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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Plato Project: The Republic, Book 5

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion of Book 5 of Plato's The Republic.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Society: Richard II

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion on Richard II. The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in the Conference Room. Series 2 will focus on Shakespeare's histories; the full reading list for Series 2 is as follows: Jan. 21 | Richard III Feb. 18 | King John

Monday, April 27, 2020

Vice

Free film showing: "Vice"

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Academy Award Winner:  Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Award Nominations: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Amy Adams Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Sam Rockwell Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Christian Bale
Vice

Free film showing: "Vice"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Academy Award Winner:  Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Award Nominations: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Amy Adams Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Sam Rockwell Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Christian Bale

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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.
DC census 2020

Census Completion

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2:30 p.m.
Complete your 2020 census at the library! From 2:30 - 5 p.m. staff will be on hand to assist with Census completion. Find out why the census is so important and how you count. 
Not a Box

"Not a Box" Play Party

Southeast Library

3:45 p.m.
Children 6 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us downstairs every Tuesday afternoon to unleash their imaginations. Library staff actively engage children in dramatic and constructive play using a wide variety of simple supplies.     
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After-school Activities

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Tuesdays 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 202-939-5946 to ensure space.

Drop-in Census Help

Northwest One Library

5:30 p.m.
Stop by Northwest One to complete your 2020 Census on Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout April 2020. Northwest One will have laptops available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for taking the census, in addition to our regularly available desktop computers. The census must be completed in one session, so please give yourself enough time for completion.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 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.  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. No one will be admitted after 9:50 a.m.
Baby and Toddler Story Time Owls

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.
Coffee

Coffee & Conversation

Northwest One Library

10:30 a.m.
Come join us for coffee & light conversation as we discuss relevant topics that impact our community. This is a great opportunity to get together with other library visitors.  We meet the second and last Wednesday of each month from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Please call 202-939-5946 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you!
 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast 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.   Space is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 10:20 a.m. Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. No one will be admitted after 10:35 a.m.
 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

11:15 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. Space is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 11:05 a.m. This story time starts at 11:15 a.m. No one will be admitted after 11:20 a.m.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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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.
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Craft & Create: Mixed Media Arts for Seniors

Francis A. Gregory Library

1:30 p.m.
Explore, craft and create artworks using various types of mixed media materials. This special program series is in participation with the Age Friendly DC initiative, for participants age 50 and over. Please register at the Francis Gregory Library Information Desk  *Space is limited to 15 participants*  

Drop-in Census Help

Northwest One Library

5:30 p.m.
Stop by Northwest One to complete your 2020 Census on Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout April 2020. Northwest One will have laptops available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for taking the census, in addition to our regularly available desktop computers. The census must be completed in one session, so please give yourself enough time for completion.
Leonie

Movie Night at West End: Leonie

West End Library

6 p.m.
Visit West End library for a screening of Leonie.   In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), who crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom.

Friday, May 1, 2020

All Abroad! The Reading Train

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:30 a.m.
All abroad! Join us for reading, crafts and a movie. For ages 3-6. All programs are free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Legos

LEGO fun!

Mt. Pleasant Library

9:30 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 2-12 years old and their caregivers.  
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Memory Lab Weekend Drop-In

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Do you have home movies lying around or family photos that are gathering dust? Preserve your priceless memories with the Memory Lab. Attend this one-hour orientation session to prepare for a three-hour Memory Lab appointment. Learn how to use equipment to digitize video and audio recordings, as well as scan photographs, slides and documents. To sign up for an orientation session and learn more about the Memory Lab, visit dclibrary.org/labs/memorylab.  

Family Story Time

Southeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
ChevyChaseTechCafe

Chevy Chase Tech Cafe

Chevy Chase Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. every first and third Saturday for coffee and tech consultations. We will provide one-on-one assistance with tech gadgets and general computer instruction. Also learn to navigate and discover the goDigital resources available at DC Public Library.

Monday, May 4, 2020

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Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Mt. Pleasant 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 meet the first Monday of each month from 10 -11 a.m. Recommended for children ages birth to 3 and their caregivers.  
Coffee Cup

Coffee And Conversation

Deanwood Library

10 a.m.
Join us each first Monday of the month for Coffee and Conversation. Each month we will have an interesting and informative guest to share information about the Deanwood Community.
Silhouettes of two men in business suits with text DC Job Seekers

Job Seekers Clinic

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including: Building and typing your résumé Conducting online job searches  Completing online job applications This session lasts from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Post

Free film showing: "The Post"

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Meryl Streep Golden Globes Nominations:  Best Motion Picture - Drama Best Director - Motion Picture - Steven Spielberg Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

The Regulatory Process of Starting a Business

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started? The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate Registration
The Post

Free film showing: "The Post"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Meryl Streep Golden Globes Nominations:  Best Motion Picture - Drama Best Director - Motion Picture - Steven Spielberg Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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.