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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Slouching Toward Bethlehem

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club

Library Takeout

5:30 p.m.
Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968. Each month, an NPG staff member will lead a tour of the exhibit One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 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.  

Family Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Looking for a fun, family oriented  story time? Look no further. Children and their families are encouraged to join us for a lively story time in the library. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., come prepared to listen to a story and have fun. All ages welcome.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Center for Accessibility

Please join us for Tech Talk Tuesday in room 103 of Library Express at 1990 K Street NW (entrance on 20th St. between I and K). This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics. If you need accommodation, including American Sign Language interpretation, please contact us at 202-727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.  Our accommodation statement is available online.
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Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move!  Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.   Recommended for families and all ages. 
Films

Take Me Back Tuesdays

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Come out on Tuesday nights in July for Classic Movie Screenings.
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Movie Night at Rosedale

Rosedale Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a showing of Girls Trip and mocktails.  When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Yoga

Yoga Tuesdays

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for Yoga Tuesdays with Me First Yoga & Beyond. This 45-minute class will:   focus on the health benefits of yoga for health and wellness  improve flexibility and proper breathing improve blood circulation through the joints and tissues increase mobility promote meditation to relieve stress, and lower blood pressure

Pajama Story Time

Deanwood 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.
Upper NW Knitters

Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.
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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
The Petworth Library holds the writers workshop, Writers Working, on alternating Tuesdays. To inquire about the workshops, please send an email or call 202-243-1187.  The Petworth Library's writers workshops are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and writing levels: beginners, veteran wordsmiths and emeriti. We write creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and scripts.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

One-on-One Computer Help

One-on-One Computer Help

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Get personalized help in a one-on-one hourlong session, by appointment at a time convenient for you. We can help with the following topics: -Computer and internet basics -Email and social media -DCPL’s digital resources (databases, eBooks, etc.) -Job seeking activities     These by-appointment-only sessions are intended to improve computer skills, not to troubleshoot computer problems or repair hardware. Please call 202-671-3121 or visit the Information Desk on the lower level to make an appointment.

DC Public Library's Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

(All day)
The Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation will be at the Benning/Dorothy Height Neighborhood Library for two weeks beginning on Monday, June 9th. Stop by and see collections from the Poor People's Campaign, write on the chalk wall and sit down to hear the music, speeches and stories from 1968 Resurrection City. The week will include live events with music and dialogue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1968, The Poor Peoples Campaign and Resurrection City. Highlights include: 
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Early Literacy Play Date

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
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 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Recommended for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.  
 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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.  Space is limited and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and story time starts at 9:45 a.m. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a special visit. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant 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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
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Music and Movement: King Bullfrog

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a special performance from local children's performers King Bullfrog. King Bullfrog founder Jeremiah Goulka will sing and play favorites and original songs for the whole family. Get up, get moving and get grooving! ​This event will replace Music and Movement. All ages are welcome. King Bullfrog will perform at 10 and 11:30 a.m. for 30 minutes. Please attend only one performance.
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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.
Baby/Toddler Story Time

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for children birth to two 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 Exploration

Toddler Exploration

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
This is in an interactive program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills. This program will rotate through play, art, dance and sensory. Art builds fine motor skills and expression. Dance develops gross motor skills and children practice their listening skills. Play is how children process literacy skills they have learned. Sensory story times are
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Memory Lab Drop-In

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Do you have home movies lying around or old photos you’d like to scan? The Memory Lab is just the place for you. This orientation session will help you prepare for a three-hour Memory Lab appointment. Learn how to use lab equipment to digitize video and audio recordings, as well as how to scan photographs, slides and documents. Sign up for the orientation.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers—non-walking children ages birth to 1 year. This 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for their age. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.  Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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JAWS Classes

Center for Accessibility

10 a.m.
JAWS classes happen every Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Library Express, 1990 K Street NW (Entrance on 20th Street). JAWS is a screen reading software that uses a synthesized voice to give non-visual access to computers. If you are blind or have low vision and would like to learn to use a computer by using only a screen reader, JAWS class might be right for you. Call 202-727-2142 to register for a 10 week curriculum in JAWS training: beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Space is limited.
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Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:15 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-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. 

Preschool Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:30 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. All programs are free and open to the public.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, 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. Class groups are welcome. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Photo of Diane Macklin

Small Wonders and Stupendous Feats with Diane Macklin

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy marvelous tales of unlikely heroes who defy the impossible. From stories about the original spider man to fantastic friendships, storyteller Diane Macklin will spin adventures using rhythm, movement and classic tales. For children ages 6 and up.
Preschool StoryTime

Preschool Story Time

Anacostia Library

10:30 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.