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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

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.
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Tai Chi Lab: Georgetown

Georgetown Library

Interested in a relaxing and energizing start to the day?  Each Thursday this winter at 9:30 a.m., Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host a Tai Chi Health Lab. This is a place for beginners and advanced students to come to teach and learn.
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.
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Little Builders!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
A STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program for our youngest library guests that offers opportunities to explore, build and construct.  
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An 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 their own adult with them.

Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2017 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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.

Techie Thursday

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Seniors, do you need help with your devices? We're here for you. Bring your smart phones 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.
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Thursday Morning Film Series: "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

West End Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us at West End Library on Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. for a screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Preschool Storytime

Calling All Preschool Readers

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Calling all readers ages 3-5: Do you like stories? Grab your grownups and pay us a visit. Be advised: This program may expose the reader in you. The 30-to-40-minute reading program is designed to promote language and listening skills. Join us and exercise your mind with stories and activities that spark imagination and arouse curiosity. This program is free and open to the public.
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.  
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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. 
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Coffee & Conversation

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join other DC Public Library customers, library staff, and local community members for free coffee and conversation every fourth Thursday of the month beginning November 30. 
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Coffee + Conversation

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us for coffee, conversation, and an activity. Enjoy this opportunity to gather with people who enjoy spending time in the library, and to share interests and ideas with the community. We look forward to seeing you there! We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon.  Questions? Call 202-671-3122.  
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Reach4Success: College Prep

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Do you have college aspirations?  Come to Reach 4 Success for help with: College and scholarship research Exam proctoring (by appointment) Application assistance including essay review
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.

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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New: S.T.A.R. Baby Signs (#DeafFriendly)

Southeast Library

1 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, bonding and communication with your young child, come preview our new S.T.A.R. Baby Signs class to incorporate sign language into your daily life. Taught by volunteer Ms.
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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.  

Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

1:30 p.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2017 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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.
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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.
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Community Connections

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to be partnering with Community Connections, who will be here every Tuesday and Thursday to provide supportive services to promote housing stability and to prevent homelessness. Services offered include assistance with obtaining IDs, completing applications for services, and guidance with regards to Social Security Disability Income. Community Connections staff will be located in one of our study rooms and no appointment is needed. 

Job Seekers

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your job search. Members of the library staff will be available to help with resumes, online applications and more. Help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring any materials you have already completed.    
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After School Zone

Francis A. Gregory Library

3:30 p.m.
Looking for a fun place to drop by after school? Join us for a variety of different activities every Tuesday: games, puzzles, a coloring cafe, simple crafts and more! Come, hang out with your friends and experience what the library has to offer. For ages 9-12. 
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College Prep Workshops

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Do you want to go to college but don't know where to begin? Join us for a college prep workshop to better understand the admissions process and the benefits of going to college. This weekly workshop will give an overview of how the college application process works, including:   Finding the right school Timeline Application requirements SAT and ACT exam preparation Essay-writing practice Information on financial aid
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 show 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
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. Recommended 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-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.  
Karen Deans

Author Karen Deans: Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

West End Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month at West End Neighborhood Library with children's author Karen Deans as she gives a presentation based on her book: Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The presentation will include a reading, a talk and an activity to follow.