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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

Mobile Devices

Tech Tuesday Drop-In Clinic

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Are you baffled by the basics of personal computing? Do you need help with your smartphone or e-reader? Stop by Takoma Park's technology clinic for one-on-one assistance. *For targeted or in depth classes, please visit the library's Computer Classes page.
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Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 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 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. 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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Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more. This program is recommended for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit the library or call (202) 282-0021 to sign up.

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.
Maker Camp

Tuesday Crafternoons

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon of arts and crafts. Recommended for kids ages 5-12.  Groups of eight or more children must call 202-727-0971 to that ensure space is available.
Maker Camp

Get Crafty!

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the children's area for afternoon crafts. Ages 6 and up.
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In the Zone: Snowmen

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Come and create snowmen with us as we welcome the arrival of winter! In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts or other fun. Best for ages 4-12.  
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Art on the Fly

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Are you ready to be creative? If so, join us as we explore different aspirations and adventures in Art on the Fly! During the program we want to inspire your confidence, while being creating. We will use different forms of art and craft techniques to bring out your creative side. Build and share new ways to bring out your own creativity. Don't to forget to bring a friend! See you soon. This program is for all ages. 
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Kids Holiday Party

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
Join us for an evening of holiday festivities! Play games, make your own crafts, or watch a movie. These fun activities will engage and teach children of all ages all about different holidays while making artwork and participating with others. 
French Story Time

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to practice their French by learning French songs, enjoying French stories and connecting words with motion.
Teen Scene at Tenley

Teen Scene at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Join us for an hour of entertainment every Tuesday after school at Tenley Library. We have gaming, films, crafts, karaoke and a variety of other programs on a rotating basis. Please call 202-727-1225 for more details.  

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m.
Children and tweens can enjoy a winter scavenger hunt inside the library! 
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Teen Advisory Board

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Do you need community service hours for school? Are you looking for experience to add to your resume or college application?  Look no further! Join us at our weekly Teen Advisory Board meetings. The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) provides students with the opportunity to plan, promote and run library programs in exchange for community service hours. TAB meets every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Programming Room on the 2nd floor.
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Afterschool Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff: Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a variety of activities; reading and STEM activities, arts & crafts, music and movement, and games. Recommended for ages 6 and up. No registration required. Supplies will be provided.  
Club Programs for Teens

Teen Lounge

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Teens ages 13-19 are invited to hang out and participate in fun activities, games and socializing.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Teen Lounge at Woodridge Library

Woodridge Library

4:30 p.m.
Teen Lounge is on hiatus for the summer and will begin again on September 10, occurring every other Tuesday until June 2019. Teen Lounge provides a creative space for those ages 13-19 to do fun activities with their peers such as video games, movies, music and DIY crafts. Teen Lounge meets after school from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.  

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Center for Accessibility

Please join us for Tech Talk Tuesday in room 103 of Library Express at 1990 K Street NW (entrance on 20th St. between I and K). This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics. If you need accommodation, including American Sign Language interpretation, please contact us at 202-727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.  Our accommodation statement is available online.
Yoga Tuesdays

Yoga Tuesdays With Yolanda

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us for Yoga Tuesdays with Yolanda. This One hour class will:  

Family Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Looking for a fun, family oriented story time? Look no further. Children and their families are encouraged to join us for a lively story time in the library. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., come prepared to listen to a story and have fun. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public.
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Evening Movies: Rampage

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Come join us at Tenley Library as staff members show some of their favorite films along with new titles just added to the library's collection.  This month's feature is Rampage (2018), in which Dwayne Johnson enlists the help of a mutated gorilla to stop the carnage wrought by a mutated crocodile and a mutated wolf. Rated PG-13.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  
Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare Society: Antony and Cleopatra

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. The discussion will end at 8:30 p.m. The Shakespeare Society is West End Neighborhood Library's monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month. Series 1 will focus on Shakespeare's tragedies; the full reading list for Series 1 is as follows: Dec. 18 | Antony and Cleopatra
The Murder of Fred Hampton

Film: "The Murder of Fred Hampton"

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but halfway through filming, Hampton was murdered. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policemen burst into Hampton's apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants on Dec. 4, 1969.

Pajama Story Time

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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Evening English Conversation Circles

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
DC Public Library - Georgetown branch, in partnership with the Washington English Center, offers free Evening English Conversation Group facilitated by well qualified volunteers.   The group meets on Tuesdays evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. If you need further information, please call 202-727-0232.  
Keep calm and learn Spanish

Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join intermediate Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for an hour of conversation in Spanish. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Únete hispanohablantes intermedios cada primer y tercer martes de cada mes para una hora de conversación en español . Cada sesión se centrará en un tema en particular.
Home Movie Day

Home Movie Day at Suns Cinema

Mt. Pleasant Library

8 p.m.
Have you ever found one of your old home movies on VHS and thought “the world needs to see this?" Friend, this is your lucky day! The DC Public Library and Suns Cinema are putting together an event that will knock your socks off and combine public submissions with cool gems from our vault, but we need your help to make it happen.   

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

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Submit Home Movies for Screening at Suns Cinema

Library Takeout

(All day)
Have you ever found one of your old home movies on VHS and thought “the world needs to see this?" Friend, this is your lucky day! The DC Public Library and Suns Cinema are putting together an event that will knock your socks off and combine public submissions with cool gems from our vault, but we need your help to make it happen.   
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  

DC Health Link Enrollment

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Onsite assistance available to help you enroll in health care through DC Health Link.