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Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
Want to see one of DC Public Library's 3D printers in action and learn how to "make 3D stuff" at Tenley and the Fab Test Lab? Take our Intro to 3D Printing class and learn more about the process including: preparing digital files for printing, changing filament and basic troubleshooting. This class includes hands-on instruction with Cura, the software used to prepare your 3D object file for printing on a Printrbot Play 3D printer. Registration is required.
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.
Like to shake an egg? Clap to the beat? Wave a scarf? Move your feet? It’s time for Music and Movement, enjoying favorite tunes and discovering new songs and instruments. Drop in for a lively morning of movement as we sing, move, listen and play with simple instruments and get our groove on.
Listen to stories, sing songs and learn about other cultures with your children ages 2-5 years during our bilingual story time. Our English/Spanish story time introduces children to the Spanish language through books, rhymes and songs and doesn't assume previous knowledge of the language, so don't be intimidated.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from 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.
In this two hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features in MS Word 2016 that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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.
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 12- 24 months old.
A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class that meets Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is designed for seniors aged 60 and up. Please bring your own water bottle. First 20 participants welcome.
Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry. Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
This certification will teach you everything you need to know about using our sewing machines in the Fab Test Lab. Learn how to thread the machine, proper hand placement and everything else you need to start sewing straight lines and curves. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so you must register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
In partnership with Iona Senior Services, the DC Office on Aging, and Around Town DC, Palisades Library will be offering Tai chi with Norman Greene, who has been teaching Tai chi to all age groups since 1985, and is also an artist. Tai chi chan can help strengthen balance, posture, memory and patience. The single movements of Tai chi can help us enjoy ourselves by slowing down and enjoying the moment. It is fun and helps the meditative practice. This class is intended for DC residents age 60 or older. Please bring your own water bottle.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification.
Join Library Takeout for this summer's Asian-themed movie nights at Chinatown Park, presented by the Mayor's Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Chinatown Park is located at 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW - just bring your own blanket! Movie Lineup
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019
Children’s programming at the Tenley-Friendship Library will be taking a short summer break August 18-25. No onsite programs, including story times, will be offered. During our break, everyone is encouraged to continue to log their reading for Summer Challenge to earn prizes.
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. Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first. Library Express
In this two-hour class, you will learn more features of the MS Word 2016 word processing 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.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.
Are you interested in developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? LEGO construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun. Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the LEGO blocks and are waiting to see what you create. This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public. .
These 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please note: Due to space constraints, staff may issue tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the children's desk whether tickets are required to enter.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 20-to-30-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor. No advanced registration required.
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