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Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Image of a circuit board

Saturday Technology Training Session

Center for Accessibility

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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The DC Poet Project

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a Poetry Reading and Open Mic Competition. Listen to poets Susan Meehan, Michael Cameron and Rose Strode read their work, and stay to read your own poetry and listen to other local poets read theirs. At the end, Ms. Meehan, Ms. Strode and Mr. Cameron will select one open mic reader winner, and award a $100 cash prize.   The winner will be invited to compete in the final DC Poet Project event on May 5. The winner will receive a chance to have their book published and a $500 cash prize.   About the DC Poet Project: 

Let's Build

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? Lego construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.  Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the Lego blocks and are waiting to see what you create.    This program is free and open to the public
 Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life

Living When There Was Slavery in the United States

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Children are invited to join us for an interpretive program about the hard life of enslaved people, and ways they overcame.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Photograph of enslaved family

Living When There Was Slavery in the United States presented by Civil War Defenses of Washington

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
A park ranger from the National Park Service’s Civil War Defenses of Washington will present an interactive, educational program that will teach its audience about the hardships enslaved people endured as well as how they overcame those hardships. Families with older children are encouraged to attend. 
dc poet project

The DC Poet Project: Final Event

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Join us to cheer on the final four DC Poet Project authors and help select the winner. Reserve your seat online in advance.   The finalists competing for audience votes to win a book contract are: Michael Cameron John Johnson Susan Meehan Rose Strode The finalists were selected out of three separate reading/open mic events held at the library.  
ASL

Intermediate American Sign Language Class

Francis A. Gregory Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us as continue learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. The session begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. This session is for intermediate students only. For more information, contact Neil Bailey via email.
MS Excel 2013

Excel III Advanced

Computer Classes

3 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn to calculate, research and display table data using various Excel formulas. 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: D.P. Grogan Library Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Craft Supplies

Crafternoon

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Join us every Sunday for Crafternoon, a fun and simple drop in craft for the whole family. Each week will feature a different activity. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

Sunday Afternoon Film Festival

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Sunday afternoon is a great time to watch a movie. Come on over to Capitol View and see what's playing on the movie screen.  Bring your friends and family and let's watch a movie! This program is free and open to the public.
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Join us for simple arts and crafts. Recommended for children ages 2-8.  

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

Select Libraries Open on Presidents Day 2018

Anacostia Library

(All day)
Select D.C. public libraries will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Presidents Day: Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Ward 2 – West End Library Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship Ward 4 – Petworth
Learn English - English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Group at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, DC

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Family Storytime

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
This story time is fun for the entire family and is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by 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 caregivers are encouraged to actively participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
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Petworth Playgroup

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Each Monday, we invite our youngest patrons and their caregivers to color, listen to music, play with Duplos, socialize and more! Supplies provided (but feel free to bring toys to share!). Playgroup meets in our 2nd floor Children's Room. Recommended for ages 4 and under. 
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to two 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

Woodridge Library

11:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities, and are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 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
Queens Girl in Africa

Mosaic on the Move - "Queens Girl in Africa"

West End Library

1 p.m.
The library is excited to host Mosaic Theater for free versions of their most recent performances.

Adobe Creative Suite Drop-In

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Reserve the library's Adobe Creative Suite laptop to work on an individual project, or learn how to use an Adobe CS program (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and others). This SELF-GUIDED (DIY) session is 3 hours long and a government-issued ID will be required. Please note that you may lose your reservation if you are late to your session 15 minutes or more. Please visit https://www.dclibrary.org/labs/studio to register.
Picture of Owl and Baby

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.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 to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Cortenia Smith as Harriet Tubman

The Legacy of Harriet Tubman: A One-Woman Performance by Cortenia Smith

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library! Please join us on Monday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m.for "The Legacy of Harriet Tubman." This one-woman performance reveals the true spirit of Harriet Tubman, a legendary former slave, abolitionist and hero who defined courage and strength.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) 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 ages 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. 
owl graphic

Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant 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.

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.
The Lego Book

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older, please.
Image of Lego Bricks

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. 
Black scientists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians: (Clockwise starting top left) Norma Merrick Sklarek, Mae Jemison, Granville Woods, Madame C.J. Walker, Benjamin Banneker, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Dr. Daniel Hale

STEM Time: Black History Month Edition

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
This month, each Monday afternoon activity will be inspired by the discoveries and work of a different black scientist, engineer, mathematician or inventor. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come learn, experiment, build and create.                                               
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.