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Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day

Earth Day: Let's Plant Some Seeds!

Rosedale Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Rosedale Library to plant herb seeds in celebration of Earth Day 2019! Earth Day is now a global event each year where people around the world take part in a day of political and civic action to protect the environment, animals and the planet that we live on. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads, and waterways. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures.
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PowerPoint I Basics

Computer Classes

3 p.m.
In this two hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation in MS PowerPoint 2016. 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. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Toddler Art Storytime

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at Toddler Art and Stories. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After story time, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us for 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. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Assessments take place on Wednesdays only. Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
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Earthstravagenza

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come celebrate Earth Day with recycled crafts and games, and watch The Lorax
Color My World

Color My World

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Are you interested in sparking your imagination and expressing yourself? Color my World is just for you. Let your creativity shine by selecting coloring sheets or take a chance and design your own.  No matter what you choose, we're saving a spot just for you in the Children's Room. Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is free and open to the public.
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Spring into Science with Mad Science

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
On Mondays in April & May, Mad Science will facilitate experimentation, exploration, and fun for children ages 5-12*, covering a new topic each week. Programs are free, registration not required.** Choose your favorite(s) or try them all! April 1: All About Animals April 8: Bubbling Potions April 15: Dinosaurs April 22: Good Vibrations
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Kids Art Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Learn about famous artists and their artistic style! We will begin by reading a story about a famous artist and then try our hands at creating masterpieces in a similar style.  If you like creating art in various mediums and expressing yourself creatively, then join us! Ages 4 and up welcome. This month we will focus on:
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Arty Afternoons

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts.  For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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Get Your Spell On

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
Come take a spelling test and win prizes. All grades welcome. Ask for Mr. Z.
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HTML 5

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
In this two hour class, you will learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages.  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: S. Dodge Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6 p.m.
Are you looking to learn to code? Do you want to build something amazing? Shaw Library has just the thing -- we're starting our very own Girls Who Code club!
Yoga Mondays

Yoga Mondays with Yolanda

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for Yoga Mondays with Yolanda. This one hour class will:   focus on the health benefits of yoga for health and wellness  improve flexibility and proper breathing
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level   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. Mondays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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Free film showing: "Ladies in Lavender"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Ladies in LavenderTwo sisters befriend a mysterious stranger who washes up on the beach of their 1930s Cornish seaside village. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Daniel Bruhl. UK,  2004, rated PG-13, 1 hr. 44 mins.
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Feeder's Advisory : A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks? Then Feeder’s Advisory is just for you!                                                                          
French Conversation Cirlce

French Conversation Circle

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
Join us weekly for a casual hour of French language conversation. Maybe you are preparing for a trip to France, brushing up on the French you learned in high school, or just want some practice. You will enjoy our conversation circle!  
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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 Monday 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.
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family! Join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-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. Recommended for children and families.
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Yoga

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
Palisades Library is pleased to be hosting a free yoga class on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning on Jan.28. This class is suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-to-30-minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.  Space is limited; participants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Have a group? Please call 202-698-3377 ahead of time to arrange a special visit.
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember: There is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
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Preschool Story Time (Registration Required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time. Please see below for more information. 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-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
It's Crochet Time

It's Crochet Time

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Got crochet needles? Come put them to work during our crochet lessons. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this crochet circle is for you. You'll be able to receive expert instruction on creating beautiful pieces for yourself or others. All ages are welcome. This program is free and open to the public.
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Skill Builders Meetup

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
Student? Job hunter? Retiree? Use DC Public Library resources (such as Lynda, Universal Class, Mango Languages and more) to upgrade your skills and reach your goals. Lamond-Riggs Library staff will be on hand to consult with and to help participants connect with needed resources.  

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
The Adult Learning Lab offers tutoring for those adults with skills at the high school level who have completed the assessment (offered on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.).  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 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. Tickets are available at the Children's Desk.
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Gentle Yoga

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility. Please note that there is a late-arrival policy for all Georgetown Library yoga programs: Anyone arriving more than five minutes after the start of class will not be able to enter the classroom. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 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 to engage with the books and songs, and to actively participate in the program.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

10:30 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute 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.