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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us for 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 takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Assessments take place on Wednesdays only. Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
Capital letter M made with gears and the word "Maker!" below

Maker!

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
Create a different project with us every week as we explore art, music, science and technology. Dive into Maker and create projects such as mini robots, helicopter games, racing cars, airplanes, musical instruments, movies, computer programming games and more. Maker takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the children's space. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.  Maker:  noun A person or persons employing do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to develop unique creations and inventions for useful purposes.
chalk

In the Zone: Bubbles and Chalk Art

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Come and get those creative juices flowing with some bubbles and chalk art. In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts and other fun.  
Maker Camp

Tuesday Crafternoons

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon of arts and crafts. Recommended for kids ages 5-12.  Groups of eight or more children must call 202-727-0971 to that ensure space is available.
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

Summer Challenge: Paint for Fun

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
Join the Summer Challenge. Come join us for a crafty afternoon. If weather permits, we will paint outside. Please wear clothing you don't mind getting paint on. This program is for children ages 3 - 8. Children under the age of 8 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
girl writing

Writing Workshop

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Let out your inner writer and join us every third Tuesday in the summer to write stories and poems. Recommended for ages 6-12.  
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Crafting Corner

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Every Tuesday in July, come to the teen crafting space. There will be a new activity to try each week, and a set of board games available to play. Recommended for ages 13-19.
French Story Time

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to practice their French by learning French songs, enjoying French stories and connecting words with motion.
Kids Creating

Come Create with Us

Deanwood Library

4 p.m.
Create a different project with us every Tuesday. Dive into the world of MAKER as we design a variety of crafts that include creating your own Black Panther mask, designing your own greeting cards, growing your own vegetables and much more. Time to make and create. Join us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Children's Space at Deanwood Neighborhood Library. Recommended for ages 6-12.
Fort Read

Fort Read

Deanwood Library

4:30 p.m.
Bring your pillows, blankets and a snack and curl up in the Deanwood reading tent. Every weekday this summer, report to Fort Read and listen to 20-30 minutes of an audiobook previously selected by our young library voters. We'll get through as many books as we can this summer so be sure to join us. This program is geared towards ages 6-12 and will feature longer children's novels.
Slouching Toward Bethlehem

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club

Library Takeout

5:30 p.m.
Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968. Each month, an NPG staff member will lead a tour of the exhibit One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge 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.  

Family Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Looking for a fun, family oriented  story time? Look no further. Children and their families are encouraged to join us for a lively story time in the library. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., come prepared to listen to a story and have fun. All ages welcome.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Center for Accessibility

Please join us for Tech Talk Tuesday in room 103 of Library Express at 1990 K Street NW (entrance on 20th St. between I and K). This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics. If you need accommodation, including American Sign Language interpretation, please contact us at 202-727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.  Our accommodation statement is available online.
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. 
Yoga

Yoga Tuesdays

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for Yoga Tuesdays with Me First Yoga & Beyond. This 45-minute class will:   focus on the health benefits of yoga for health and wellness  improve flexibility and proper breathing improve blood circulation through the joints and tissues increase mobility promote meditation to relieve stress, and lower blood pressure
Girls Trip filmart

Movie Night at Rosedale

Rosedale Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a showing of Girls Trip and mocktails.  When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Films

Take Me Back Tuesdays

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Come out on Tuesday nights in July for Classic Movie Screenings.

Pajama Story Time

Deanwood Library

7 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.
Picture of a woman writing

Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
The Petworth Library holds the writers workshop, Writers Working, on alternating Tuesdays. To inquire about the workshops, please send an email or call 202-243-1187.  The Petworth Library's writers workshops are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and writing levels: beginners, veteran wordsmiths and emeriti. We write creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and scripts.
Upper NW Knitters

Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DC Public Library's Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

(All day)
The Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation will be at the Benning/Dorothy Height Neighborhood Library for two weeks beginning on Monday, June 9th. Stop by and see collections from the Poor People's Campaign, write on the chalk wall and sit down to hear the music, speeches and stories from 1968 Resurrection City. The week will include live events with music and dialogue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1968, The Poor Peoples Campaign and Resurrection City. Highlights include: 
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Early Literacy Play Date

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
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 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Recommended for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.  
One-on-One Computer Help

One-on-One Computer Help

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Get personalized help in a one-on-one hourlong session, by appointment at a time convenient for you. We can help with the following topics: -Computer and internet basics -Email and social media -DCPL’s digital resources (databases, eBooks, etc.) -Job seeking activities     These by-appointment-only sessions are intended to improve computer skills, not to troubleshoot computer problems or repair hardware. Please call 202-671-3121 or visit the Information Desk on the lower level to make an appointment.
 Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

9:45 a.m.
This 20-30 minute program is 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. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  Space is limited and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and story time starts at 9:45 a.m. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to schedule a special visit. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.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. 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. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
story time owl

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant 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. Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
Toddler Exploration

Toddler Exploration

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
This is in an interactive program for children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop pre-literacy skills. This program will rotate through play, art, dance and sensory. Art builds fine motor skills and expression. Dance develops gross motor skills and children practice their listening skills. Play is how children process literacy skills they have learned. Sensory story times are
Photo of people speaking with conversation circles

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 American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.