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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Everybody Yoga

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an all-levels yoga class. Whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, everybody can benefit from an hour of practice. You may borrow a mat or bring your own. No registration required.
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Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 
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Food Photography

Petworth Library

6 p.m.
Learn how to photograph food with your camera or cell phone. Disposable cameras can also be provided.  This workshop will last two hours and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:30 p.m.
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.
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
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.  
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Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of The Mark by Kiki Swinson. All are welcome, though the titles are chosen with women in mind. 
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Pajama Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
We kick off our weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Series with The Lego Batman Movie. If Batman wants to save Gotham from the Joker, he may have to drop the lone vigilante act, try to work with others and maybe learn to lighten up.  Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.     Check out our summer movie lineup
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Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.
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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this summer to discuss great recent books. We meet in the lower level meeting room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the information desk. All readers are welcome.  June 22 at 7 p.m.: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome. 
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level
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New Reading Group Kick-Off

Petworth Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us at the Petworth Library for a new Fiction reading group.  The first book is 2016's Olive Witch by Abeer Hoque. Stop by to get a copy if you don't have one.  

Friday, June 23, 2017

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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.
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Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
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​123 Andrés

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn! 
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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 drummers. Ages birth to five. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.
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Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
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Coffee and Conversation

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us for coffee, conversation, and an activity! This is an opportunity to gather with people who enjoy spending time in the library, and to share interests and ideas with the community. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month  |  11 a.m. - noon. We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions? Call 202-671-3122.  
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Coffee + Conversation at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Are you interested in free snacks, a fresh cup of coffee, and the chance to make a connection with your fellow library users? If that sounds like your idea of a good time, then we have the program for you. Join us on the fourth Friday of every month at 11 a.m. in the Sight and Sound Room for Coffee + Conversation, our new casual social hour that's open to all comers. We've got all the supplies - just bring yourself, a friend, and maybe something you'd like to talk about. Hope to see you soon!
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Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!  
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CAMP DAYS! Special "Build A Better World" Storytime Sessions

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
We love our summer camp friends. This summer we want to tailor some special story time sessions just for YOU! Summer camp groups with students ages 9 and under are invited call and reserve space in our special “Build A Better World” Camp Day story time sessions on June 22 and August 3 on a first come, first served basis. Sessions will take place at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on both days.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults.  Cuentos, canciones, bailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
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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. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Library Express

12 p.m.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held at the Library Express branch of the DC Public Library every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. It is an opportunity for people who are interested in assistive technology - especially those enrolled in the JAWS classes - to share information informally. Our opening Lunch and Learn at Library Express will be Friday, May 12 at noon. We hope you can make it.
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DIY Clothing Repair

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Build a Better World by repairing, recycling, and re-purposing your old clothes. Bring your (clean!) damaged garment and we'll work together to figure out how to patch or mend it. Sewing machines and hand sewing tools will be provided. While we work, we'll discuss sustainable approaches to buying and maintaining our wardrobes.
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Fun + Games

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
We have the games, just bring your skills and a friend (or make a new one here!).  Board games, computer games, team based games and more! Recommended for ages 5-12
Friday Films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
Family Film! Fridays at 3 p.m. through the summer. Recommended for all ages.