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Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

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Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users, non-walking children ages birth to 1 year, and their caregivers. This 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for their age. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Holiday Cards Crafternoon

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Let’s make winter holiday cards!  We'll supply the scissors, sparkles and stamps. You bring the imagination, creativity and holiday cheer. Holiday attire welcome. Snacks will be provided. All ages. Children's Reading Room, 2nd Floor.   
Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

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.
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Monday Crafternoons for Kids and Teens

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Start your week with a little creativity and some left-brain exercises. Join us for craft-making, games and STEM projects. Sometimes, we'll show a short movie for the teens. Part of the fun is the surprise. We'll provide all the materials (and sometimes treats); you bring your imagination. Projects vary with the seasons. 
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Kids Exploration Lab: "Gingerneering"

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Construct a gingerbread house!  All materials provided. Bring your imagination, vision and your sweet tooth.  Recommended for ages 5-8 years.   

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.
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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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. 
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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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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.
GAME

Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Anacostia Neighborhood Library on Monday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of fun and competitive challenges from video games, to card games, to board games! For ages 7-16.
Spelling

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.
Excel 2016

Excel III Advanced

Computer Classes

5:30 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: R. Arthur 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.
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Free film showing: "Biloxi Blues"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing of Biloxi Blues. Written by Neil Simon, this film stars Matthew Broderick as a young recruit in boot camp during World War II. US, 1988, rated PG-13, 1 hour 46 minutes. 
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Short Fiction Writing Workshop with Author Ingrid Anders

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Give constructive feedback to fellow writers. Receive it, too.  Bring one printed copy of your own flash fiction or an excerpt from a longer piece (limit: 1,000 words). At each session, we will randomly select three participants to receive critique. Please register ahead of time. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
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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.
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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Yoga Class

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
Palisades Library is pleased to be hosting a yoga class, suitable for all skill levels, taught by Dexter Sumner. Please join us on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Please bring a yoga mat.
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Improv for All!: Free class with Washington Improv Theater

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
WIT’s free introductory Improv For All! workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere. This workshop is free and geared toward adult participants; registration is not required, but is recommended: register here!
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P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Bring your favorite story to read to a dog. Children ages 4-12 are invited to read aloud to a P.A.L. dog. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

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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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.
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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Strong Start Community Playgroup for 24-36 months (Registration Required)

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this program. See below for registration information.  

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.).  
Shut Up & Write

Shut Up & Write

West End Library

10 a.m.
Come by for an hour of morning writing with fellow creative folks. Everyone works on their own thing. No obligation to share. Just show up and write! What to expect?
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End 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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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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.