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Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.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 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. 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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Coffee + Conversations: Real Stories. Real People. Real Conversations.

Parklands-Turner Library

1 p.m.
Join library users, staff and a local author for coffee and conversation. We will be discussing the stigmas on mental health. We will also be discussing empowerment, resources, and tips. Please join us for coffee and conversation and share your story.  
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S.T.A.R. Baby Signs II (#Deaffriendly)

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Pre-literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are taught these skills in school. Singing, Talking and Reading (S.T.A.R.) are important parts of early literacy that can start at birth. If you are a caregiver or parent interested in enhancing pre-literacy development, fine motor skills, bonding and communication with your young child (under 5 years old), join us for our Deaf-friendly S.T.A.R. Baby Signs class to incorporate sign language into your daily life.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.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.
Excel 2016

Excel III Advanced

Computer Classes

1:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn to calculate, research and display table data using various Microsoft Excel 2016 formulas.  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. White Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Baby Lap Time

Palisades Library

2 p.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 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. This story time is designed so the baby will be on their caregiver's lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have an adult with them.
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Coffee & Conversation

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Join DC Public Library users and staff for coffee, conversation, and an activity on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Coffee & Conversation brings together users from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee. Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences. Please join us!​ All are welcome.
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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.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 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. 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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Free film showing: "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Musical comedy about a sheriff who fights to keep a historic whorehouse running when a television reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse. Film stars Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, and Dom DeLuise.  US, 1982, rated R, 1 hour 54 minutes.
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Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 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 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.
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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.
Black history month

Black Heroes on Film

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Come join us at the Cleveland Park Library to watch a selection of children's videos celebrating the superstars of Black History Month.  4 p.m. |  For all ages.   

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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Young Builders Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Young builders are invited to explore their creativity through imaginative play. Our LEGO club each week will feature a new challenge or activity. We have both Duplos and Legos so come and join us!  For children aged 4 or up and their parents/caregivers. 
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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Kids' Club: STEM Time

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles and more.
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Kids Exploration Lab: Flavors of February

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Dive into STEAM based activities designed to build cultural awareness, critical thinking skills and promote collaboration through creative play. This February we will be experimenting with Chinese New Year, celebrating National Inventor's Day by designing marshmallow shooters, and rounding out the month with an interactive exploration of themes from Black History. Recommended for ages 5-8.  
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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 3-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691 
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STEAM City Club

Woodridge Library

4:30 p.m.
Science and art can be fun! Explore the city’s libraries and learn a little about STEAM.
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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
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English Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should already have a working knowledge of English.
Poster for the Movie "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

February Selection: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her uncle, Henrik Vanger. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Visit the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library and ask for a copy of the book at the desk and read it. After reading, attend a viewing of the film on the appointed day/date and discuss both!  
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Free film showing: "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Musical comedy about a sheriff who fights to keep a historic whorehouse running when a television reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse. Movie stars Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton and Dom DeLuise.  US, 1982, rated R, 1 hour 54 minutes.
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
C. R. Gibbs African American History and Culture Lecture Series

C. R. Gibbs African American History and Culture Lecture Series

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
C. R. Gibbs African American History and Lecture Series Soul Journey: Black Migration in America How we got to be where we are today, and slavery was not the only reason. Historian C. R. Gibbs brings his lively and engaging lecture style to the library in celebration of Black History Month. Passionate and knowledgeable, his talks are always informative and his scholarship accessible. 
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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.
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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, Feb. 26, 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.

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.).