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Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

dance party

Kid Dance Party

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us once a month for a dance party! This 25 minute program is designed to help develop motor skills and encourage an appreciation of music. Come and dance to the beat of your drummer. Recommended for ages birth to 5.
toddler time

Toddler Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for fun arts and crafts appropriate for children five and under. Practice fine motor skills, creativity and problem solving, with a masterpiece to take home at the end of our time together. December 13: D is for Dinosaur Craft December 20: Hanukkah and Christmas Crafts
IONA logo.

Zumba Gold

West End Library

11:30 a.m.
A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class that meets Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is designed for seniors aged 60 and up. Please bring your own water bottle. First 20 participants welcome.
coloring

COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry.  Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. 
Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet library          employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or  current  events. This program is for adults.  We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Coffee & Conversation

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Join us for Coffee & Conversation. Meet other customers who enjoy the library and participate in a lively conversation. Discuss current events, view and discuss a short-film, or read and discuss a short-story. This program is for adults. We meet every other Friday at 1 p.m. in the Large Lower-Level Conference Room. Light refreshments will be available. We look forward to meeting you. This program is free and open to the public.
Octopus and Turtle dancing

Music & Movement

Capitol View Library

1:30 p.m.
Dance, sing and play instruments with your friends at the library!  Move along to the beats during this dynamic and interactive program that builds early literacy skills.   Recommended for children and caregivers.
sewing machine photo

Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Fab Test Lab

1:30 p.m.
This certification will teach you everything you need to know about using our sewing machines in the Fab Test Lab. Learn how to thread the machine, proper hand placement and everything else you need to start sewing straight lines and curves. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so you must register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
Tai Chi Pose

Tai Chi with Norman

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
In partnership with Iona Senior Services, the DC Office on Aging, and Around Town DC, Palisades Library will be offering Tai chi with Norman Greene, who has been teaching Tai chi to all age groups since 1985, and is also an artist. Tai chi can can help strengthen balance, posture, memory and patience. The single movements of Tai chi can help us enjoy ourselves by slowing down and enjoying the moment. It is fun and helps the meditative practice. This class is intended for DC residents age 60 or older. Please bring your own water bottle.
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 
Family Films

Family Films

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
Unwind the week with a feature film, family and friends!   For children & caregivers.
story time owl

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship 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.
Crafts

Kid's Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Children can explore their creative side during these hands on bi-weekly craft sessions. All ages are welcome but children under 3 will need adult assistance to complete each craft. All supplies will be provided.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Legos

LEGO fun!

Mt. Pleasant Library

9:30 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
lots of books

Friends of Southeast Library's Book Sale

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
So many books, so little time. Come to the Friends of Southeast Library's book sale on the lower level of the library the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  History, biography, mystery, fantasy, literature, photography, cookbooks -- it's all here. Plus, most books are only $1.  Proceeds from the sale supplement library programs. 
MS Word 2016

Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn more features of the MS Word 2016 word processing software that can help you further your career. 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.
study

Homework Hour

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
Homework Hour is a space for students grades K-8 to get academic support. The tutors are high school volunteers that are here to help with homework or practice any skill. From reading to math, the student can get support with whatever they need help with. Tutoring will be held for two hours on a first-come, first-serve basis.  
Multicultural graphic

ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your English conversation skills with a volunteer from the Washington English Center. Participants should be at the Advanced Beginner language level or above. No need to register -- seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
DC Health Link Logo

DC Health Link Enrollment Center

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
DC Public Library has partnered with DC Health Link to connect you with the tools and resources you need to make well-informed health care choices during this open enrollment season.
lego

Let's Build

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Are you interested in developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? LEGO construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.  Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the LEGO blocks and are waiting to see what you create.    This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public. .
Family Story Time Image

Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Story Time fun for the entire family. These 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please note: Due to space constraints, staff may issue tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the children's desk whether tickets are required to enter.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family. These 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Preschool owl

Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 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-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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 20-to-30-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor. No advanced registration required.

Family Story Time

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Owl art for Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
American Sign Language

ASL Winter-Spring Session

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Join us in learning American Sign Language (ASL). Learn the fundamentals: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words.  Classes will be held on Thursdays and Saturdays for beginners.   
lego clipart

Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join us for Lego Duplo block play time. Recommended for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. 
Southwest Saturdays

Southwest Saturdays

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Do a craft. Play a game. Enjoy a story together. There’s always something fun and new at Southwest Interim Neighborhood Library on Saturdays. Find out what the surprise activity is this Saturday!    Join us for all-ages fun. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. November 16: Coloring Fun November 23: Thankful Turkey Craft November 30: Uno Tournament December 7: Holiday Cards December 14: Coloring Fun December 21: Button Making December 28: Uno Tournament