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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Archived photo of woman

Personal Archiving 101 - Scan your photos and save your memories!

Northeast Library

3 p.m.
Interested in photo scanning? Want to learn how to preserve and back up your memories?  Join us for a Personal Archiving session at the Northeast library from 3 - 5 p.m. Participants will learn the basics in preserving your history and get some hands-on practice, so please feel free to bring a few family photos and a hard drive!   
Star logo

S.T.A.R. Play Date

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Children ages birth to 3 and their caretakers are invited to join us for our new summer play group to promote Singing, Talking, And Reading!  This freely structured play date will include boardbooks, educational toys, and free time in the meeting room. 
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 4-12.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Chevy Chase 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.  
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October Film: SING

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come watch a movie in the library with popcorn! This week's movie is "SING."
Balls of Yarn and Needles

Kid's Knitting Club

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Looking to learn a valuable skill? Want to learn how to knit? Join us for a new season of the Kid’s Knitting Club! Visiting knitting teacher, Teri Huet will instruct participants on the basics of knitting, how to get started, and more. Returning students will get to start new projects and new students will get the basics. All supplies provided including needles and yarn. This series will continue through the fall. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to stay and participate with your children.
Ghost

Ghost Piñatas

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Get messy with paper mache, and make your own ghost piñata. For kids ages 4 and up.    
crayons

Kids' Club: Arts & Crafts!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts & crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies provided, you bring the creativity!
games

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

4:45 p.m.
Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.This program is Free and open to the public.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
chess set

Kid's Chess Club

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library. All Ages. Free play on Thursday, June 29. 
Image of Chess Pieces knights

Parklands-Turner Chess Club

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
Kid and teens learn and enjoy playing chess every Thursday afternoon at the Parklands-Turner Library. The specific chess-related lessons will depend on the skill levels of those in attendance, but all will be encouraged to participate.    
MS Excel 2013

Excel I Basics

Computer Classes

5:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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. RiveraLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Minions

Pajama Movie Night: Minions

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by supervillain Scarlet Overkill, who has hatched a plot to take over the world. Pajamas, food, pillows, and blankets are welcome

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required.  These 30-40 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.
Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Family Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is 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 caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
Chess pieces on a chess board

Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join Rez (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an evening of writing, every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.  
The Harvest Cover

ArtWorks for Freedom Screening of 'The Harvest/La Cosecha'

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of the film The Harvest/La Cosecha (80 minutes) followed by a panel with survivors of child labor. The award-winning film tells the stories of three of the estimated 400,000 children in the U.S. who work in the fields without the protection of child labor laws. They travel the country looking for grueling, dangerous work, all in an effort to help their families survive. The film is in English and Spanish with subtitles.  
The Wangs vs. the World

Capitol Hill Reads - The Wangs vs. the World

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Jade Chang's new immigrant road trip novel The Wangs vs. the World, a hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent - and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together.
vegetarian book cover

Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this autumn to discuss great books. We meet in the lower level meeting room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the information desk. All readers are welcome.    Thursday, October 19, 7 p.m.: The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Yoga book cover

Cancelled - Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
This class has been cancelled due to a change in citywide policy. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please provide any feedback through our 'Contact Us' page at https://www.dclibrary.org/contact
Books and rose

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us to discuss mysteries, past and present, and set in different locations. Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book.
Book cover image of Disgrace: A Novel by J.M. Coetzee

A Discussion of "Disgrace: A Novel" by J.M. Coetzee

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles.  New members welcome!This month's selection is Disgrace: A Novel by J.M. Coetzee:
Image of Swing Time book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Zadie Smith's 2016 novel Swing Time. In the novel, two young women, both attracted to dance yet unequal in their skills, come of age together in London in the 1980s, forming a friendship that echoes even after their paths diverge.

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Owl and Moon

Halloween Creative Contest

Southeast Library

(All day)
Southeast Library is holding its third annual creative Halloween contest! We want you to enter your best Halloween drawing, painting, short story, or poem. Entries must be turned to by October 26 at the Information Desk. Entries will be judged by the public from October 27 - 31. Winners will be contacted after voting and displayed in November.For ages 5-19. Drawings and paintings will be judged in a separately from short stories and poems.  The age groups judged will be: 5-8 10-12 13-19
Chasing Light

Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
The library is proud to host an exhibit of photographs from Amanda Lucidon's new book Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer. Chasing Light is a striking and intimate collection of 150 color photographs - many never before seen - along with personal reflections and stories from Ms.
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Music and Movement

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Sing, dance and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.