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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Fab Test Lab: Getting Stitchy With It!

Fab Test Lab

1 p.m.
Do you like crafting and/or terrible puns? Here’s a meetup for you! Getting Stitchy With It is an all-crafts club hosted at the Fab Test Lab on 14th and U. If you need a place to embroidery your hankie or crochet that crown for your cat, you can bring it here and work on it. We’ll have some supplies for you to work with, but please feel free to bring your own. We can also talk shop, get tips, and explore the Fab Test Lab for inspiration.
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Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

1 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. 
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Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

1 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
Friends Book Sale

Friends of Palisades Library Book Sale

Palisades Library

1 p.m.
Please visit the Friends of Palisades Library Book Sale on the second floor of the library! Great finds and excellent bargains!
American Sign Language

American Sign Language Class

Deanwood Library

Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language but didn't know where to start? Join us in learning American Sign Language (ASL); learn basic fundamentals like the alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words or improve the skills you already have. All levels welcome!
Understanding and Appreciating the Short Story

Understanding and Appreciating the Short Story

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
David Hoof, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University, returns to teach a 5-part course on Understanding & Appreciating the Short Story. Informed by the works of Ernest Hemingway, Alice Munro, John Chever,  Flannery O'Connor and Kurt Vonnegut, participants will be able to appreciate how concepts of character, place, time, dramatic objective and compression make good short stories the gems of literature. 2nd and 4th Saturdays, May 11 to July 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Please email to register -  georgetownlibrary@dc.gov
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Google Galore: Photos, Docs, Maps and more

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn how to use your Google account for more than just email. Create a Google document that can be converted to a word doc, and save your documents in the cloud. Plan your drive, walk or transit commute by using Google Maps. Save your pictures and share them through Google Drive. This class will take place in an hour and a half. 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.
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Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

5 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Board Games

Game Day

Capitol View Library

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

Teen Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

3 p.m.
Every fall is the same on the island of Thisby. The water horses emerge from the depths, and the most lethal horse race known to mankind is run. Returning champion Sean Kendrick is a taciturn fellow, and shows no fear in the face of the wild creatures. Puck Connolly is in dire straights— with her parents dead and her older brother about to leave the family for the mainland, she knows she has no choice but to race. Can she, the first girl ever to enter, not only survive the deadly contest, but win? Join us on Sunday for some light snacks and discussion of the book! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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1-on-1 Ayuda para la computadora

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Necesita ayuda buscando para un trabajo o creando un perfil de Facebook? Podemos ayudarle con una cita de una hora a la biblioteca de Mt. Pleasant. Podemos ayudar con:     - Navigando el web     - Creando un document en Word     - Leyendo con Kindle o Overdrive     - Clases en el web     - Y mucho mas!
Program Break

Program Break

Woodridge Library

(All day)
The Children’s Department will be getting ready for Summer Challenge by taking a short programming break from Monday, May 27 through Friday, May 31.   We won’t have Story Time or LEGO Club during this week only. Programming resumes Saturday, June 1.  

Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-to-30-minute program is 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.  Space is limited; participants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Have a group? Please call 202-698-3377 ahead of time to arrange a special visit.
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember: There is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
The Adult Learning Lab offers tutoring for those adults with skills at the high school level who have completed the assessment (offered on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.).  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Petworth 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.