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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

Lego construction crew

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Recommended for ages 4-12.
Clapperboard, popcorn, cinema tickets and a movie reel, computer illustration

Afternoon Movies

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Watch an after school movie to unwind from the day with friends. Ages 6-12 and caregivers. Some movies may be rated PG-13.
Adult Learning Lab

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.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. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Assessments take place on Wednesdays only. Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
Craft Clip Art

Family Craft

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join us for arts & crafts in the children's area. We will provide supplies.  Recommended for ages 5-10.
Carved pumpkins

Library Takeout at NoMa BID PumpkinPalooza

Library Takeout

4 p.m.
Northwest One Library staff will join in the fun at the NoMa BID's 7th annual PumpkinPalooza! This free event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 4-7 p.m. at 1150 First St NE (the corner lot at 1st and Pierce Sts NE). There will be pumpkins to carve and decorate, face-painting, a petting zoo, live music, free snacks and even a dog costume competition!
art supplies graphic

Wednesday Afternoon Activities

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Wednesdays for fun after-school activities, such as games, crafts, STEM projects and more. Recommended for ages 5 and up. No registration required. We request that groups of 8 or more contact us at 202-727-0971 to ensure space.  
Chess board

Kid's Chess

Cleveland Park Library

4:30 p.m.
This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move, check and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Comic Club

Comic Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Be your own Stan Lee! Create comics with templates, talk about the best graphic novels and get some recommendations from the librarian. Basic materials provided. Every fourth Wednesday of the month. Ages 6 and up. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  
Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Scary Stories

Woodridge Library

5 p.m.
The Children’s Room is getting in the Halloween spirit with urban legends and spooky storytelling. Listen if you dare! For children ages 9-12.
Kin

West End Cinemas: Kin

West End Library

6 p.m.
Visit West End library for a screening of Kin. Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. (IMDB) Kin is rated PG-13, and should end around 7:40 p.m.  
Yoga Hands / Wikimedia Commons from Lululemon Athletica

Weekly Yoga Practice

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Join yoga instructor, Dexter Sumner, for an accessible, all-levels yoga class every Wednesday evening. Yoga will take place in the lower level meeting room. Please bring your own yoga mat.  FREE | Ages 18+  *There is NO CLASS on Oct. 19, Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1. Please call 202-282-3080 with any questions and to get on our yoga email list.  
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

7 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. 
Eat or Toss

Should You Toss or Eat That Food?

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Ever looked at that sprouting potato, spotty apple or scarred tomato and wondered if it was safe to eat?
Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Fab Test Lab

7 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended.  All students will need to complete a Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation before they can take this class.
chess pieces

Chess Club Meet Up

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess. This program is for anyone who wants to learn to play or improve their chess moves  All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Meet up will meet every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 202-727-6044. 
round table

Palisades Writers Workshop

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
They say that writing is a solitary task. That's true, but sometimes you need the energy of a warrior, the inspiration of a teacher and the input of thoughtful peers to keep working at it. If you have a piece of fiction or non-fiction in the works, or you’ve completed a draft, join O. Dada (Library Associate and Pushcart Prize winner) for a weekly writers' workshop at the Palisades Neighborhood Library. We will meet on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Palisades Library conference room.  
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-559-3210. 

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

#selfie

#selfie: A Memoir Workshop

Petworth Library

9:45 a.m.
#Selfie: A New Thursday Night Memoir Group at Petworth Library The Petworth Library is offering a new memoir workshop called #Selfie, a 12-week workshop. Selfies are often brief glimpses into the soul, in this 12-week memoir writing workshop we’ll explore what soul looks like etched out in prose. The workshop will facilitate a space to recreate moments of your life through crucial elements of personal writing-craft, authenticity, and voice– via writing assignments, example, practice, and feedback.
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Music and Movement (Registration Required)

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Sing, dance and reveal your inner musician at our Music and Movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.
Baby Lap Time Image

Baby Lap Time (Registration required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time.   An experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers, this 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages 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. 
Adobe Logo

Adobe Sessions at Woodridge Library

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Have you been trying to get your hands on Adobe design software without success? Now you can book sessions at the library! Adobe offers intuitive, cutting edge tools for web based design. During your session, you’ll have access to a wide selection of creative graphic, video and photographic programs, including: Audition, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Spark, and more.  
Picture of child scientist in front of the volcano experiment they created

Little STEM Explorers

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for science story time!  Little STEM Explorers is the perfect introduction for toddlers to basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts. This interactive story time experience concludes with self-directed, hands-on experiments for children. Suitable for ages 2 and up. This event is ticketed on a first-come, first-served. For groups of more than eight please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit. Thursday, Sept. 5 - Magnets Thursday, Sept. 12 - Big, Little, Small Thursday, Sept. 19 - Shapes
Toddler Story Time Image

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets required; available on a first-come, first-serve basis the morning of the program.
music

Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.
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.  
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting with Dominique Hughes

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Express your true self in color with this exciting, fun, and fulfilling acrylic painting class! In this eight week class, you will learn a wide variety of acrylic painting techniques like color mixing, composition and texture, landscape, and more. Unleash your creativity while you deepen your knowledge of art and painting on canvas. Paint, brushes, canvas paper, cups and paper plates will be provided. Please register at pauline.sealey@dc.gov   FREE | Ages 60 and older
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
This 20-to-30-minute program is 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. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
senior

PC Basics for Seniors: Beginners

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
For seniors and beginners who need to be introduced to the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this hour and a half class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills to become more familiar and comfortable with the computer.  Seats are limited to 10 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign up for a seat at one of the 10 workstations. Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:
Rainbow music score

Wiggle Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
It's time to shake, shimmy and dance to the beat. A movement-and-music-oriented story time, this program is dynamic and interactive. As a story time that emphasizes early literacy skills children are engaged in a playful creative manner. Appropriate for children aged 1-6 and their caregivers. 
senior

PC Basics for Seniors: Beginners

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
For seniors and beginners who need to be introduced to the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this hour and a half class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills to become more familiar and comfortable with the computer.  Seats are limited to 10 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign up for a seat at one of the 10 workstations. Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to: