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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Coloring page with colored pencils

Art Therapy

Deanwood Library

9:30 a.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Stop in every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
Baby Lap Time Image

Baby Lap Time (Registration required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advanced, online registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on the Wednesday before Thursday's class. ​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.  This class is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
It's Crochet Time

It's Crochet Time

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Got crochet needles? Come put them to work during our crochet lessons. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this crochet circle is for you. You'll be able to receive expert instruction on creating beautiful pieces for yourself or others. All ages are welcome. This program is free and open to the public.
Keyboarding

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
​In this one-hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW ​Computer Lab - Room 102
Music Time

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.
Graphic for 'Little Builders' Program

Little Builders

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Join us for this STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, geared toward our youngest library guests who will get the opportunity to explore, build and construct.  
Baby and Toddler Storytime Owls

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. 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.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages 0 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. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Performer playing a guitar

123 Andrés

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. For children ages birth to 6 years old.
Owl art Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Deanwood Library

10:30 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 are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. 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.  
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. 
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. 
CityCenterDC logo

Kid's Corner at CityCenterDC

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join the library and CityCenterDC for Kid's Corner every Thursday, May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-to-40-minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. Kid's Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun outdoor environment.   The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th and I Street NW.  
Read In

Summer Read-In

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Beat the heat with us in the Children's Room every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. for our morning summer read-in. Each day a librarian will kick off the read-in with a selected picture book read aloud. Children can then spend the rest of the time doing free reading with their adult or individually. This program is designed to help children of all ages complete the daily reading requirement for Summer Challenge. A similar program will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. 
MS Word 2013

Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn more features of this word processing software that can help you further your career.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
STAR

Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  

Techie Thursday

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Seniors, do you need help with your devices? We're here for you. Bring your smartphones and other devices to receive basic instruction on how to get the most out of technology. This program is free and open to the public.
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Little Tots

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
This program is an extension of our Baby Lap Time program and is recommended for children birth-18 months. Little Tots is designed so the baby/young toddler will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. Please plan on attending only one of the identical 1:30 and 2:30 sessions.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
A story time 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.This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
owl

Baby Lap Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from 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. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Child reading to audlt

Reading Power Hour

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
Let's get ready, set and grow our children's reading skills. Deanwood's new reading initiative provides individual opportunities for children, ages 4-12, to practice and promote their reading skills. Children are encouraged to choose a book and read it to the library staff. These weekly sessions are designed to increase reading skills and promote engagement as well as enjoyment with a variety of literature. Reading is rewarding.
Photo of coloring activity

Coloring Cafe

Rosedale Library

2 p.m.
Coloring isn't just for kids. Relax, socialize and exercise your creativity in a no-pressure setting. The library will supply materials, but you're welcome to bring your own, or another craft project to work on.
picture of circuits, lightbulbs, brains, etc.

Tech Club

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
Come experiment and tinker with new technologies. You’ll have an hour of free time to experiment, build and design. Technologies will include circuits, robotics, video game design and more. This program is recommended for ages 8-13.
summer sun

Summer Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Make stuff, do stuff, learn stuff. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a variety of activities—games, arts & crafts, music and movement. Recommended for aes 6 and up. No registration required. supplies will be provided.
Baby Lap Time Image

Little Tots

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
This program is an extension of our Baby Lap Time program and is recommended for children birth-18 months. Little Tots is designed so the baby/young toddler will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. Please plan on attending only one of the identical 1:30 and 2:30 sessions.

Job Seekers

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your job search. Library staff will help with resumes, online applications and more. Help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring any materials you already have completed.
Knitting Picture

Knitting Club

Deanwood Library

2:30 p.m.
Are you an experienced knitter? Have you never knitted in your life but would like to learn? Do you crochet? All are welcome at Deanwood’s new knitting club. Bring your own needles, hooks and yarn, or borrow our needles while you’re here and use our craft wool. We can help you get started on a basic project and help each other through any tangles. There are no “instructors” here, just friendly faces who want to learn together. Bring your projects or just a curious attitude. Recommended for ages 9 and up.  
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy - Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
The Library is offering free 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who first pass a Jasperactive™ Benchmark.
kid's science

Science Tots

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
This is a program for budding scientists ages 2-5. Each Thursday, this hands-on program will encourage curious minds to use their senses to explore the world around them—from mixing colors to basic scientific reactions. 
Little Yogis

Little Yogis

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3:30 p.m.
This class is designed for mobile children (crawlers/walkers up to 3 years) along with at least one loving caregiver. All are welcome—parents, nannies, other family members and friends. We will move, sing and play together to boost social and physical development. Tots are natural yogis and we will follow their lead as they explore their unique expression of movement. Grown-ups can expect to participate. No prior yoga or fitness experience is necessary. Mats are optional.