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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.
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.
Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Join us every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
Bring story time home by creating your own easy-to-make flannel shapes and finger puppets. Children and their caregivers will learn a new rhyme or finger play together. Supplies will be provided to create shapes or puppets to go along with the rhyme. Books, music and an interactive flannel board will keep children busy while their grownups get crafty. For children 0-5 and their caregivers.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes 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.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This 20-30 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.
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.
Interested in photo scanning? Want to learn how to preserve and back up your memories? Join us for a Personal Archiving session at the Northeast library from 3 - 5 p.m. Participants will learn the basics in preserving your history and get some hands-on practice, so please feel free to bring a few family photos and a hard drive!
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.
Looking to learn a valuable skill? Want to learn how to knit? Join us for a new season 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 provided including needles and yarn. This series will continue through the fall. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to stay and participate with your children.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.This program is Free and open to the public.
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.
Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. 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 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, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library. All Ages. Free play on Thursday, June 29.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these 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 engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 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.
Join us for a discussion of Jade Chang's new immigrant road trip novel The Wangs vs. the World, a hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent - and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join Rez (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an evening of writing, every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.
Join us for a screening of the film The Harvest/La Cosecha (80 minutes) followed by a panel with survivors of child labor. The award-winning film tells the stories of three of the estimated 400,000 children in the U.S. who work in the fields without the protection of child labor laws. They travel the country looking for grueling, dangerous work, all in an effort to help their families survive. The film is in English and Spanish with subtitles.
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