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Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

Chuck Brown Day 2019

5th Annual Chuck Brown Day with Library Takeout

Library Takeout

12 p.m.
Join Library Takeout for the 5th Annual Chuck Brown Day presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Chuck Brown Foundation - a family-friendly, outdoor event to celebrate the godfather of Go-Go. Stop by DC Public Library's tent to learn about the Go-Go Archive and how you can be part of the project!
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

1 p.m.
If you have passed the Jasperactive™ Benchmark in the 2016 Microsoft application for which you are seeking MOS Certification, Register to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam on this date. The MOS Exam lasts 50 minutes. There are three time slots available between 1 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Seats are limited to 12 workstations per session.  
Game On

Game On!

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games & video games. This is a monthly program. View a list of all the games you can play here. Future Game On! Dates: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7. 
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Memory Lab Pop Up and Clinic

Cleveland Park Library

1 p.m.
Come learn from DC Public Library’s Memory Lab staff about ways that you can digitize your personal archive using library technology. Highly trained archivists and librarians will be on hand to assist in scanning materials such as photos, posters, papers, negatives and slides. Please note they will not have portable equipment to digitize home movies.
Washington Improv

Improv Classes with Washington Improv Theater

Deanwood Library

1 p.m.
Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere. You don’t need theater experience. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” Just come in ready to have a good time.
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Film - Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Can't make it to the Woodstock 50th Anniversary? Can't find it? Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for the experience condensed into two days. Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.  

Sizzling Summer Movies

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2 p.m.
You bring the snacks, we'll supply the movies. Join us throughout the summer for sizzling summer movies. For ages 8-12. All programs are free and open to the public.
Tango

Tango

Petworth Library

2:30 p.m.
Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required.
Teen Trivia

Teen Trivia

Cleveland Park Library

3 p.m.
Join us for our August Teen Summer Challenge event: Teen Trivia!  Categories will include Harry Potter, music, memes, YA books and other pop culture topics. There will be snacks and prizes for the winners. Don’t forget to log your reading this summer to receive your prizes and to become eligible for raffle prizes!

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019

Kid in Hammock

Taking a Summer Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
Children’s programming at the Tenley-Friendship Library will be taking a short summer break August 18-25. No onsite programs, including story times, will be offered. During our break, everyone is encouraged to continue to log their reading for Summer Challenge to earn prizes.
woodstock

Film - Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music

Georgetown Library

2 a.m.
Can't make it to the Woodstock 50th Anniversary? Can't find it? Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for the experience condensed into two days. Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.
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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.  
The Irish Breakfast Band

Garden Concert Series: The Irish Breakfast Band

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful garden area beside Northeast Library. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the sounds of the Irish Breakfast Band.
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. 
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Las Comadres Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
Are you interested in reading more literature by Latina and Latino authors? Las Comadres Book Club meets monthly in the Mt. Pleasant Library's Lower Level Conference Room to discuss Latina literature.

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Kid in Hammock

Taking a Summer Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

(All day)
Children’s programming at the Tenley-Friendship Library will be taking a short summer break August 18-25. No onsite programs, including story times, will be offered. During our break, everyone is encouraged to continue to log their reading for Summer Challenge to earn prizes.
Digital Preservation

Digital Preservation Workshops

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
Do you want to preserve your documents and photos digitally? Saving your documents and photos this way allows you to easily share them with friends and family. Bring your documents or photos along with a blank USB (flash or thumb) drive to use to store your digitized materials. Lamond-Riggs staff will use library equipment to assist you in digitizing your materials. Workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. on, Monday, Aug.12 and Monday, Aug.19.
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Adult Learning Lab

Library Express

10 a.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.  Assessments take place on Saturday mornings only, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first. Library Express
English Conversation Group

Morning English Conversation Groups

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
English Conversation Group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Georgetown Library.  Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate the sessions. For more information, please call 202-727-0232.  
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Toddler Explorations

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
An interactive engagement program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills.  Caregivers are expected to actively engage with children using the designed early literacy stations and prompts. This one hour program will rotate through sensory experiences, art and play. 
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.  Note: Will not meet on Monday, June 17.
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Strong Start DC Community Playgroup: 12-24 Months

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program Community Playgroups are monthly hour-long sessions led by early intervention professionals at locations across the city. Families will engage in family-centered, child interest-driven play and learn about early childhood development, developmental screenings and the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program referral process. Each session includes songs, stories, sensory experiences, motor activities and more geared toward the targeted age group.
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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 English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
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.  
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.
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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.      
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goDigital with Connect.DC & OCTO - Digital Inclusion

Deanwood Library

10:30 a.m.
Workshop: Smart Phones 101 & Internet Safety  Connect.DC, in partnership with Byte Back and the Deanwood Library, will help customers improve their digital literacy skills and job training services. They will provide free computer training to customers who want to learn how to use a computer, send email, and use Microsoft Office. Stay connected with family and friends thru skills gained navigating the Internet and using social media, and get help using your new skills to change careers or finish your education. Adults.
Baby Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time with Politics & Prose

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
The Southwest Library is currently closed for renovation. This story time will take place at the Politics & Prose at the Wharf, located at 70 District Square SW. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time fun for 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. All programs are free and open to the public.
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) 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.