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Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Suite Scarlett, by Maureen Johnson

December Teen Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

1 p.m.
Scarlett Martin doesn’t exactly come from what you’d call a traditional background– she’s one of four children, living and working in her family’s New York Hotel, an art deco masterpiece that is slowly falling apart around them. Scarlett’s older brother, Spencer, is just trying to get his big break as an actor. Her older sister Lola dates a rich guy named Chip, who is about as interesting as he sounds. Her younger sister Marlene is a cancer survivor, and a sociopath.
Traffic Box Art

It’s a Small World After All: Art Wraps on Historic Georgia Avenue

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
This is the final event in a series that explores D.C. history, public art and storytelling. Ready to work on your own project? Community historian Peter Stebbins and Matt McFarland of Georgia Avenue Thrive will provide a how-to-guide on organizing, installing, and preserving public art in D.C. Also, a visit from DC Public Library's Memory Lab.  This event is recommended for ages 18+. 
Board Games

Game Day

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Enjoy new and classic board games!  Bring friends and family, and challenge them to a game of Forbidden Island, The Resistance, Monopoly, Chess, Connect Four and more.   Recommended for children, teens, and families. 
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Join us for simple arts and crafts. Recommended for children ages 2-8.  
winter

Winter Wonderland

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate the Winter Solstice at library from 2 - 4 p.m. Join us for the festivities and make crafts good enough to eat. For ages 3-12. All programs are free and open to the public.
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Stretches & Stories

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 p.m.
Come join us for a colorful yoga story time for kids and families. Expect some gentle stretches, fun yoga poses and different breathing techniques to calm your mind. Sessions will be led by Elina, a children's yoga instructor.   Recommended for 3-6 year olds with their caregivers.    

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Picture of a fountain pen

This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Petworth Library

9:30 a.m.
Come join us at Petworth Library for our new writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Is there something you've always wanted to say, but are afraid to say it? Join us as we explore the craft of writing memoirs and learn from other memoir writers the best way to take from our own memories—our own stories—and put them to paper.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Baby and Toddler Story Time features more activity and movement than the Lap Time program. Children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. West End Library Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.  
Children on top of the world

Toddler Explorations

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
An interactive engagement program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills.  Caregivers are expected to actively engage with children using the designed early literacy stations and prompts. This one hour program will rotate through sensory experiences, art and play. 
Sing Talk and Read DC

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children 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. 
Baby/Toddler

Baby and Toddler Story Time (Registration Required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time.  Please see below for more information.
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English Conversation Circle

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 12-24 Months

Tenley-Friendship 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 12-24 months old.
English Conversation Group

Morning English Conversation Groups

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
English Conversation Group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Georgetown Library.  Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate the sessions. For more information, please call 202-727-0232.  
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Family Yoga

Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a relaxing and gentle yoga class for all levels of fitness and experience with yoga. Classes are limited to the first thirty (30) participants. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. and close promptly at 10:30 a.m.  Please bring your own yoga mat (other props such as straps and blocks are optional).  About the Instructors: Robin Glantz, Alexis Chen, and Alex-Marie McGuire, certified yoga teachers, bring free weekly yoga to our library.      
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Toddler Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20 to 30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills and a love for books. It is a great time for very young children to socialize with others and be prepared to start school. Children ages 18-36 months are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups are encouraged to participate in the program along with the children.      
Excel 2016

Excel I Basics

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel 2016 spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace.  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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for entire family, 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. All programs are free and open to the public.
PreSchool Story Time Owl

Preschool Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Strong Start Logo

Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 24-36 Months

Tenley-Friendship 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 24-36 months old.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children 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.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

11:15 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities, and are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18 to 36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Technology Tomorrow

Technology Tomorrow

Deanwood Library

11:30 a.m.
Having a tough time getting friends and family to teach you to use the computer or scan and print a document?  Forgot your email password, your user name and just can’t seem to get past the red lines on the form for your resume? 
Baby and Toddler

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children 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.
baby lap time owl

Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
studio lab

The Labs Presents: Digital Drop-In

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Use the Adobe Creative Cloud or work on your audiovisual project at the Studio Lab Express.
Silhouettes of two men in business suits with text DC Job Seekers

Job Seekers Clinic

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities, including: Building and typing your résumé Conducting online job searches  Completing online job applications This session lasts from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Baby owl

Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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Baby Lap Time

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers, these 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on their caregiver's lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have an adult with them.