Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a variety of activities; reading and STEM activities, arts & crafts, music and movement, and games. Recommended for ages 6 and up. No registration required. Supplies will be provided.  

Holiday Karaoke Party

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Come join us in the Children's Room for a fun-filled evening of holiday music. Belt out your favorite winter classic, sip some hot cocoa and spread the holiday cheer. Don't know the lyrics? We've got you covered with subtitles. Recommended for ages 6-12.
crayons

Kids' Club: Arts and Crafts

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts and crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies will be provided; you provide the creativity.
chess set

Kid's Chess Club

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Join us for weekly chess instruction on Thursdays. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach you how to think and plan your next move and use your brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move or two and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library. When the chess instructor is unable to attend, this program will be canceled.   
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.

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs, designed to delight children of all ages, are filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. This program is free and open to the public.

Pajama Storty Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us on Thursdays for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs, designed to delight children of all ages, are filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. This program is free and open to the public.
chess

Learn to Play Chess

Lamond-Riggs Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 9-12 who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move or two and have fun. Maximum number of participants is 15.
Carmen and Geoffrey

Thursday Night Arts: Carmen and Geoffrey

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Kick off December's Thursday Night Arts focus on Dance with 2009's wonderful documentary film, Carmen and Geoffrey by directors Linda Atkinson and Nick Doob.
A Bad Moms Christmas

Movie Night at West End: "A Bad Moms Christmas"

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at West End Library for a screening of A Bad Moms Christmas! Amy, Kiki and Carla are hard-working and under-appreciated mothers, who are challenging the pressures and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. If planning and executing the perfect family holiday wasn’t already a demanding task, each will also have to host their respective mothers when they come to town.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family: Join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, this program is free and open to the public. Recommended for children and families.
Barnett Aden clip

Barnett Aden Gallery Anniversary Discussion

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
October marked the 75th anniversary of the historic Barnett Aden Gallery. Founded by Alonzo Aden and James V. Herring of Howard University, and located at 127 Randolph Place NW, it was the first privately-owned black gallery in the United States. It featured the works of such artists as Alma Thomas, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, and Aaron Douglas. 
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Georgetown Trivia Night

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Join us for Georgetown Library's monthly trivia night, held the second Thursday of every month. Bring friends or we'll team you up with fellow trivia-lovers for the chance to win prizes and... eternal glory.   Recommended for adults and savvy teens. Brainy snacks and beverages will be provided.  
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Georgetown Trivia Night

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Join us for Georgetown Library's monthly trivia night, held the second Thursday of every month. Bring friends or we'll team you up with fellow trivia-lovers for the chance to win prizes and... eternal glory.   Recommended for adults and savvy teens. Brainy snacks and beverages will be provided.  
Stop Headaches Now

Stop Headaches Now

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:15 p.m.
Dr. Anthony Noya will present techniques to alleviate and prevent headaches. Dr. Noya is a chiropractor with a practice in Tenleytown.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

The Book Bike: a Library Takeout Vehicle

Visit the Book Bike at WABA's Coffee Hour

Library Takeout

7:30 a.m.
DC Public Library's new Library Takeout Vehicle, the Book Bike, will be joining Washington Area Bicycle Association's 2nd Friday Coffee Hour this month on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. We'll have giveaways, books for checkout and can accept returns if you want to bring along that overdue book! Free coffee provided by Qualia Coffee.
Music and Movement Storytime

Music Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Children of all ages can enjoy playing with musical instruments, dancing along to music and singing songs like the Alphabet Song and the Itsy-Bitsy Spider!
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities for all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Story times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
Picture of Owl and Baby

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from 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
Musical Notes

Song and Dance

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Get ready to get down! Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps. This 20-minute program of music and movement develops listening and motor skills while stimulating an interest in music. Percussion instruments help children and caregivers follow the leader or dance to the beat of their own drummer. Recommended for ages birth to 5. 
Bilingual Story Time graphic with lion

Bilingual Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Listen to stories, sing songs and learn about other cultures with your children ages 2-5 years during our bilingual story time. Our English/Spanish story time introduces children to the Spanish language through books, rhymes and songs and doesn't assume previous knowledge of the language, so don't be intimidated.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities for all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. ​Story times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
blocks and baby toes

Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends and toddle. We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
coloring

COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
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.