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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Coloring page with colored pencils

Art Therapy

Deanwood Library

9:30 a.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Stop in every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.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 0 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.
Baby Lap Time Image

Baby Lap Time (Registration required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advanced, online registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on the Wednesday before Thursday's class. ​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.  This class is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
Keyboarding

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
​In this one-hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career.  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. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW ​Computer Lab - Room 102
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.
Graphic for 'Little Builders' Program

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for this STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, geared toward our youngest library guests who will get the opportunity to explore, build and construct.  
Music Time

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.
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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Kid's Corner at CityCenterDC

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join the library and CityCenterDC for Kid's Corner every Thursday, May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-to-40-minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. Kid's Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun outdoor environment.   The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th and I Street NW.  
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Kid Dance Party

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us on the first and third Thursday of the 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.
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. 
Rainbow music score

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.  
Picture of blue book with a pair of white headphones plugged into the the book to symbolize an audiobook.

Audiobook Fans: This Book Club is for You

Library Express

11 a.m.
Some books just need to be discussed, including audiobooks. So if you are a fan of listening to a good story and having lively conversations, come hang out with the Talking Book Club.  
MS Excel 2013

Excel III Advanced

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn to calculate, research and display table data using various Excel formulas.  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: H. White Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Washingtoniana

Washingtoniana

12 p.m.
Washingtoniana is a special collection that houses materials from the late 18th Century to the present, focusing on local D.C. history. It is a reference collection, meaning the materials are not available for check out. To make an appointment, e-mail wash.dcpl@dc.gov or call 202-727-1213.  Or visit during walk-in hours.

Techie Thursday

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Seniors, do you need help with your devices? We're here for you. Bring your smartphones and other devices to receive basic instruction on how to get the most out of technology. This program is free and open to the public.
STAR

Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
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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 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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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.
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.

Job Seekers

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your job search. Library staff will help with resumes, online applications and more. Help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring any materials you already have completed.    
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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 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.
Knitting Picture

Knitting Club

Deanwood Library

2:30 p.m.
Are you an experienced knitter? Have you never knitted in your life but would like to learn? Do you crochet? All are welcome at Deanwood’s new knitting club. Bring your own needles, hooks and yarn, or borrow our needles while you’re here and use our craft wool. We can help you get started on a basic project and help each other through any tangles. There are no “instructors” here, just friendly faces who want to learn together. Bring your projects or just a curious attitude. Recommended for ages 9 and up.  
Little Yogis

Little Yogis

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3:30 p.m.
This class is designed for mobile children (crawlers/walkers up to 3 years) along with at least one loving caregiver. All are welcome—parents, nannies, other family members and friends. We will move, sing and play together to boost social and physical development. Tots are natural yogis and we will follow their lead as they explore their unique expression of movement. Grown-ups can expect to participate. No prior yoga or fitness experience is necessary. Mats are optional.
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September Films: Big Miracle

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come relax with a movie and popcorn after school. This week's movie is: Big Miracle.
Fancy Nancy: Best Reading Buddies

Reading Club

Southwest Library

4 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us for quiet reading time and a snack. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691  
Color My World

Color My World

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Are you interested in sparking your imagination and expressing yourself? Color my World is just for you. Let your creativity shine by selecting coloring sheets or take a chance and design your own.  No matter what you choose, we're saving a spot just for you in the Children's Room. Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is free and open to the public.
French Music Time

Music and Movement

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
Come sing, tap and clap along during Music and Movement. This is a dynamic and interactive program that emphasizes early literacy skills. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to attend. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Chevy Chase 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-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.