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Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

DIY Digital Friday - Intro to 3D Printing

DIY Digital Friday - Intro to 3D Printing

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
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
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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.
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?
Creative Movement Storytime

Toddler Dance Party - Get Your Groove On!

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
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.
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Bilingual Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
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.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
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.
MS Word 2016

Word I Basics

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
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.
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Music and Movement

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
Dance, sing and play instruments with your friends at the library! This program is aimed at children under 5 and their caregivers. Have a large group? Please call ahead to make special arrangements.
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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 12 - 24 months

Northeast Library

11 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 12- 24 months old.
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Zumba Gold

West End Library

11:30 a.m.
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.
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COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
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. 
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FriYAY!

Deanwood Library

12 p.m.
Come and enjoy some afternoon fun to kick off the weekend. Starting at noon, watch films with friends or meet new ones at the Deanwood Library.  Break out your competitive spirit and critical thinking with all types of gaming. Celebrate FriYAY!  Open to all ages.
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Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

1 p.m.
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.
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Music & Movement

Capitol View Library

1:30 p.m.
Dance, sing & play instruments with your friends at the library!  Move along to the beats during this dynamic and interactive program that builds early literacy skills.   Recommended for children and caregivers.
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Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Fab Test Lab

1:30 p.m.
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.*
Tai Chi Pose

Tai Chi with Norman

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
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.
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Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
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. 
Family Films

Family Films

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
Unwind the week with a feature film, family and friends!   For children & caregivers.
Kid's Craft

Kid's Craft

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Children can explore their creative side during these hands on bi-weekly craft sessions. All ages are welcome but children under 3 will need adult assistance to complete each craft. All supplies will be provided.
MOAPIA Movie Nights

Movie Nights at Chinatown Park

Library Takeout

7 p.m.
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

Kid in Hammock

Taking a Summer Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
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.
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LEGO fun!

Mt. Pleasant Library

9:30 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
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Adult Learning Lab

Library Express

10 a.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.  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
ESL Conversation Circles

ESL Conversation Circles

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Volunteers from the Washington English Center facilitate practice sessions for speakers with previously acquired English language skills. The group is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
MS Word 2016

Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
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.
Yoga Mondays

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
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.
Children Building Clip Art

Little Builders

West End Library

10 a.m.
Build, construct, and explore with blocks, DUPLOS, and LEGOs  
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Let's Build

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
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. .
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
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.