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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Books

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join the Francis A. Gregory adult book club.  We read mostly contemporary fiction with the occasional departure into classics or non-fiction.  Members choose the books. Call 202-698-6373 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov for more information.   "Books" by Alexandre Duret-Lutz is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
What is Not Yours is Not Yours book cover

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level Wednesdays, May 10 - July 26, 2017 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Join us in this intermediate-level class.   Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  The class is FREE. No need to register
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Yoga for All

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7:30 p.m.
Destress and come back to your natural state of balance with this restorative yoga practice led by Tara Bishop, Chopra Center Yoga Certified Teacher. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, or a few mats will be available for use. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a no-cost class for everyone!    
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How to Sew a Button

Petworth Library

7:30 p.m.
Learn the essential skill of sewing on both four-hole and shank buttons! Materials provided. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at bit.ly/labsclasses  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Census

Fun with Family History - Genealogy and Personal Archiving Clinic

Southeast Library

(All day)
Come to the library to take your genealogy or personal archiving session to the next level using library resources and technology. Library staff are available to help with: Genealogy and family history research. House history research. Photo scanning. Online and social media sharing.
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.  
MS Word 2013

Table of Contents, Indexes and Other References in Word

Library Express

11 a.m.
In this one-hour training, you will create a table of contents, an index, and also insert other references within an existing document.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.   Instructor: D. P. GroganLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Basic computer and mouse navigation skills and a working knowledge of Word. Your will learn to:
MS Word 2013

Inserting Headers and Footers, SmartArt and Other Inserts in Word

Library Express

12:15 p.m.
Inserting Headers and Footers, SmartArt and other Inserts in Word   In this one-hour training, you will insert and manipulate headers and footers, SmartArt, screenshots, stylized text boxes, hyperlinks and other features on the Insert Command Tab.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.   Instructor: D. P. GroganLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1 p.m.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basic digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to log on and passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NorthStar Digital Literacy Certificate during this 3-hour proctored assessment session.
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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.  
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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.

Zinio, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
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.
PS PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint II Intermediate

Library Express

2:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructor: D. P. GroganLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community. We’ll be meeting after school every week on:
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Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 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.  
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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.
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Make Your Own Anime

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Use Scratch to create your own animation! Scratch is a web based software that allows you to be as creative as you want to be! Parents or guardians must stay with their child(ren) during the duration of the program.  Registration is not required. Previous knowledge is not required.    For children 6 - 12 / Second Floor
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.  
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Kids' Crafternoon

Petworth Library

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to make unique creations inspired by great books -- we provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!
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.
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.
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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.  
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Asian Pacific Heritage Month Film Showing: "Together"

Georgetown Library

5 p.m.
For Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be showing the film, together.   A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.