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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Writing

Haiku Contest

West End Library

(All day)
The Library invites you to participate in a Haiku Contest for all ages.   Write a haiku about your love of books, stories, the library or anything in DC and submit in person at the branch. Prize-winners will take home library swag and have their poem posted in the library and on the DC Public Library website in June.
Santx Domingx reading a picture book

Drag Queen Story Hour at Adams Morgan Community Center

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join DC Public Library Sunday, May 19 at Adams Morgan Community Center for Drag Queen Story Hour hosted by DQSH DC, the local chapter of the 
porchfest

Porchfest Music Party for Kids

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Join your neighbors and meet new friends at the kickoff kids party for DC Porchfest: Hillcrest edition. Porchfest is a neighborhood music festival that brings the community together in a series of free concerts throughout a highlighted neighborhood. This year's DC Porchfest will highlight the Hillcrest community, and it will begin at noon* with a party for kids and families at our location. 
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Tour de DCPL X

Cleveland Park Library

1 p.m.
Library staff discovered a great way to explore the facilities, ongoing transformations and expansive resources at DC Public Libraries - by bike! The Tour de DCPL was born in 2
Tour de DCPL

The 10th Annual Tour de DCPL!

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Library staff discovered a great way to explore the facilities, ongoing transformations and expansive resources at DC Public Libraries - by bike! 
Legos, legos, all around

Lego Club

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Get brains thinking and fingers building with the Northeast Library Lego Club. We'll have challenges and free play to get the ideas flowing. Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.   
Board Games

Game Day

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy new and classic board games!  Bring friends & family & challenge them to a game of Forbidden Island, The Resistance, Monopoly, Chess, Connect Four and more.   Recommended for children, teens, and families. 
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SAMASAMA Library Pop-Up and Bookbinding Workshop

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
DC Public Library will join Foreign National (Seda Nak) and Batang Kankaloo (Les Talusan) at the 3rd Annual SAMASAMA Art Show & Gathering. Held in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, this exhibition will present original work by artists of color from diaspora communities. The theme of the exhibit is Bayanihan, a Filipino custom derived from the Tagalog word bayan, meaning community.
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Garden Concert Series: The Gliders

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful garden area beside Northeast Library. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the sounds of The Gliders.
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PAL Pajama Party

West End Library

2 p.m.
Wear your pajamas and join us for stories and an opportunity to read to a PAL (People Animals Love) dog. This is a family program.
Der Lange Schatten

Jazz in the Basement: Rachel Winder + Simone Baron Duo and Der Lange Schatten (Germany)

Library Express

2 p.m.
For the May installment of Jazz in the Basement, we are excited to present a double bill featuring local duo, Rachel Winder (saxophone) and Simone Baron (keys) with Berlin-based trio, Der Lange Schatten. Jazz in the Basement is a monthly concert series featuring local jazz artists, organized by the DC Public Library and curated by Bertrand Uberall and John Cook. The concerts are intended to highlight young artists, new composers, or unique jazz sounds to broaden the listening landscape of our Washington, D.C. audiences. DC Public Library is a proud supporter of our local music community and looks forward to expanding valuable resources to assist musicians in their creative and professional endeavors. This event will take place at the Goethe-Institut Washington located at 1990 K St. NW (enter on 20th St.) FREE | All Ages | seating is first come, first served 
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Hear Mt. Pleasant: A Roundtable Discussion

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
Join us for the first in a series of Know Your Neighbors, Know Your History programs sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Village Diversity Committee as we engage in a conversation anchored by Mt. Pleasant Village members Claudia Schlosberg (a lawyer with a focus on Medicare/Medicaid Policy), Wayne Kahn (founder of the record label Right on Rhythm), alongside restaurant owners Alberto Ferrufino (Don Juan’s), Don Jaime (Don Jaime’s), and Haydee & Mario Vanegas (Haydee’s).
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Comadres Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
Are you interested in reading more literature by Latina and Latino authors? Las Comadres Book Club meets monthly in the Mt. Pleasant Library's Lower Level Conference Room to discuss Latina literature.
Happy Tails

Happy Tails Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable dogs each month. We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie.   

Monday, May 20, 2019

Writing

Haiku Contest

West End Library

(All day)
The Library invites you to participate in a Haiku Contest for all ages.   Write a haiku about your love of books, stories, the library or anything in DC and submit in person at the branch. Prize-winners will take home library swag and have their poem posted in the library and on the DC Public Library website in June.
Picture of a fountain pen

This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Petworth Library

9:30 a.m.
Come join us at Petworth Library for our new writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Is there something you've always wanted to say, but are afraid to say it? Join us as we explore the craft of writing memoirs and learn from other memoir writers the best way to take from our own memories—our own stories—and put them to paper.
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English Conversation Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
Sing Talk and Read DC

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Rosedale 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.  Note: Will not meet on Monday, June 17.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages 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.
English Conversation Group

Morning English Conversation Groups

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
English Conversation Group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Georgetown Library.  Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate the sessions. For more information, please call 202-727-0232.  
Baby/Toddler

Baby and Toddler Story Time (Registration Required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time.  Please see below for more information.
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Adult Learning Lab

Library Express

10 a.m.
Note: Class will not be held on Saturday, May 11 due to maintenance at the library.   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.  Assessments take place on Saturday mornings only, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 24-36 Months (Registration Required)

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this program. See below for registration information.
Children on top of the world

Toddler Explorations

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
An interactive engagement program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills.  Caregivers are expected to actively engage with children using the designed early literacy stations and prompts. This one hour program will rotate through sensory experiences, art and play. 
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.
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Toddler Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20 to 30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills and a love for books. It is a great time for very young children to socialize with others and be prepared to start school. 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.      
Excel 2016

Excel II Intermediate

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this two hour class, you will learn more features of the Microsoft Excel 2016 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.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20 to 30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills and a love for books. It is a great time for very young children to socialize with others and be prepared to start school. 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. 
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Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a gentle yoga class, appropriate for adults of all ages, taught by certified yoga instructors. Please bring your own mat.
Storytime Owls

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for fun songs, finger plays, baby bounces and rhymes as we work together to develop early literacy skills. Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers. Playtime follows story time each week.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691.