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Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
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 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.
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Little Builders!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
A STEM program for our youngest library guests that offers opportunities to explore, build, and construct.  
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Deanwood 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. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
Amores Perros

UNCENSORED - Thursday Morning Film Series: Amores Perros

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us at West End Library on September 21 for a screening of Amores Perros!
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
The Library is offering free Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who pass a skills test.  If you have passed the skills tests, click register below to sign up to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam on this date. There are three time slots available. Seats are limited to twelve (12) workstations per session. Register  
Capturing video with smartphone

Preserving Your Family Digitally: Photo Archiving and Video Basics

Southwest Library

12 p.m.
*Special course for Seniors Are you the family archivist? Have you acquired the family photos and mementos? This workshop will focus on the do's and don'ts in caring for your family papers and photos. It  will also cover the basics of capturing quality audio and video interviews of your family members.
College classroom

Reach4Success: College Prep

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Do you have college aspirations?  Come to Reach 4 Success for help with: College and scholarship research Exam proctoring (by appointment) Application assistance including essay review
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
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.  
Memoir Writing Techniques

Food Writing Memoir

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Love food? Love to write? Interested in memoirs?
Coloring page with colored pencils

Family Crafts

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.m.
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.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
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.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
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.

Early Literacy Craft Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
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. Happening on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
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Community Connections

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
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. 
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S.T.A.R. Play Date

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Children ages birth to 3 and their caretakers are invited to join us for our new summer play group to promote Singing, Talking, And Reading!  This freely structured play date will include boardbooks, educational toys, and free time in the meeting room. 
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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 4-12.
crayons

Kids' Club: Arts & Crafts!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts & crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies provided, you bring the creativity!
games

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.
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.
chess set

Kid's Chess Club

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
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. 
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

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.
PS PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint I Basics

Computer Classes

5:45 p.m.
In this one-hour and 45 minute 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: H. MotamarryLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
sing

Pajama Movie Night: Sing

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
When an eternally optimistic koala puts on a singing competition to save his failing theater, animals across the city gather to step into the spotlight and chase their dreams in "Sing".  Food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.  
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Chess pieces on a chess board

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. 
Momento de escuchar board book

Bilingual Story time: Tiempo de cuento español e inglés

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
Join in on our bilingual story time suitable for families. English and Spanish stories, songs, and fingerplays.   Escuchad cuentos en español e inglés para toda la familia. Cuentos, canciones y juegos.

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.  
The Little Red Chairs

Capitol Hill Reads - The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
September's title is Edna O'Brien's The Little Red Chairs, a fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time.