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Thursday, May 23, 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.
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.
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.
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Little STEM Explorers

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Introduce your toddler to basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts!  This interactive experience is the perfect combination of read alouds and hands-on experiments for children ages 2 and up.
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Baby Lap Time (Registration required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time.  Click here for more info.
Observational Drawing

Introduction to Observational Drawing

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
In this eight-week series you will learn to draw proportions, color theory, explore figure drawing, draw a variety of surfaces and textures, draw still life subjects and much more. Drawing kits (including paper and supplies) are available from the instructor. You can borrow a kit during the class or bring your own supplies. For registration or inquiries please email pauline.sealey@dc.gov. FREE | Ages 60 and older  
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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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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.
Little Builders

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a building free-play program, geared toward our youngest library guests. Children can explore, build and construct using a variety of materials including wood blocks and DUPLOs.
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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. 
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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Kid Dance Party

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us twice a month for a dance party! This 25 minute program is designed to help develop motor skills and encourage an appreciation of music. Come and dance to the beat of your drummer. Recommended for ages birth to 5.
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Art & Stories with the Hirshhorn Museum

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Join Hirshhorn Museum staff to discover how colors mix and splatter through a read-aloud of Mix It Up by Hervé Tullet and an exploration of a spl
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. 
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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.
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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.

DIY Jewelry Repair

Fab Test Lab

12 p.m.
Have a favorite bracelet with a broken clasp or a necklace with a snapped chain? Bring it to the Fab Test Lab and we'll help you make it as good as new. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
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PC Basics I - Beginner

Computer Classes

12:30 p.m.
For those who need to be introduced to the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this two hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations.
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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. This Digital Drop-In is only for audiovisual production.
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Baby Lap Time

West End Library

1 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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Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

1 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
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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DC Reads at the Downtown Day Services Center

Library Takeout

1 p.m.
DC Public Library will be hosting a discussion of the 2019 DC Reads selection, Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires at the new Downtown Day Services Center
Fearless Art class

Fearless Art with Meg Artley

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
Discover (or re-discover) and tap into your own creative power. Using the theories of creativity and art-making expressed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way and Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic as guideposts, participants play, discover, and embrace process rather than perfection to see what the universe has in store for them that day. Each class session will focus on a new project and technique, working with colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic paints, building 3 dimensional forms, and collage.
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Little Tots

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
This program is an extension of our Baby Lap Time program and is recommended for children ages birth-18 months. Little Tots is designed so the baby/young toddler 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. Please plan on attending only one of the identical 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. sessions.
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.
Storytime 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.
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Little Tots

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
This program is an extension of our Baby Lap Time program and is recommended for children ages birth-18 months. Little Tots is designed so the baby/young toddler 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. Please plan on attending only one of the identical 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. sessions.
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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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Job Seekers Walk-in Help

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Looking for a job? Let us help you! Whether it’s an online application, a cover letter, or your resume, you will receive one-to-one help from our library staff. First-come, first-served.