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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy: Jasperactive™ Benchmark (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
The Library is offering free 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who first pass a Jasperactive™ Benchmark. Benchmarks are offered in Word Core, Word Expert, Excel Core, Excel Expert, PowerPoint Core, Access Core, and Outlook Core. Benchmarks are proctored and offered in the Computer Lab located at Library Express, 1990 K Street, NW. The Jasperactive™ Benchmark lasts 50 minutes. To sign up for one of three time slots to take the Benchmark on this date, click register below. Seats are limited to twelve (12) workstations per session.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the lower level.
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Summer Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. August class schedule: 8/01, 8/08, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 September class schedule: 9/05, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Library Express

12 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level Tuesdays 12 – 1 p.m. September 12 - November 28, 2017    Bring your lunch and join us at Noon for weekly ASL classes in the Library Express large meeting room.  This Beginning Level class will cover 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time at All Souls Episcopal Church

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
This program has moved from the library to All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. 
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Around the World Book Club: "Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me" by Harvey Pekar

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Discuss the graphic novel Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me by Harvey Pekar with the Around the World Book Club.  The discussion begins at 2 p.m. in the library's meeting room and ends at 3 p.m.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.  
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eBook Basics

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Want to read books anywhere on your mobile device? Dying to listen to audiobooks on the Metro? Eager to flip through a magazine on your tablet?   Bring your charged device with you to learn all about DCPL's digital resources.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time at All Souls Episcopal Church

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
This program has moved from the library to All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. 
Maker Camp

Tuesday Crafternoons

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon of arts and crafts. For kids ages 6-12.
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. 
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Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity each week - games, crafts, science experiments, and more! Kids' Club provides a fun, yet often educational break from the school day. These activities are designed to encourage children to use their creativity and learn more about the world, as well as positively interact with other children their age. 
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Teen Scene @ Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Join us for an hour of entertainment every Tuesday after school at Tenley Library.  We have gaming, films, crafts, karaoke and a variety of other programs on a rotating basis.  Please call 202-727-1225 for more details.  
French Story time

French Story Time at All Souls Episcopal Church

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
This program has moved from the library to All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us at All Souls Episcopal Church every Tuesday at 4 p.m.
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Maker!

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science, and technology.  Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more! Maker takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the children's space.  Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker: noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
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Monster Can Painting

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Get geared up for ghouls and goblins this October. Paint your own monster can. For kids ages 4 and up.    
Halloween Kids

Halloween Story Time

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Ready for some scary stories? Come join in with our Halloween-themed story time that includes creepy songs and stories! 
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Maker Martes

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Come create with us every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Each week we will have a different project. Explore art, music, science, technology, and more! This program is recommended for children ages 5 and older.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
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.
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West End Knitting Circle

West End Library

5 p.m.
Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction, or just companionship? Join us for an hour at the West End Library. Please bring your own materials.
Chess

Kid's Chess Club at All Souls Episcopal Church

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
This program has moved from the library to All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. 
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PowerPoint I Basics

Computer Classes

5:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., please join us to share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 12 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. This program is free and open to the public
Girls Trip

Movie of the Month!

Georgetown Library

6 p.m.
Movie of the Month! A Film Series for Adults  Girls Trip When four lifelong friends - Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish - travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. A very funny, laugh-out-loud comedy! Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. 122 minutes, Rated R  2017

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Library Express

6 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place on the first, second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in room 103 at the Library Express branch of the DC Public Library at 1990 K Street NW (entrance between 19th St. and 20th St.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
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 these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  
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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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ArtWorks for Freedom screening of 'The Dark Side of Chocolate'

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of The Dark Side of Chocolate (46 minutes) followed by a panel discussion. A team of journalists investigates how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. The crew interviews both proponents and opponents of the alleged practices, using hidden camera techniques to delve into the world of cocoa plantations. 
Job Seekers

Job Seekers

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Get help with your resumé, cover letter and more. Two members of the Library staff will provide one-to-one help for job seekers. First-come, first-served. Find more events like this on the DC Public Library calendar.
Wheatpaste

DC Punk Archive: Wheatpasting Workshop

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Learn to wheatpaste, the art of gluing oversized photocopies to walls! You will learn how to go from an 8"x10'' drawing to a large-scale, finished wheatpaste, where to buy materials for cheap, and all about the beauty of impermanent street art. Glue, brushes, and drawing materials will be provided for in-class demonstrations and there will be a final group art project.
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Queer Book Club: The Summer We Got Free

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that has been meeting monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres. This month, we’ll be reading The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie: