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Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

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Saturday Technology Training Session

Center for Accessibility

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
Clouds - Creative Alchemy of Choice

Creative Alchemy of Choice

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Reva Hamilton will walk us through the various processes of making conscious choices that will lead us to live a more enriched life. Reva's workshops show us that  "Creating, changing and growing a healthy mindset takes intention, courage and desire. We have a choice in life. The experience can define us, destroy us or strengthen us. The art of possibilities is available to all of us. Being comfortable in our bodies seems to be a great start. Loving who we are – all of who we are – frees us to find our purpose.
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Preservation, Care, Librarianship: Keeping Local Memory Alive

Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa

2 p.m.
What is the value of care in librarianship? How are libraries defining and supporting their communities? This event aims to explore the ways libraries are integral to the community and cultural ecosystems, and the current challenges with maintaining accessibility for these local communities.
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Cinema Saturday

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children are invited to enjoy a G or PG movie on the big screen. Snacks will be provided. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
HTML Basics

HTML Basics

Computer Classes

3 p.m.
Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: I. Kearse Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required. You will learn to: Use four basic HyperText Markup Language tags.
Owl art for Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

4 p.m.
Fun for the entire family, this 30-to-40-minute story time is packed full of books and activities for all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.     

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

Legos, legos, all around

Lego Club

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Get brains thinking and fingers building with the Northeast Library Lego Club. We'll have challenges and free play to get the ideas flowing. Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.   
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Celebrate Germany with Pretzels and Beer

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Enjoy Kids Euro Fest  with your imagination.  First we will meet Karl, from Munich, West Germany and take “A Visit To Germany”. Next we will explore stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, featuring the many faces of “Hansel and Gretel”. Our trip will end with “Walter the Baker” while enjoying pretzels and beer—Root Beer!  
Headphones and Books

Listen Up

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Headphones not required. Check out our audio collection when you stop by the children’s room and listen to a popular audio book every Sunday with family and friends. This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public.  
craft supplies

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.  
Happy Tails

Happy Tails Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable dogs each month We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie. Many thanks to the volunteers with People Animals Love (PAL) for bringing in their pets. Story time is subject to availability of dogs.

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Petworth Library

9:30 a.m.
Come join us at Petworth Library for our new writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Is there something you've always wanted to say, but are afraid to say it? Join us as we explore the craft of writing memoirs and learn from other memoir writers the best way to take from our own memories—our own stories—and put them to paper.
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Health Lab: Tai Chi Georgetown

Georgetown Library

9:45 a.m.
Interested in a relaxing and energizing start to the day?  Each Monday this Fall at 9:45 a.m., Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host a Tai Chi Health Lab led by a staff member. This is a place for beginners and advanced students to come to teach and learn.
Learn English - English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Group

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center (WEC) in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, offers free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC. 
Baby/Toddler

Baby and Toddler Story Time (Registration Required)

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
Advance registration is required for this story time.  Please see below for more information.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park 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.
Newspaper Club Flyer

Newspaper Club

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Do you like keeping up with the news? Do you enjoy reading print newspapers? Or maybe you just want someone to do the crossword with?  Come read the paper and discuss the news over a cup of coffee at the Petworth Newspaper Club. The club will meet in the Non-Fiction Reading Room on the second floor. Newspapers will be provided. Coffee will occasionally be provided as well. 
Baby Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays 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.
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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.
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. 
jobseekers

Unlocking Employment: Job Seekers Legal Clinic

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one on one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to learn more about any legal barriers to employment you may have that an attorney might be able to help you resolve.
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Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Recommended for children ages birth to 3 years and their caregivers.
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.
Wise Aging

Wise Aging Seminar Series

Cleveland Park Library

10:30 a.m.
The Wise Aging Seminar Series, led by trained facilitator Harriett Stonehill, is designed to initiate key conversations in a small group about addressing the challenges and opportunities of aging.
Yoga pose

Yoga Mondays

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for a gentle yoga class, appropriate for adults of all ages, taught by certified yoga instructors. Please bring your own mat.
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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.      
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays 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. If you require elevator assistance to reach the second floor, please call ahead. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Petworth Playgroup

Petworth Library

Each Monday, we invite our youngest patrons and their caregivers to color, listen to music, play with Duplos, socialize and more! Supplies provided (but feel free to bring toys to share!). Playgroup meets in our 2nd floor Children's Room. Recommended for ages 4 and under. 
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) 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.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Anacostia 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 grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.