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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

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Music and Movement (Registration Required)

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.
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Savvy Caregiver Program

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
Join the Department of Aging and Community Living's Savvy Caregiver Program (SCP) to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to care for your family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. The SCP is for caregivers in the District who provide care to adults age 60 and over, or adults with disabilities, age 18 and older, living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The program is delivered in two-hour sessions, over a six week period.
Office Hours

Office Hours with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Staff

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Join us at Capitol View Neighborhood Library for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Community Office Hours from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.   Staffers from Norton’s office will assist D.C. residents with connecting with federal government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, USCIS, the U.S. Postal Service and Veterans Affairs.  
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Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.
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Baby Lap Time (Registration required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time.   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. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. 
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Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 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 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. Tickets required; available on a first-come, first-serve basis the morning of the program.
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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. Baby and Toddler Story Time features more activity and movement than the Lap Time program. Children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. West End Library Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.  
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Adobe Sessions at Woodridge Library

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Have you been trying to get your hands on Adobe design software without success? Now you can book sessions at the library! Adobe offers intuitive, cutting edge tools for web based design. During your session, you’ll have access to a wide selection of creative graphic, video and photographic programs, including: Audition, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Spark, and more.  
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Little STEM Explorers

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for science story time!  Little STEM Explorers is the perfect introduction for toddlers to basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts. This interactive story time experience concludes with self-directed, hands-on experiments for children. Suitable for ages 2 and up. This event is ticketed on a first-come, first-served. For groups of more than eight please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit. Thursday, Sept. 5 - Magnets Thursday, Sept. 12 - Big, Little, Small Thursday, Sept. 19 - Shapes
It's Crochet Time

Crochet Circle

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Bring your yarn and needles to enjoy a crochet circle with fellow enthusiasts every Tuesday and Thursday.
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. 
Kids with Books

All Ages Story Time

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 20-to-30-minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  Recommended for children ages birth to 5.
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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. 
Family Story Time

All Ages Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 30-to-40-minute story times are 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 grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Ages 0-5 and caregivers.  
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Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

11 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 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. Tickets required; available on a first-come, first-serve basis the morning of the program.
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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.

Free Legal Assistance

Parklands-Turner Library

11:30 a.m.
The Thursday, Nov. 12 session has been cancelled. We look forward to assisting you in December. Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) brings free legal help to DC Public Library branches in neighborhoods throughout the city. At the clinics, you can get help with the following:  
Mid Day Movies

Mid-Day Movies

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Unwind with friends and join us for an afternoon movie.  Participate and vote each week for the movie to be shown the following week.   Recommended for adults and seniors.
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The Labs Presents: Digital Drop-In

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Use the Adobe Creative Cloud or work on your audiovisual project at the Studio Lab Express.
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Word + Image

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
This 8 week class combines poetry with visual arts.  In the first class, we'll put together a simple pamphlet-style book, using a variety of collage and recycled materials to make a personalized working journal for the work we’ll do in the coming weeks.   Marie Pavlicek-Wehrli, painter, printmaker, and poet, has been a Fellow at both the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (visual arts) and the Ragdale Foundation (poetry), as well as resident artist in painting at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. 
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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.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages 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 to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate 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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Crafternoon

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Join us for community afternoon craft time. Limited supplies and basic assistance available for knit and crochet projects.    All crafts and skill levels welcome!  
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Word Basics

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
Come learn how to navigate the basic functions in Microsoft Word, including learning the document terms, features and functions. Seats are limited to 10 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign up for a seat at one of the 10 workstations.
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Word Basics

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
Come learn how to navigate the basic functions in Microsoft Word, including learning the document terms, features and functions. Seats are limited to 10 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign up for a seat at one of the 10 workstations.
Baby and Toddler Storytime Owls

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages 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 to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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Southeast "Diversi-Tree" Trimming

Southeast Library

3:45 p.m.
Help Southeast Neighborhood Library celebrate the holiday season.  Families are invited to three special tree trimming events, celebrating cultural and natural diversity.  All ages welcome.     Thursday, Dec. 5: "Deck the halls with diverse stories" (Decorating with book illustrations) Thursday, Dec. 12: "Hark the herald acorns sing"  (Decorating with nature)  Thursday, Dec. 19: Tree Lighting and multicultural merriment         

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
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December Films: Frozen

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come relax after school with popcorn and a movie. This week's movie is Frozen