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Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation. This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers and customers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from noon until 1 p.m on Twitter @dcpl using the hashtag #brownbagdc. The #brownbagdc chat is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant, Woodridge and Tenley-Friendship libraries.
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Google Galore: Advanced Internet Searching

Computer Classes

12 p.m.
In this two-hour class, review the advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuation and characters to refine your search results. Also explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com.
 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time (Registration Required)

Southeast Library

12 p.m.
*Advance registration is required for this story time.* 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.
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Baby Lap Time

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
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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Jazzy Colors II

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Wind down on Wednesday with art therapy at Capitol View Library. If you like jazz and coloring you should pay us a visit. Relax to the sounds of old and new jazz while coloring and exercising your mind.  We are looking forward to coloring with you. Jazzy Colors is recommended for adults, and is free and open to the public.
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The Labs Presents: Digital Drop-In

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Use the Adobe Creative Cloud or work on your audiovisual project at the Studio Lab Express. This Digital Drop-In is only for audiovisual production.
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Baby-Toddler Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-to-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to 2 years old. Baby-Toddler Story Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This program is free and open to the public.
Computer Class

Adult Computer Class

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us for adult computer classes, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Bellevue Library. Ask for Mr. Zac. You'll learn:   Basic computer skills Microsoft Office Suite Email assistance Resume assistance and much more
Coffee

Coffee & Conversation

West End Library

2 p.m.
Join DC Public Library users and staff for coffee, conversation and sometimes even a craft on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Coffee & Conversation brings together users from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee. Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences. Please join us!​
Writing

Northeast Writing Class

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join us for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.   To respect the flow of the writing process, please arrive on time. 
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
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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Baby Lap Time

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
This program is 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 on their caregiver's lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have an adult person.
Why we make Art with Rogelio Maxwell

Why We Make Art with Rogelio Maxwell

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
Rogelio Maxwell is a multimedia artist who fuses on painting, drawing, sculpture, and music with performance art, film and video. Join us for this eight week series as Maxwell discusses why we make art, a brief look at the path some of us take to make art, and how art affects and defines our culture through architecture advertising, fashion, and design.  
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Wednesday Afternoon Cinema: The Hate U Give

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Come enjoy a midweek movie and a snack with the community. This week's movie is: The Hate U Give. This film is geared towards teens and up. 
Excel 2016

Excel II Intermediate

Computer Classes

2:45 p.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. Instructor: H. White Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Creative Corner

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Art is a wonderful way to engage your child in a meaningful activity. Help them to practice their fine motor skills while learning to express their creativity through projects. Each week we will explore a different idea or topic. For ages 6 and up. Large groups please RSVP in advance. 
Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.
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Knitting Club

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
Do you like to knit? Do you want to learn? Join the knitting club to learn and practice knitting techniques to make a dishcloth, a scarf and a sweater. Bring your own yarn and needles.
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Family Craft

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join us for arts & crafts in the children's room. We will provide supplies. Recommended for ages 5-10.

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.
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Kid's Chess Club

Cleveland Park Library

4:30 p.m.
This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move, check and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
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Wii Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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The Labs Presents: DIY Mending Workshop

Library Express

6 p.m.
Have pants that need hemming? A popped button you don't know how to sew back on? A rip in your favorite dress? Bring your (clean) clothing to this workshop to learn mending basics! We provide sewing machines, needles, thread, fabric and many other notions to help you learn how to fix your own clothes.  Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot. This class will take place at Library Express, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.
Chess Piece Falling

Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Whether you’ve been playing for years or are interested in learning from U.S. National Master David Bennett, come join us for an evening of Chess!  All ages and experience levels welcome. The Chess Club will meet every Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please call (202) 727-6044.  
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English Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should already have a working knowledge of English.
Selma, Lord, Selma

Movie Night at West End: "Selma, Lord, Selma"

West End Library

6 p.m.
Join us at West End Library for a screening of Selma, Lord, Selma.
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Chess Meet Up

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess. This program is for anyone who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves  All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Meet up will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 202-727-6044. 
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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
The Petworth Library's writers workshops are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and writing levels: beginners, veteran wordsmiths, and emeriti. We write creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and scripts.
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Weekly Yoga Practice

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Join yoga instructor, Dexter Sumner, for an accessible, all-levels yoga class every Wednesday evening. Yoga will take place in the lower level meeting room. Please bring your own yoga mat.  FREE | Ages 18+