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Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

Imagination Play

Imagination Play

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
This drop-in program uses independent play and exploration to stimulate the sensory system, develop motor and social skills, and generate authentic positive emotional experiences for children and caregivers. Come explore with us! This program runs till noon and is for ages birth to five. 
DIY Digital Friday - Intro to 3D Printing

DIY Digital Friday - Intro to 3D Printing

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Want to see one of DC Public Library's 3D printers in action and learn how to "make 3D stuff" at Tenley and the Fab Test Lab? Take our Intro to 3D Printing class and learn more about the process including: preparing digital files for printing, changing filament and basic troubleshooting. This class includes hands-on instruction with Cura, the software used to prepare your 3D object file for printing on a Printrbot Play 3D printer. Registration is required
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from 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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Music and Movement

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
Dance, sing and play instruments with your friends at the library! This program is aimed at children under 5 and their caregivers. Have a large group? Please call ahead to make special arrangements.
MS Word 2016

Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn more features of the MS Word 2016 word processing software that can help you further your career. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.
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Toys and Tots Play Date

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy, you bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.      
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Zumba Gold

West End Library

11:30 a.m.
A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class that meets Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is designed for seniors aged 60 and up. Please bring your own water bottle. First 20 participants welcome.
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COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry.  Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. 
Dining, Documentary, Discussion

3 D's - Dining, Documentary, Discussion

Georgetown Library

12 p.m.
DC Public Library in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center and the Interactivity Foundation present a the program series 3Ds – Dining, Documentary, and Discussion.  Attendees will view a documentary film, participate in a facilitated discussion and enjoy a free lunch!   Friday, Oct. 18
Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet library          employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or  current  events. This program is for adults.  We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Coffee & Conversation

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Join us for Coffee & Conversation. Meet other customers who enjoy the library. Join a lively conversation. Discuss current events, view and discuss a short-film, or read and discuss a short-story. This program is for adults.. We meet every other Friday at 1 p.m. in the Large Lower-Level Conference. Light refreshments will be available. We look forward to meeting you.
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Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Fab Test Lab

1:30 p.m.
This certification will teach you everything you need to know about using our sewing machines in the Fab Test Lab. Learn how to thread the machine, proper hand placement and everything else you need to start sewing straight lines and curves. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so you must register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
Octopus and Turtle dancing

Music & Movement

Capitol View Library

1:30 p.m.
Dance, sing & play instruments with your friends at the library!  Move along to the beats during this dynamic and interactive program that builds early literacy skills.   Recommended for children and caregivers.
Northstar Proctored Assessment

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basic digital literacy skills. A photo ID will be required to log on, and a passing score of 85 percent on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 1.5-hour proctored session. 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. Proctor: M. Rivera
Tai Chi Pose

Tai Chi with Norman

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
In partnership with Iona Senior Services, the DC Office on Aging, and Around Town DC, Palisades Library will be offering Tai chi with Norman Greene, who has been teaching Tai chi to all age groups since 1985, and is also an artist. Tai chi chan can help strengthen balance, posture, memory and patience. The single movements of Tai chi can help us enjoy ourselves by slowing down and enjoying the moment. It is fun and helps the meditative practice. This class is intended for DC residents age 60 or older. Please bring your own water bottle.
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Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 
Family Films

Family Films

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
Unwind the week with a feature film, family and friends!   For children & caregivers.
hispanic heritage month

Hispanic Heritage Month Movies

Woodridge Library

3:45 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Woodridge Neighborhood Library on Oct. 4 and 18 as we come together to watch movies and chat about those movies following the screening.   We'll watch the animated feature,"The Book of Life" on Oct. 4 
Craft

Kid's Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Children can explore their creative side during these hands on bi-weekly craft sessions. All ages are welcome but children under 3 will need adult assistance to complete each craft. All supplies will be provided.
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Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship 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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

Legos

LEGO fun!

Mt. Pleasant Library

9:30 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
Health

Living Well Self Management Workshops

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
In partnership with DC Health and other major health care providers, the Anacostia Library is offering the Living Well Self Management Workshops. These workshops are free to adults seeking help to manage health conditions such as cancer, depression or anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. The workshops will offer techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty. Living Well Workshops will take place at 10 a.m. every Saturday,  Sept. 7 - Oct. 19.
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
Excel 2016

Excel I Basics

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel 2016 spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: C. Myers Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
sign language

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level  10 – 11 a.m.
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Memory Lab Weekend Drop-In

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Do you have home movies lying around or family photos that are gathering dust? Preserve your priceless memories with the Memory Lab. Attend this one-hour orientation session to prepare for a three-hour Memory Lab appointment. Learn how to use equipment to digitize video and audio recordings, as well as scan photographs, slides and documents. To sign up for an orientation session and learn more about the Memory Lab, visit dclibrary.org/labs/memorylab.  
study

Homework Hour

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
Homework Hour is a space for students grades K-8 to get academic support. The tutors are high school volunteers that are here to help with homework or practice any skill. From reading to math, the student can get support with whatever they need help with. Tutoring will be held for two hours on a first-come, first-serve basis.  
lego

Let's Build

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Are you interested in developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? LEGO construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.  Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the LEGO blocks and are waiting to see what you create.    This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public. .
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SE-NE Friends of the Capitol View Library Meeting and Book Sale

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
SE-NE Friends of the Capitol View Library meetings are held every third Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Friends workroom on the Lower Level. After the meeting, at 11 a.m., there will be a book sale.
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ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Practice your English conversation skills with a volunteer from the Washington English Center. Participants should be at the Advanced Beginner language level or above. No need to register -- seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
yoga

Book it to Health Summer Yoga Series with Alicia Hammond

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
This series of classes is designed to promote wellness and community. It will feature an open level vinyasa flow class that will connect a sequence of postures using the breath. The program will help to demonstrate how yoga can be used as a tool to build body awareness, strength and most importantly, mindfulness. The series is targeted towards adults and teens. Each program will last one hour. Bring a mat and water with you (a limited supply of mats are available for using at the library). Weather permitting, the class will be held on the terrace level of the library.