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Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

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Free film showing: "Everything is Illuminated"

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing of Everything is Illuminated, based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. US 2005, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 46 mins.  Directed by Liev Schreiber, about a young man who endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather in Ukraine during World War II. Starring Elijah Wood.  Winner of 2 awards at the 2005 Venice Film Festival.    
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Baby Lap Time

Palisades 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 on their caregiver's lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have an adult with them.
Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at Toddler Art and Stories. These 20-to-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 story time, 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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Monday Crafternoons for Kids and Teens

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Start your week with a little creativity and some left-brain exercises. Join us for craft-making, games and STEM projects. Sometimes, we'll show a short movie for the teens. Part of the fun is the surprise. We'll provide all the materials (and sometimes treats); you bring your imagination. Projects vary with the seasons. Crafternoons are held on the second Monday of the month for kids ages 4-11 in the Children's Reading Room, and on the fourth Monday for tweens and teens in Teen Space. All programs begin at 3:30 p.m.    
Coloring Pencils

Cozy Coloring Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Adults ages 16+ are encouraged to join us in front of our vintage fireplace for a therapeutic evening of coloring. Cozy Coloring Club will provide coloring pencils, a jumbo coloring page for extroverted group coloring as well as single coloring pages for a more individualized experience. Coloring club members are also encouraged to bring their own coloring books to share.
The Lego Book

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older, please.

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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Reader's Theatre Features 'The Cart That Carried Martin'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, January 22 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Cart that Carried Martin by Eve Bunting is the featured piece.
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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. 

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. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. Assessments on Wednesdays only. Please note: in order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
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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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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.
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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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PowerPoint II Intermediate

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slideshow presentation. 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. Dodge Library Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Free film showing: "Everything is Illuminated"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing of Everything is Illuminated, based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. US 2005, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 46 mins.  Directed by Liev Schreiber, about a young man who endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather in Ukraine during World War II. Starring Elijah Wood.  Winner of 2 awards at the 2005 Venice Film Festival.
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Business

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

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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.
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. 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.
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.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Come to Parklands-Turner every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 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.      
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
  This program has moved from the library to All Souls Episcopal Church (2300 Cathedral Ave. NW).

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
The Adult Learning Lab offers tutoring for those adults with skills at the high school level who have completed the assessment (offered on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.).  
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-to-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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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember: There is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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.
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Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Join us for a dance party for babies and toddlers up to age 5. Experience popular music, motion, dance and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of eight or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session.  

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 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 and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets required; available on a first-come, first-serve basis the morning of the program.
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Gentle Yoga

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility. Please note that there is a late-arrival policy for all Georgetown Library yoga programs: Anyone arriving more than five minutes after the start of class will not be able to enter the classroom.