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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Resurrection City Photograph From Washington Evening Star Collection

DC Public Library's Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation

Library Takeout

9 a.m.
The Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation will be at the Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library from June 18-22. The week will include live events with music and dialogue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1968, The Poor Peoples Campaign and Resurrection City, as well as the legacy of activist Dorothy I. Height.  Live Music curated by East of the River Jazz: The Vernard Dunn Duet Tuesday, June 19 6 p.m. The Soul Tent and Its History: 
Coloring page with colored pencils

Art Therapy

Deanwood Library

9:30 a.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Stop in every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
Baby and Toddler Storytime Owls

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.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.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 ages 0 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.

VoiceOver for macOS

Center for Accessibility

10 a.m.
VoiceOver Classes happen every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20012. VoiceOver is a screen reader built into Apple macOS. If you are blind or visually impaired and want to learn to use a MacBook Pro, VoiceOver class might be right for you. We go over basic VoiceOver and macOS keystrokes, and using Audacity to record audio. Call 202-727-2142 for more information and to register.  
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 Lap Time Image

Baby Lap Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers, this 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This class is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
Graphic for 'Little Builders' Program

Little Builders!

Mt. Pleasant Library

A STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program for our youngest library guests that offers opportunities to explore, build and construct.  
CityCenterDC logo

Kid's Corner at CityCenterDC

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join the library and CityCenterDC for Kid's Corner every Thursday, May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-to-40-minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. Kid's Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun outdoor environment.   The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th and I Street NW.  
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View 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.
Dancers

Coyaba Dance Theater

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 a.m.
Experience the spirit of Africa with the Coyaba Dance Theater. Enjoy traditional West African dance and drumming while learning about the region’s history and culture. This family program is for children of all ages.
Rainbow music score

Wiggle Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
It's time to shake, shimmy and dance to the beat. A movement-and-music-oriented story time, this program is dynamic and interactive. As a story time that emphasizes early literacy skills children are engaged in a playful creative manner. Appropriate for children aged 1-6 and their caregivers. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
This 20-to-30-minute program is 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. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Owl art Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-to-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 are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups are encouraged to participate in the program along with the children.  
2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup Watch Party - Argentina v. Croatia

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us as we watch Argentina v. Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Pre-game coverage starts 10 minutes before game time. 
Read In

Summer Read-In

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Beat the heat with us in the Children's Room every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. for our morning summer read-in. Each day a librarian will kick off the read-in with a selected picture book read aloud. Children can then spend the rest of the time doing free reading with their adult or individually. This program is designed to help children of all ages complete the daily reading requirement for Summer Challenge. A similar program will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. 
2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup Watch Party- France v. Peru

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us as we watch France v. Peru in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Pre-game coverage starts 10 minutes before game time. 
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

12:15 p.m.
The Library is offering free 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who first pass a Jasperactive™ Benchmark. If you have passed the Jasperactive™ Benchmark in the 2013 Microsoft application for which you are seeking MOS Certification, register to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam on this date. The MOS Exam lasts 50 minutes. 
Dialogue meeting

Is Your Playlist Playing You?

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Does the music you listen to affect your mood? Your behavior? Join us for a facilitated dialogue to discuss these questions. In this facilitated dialogue we aim to create a space where people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can come together to have a conversation on a selected subject or issue. This three-part series will prompt a discussion about music and/or its possible impact on behavior.

Techie Thursday

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Seniors, do you need help with your devices? We're here for you. Bring your smartphones and other devices to receive basic instruction on how to get the most out of technology. This program is free and open to the public.
STAR

Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
FLL team in action

FIRST LEGO League at Woodridge Library

Woodridge Library

2 p.m.
Get ready for some electrifying visitors. The BeastBots, a FIRST LEGO League team, will be visiting Woodridge to talk about their experiences engineering and programming LEGO robots. Come and learn more about their team, the program and the amazing competitions that take place.  Note: this program will take the place of the regular LEGO Club on this date.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
owl

Baby Lap Time

Georgetown 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.
Photo of coloring activity

Coloring Cafe

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Coloring isn't just for kids. Relax, socialize and exercise your creativity in a no-pressure setting. The library will supply materials, but you're welcome to bring your own, or another craft project to work on.
picture of circuits, lightbulbs, brains, etc.

Tech Club

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
Come experiment and tinker with new technologies. You’ll have an hour of free time to experiment, build and design. Technologies will include circuits, robotics, video game design and more. This program is recommended for ages 8-13.
Little Yogis

Little Yogis

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2:30 p.m.
This class is designed for mobile children (crawlers/walkers up to 3 years) along with at least one loving caregiver. All are welcome—parents, nannies, other family members and friends. We will move, sing and play together to boost social and physical development. Tots are natural yogis and we will follow their lead as they explore their unique expression of movement. Grown-ups can expect to participate. No prior yoga or fitness experience is necessary. Mats are optional.

Job Seekers

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your job search. Library staff will help with resumes, online applications and more. Help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring any materials you already have completed.    
summer sun

Summer Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a variety of activities—games, arts & crafts, music and movement. Recommended for aes 6 and up. No registration required. supplies will be provided.
Knitting Picture

Knitting Club

Deanwood Library

2:30 p.m.
Are you an experienced knitter? Have you never knitted in your life but would like to learn? Do you crochet? All are welcome at Deanwood’s new knitting club. Bring your own needles, hooks and yarn, or borrow our needles while you’re here and use our craft wool. We can help you get started on a basic project and help each other through any tangles. There are no “instructors” here, just friendly faces who want to learn together. Bring your projects or just a curious attitude. Recommended for ages 9 and up.