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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

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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.
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SAT Practice Test Sessions

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
The SAT is on March 14! Come join us for SAT online practice tests that will help you prepare for the real thing. Arrive promptly to complete your practice test and learn about library resources to help you improve your scores. Ten seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each week we will do a different section of the test. Feb. 6: Reading  Feb. 13: Math  Feb. 20: Writing & Language  Feb. 27: Essay    
Selma, Lord,Selma

Movie and Discussion: Selma, Lord, Selma

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
This inspiring movie set in 1965, Selma, Alabama, tells the story of a young school girl during the turbulent early days of the right-to-vote movement. She was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to resist the degradation that her fellow African Americans were suffering. See the movie, then join in the discussion. Remember to bring your own snacks. Ages: 5 and up
Dog Story Time

Happy Tails Story Time

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
 Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a story time with dogs from the People Animals Love (PAL) organization.   *Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Please do not bring family pets to the program.     
Selma, Lord,Selma

Movie and Discussion: Selma, Lord, Selma

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
This inspiring movie set in 1965, Selma, Alabama, tells the story of a young school girl during the turbulent early days of the right-to-vote movement. She was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to resist the degradation that her fellow African Americans were suffering.   See the movie, then join in the discussion. Remember to bring your own snacks. Ages: 5 and up For additional information, please contact Yvonne Harris at 202645-4532.
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Mystery Morsels

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Calling all food critics to a delightful one-time program celebrating one of the most delicious foods invented.   Learn the fascinating history behind the creation of this common food and its African American inventor, and enjoy some of the fruits of their labor!   Curious about the specific food being discussed? Join us on Feb. 27 to find out what it is! Ages 4 and up!  
Game controller

Teen Game Night

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Bring a friend and explore favorite gaming systems as well as board games. Recommended for teens.
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Crafternoon

Anacostia Library

4 p.m.
Come and try your hand at making something. Join us every Thursday for Crafternoon, a fun and simple drop in craft! Parents/Caregivers can make something too! Each week will feature a different activity. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  Supplies are limited, first 15 children will be able to attend. If you have a group with more than eight children, please call ahead at 202-715-7707.  
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February Films: The Tigger Movie

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come relax after school with a movie and popcorn. This week's movie is: The Tigger Movie. 
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LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build something new during our weekly LEGO Club!  LEGO Club ends at 5:30 p.m.  Recommended for ages 4-12.

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
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STEM Thursdays

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts during this fun, interactive program! The fun includes hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering.  Thursday, Feb.  27 - Beauty Chemistry inspired by the work of Sarah Breedlove (“C.J.”) Walker
Free Tax Help

Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

5 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 5 - 8 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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Kid's Chess Club

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Join us for weekly chess instruction on Thursdays. 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 you how to think and plan your next move and use your brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move or two and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library. When the chess instructor is unable to attend, this program will be canceled.   
Kingdom

Senior Black History Movie Month

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5:30 p.m.
Black History Month is an opportunity for all to learn about the brave men and women who fought for equality, and also a time of rejoicing, celebrating and thanking those heroic African Americans for giving us hope. Come celebrate with us at Bellevue Library and enjoy a movie about past and present contributions in struggles to America's history.  All movies will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the main meeting room on the first floor. Thursday, Feb. 6  "Father's Kingdom" Thursday, Feb. 13  "Marshall"
Excel 2016

Excel III Advanced

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn to calculate, research and display table data using various Microsoft Excel 2016 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: N. Wood Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
Computer, online banking, credit card

Ready, Set, Bank! Online Banking 101

Northwest One Library

6 p.m.
Are you curious about the ins and outs of online banking but don't know exactly where to start? Let the folks at Capitol One Bank guide you in your online banking journey at the Northwest One Neighborhood Library! This four-part series will feature the benefits of online banking, general information on how to manage your finances online, and how to keep your financial information secure on the web. Join us for this exciting, informative series! Classes will begin promptly at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 27 March 5
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House History 101

Washingtoniana

6 p.m.
This hands-on workshop will teach people how to research the history of their D.C. house using primary sources in Washingtoniana. Researchers will learn to use building permits, historic maps, city directories, newspapers and other resources to find out about the building and the people associated with it.
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Black History Month Family Feud

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Enjoy a lively Black History Month Family Feud style game - complete with game buzzers, sound effects and all! Teams with patrons of all ages battle it out as they collectively use their knowledge of people, places, and events in Black History to see who will emerge as the winning team. No registration necessary, come on out and join the fun!  

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us on Thursdays for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs, designed to delight children of all ages, are filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. 
Harriet

Movie Night at West End: Harriet

West End Library

6 p.m.
Visit West End library for a screening of Harriet. From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told. (Google) Harriet is rated PG-13, and should end around 8:05 p.m.  
Computer, online banking, credit card

Ready, Set, Bank

Northwest One Library

6 p.m.
Ready, Set, Bank gives people everywhere the tools and confidence to start banking online. Learn the benefits of online banking, safety and security, and managing and monitoring your finances electronically. This is a four-part series, but participants may attend any session. Those interested in participating are encouraged to inform library staff that they will attend.
Social Security

Social Security and You

Deanwood Library

6:30 p.m.
You’re invited to a complimentary seminar where you will learn potential strategies for maximizing your Social Security benefits. We will discuss:  Who is eligible for Social Security benefits  What factors you should consider before starting your benefits  When is the most appropriate time to start taking benefits  Ways in which you can potentially maximize your benefits
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True Crime Book Club

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Learn about the scandalous and unprecedented trial which examined Borden’s alleged murder of her parents. Join us and other true crime fans for conversation and light refreshments. Books available for checkout at Southwest Library.  
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison cover

Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast Book Club as we discuss The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. We meet in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the Information Desk. All readers are welcome.   
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Page Turner Thursday Presents: Making our way Home

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will be reading, Making Our Way Home by Blair Imani.  An insert from the book reads, "Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic

Friday, Feb. 28, 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!
Musical Note

Musical Stories and Tunes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a special musical story time with books and songs. Sing, dance and clap along to music and stories. This program is for children up to age 5 with their caregivers.  
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?
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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 24 - 36 months

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program Community Playgroups are monthly hour-long sessions led by early intervention professionals at locations across the city. Families will engage in family-centered, child interest-driven play and learn about early childhood development, developmental screenings and the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program referral process. Each session includes songs, stories, sensory experiences, motor activities and more geared toward the targeted age group. This Playgroup is for children 24 - 36 months old.