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Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to extreme heat, Kids Storytime has been cancelled on Tuesday, June 13. The Gerald Anderson author talk will take place at the 6th & I Synagogue (600 I St. NW) at 12:30 pm.  Join library staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation on Tuesdays from May through September. Chinatown Parks are located at 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 
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Summer Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. August class schedule: 8/01, 8/08, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 September class schedule: 9/05, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26

RBdigital Magazines, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with RBdigital Magazines, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
Chess pieces on a chess board

Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

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Adobe Creative Suite Session

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1 p.m.
Reserve the library's Adobe Creative Suite laptop at bit.ly/labsclasses to work on an individual project, or learn how to use an Adobe CS program (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, and others). This DIY session is 3 hours long and your government-issued ID will be required. Please note that you may lose your reservation if you are late to your session 15 minutes or more.
TieDye Shirts

Tie Dye Outside!

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Use tie-dye to create your own unique color combinations and designs! Plain white t-shirts will be provided but you can update your own t-shirts. This event will take place in the garden next to the library. In case of rain, meet inside the library for screenprinting! 
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Idea to Reality: How to Make Your First Video Game

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Dorothy Phoenix, local game developer, software engineer, and owner of Cloudy Heaven Games, will present this hour-long talk on how anyone can make a video game with no prior programming experience. She will cover the following topics:    What skills are required to make a game Tips for writing out your game idea Choosing a realistic scope for your idea Suggestions for beginner-friendly game development software and tools  Ideas for monetizing games And more.

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Coloring page with colored pencils

Family Crafts

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.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. Join us every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.

RBdigital Magazines, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with RBdigital Magazines, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
Chess pieces on a chess board

Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

architecture photo

Architecture Photography

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Learn how to take photos of buildings. Disposable cameras can also be provided.  This workshop will last two hours and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald
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Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
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Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Northwest One Library

2 p.m.
New Meeting Space! If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this.  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

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Twitter Chat: #AsktheLabs

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Twice a month, staff from the Labs at DC Public Library take over the Twittersphere to answer your questions about makerspaces, video and audio production, and personal digital archiving in the library. You can prepare by reading up on the Labs and their offerings here, or send us photos of the awesome things you've made and learned in one of our spaces.  
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Monday Crafternoons for kids and teens

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Start your week with a little creativity and a take-home craft. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month to exercise your left brain. We'll provide all the materials (and sometimes treats); you bring your imagination. Projects vary with the seasons.       Programs begin at 3:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor. The 2nd Monday Crafternoon is for all ages and the 4th Monday Crafternoon is for teens.   Upcoming Crafternoons:
Movie

TMZ: Teen Movie Zone

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
Come join Anacostia Library as we enjoy a movie in the teen space. 
Dirt Candy

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month’s selection is Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant.

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to extreme heat, Kids Storytime has been cancelled on Tuesday, June 13. The Gerald Anderson author talk will take place at the 6th & I Synagogue (600 I St. NW) at 12:30 pm.  Join library staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation on Tuesdays from May through September. Chinatown Parks are located at 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 
Image of people doing yoga

Summer Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. August class schedule: 8/01, 8/08, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 September class schedule: 9/05, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26

RBdigital Magazines, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with RBdigital Magazines, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
I Spy Patterns and Puzzles program flyer

I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens & Young Children

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Every Tuesday after school, join the teens, tweens, and young children who test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.  I Spy Hours: 3:00-5:00 p.m.NOTE: Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied and actively supervised by a caregiver aged 13 years and older. 
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Video Basics

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come learn the basics of shooting video. In this class, you will learn key elements of producing and shooting your videos. You will leave with  knowledge of best practices for capturing great video and great audio regardless of the situation that you are shooting in. 
Chess pieces on a chess board

Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

Coloring page with colored pencils

Family Crafts

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.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. Join us every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.

RBdigital Magazines, Overdrive, and Freegal Drop-In Clinics

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with RBdigital Magazines, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
Chess pieces on a chess board

Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Yoga picture

Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
MtP Friends logo

Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages