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Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

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UNCENSORED: Imaginary Tea Party

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Don't be late for this very important date! Join us as we kick off Banned Books Week with an imaginary tea party!  You bring the imagination, and we'll bring the stories and crafts! For ages 3 and up with their caregivers
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

UNCENSORED: Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Banned Book Week at Deanwood Library with a special screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  Now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Harry Potter, along with friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, investigate Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban Prison whom they believe is one of Lord Voldemort's old allies.  
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American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, will sign stories in American Sign Language (ASL).   Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the story time fun.    Story-related activities will follow.    
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Family Films

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy a feature family film and books every Sunday at Deanwood Library! Recommended for children and families.  

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Flag and Passport

Citizenship Prep

Southeast Library

(All day)
The library has many resources to help DC residents who are preparing to become citizens. Library staff are available to help you to: Take a practice citizenship test. Study for the civics or language exams. Practice your English with online resources. Learn more about the process of becoming a citizen.
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UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week

Deanwood Library

(All day)
Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek & express ideas– even those considered unpopular.  Join us for these events & celebrate your freedom to read!   All Week: All Age Scavenger Hunt Find clues, solve the puzzle, & earn prizes!Recommended for all agesSunday 9/24 at 2 p.m.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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.
jobseekers

Unlocking Employment: Job Seekers Legal Clinic

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve.
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English Conversation Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Conference Room 1 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 have at least a working knowledge of English.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.
Sing Talk and Read DC

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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. 
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are 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 along with the children.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for fun songs, finger plays, baby bounces, and rhymes as we work together to develop early literacy skills. Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Stretch and relax at our free gentle yoga classes. Space is limited thirty (30) people and tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors open at 10:15 a.m. and close promptly at 10:30 a.m. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 a.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. 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. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are 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 along with the children.
Keyboard

Computer Basics Class

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Come learn about computers from the certified trainers at the Petworth Neighborhood Library. Pop in to learn from scratch, learn new tricks, or even just sit-in for a refresher. 
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Computer Classes

11 a.m.
​In this two-hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch 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. Instructor: M. RiveraLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to two 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.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

11:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are 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 along with the children.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are 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 along with the children.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.
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Twitter Chat: #AsktheLabs

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Twice a month, staff from the Labs at DC Public Library take over the Twittersphere to answer your questions about makerspaces, video and audio production, and personal digital archiving in the library. You can prepare by reading up on the Labs and their offerings here, or send us photos of the awesome things you've made and learned in one of our spaces.  

Adobe Creative Suite Drop-In

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Reserve the library's Adobe Creative Suite laptop to work on an individual project, or learn how to use an Adobe CS program (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and others). This SELF-GUIDED (DIY) session is 3 hours long and a government-issued ID will be required. Please note that you may lose your reservation if you are late to your session 15 minutes or more. Please visit https://www.dclibrary.org/labs/studio to register.
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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 20-30 minutes 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
MS Excel 2013

Excel III Advanced

Computer Classes

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour  class, you will earn to calculate, research and display table data using various Excel 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. WhiteLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Play + Learn

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us for interactive play that incorporates early literacy development skills and beginner STEAM concepts.    Child + parent/guardian will bounce along to songs teaching colors, numbers, the alphabet and more in addition to playing, building, and exploring these concepts through hands on activities, toys, and games.   Play, take turns, make new friends and enjoy this playing + learning time together.   Recommended for babies and toddlers along with a parent or guardian
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Marvelous Movie Monday: "Silent Running" (2 p.m. film showing)

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: Silent Running.  US, 1975 In a future where all flora is extinct on earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of earth's botany, kept on a spacecraft. Starring Bruce Dern.  1 hour and 29 minutes.  Not rated. This film will be showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

2 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. 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.