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Thursday, Sept. 21, 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.
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. 
Park Snakes

Fringe Music in the Library :: Park Snakes

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Fronted by Argentinian writer, Nenet Nenet, DC’s trio Park Snakes (formed by Nenet, Jason Coile and Van Hillard) finds their true motivation opening a provocative, yet productive, dialogue with audiences of all ages. Lyrics tackling alienation, ambiguity, desire and the possibilities of love float on top of spiky riffs and propulsive drums, bringing together the swamp and the city untold: a tale of rock noir.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 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.
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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, Sept. 25, 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.  
girl with magnifying glass

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
We are recruiting all super sleuths between 10 - 15 years old for our Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.   Your secret mission is to complete several activity challenges and solve our series of Banned Books clues to win prizes (some of which may be edible!). This activity will take about 45 minutes and will be available until 7 p.m.
Movie

TMZ: Teen Movie Zone

Anacostia Library

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

UNCENSORED Presents: "Banned" featuring Be Steadwell

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Spend a wonderful evening grooving to the sounds of "Queer Pop" artist Be Steadwell. A DC native, Be has been around the country (and the UK) singing beautiful songs about love, loss, and redemption. Be has an amazing way with beats and melodies that is sure to captivate listeners of any age. 

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Raised Hands

TAG You're It!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 a.m.
Hey, teens -- need to complete community service hours? Join the Mt. Pleasant Teen Advisory Group!What is a TAG? A TAG is a Teen Advisory Group - a group of teens who serve together to make a difference in the library and in the community. TAG members meet in the library to plan, collaborate, have fun and make things happen!Apply and Join
Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
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
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. 
girl with magnifying glass

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
We are recruiting all super sleuths between 10 - 15 years old for our Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.  
Teen Scene at Tenley

Teen Scene @ Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Join us for an hour of entertainment every Tuesday after school at Tenley Library.  We have gaming, films, crafts, karaoke and a variety of other programs on a rotating basis.  Please call 202-727-1225 for more details.  
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. 
Ask a Harry Potter Scholar

UNCENSORED: Ask a Harry Potter Scholar

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Did you know that there are people who study the Harry Potter series as an academic venture, giving papers at conferences and publishing journal articles and whole books on the saga of The Boy Who Lived? More importantly, would you like to meet one? Join Tolonda Henderson, recently featured as a pre-performance lecturer for the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, for an evening exploring their career as

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

girl with magnifying glass

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

Woodridge Library

3:45 p.m.
We are recruiting all super sleuths between 10 - 15 years old for our Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.   Your secret mission is to complete several activity challenges and solve our series of Banned Books clues to win prizes (some of which may be edible!). This activity will take about 45 minutes and will be available until 6 p.m.
DC Public Library logo.

Teen Advisory Group

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Need community service hours? Consider joining Teen Advisory Group.  We are responsible youth ages 14-18 who help with service projects and plan teen events at the library.  We meet in Teen Space every Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. No prior signup is necessary.
girl with magnifying glass

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
We are recruiting all super sleuths between 10 - 15 years old for our Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.  

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us for our youth scavenger hunt for Banned Books Week 2017.  Drop in from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. by yourself or with a group of up to four young people.  All participants who complete the hunt will receive prizes.  
Lavender Sachet

Sew a Scented Sachet

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
It's time to pack away your summer clothes, and what better way to do it than with a few scented sachets that will keep them smelling fresh until next year? In this class, you will be able to quickly make some sachets scented with lavender and essential oils. Minimum sewing required. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at bit.ly/labsclasses.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 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.
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. 
peaceful sunset

Finding Inner Peace and Calmness Through Meditation

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Join David Newcomb, long time meditator, for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. David lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for many years. During this workshop he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness, and a greater sense of well being. David will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness found through no outer experience.

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

Flyer for Maryam Foye UNCENSORED Improv Class

UNCENSORED Improv Workshop featuring Maryam Foye of Hissing Black Cat Theater Company

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
All children, teens and their parents are welcome to join the Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Library for an "Uncensored" improv class with Maryam Foye of the HBC Theater Company.  Maryam is a well-known actor and playwright based in the SE DC area. She is also the owner of The Den reading room in the Anacostia Library, as well as the conductor of the Playback Theater Ensemble. Maryam has dedicated her life to bringing art and theater to all communities.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

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
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.

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.