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Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

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Flexcare Pharmacy Presents: Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

Francis A. Gregory Library

10 a.m.
Do you have diabetes, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, cancer or any other chronic condition impacting your quality of life? Are you a caretaker for a person with a chronic illness?
language learning

ESL Conversation Circles

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Volunteers from the Washington English Center will facilitate practice sessions for speakers with previously acquired English language skills. No need to pre-register—the group is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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PC Basics I - Beginner

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
For those who need to be introduced to the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this two-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. 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: D. Green Library Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Palisades Library Grand Opening

Palisades Library

10 a.m.
Join Mayor Bowser, DC Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and other elected officials as we cut the ribbon on the modernized Palisades Library.  Immediately following the ribbon cutting, join us for story time, building tours and other special programs. Special Know-Your-Neighborhood Document Scanning -- Do you have memories of the Palisades neighborhood you would like to preserve? Bring photos and documents to be digitized. Up to 8 1/2 x 11. 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.    
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.
American Sign Language

American Sign Language for Beginners

Francis A. Gregory Library

10 a.m.
Join us in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. The session begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. For more information, contact Neil Bailey via email. This session is for beginners only.
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Build It

Deanwood Library

10 a.m.
Design, construct, build and play at Build It. Put your STEAM skills and imagination to work and create one-of-a-kind structures and projects with colorful building blocks, magnetic tiles, recycled objects, everyday craft materials and more.  
LEGO

LEGO Fun

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
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.
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Family Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Bring your family to the Woodridge Library on the third Saturday of each month for a Family Story Time. We will read, sing and dance with our family and friends. Crafts and/or an activity will be provided at the end. January's program will be replaced by a Computational Thinking Program recommended for ages 5-7.  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
This story time fun for the entire family is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by 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 participate with the stories and activities during the program.   
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Preschool Story Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 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.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor. .  
Computational Thinking

Ready, Set, Think!

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Walk before you run; think before you code. Calling all 5-to-7-year-olds and their families: Come play some games and learn about computational thinking skills. Computational Thinking is not thinking like a computer, but understanding how to organize and interpret information in a way that computers can process. These skills are the foundation for coding and problem solving. Each participant will take home activity sets to keep the fun going.
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Family Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Story Time fun for the entire family. These 30-40 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.

Family Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
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 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.
Owl Family

Family Story Time

Francis A. Gregory 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.
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Lego Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join us for Lego Duplo block play time. Recommended for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. 
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Saturday Book Sales

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Come by the library every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children's Room.   All ages
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Family Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Story time fun for entire family, these 30-40 minutes 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.  All programs are free and open to the public.
Light of Mine

Family Story Time: Songs and Stories of Peace and Freedom!

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Did you know that words and music have the power to agitate, motivate, encourage and comfort people?  Join us for a special musical storytime celebrating the timeless messages of peace and freedom from injustice promoted by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement!   Below are some examples of great children's books that share these themes. Click on the titles to read more about each story and use your library card to place them on hold for pick-up at the library of your choice.  
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Word I Basics

Computer Classes

12:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.  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: D.P. Grogan Library Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
DC Health Link Enrollment

DC Health Link Enrollment

Woodridge Library

1 p.m.
Health Link Assisters will be on hand to answer questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and Health Plans. Enrollment sessions are available:   Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  
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Game On

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games. This is a monthly program.Games to Play Hungry Hungry Hippos Ticket to Ride Connect Four Clue Jenga Apple to Apples Uno Snug as a Bug in a Rug
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Kids Club: Paper Airplanes

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Explore the science of flight in a fun way. Learn how to construct several kinds of paper airplanes, including the sonic dart, hammerhead, super plane, silent huntress and helicopter. Add decorations to make them unique. Then we'll try flying them. Which ones fly the farthest? Which ones fly for the longest duration of time?   Recommended for children ages 3-12 (ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

Let's Build

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Are you interested developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? Lego construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.  Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the Lego blocks and are waiting to see what you create.    This program is free and open to the public
ASL

Intermediate American Sign Language Class

Francis A. Gregory Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us as continue learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. The session begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. This session is for intermediate students only. For more information, contact Neil Bailey via email.
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Weekend Wii Club

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
MS Word 2013

Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

3 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.  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: D. P. Grogan Library Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Sunday Afternoon Film Festival

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
Sunday afternoon is a great time to watch a movie. Come on over to Capitol View and see what's playing on the movie screen.  Bring your friends and family and let's watch a movie! This program is free and open to the public.