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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Coloring page with colored pencils

Art Therapy

Deanwood Library

9:30 a.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Stop in every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.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 ages 0 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.
Baby Lap Time Image

Baby Lap Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
An experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers, this 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This class is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
Graphic for 'Little Builders' Program

Little Builders!

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
A STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program for our youngest library guests that offers opportunities to explore, build and construct.  

Techie Thursday

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Seniors, do you need help with your devices? We're here for you. Bring your smartphones and other devices to receive basic instruction on how to get the most out of technology. This program is free and open to the public.
Baby and Toddler Storytime Owls

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.
Rainbow music score

Wiggle Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
It's time to shake, shimmy and dance to the beat. A movement-and-music-oriented story time, this program is dynamic and interactive. As a story time that emphasizes early literacy skills children are engaged in a playful creative manner. Appropriate for children aged 1-6 and their caregivers. 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View 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.
Owl art Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Deanwood Library

10:30 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 are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups are encouraged to participate in the program along with the children.  
Graphic of a coffee mug

Coffee + Conversation

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us for coffee, conversation and an activity. Enjoy this opportunity to gather with people who enjoy spending time in the library, and to share interests and ideas with the community. We look forward to seeing you there. We meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon.  Questions? Call 202-671-3122.

Picture Book Madness Championship Party

Woodridge Library

11 a.m.
We have been voting for weeks and weeks and weeks, and it all comes down to this. Only one Picture Book Character can win; who will it be?  On Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m., we will celebrate our winner. We will share some stories, songs, a craft and a movie, all celebrating our mystery winner. In the meantime, get your votes in!  
Image of a cup of coffee

Coffee & Conversation

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 a.m.
Join other DC Public Library customers, library staff, and local community members for free coffee and conversation every fourth Thursday of the month beginning November 30. 
Room

West End Cinema: "Room"

West End Library

11 a.m.
Join us at West End Library for a screening of Room. Taken captive and held in a small space for years, a woman, Joy, and her young son, Jack, gain their freedom, granting Jack the opportunity to finally experience the outside world. Room is rated R, and should end around 1 p.m.
Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam (Registration Required)

Computer Classes

12:15 p.m.
The Library is offering free 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who first pass a Jasperactive™ Benchmark.
STAR

Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
DC Public Library logo.

Community Connections

Anacostia Library

2 p.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. 
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
owl

Baby Lap Time

Georgetown 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 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.
Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

2 p.m.
Join us at 2 p.m. on April 26 in the second-floor conference room to discuss Francis A. Gregory Library's Adult Book Club selection, Strange Weather by Joe Hill.

Job Seekers

Tenley-Friendship Library

2:30 p.m.
Get help with your job search. Members of the library staff will be available to help with resumes, online applications and more. Help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring any materials you have already completed.    
Children playing

After School Zone

Francis A. Gregory Library

3:30 p.m.
Looking for a fun place to drop by after school? Join us for a variety of different activities every Tuesday: games, puzzles, a coloring cafe, simple crafts and more! Come, hang out with your friends and experience what the library has to offer. For ages 9-12. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

4 p.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.  
Cover for Hoot

April Films: Love the Earth- "Hoot"

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come enjoy a film after school with popcorn. This month's theme is Love the Earth. This week's movie is Hoot: Roy ought to be used to being the new kid at school by now, but making the switch from Montana to Florida proves to be a major challenge.
Color My World

Color My World

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Are you interested in sparking your imagination and expressing yourself? Color my World is just for you. Let your creativity shine by selecting coloring sheets or take a chance and designing your own.  No matter what you choose, we're saving a spot just for you in the Children's Room. Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is free and open to the public.
Book

Multicultural Book Arts

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
On Dia de los Libros we celebrate children and love of reading throughout the world. Create your own unique books and book binding, using recycled materials and multicultural texts. Join us in the first floor children's department for this hands-on activity for all ages.  
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club. Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship or whatever your mind can dream up. Recommended for ages 4-12.
Image of graduating students throwing their caps into the sky

College Prep Workshops

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Do you want to go to college but don't know where to begin? Join us for a college prep workshop to better understand the admissions process and the benefits of going to college. This weekly workshop will give an overview of how the college application process works, including:   Finding the right school Timeline Application requirements SAT and ACT exam preparation Essay-writing practice Information on financial aid
After school graphic

Afterschool Activities

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Make stuff! Do stuff! Learn stuff! Join us every Tuesday & Thursday for a variety of activities; games, arts & crafts, music & movement. Ages 6 and up. No registration required.  Supplies will be provided.  
picture of circuits, lightbulbs, brains, etc.

Tech Club

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Every month we’ll work with a different technology. You’ll learn a bit  and have lots of free time to experiment, build and design.   Technologies will include circuits, robotics, video game design and more.   This program is recommended for ages 8-13. Between the ages of 5-8? Check out our STEM time on Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
chess set

Kid's Chess Club

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Join us for weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our chess group and learn to make a risky move or two and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library.