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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
The strange case of Origami Yoda

Kids' Book Club: "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda"

Anacostia Library

5 p.m.
Join us for our monthly Kids’ Book Club meeting at the Anacostia Library.  This month we will be reading The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.  No need to worry about reading the book before the event; we will read a selection of the book together, and round out the fun with a game and pizza afterwards.   Recommended for ages 7-12.  
Monopoly Money

Teen Game Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

5:30 p.m.
Ready, player 1? Teens come out for some fun games, pizza, and snacks! We're hosting a game night just for ages 13-19 with different board and card games to play including Clue, Uno, and Sorry.
MS Excel 2013

Excel III Advanced

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn to calculate, research and display table data using various Excel formulas.  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: S. Bugge Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
Chess pieces on a chess board

Learn Chess

Deanwood Library

6 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. 
NS

Northstar Digital Literacy

Anacostia Library

6 p.m.
Every second and fourth Thursday starting Feb. 8, from 6-7 p.m., Anacostia Library will be hosting Northstar Digital Literacy training and testing. The second Thursday will be for practice sessions and the fourth Thursday will be for official testing. Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate in computer basics, Internet, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, social media, email and information literacy. 

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs, designed to delight children of all ages, are filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. This program is free and open to the public.
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
The Last Airbender

The Monthly Movie Roast: "The Last Airbender"

Georgetown Library

6 p.m.
Join us once a month for a viewing, discussion and roast of a movie with terrible reviews. We will be showing M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender for our April roast.
kid and dog reading

"Sit and Stay" Dog Story Time

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
What has a wet nose and loves kids? A P.A.L. dog. Where do P.A.L. dogs love to listen to kids read? The Northeast Library. On the fourth Thursday of every month, dogs and kids get together for a “Sit and Stay” Dog Story Time at 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Room. Come hear a story, and then read to our furry P.A.L.* friends. You'll love it and the dogs will love you.   Children ages 5-12 are welcome. Kids under 9 must have adult supervision. Come, sit and stay awhile. It'll be "pawsome."   
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join Rez (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an evening of writing, every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.  

Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this spring to discuss great books. We meet in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the Information Desk. All readers are welcome.    Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Friday, April 27, 2018

DCPL Peer Support Specialists

Anacostia Library

9:30 a.m.
Every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to offer peer support specialists, who will be here 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. Trained peer specialists will be located in one of our study rooms; no appointment needed. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 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. Story times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program.
Picture of Owl and Baby

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from 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
Song and Dance image

Song and Dance

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Get ready to get down! Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps. This 20-minute program of music and movement develops listening and motor skills while stimulating an interest in music. Percussion instruments help children and caregivers follow the leader or dance to the beat of their own drummer. Recommended for ages birth to 5. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. 
blocks and baby toes

Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends and toddle. We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 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. ​Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
Coloring

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring isn't just for kids. Get some midday relaxation by joining West End every Monday and Friday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.

Portrait Story Days at National Portrait Gallery

Library Takeout

2 p.m.
Library staff will be available for story time and read-alouds at the National Portrait Gallery: Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Explore! Family Space Portrait Story Days in Room E151 the last two weekends of the month.
Movie covers for Poetry Month film series

Poetry Month Movies

Woodridge Library

3:45 p.m.
Settle in every Friday afternoon in April for our film series inspired by National Poetry Month. We'll watch in the Children's Area, and enjoy a popcorn treat for our final movie. These films are recommended for ages 4 and up.
crafts

Friday Craft Hour

West End Library

4 p.m.
Come join West End's Children's Room for our weekly crafting hour. No supplies required; just drop by. Recommended for ages 5-10.
Games

Got Games?

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Do you feel competitive? Board games are a great way to develop and maintain cognitive skills while having fun. We've got games. Grab a friend and challenge them to a board game. You will be glad you did. Stop by on Friday and let's play. This program is free and open to the public.
brass ensemble, Phelps High School, jazz

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. 
Love Letter box

Board Games at West End

West End Library

4 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of cooperative and competitive games at the West End Library. No prior knowledge of games necessary. Snacks will be provided. Recommended for ages 13-19.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

lego

Drop-In Lego Club

West End Library

9:30 a.m.
Join West End Library Children's Room for Drop-In Lego Club every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Regular Lego and Duplo blocks provided. All attendees must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  
It's Crochet Time

Crochet Saturday

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Got crochet needles? Come put them to work during our Crochet Saturdays. 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.