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Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

Legos, legos, all around

Lego Club

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Get brains thinking and fingers building with the Northeast Library Lego Club. We'll have challenges and free play to get the ideas flowing. Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.   
1882 Foundation

Talk Story: A Monthly Discussion Series

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
The 1882 Foundation's monthly discussion series, Talk Story, is a a forum designed to broaden the cultural awareness and historical understanding of the Chinese American experience. Library Takeout will be on hand with relevant materials for checkout and information about library events and resources.  Upcoming Talk Story dates & topics: 
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.  
Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading from the Poets on the Fringe

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Local poets - The Poets on the Fringe, will read from their original works.  Please join us on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:00 p.m.  For more information, please call 202-727-0232.  

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

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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 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. Contact Christopher Stevenson by email or phone (202-243-1187) for more information. 
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Tai Chi Lab: Georgetown

Georgetown Library

9:30 a.m.
Interested in a relaxing and energizing start to the day?  Each Monday this July at 9:30 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.
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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 American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
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Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with everyday objects and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play. We will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Recommended for children ages birth to 3 years and their caregivers.
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.
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.
jobseekers

Unlocking Employment: Job Seekers Legal Clinic

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one on one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to learn more about any legal barriers to employment you may have that an attorney might be able to help you resolve.
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. 
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. 
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.
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 fingerplays 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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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 Image

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Toddler Story Time Image

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.
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.
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.  
Spool of thread, needle, button

Fab Lab Pop-Up: Mini Fanny Packs

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

12 p.m.
It is required to take Sewing Machine 101 before you take this class. If you have not taken Sewing Machine 101, your reservation will be canceled. Learn to make a miniature fanny pack during this intermediate-level sewing class. Sewing machines, fabric and notions provided.
National Hispanic Heritage Month logo.

Hispanic Heritage Month: La Búsqueda!

Woodridge Library

1 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us for La Búsqueda - The Search! During the week of Sept. 24, join us to search for paper marigolds around the library. This special flower will guide us to learning a new fact about Hispanic heritage - tell the librarian the fact you learned to get a prize. There will be a new clue for where to find the special flower and the fact it's hiding every day after 1 p.m. If you can collect all five facts throughout the week, you can win a special prize!
RNino

S.T.A.R. Baby Signs (Deaf Friendly)

Southeast Library

1 p.m.
**ATTENTION: Our final session of S.T.A.R. Baby Signs at Southeast Library takes place on Monday, September 24th at 1pm.** (Questions? For more information, please email tammeric.scurry@dc.gov)
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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