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Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018

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Come Write In... at the National Portrait Gallery

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Writing your 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month? Come to the National Portrait Gallery and get inspired by an object in the Unseen exhibition. An educator will talk about an object from the collection and then give you time to write about it. Since this program will happen before the museum opens, participants must enter at the 8th and G entrance no later than 10:30 am.
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DC Health Link Enrollment

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:30 p.m.
Onsite assistance available to help you enroll in health care through DC Health Link.
Headphones and Books

Listen Up

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Headphones not required. Check out our audio collection when you stop by the children’s room and listen to a popular audio book every Sunday with family and friends. This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public.  
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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.  
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NaNoWriMo Write-In

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Join fellow writers for National Novel Writing Month and commit to writing 50,000 words in one month. Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host write-ins every Sunday in November. Commune with other writers, bask in the creative energy, and get out those words. We'll meet from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the lower level programming room known as "the Fishbowl."
Happy Tails

Happy Tails Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable dogs each month We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie.

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

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26th Annual Letters about Literature Contest

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
"How did an author’s work change your view of the world and yourself?” 
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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.
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Health Lab: Tai Chi Georgetown

Georgetown Library

9:45 a.m.
Interested in a relaxing and energizing start to the day?  Each Monday this Fall at 9:45 a.m., Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host a Tai Chi Health Lab led by a staff member. This is a place for beginners and advanced students to come to teach and learn.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park 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.
Health Link

DC Health Link Enrollment

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Onsite enrollment help available to help you get health care through DC Health Link.
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Newspaper Club

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Do you like keeping up with the news? Do you enjoy reading print newspapers? Or maybe you just want someone to do the crossword with?  Come read the paper and discuss the news over a cup of coffee at the Petworth Newspaper Club. The club will meet in the Non-Fiction Reading Room on the second floor. Newspapers will be provided. Coffee will occasionally be provided as well. 
Learn English - English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Group

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center (WEC) in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, offers free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC. 
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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 24-36 Months (Registration Required)

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this program. See below for registration information.
Baby Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays 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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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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.
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. 
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Petworth Playgroup

Petworth Library

Each Monday, we invite our youngest patrons and their caregivers to color, listen to music, play with Duplos, socialize and more! Supplies provided (but feel free to bring toys to share!). Playgroup meets in our 2nd floor Children's Room. Recommended for ages 4 and under. 
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Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a gentle yoga class, appropriate for adults of all ages, taught by certified yoga instructors. Please bring your own mat.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Southwest 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. If you require elevator assistance to reach the second floor, please call ahead. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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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.      
Wise Aging

Wise Aging Seminar Series

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
The Wise Aging Seminar Series, led by trained facilitator Harriett Stonehill, is designed to initiate key conversations in a small group about addressing the challenges and opportunities of aging.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park 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.
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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 12-24 Months (Registration Required)

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this program. See below for registration information.
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

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. This is a drop-in story time; no advance registration is required, and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Movie Matinee - For Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Lamond-Riggs Library

11:30 a.m.
For Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Come join us every Monday at 11:30 am to view a movie.  
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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
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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. This Digital Drop-In is only for audiovisual production.