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Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Adobe Creative Suite Drop-In

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1 p.m.
Reserve the library's Adobe Creative Suite laptop to work on an individual project, or learn how to use an Adobe CS program (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and others). This SELF-GUIDED (DIY) session is 3 hours long and a government-issued ID will be required. Please note that you may lose your reservation if you are late to your session 15 minutes or more. Please visit https://www.dclibrary.org/labs/studio to register.
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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes 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
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Excel II Intermediate

Computer Classes

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet 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: H. WhiteLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Play + Learn

Deanwood Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us for interactive play that incorporates early literacy development skills and beginner STEAM concepts.    Child + parent/guardian will bounce along to songs teaching colors, numbers, the alphabet and more in addition to playing, building, and exploring these concepts through hands on activities, toys, and games.   Play, take turns, make new friends and enjoy this playing + learning time together.   Recommended for babies and toddlers along with a parent or guardian
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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
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages 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.
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Baby Lap Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes 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.
Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
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Teen Drama Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Express yourself!  Scream, cry, and rant.  It’s all pretend, but it can be serious. It’s drama.  Come check it out.
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Young Builders Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Young builders are invited to explore their creativity through imaginative play. Including Legos, puzzles, or other STEM related activities, all are welcome. For children aged 5 or up and their parents/caregivers. 

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
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Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Every Monday at 4 p.m., come to Parklands-Turner for a family story time! Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by children of any age and their accompanying adults.   These story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning by promoting your child's language and literacy skills. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively participate in the stories and activities during the program.   
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
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 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. 
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Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
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Reader's Theatre Features 'Thanksgiving Day Thanks'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.
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Kids' Club: STEM Time!

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles and more.
Art Lab for Kids

Arty Afternoons

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room for fun arts and crafts. For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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PowerPoint I Basics

Computer Classes

4:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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. RiveraLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW
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The Writer's Den: A NaNoWriMo Event

Southwest Library

5 p.m.
Drop into our pop-up writer's lounge for coffee, tea, and contemplation, held weekly on Mondays in November from 5-7 p.m. at your favorite neighborhood Library. Register for NaNoWriMo and get swag to keep you writing. Writing references, WiFi, and library staff will be available in for your convenience so that you can stack your pages towards your word count goal.
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Wii Game Night

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  
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ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.  
ASL Alphabet

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class regardless of skill level. Mondays from 6:30 - 8 p.m., September 25 - December 4, 2017.  The class is FREE. No need to register. Questions? Contact: 202-671-3121 or mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov  
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TMZ: Teen Movie Zone

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
Come join Anacostia Library as we enjoy a movie in the teen space. 
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Yoga with Tara

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join local instructor Tara for yoga on Monday nights at 7 p.m.  Please bring water and a mat, and wear comfortable clothing to this free class.  All experience levels are welcome.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Raised Hands

TAG You're It!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 a.m.
Hey, teens -- need to complete community service hours? Join the Mt. Pleasant Teen Advisory Group!What is a TAG? A TAG is a Teen Advisory Group - a group of teens who serve together to make a difference in the library and in the community. TAG members meet in the library to plan, collaborate, have fun and make things happen!Apply and Join
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Community Connections

Anacostia Library

9:30 a.m.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to be partnering with Community Connections, who will be here every Tuesday and Thursday to provide supportive services to promote housing stability and to prevent homelessness. Services offered include assistance with obtaining IDs, completing applications for services, and guidance with regards to Social Security Disability Income. Community Connections staff will be located in one of our study rooms and no appointment is needed. 

Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 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 ahead of time to arrange a special visit.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

10 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
The Adult Learning Lab will be from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 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. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Assessments on Wednesdays.   
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Thanksgiving Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Help celebrate Thanksgiving with a special Thanksgiving Story Time! Parklands-Turner library staff will read stories about Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 21st at 10 a.m.  As with all library story times, there will be singing, activity, and fun for all.