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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Northwest One Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years.  Children and their caregivers 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.

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Matinee: "Enchanted April"

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:30 a.m.
Four English women rent an Italian villa in hopes of finding happiness in Enchanted April (PG, 1992, 90 minutes). Starring Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson and Alfred Molina.
Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Family Story Time at the Hardy Recreation Center

Palisades Library

11:30 a.m.
While Palisades Neighborhood Library is closed for renovations, please join us for story time at the Hardy Recreation Center located at 4500 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

12 p.m.
This 20-30 minute program is 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 grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In & Legal Clinic, Featuring the NorthStar Digital Library Assessment Practice Session

Computer Classes

1 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Do you possess the basic digital literacy skills that are required in the workplace?  Do you need legal assistance with barriers to employment that you are experiencing?  Then please attend the 3-hour Job Seekers Drop-In & Legal Clinic, which also includes the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment practice session.
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3:30 p.m.
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of the youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's room. 
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Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit or call to sign up.
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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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Lego Playtime

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Do you like to build with Legos and solve puzzles? Come build with Legos and relax after school. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  

Build a Better World Lego Club

Takoma Park Library

4 p.m.
Calling all Lego enthusiasts!  Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.
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Teen Advisory Group

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Need community service hours? Consider joining Teen Advisory Group.  We are responsible youth ages 14-18 who help with service projects and plan teen events at the library.  We meet in Teen Space every Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. No prior signup is necessary.

Create Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for fun arts & crafts activities.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Southeast Library

5:45 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level Wednesdays, September 13 - November 29, 2017  (no class November 22, the day before Thanksgiving) 5:45 - 6:40 p.m. Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 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. The class is FREE. No need to register.
Missing

UNCENSORED - Movie Night at West End: Missing

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us at West End Library on September 20 for a screening of Missing!
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ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.  
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CAAB's Financial Education Class

Anacostia Library

6 p.m.
During this free 2-hour long, interactive and engaging workshop you can learn how to gain control of your finances by acquiring knowledge of your relationship with money, how to budget, how to properly utilize credit, be aware of your financial rights and set yourself up for success on how to save & invest for a better future.  To register for this class please visit our partners at Capital Area Asset Builders.
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Emerging Signers

Southeast Library

6:45 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Emerging Signers Wednesdays, September 13 - November 29, 2017  (no class November 22, the day before Thanksgiving) 6:40 - 7:35 p.m. Join us in the special ASL class for those who have taken Beginning Level and know some signs and don’t feel ready for Intermediate/Conversational level yet.  Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  The class is FREE. No need to register.
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Book Hill Talks: Planning for Incapacity, Durable Power of Attorney and the Alternatives

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Uncertainties in life are all too certain to occur sooner than we would like. Faith Mullen, Visiting Associate Professor of Law & Director, General Practice Clinic, David A Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia will be on hand to discuss the timely topic of planning for incapacity.  
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.
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Free Poetry Workshop - Poets on the Fringe

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The Poets on the Fringe (POTF) are local poets who meet every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to read and critique one another's poems. Please bring one of your own poems with copies for the group to read and workshop. For more information, please call 202-727-0232
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Lock it Down: Strategies for Online Digital Security

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join knowledgeable members of CommunityRED for an overview of simple things the average user can do to increase their digital security across multiple online accounts. The session will cover topics like how to create secure passwords, using password managers, and ins and outs of two-factor authentication.   Different strategies and tools will be demonstrated and all are welcome no matter where you are at in your computer skills.

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!
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Writers Working and DC Writes: The Petworth Library Writers Workshops

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
The Petworth Library holds writers workshop on alternating Tuesdays (Writer's Working) and Wednesdays (DC Writes). To inquire about the workshops, please send an email to chris.stevenson@dc.gov or call 202-243-1187. 
Tai Chi

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Join Susan Lowell from Tenleytown Tai Chi and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art, which weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Experience a gentle, traditional movement system which emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by NIH, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.