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Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

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Adobe Sessions at Woodridge Library

Woodridge Library

(All day)
Adobe Sessions are self-guided sessions for experienced users. Want to learn more about Adobe design? Visit https://www.dclibrary.org/lynda for lessons. Have you been trying to get your hands on Adobe design software without success? Now you can book sessions at the library!
Petworth Poetry

Petworth Poetry

Petworth Library

9:45 a.m.
Have you ever wanted to write poetry? Is there something you've always wanted to say, but are afraid to say it? Join us as we explore the craft of writing poetry and learn from other poets the best way to take from our own feeling and put them to paper. Contact Christopher Stevenson by email or phone (202-243-1187) for more information. Open to all ages.
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2019 income tax filing. Tax assistance will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
ESL GEO

Morning English Conversation Group

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
English Conversation Groups are a great way to practice English speaking with like-minded English language learners. The biggest advantage here as opposed to a traditional English school is that learners get to practice speaking in an informal, relaxed environment. Facilitated by trained volunteer tutors from the Washington English Center, you will gain practice in vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in a fun, comfortableand safe environment.  Join the group on any Monday or Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.  
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Family Yoga

Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a relaxing and gentle yoga class for all levels of fitness and experience with yoga. Classes are limited to the first thirty (30) participants. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. and close promptly at 10:30 a.m.  Please bring your own yoga mat (other props such as straps and blocks are optional).  About the Instructors: Robin Glantz, Alexis Chen, and Alex-Marie McGuire, certified yoga teachers, bring free weekly yoga to our library.      
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.  
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

11:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities, and are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

12 p.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2019 income tax filing. Tax assistance will take place from 12 - 4 p.m. You can sign up for assistance on the day or make an appointment via the AARP Tax Aide webpage.   
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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant 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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Coloring Our World

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1:30 p.m.
The Shaw Library will open on Presidents' Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come enjoy the extended hours at this coloring event. Draw and color your ideas for the world: what would you do if you were a president
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February Recess Guide

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 17: Presidential Coloring Activity 2 p.m.  (All ages) Tuesday, Feb. 18: Preschool Storytime 2 p.m.  (Ages 3-5) Wednesday, Feb. 19: Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.  (Ages 3-5) STEM program: Bee-bots and Lego Mazes 2 p.m. (Ages 6-12) Thursday, Feb. 20: Crafternoon 4 p.m. (Ages 5-12) Amazing Books to Incredible Films: Hidden Figures 5 p.m. (Ages 9-up) Friday, Feb.21: Family Movie 2 p.m. (All ages)
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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant 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.
chess pieces

Chess Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Whether you’re an experienced player or a total beginner we have a game for you! Learn the basics of the game on our giant set or play with a friend to develop your skills. Ages 6-12 and caregivers.
Spelling

Get Your Spell On

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
Come take a spelling test and win prizes. All grades welcome. Ask for Mr. Z.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

Adobe Logo

Adobe Sessions at Woodridge Library

Woodridge Library

(All day)
Adobe Sessions are self-guided sessions for experienced users. Want to learn more about Adobe design? Visit https://www.dclibrary.org/lynda for lessons. Have you been trying to get your hands on Adobe design software without success? Now you can book sessions at the library!

Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-to-30-minute program is 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.  Space is limited; participants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Have a group? Please call 202-698-3377 ahead of time to arrange a special visit.
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2019 income tax filing. Tax assistance will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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Gentle Yoga

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility. Please note that there is a late-arrival policy for all Georgetown Library yoga programs: Anyone arriving more than five minutes after the start of class will not be able to enter the classroom. 
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Nanny Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
Come and have a fun time at your neighborhood library! Get to know other caregivers in your community. Toys will be set up for children to play while caregivers enjoy a cozy atmosphere. Coffee will be served. Ven y diviértete en la Biblioteca de tu vecindario! Los juguetes estaran disponibles para que los niños puedan jugar, así como un espacio para que los cuidadores interactúen entre sí, en un ambiente acogedor. Se servirá café.    
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Francis A. Gregory Library

10 a.m.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2019 income tax filing. Tax assistance will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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Words While You Wait

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Join us throughout tax season on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. for our annual program, Words While You Wait. Customers can complete word search puzzles and other word games while they wait for tax preparation services. 
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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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Drop-In Technology Tips

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Would you like to use the library’s ebooks and digital resources and don’t know where to start? Are you interested in boosting your confidence when it comes to using technology in your everyday life? Come to the drop-in clinic and get advice on using electronic devices as well as common websites, email, apps and software.
DIY Digital Friday - Intro to 3D Printing

DIY Digital Series: Intro to 3D Printing

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Would you like to add 3D printing to your portfolio? Register for a two-hour workshop and learn how. 
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember: There is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Shut Up & Write

Shut Up & Write

West End Library

10 a.m.
Come by for an hour of morning writing with fellow creative folks. Everyone works on their own thing. No obligation to share. Just show up and write! What to expect?
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. Tickets are available at the Children's Desk.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Takoma Park 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Petworth 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 to engage with the books and songs, and to actively participate in the program.