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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

beading bracelets

Teen Beading Program

Takoma Park Library

4 p.m.
Come learn the art of beading bracelets. For ages 12 - 19.
stack of board games

Family Game Night

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to the library for a night of board games, snacks and fun. Test your library knowledge with a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes.
Knitting needles and yarn

Knitting Club

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
Do you like to knit? Do you want to learn? Join the knitting club to learn and practice knitting techniques to make a dishcloth, a scarf and a sweater. Bring your own yarn and needles.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us for skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Assessments take place on Wednesdays only. Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
Craft Clip Art

Family Craft

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join us for arts & crafts in the children's room. We will provide supplies. Recommended for ages 5-10.
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.
peace book

Peace by Piece

Chevy Chase Library

4 p.m.
Using The Peace Book by Todd Parr as our inspiration, come join us for a craft program to share what "peace" means to you. All Ages.
African American Read In logo

African American Read-In

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.  Join us at the library for an evening of lively displays, warm reads and good company to participate in the Read-In! For all ages.   
Picture of craft supplies

Creative Corner

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Art is a wonderful way to engage your child in a meaningful activity. Help them to practice their fine motor skills while learning to express their creativity through projects. Each week we will explore a different idea or topic. For ages 6 and up. Large groups please RSVP in advance. 
Chess board

Kid's Chess Club

Cleveland Park Library

4:30 p.m.
This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move, check and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Wii

Wii Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
STEM

STEM Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

5:30 p.m.
Kids ages 9 -12 are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) activity on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles and more in the Children's Room!  
The magnified end of a needle is threaded with a brilliant blue yarn, which can also be seen.

The Labs Presents: DIY Mending Workshop

Library Express

6 p.m.
Have pants that need hemming? A popped button you don't know how to sew back on? A rip in your favorite dress? Bring your (clean) clothing to this workshop to learn mending basics! We provide sewing machines, needles, thread, fabric and many other notions to help you learn how to fix your own clothes.  Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot. This class will take place at Library Express, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.
Chess Piece Falling

Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Whether you’ve been playing for years or are interested in learning from U.S. National Master David Bennett, come join us for an evening of Chess!  All ages and experience levels welcome. The Chess Club will meet every Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please call (202) 727-6044.  
The Learning Tree

Movie Night at West End: "The Learning Tree"

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us at West End Library for a screening of The Learning Tree!
Image of languages

English Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
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 already have a working knowledge of English.
Jane Austen quote and a teacup.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.
Knitting Picture

Knitting Circle at Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Join this barrier free knitting circle at the Cleveland Park Library the third Wednesday of every month. This program will meet in the first floor meeting room.    
chess pieces

Chess Meet Up

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess. This program is for anyone who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves  All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Meet up will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 202-727-6044. 
Black history month clip art

Icons of Black Music and Politics

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
Come to listen and enjoy a lecture by Mr. Donnie Gooden as he gives an oral history and arts exhibit in color prints of the giants in Jazz and Politics.  This program is free and open to the public in the Large Meeting Room on the lower level. Light refreshments will be served. Rain/Snow date is Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019 at 7 p.m.  
Yoga Hands / Wikimedia Commons from Lululemon Athletica

Weekly Yoga Practice

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Join yoga instructor, Dexter Sumner, for an accessible, all-levels yoga class every Wednesday evening. Yoga will take place in the lower level meeting room. Please bring your own yoga mat.  FREE | Ages 18+   
C. R. Gibbs African American History and Culture Series

C. R. Gibbs African American History and Culture Lecture Series

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
C. R. Gibbs African American History and Culture Lecture Series Soul Journeys: Black Migrations in America How we got to be where we are today, and slavery was not the only reason. Historian C. R. Gibbs brings his lively and engaging lecture style to the library in celebration of Black History Month. Passionate and knowledgeable, his talks are always informative and his scholarship accessible. 
Picture of a writer

DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
The Petworth Library's writers workshops are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and writing levels: beginners, veteran wordsmiths, and emeriti. We write creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and scripts.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 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.
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.
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.

Quiet Creative Space

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
A quiet space for writers, artists and craftspeople to work side-by-side on individual projects. Bring your work and ideas and we will provide tea and a tranquil setting. Thursdays from 10 am.m. - 12 p.m. in the Medium Conference Room.
Music

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.  Click here for more info.
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.