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Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

story time

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Every Monday at 4 p.m., come to Parklands-Turner for a family story time! 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 children of any age and their accompanying adults.   These story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning by promoting your child's language and literacy skills. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively participate in the stories and activities during the program.   
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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. 
Raisin in the sun

Teen Drama Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4 p.m.
Express yourself!  Scream, cry and rant.  It’s all pretend, but it can be serious. It’s drama. Come check it out.
Art Lab for Kids

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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The Writer's Den: A NaNoWriMo Event

Southwest Library

5 p.m.
Drop into our pop-up writer's lounge for coffee, tea, and contemplation, held weekly on Mondays in November from 5-7 p.m. at your favorite neighborhood Library. Register for NaNoWriMo and get swag to keep you writing. Writing references, WiFi, and library staff will be available in for your convenience so that you can stack your pages towards your word count goal.
HTML 5

HTML 5

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. 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. DodgeLibrary Express 1990 K Street, NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.  
ASL Alphabet

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although the focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class regardless of skill level. Mondays from 6:30 - 8 p.m., September 25 - December 4, 2017.  The class is FREE. No need to register. Questions? Contact: 202-671-3121 or mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov  
high fidelity

Marvelous Movie Monday: "High Fidelity" (6:30 p.m. film showing)

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing: High Fidelity. Starring John Cusack and based on the book High Fidelity by Nick Hornby.  A record store owner and compulsive list maker recounts his top five break-ups, including the one in progress.   US, 2000, rated R, 1 hour 53 minutes. This film will be showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Calling all amateur and aspiring writers. This free, friendly group of adult writers will provide feedback in a supportive environment. Note: Now meeting on Monday nights.
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Yoga with Tara

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join local instructor Tara for yoga on Monday nights at 7 p.m.  Please bring water and a mat, and wear comfortable clothing to this free class.  All experience levels are welcome.
Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month’s selection is The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Raised Hands

TAG You're It!

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 a.m.
Hey, teens -- need to complete community service hours? Join the Mt. Pleasant Teen Advisory Group!What is a TAG? A TAG is a Teen Advisory Group - a group of teens who serve together to make a difference in the library and in the community. TAG members meet in the library to plan, collaborate, have fun and make things happen!Apply and Join
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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.
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 30-40 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.

Toddler Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 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 basis the morning of the program.
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Adult Learning Lab

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
The Adult Learning Lab will be from 10 a.m. - 1 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.  Assessments on Wednesdays.   
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.      
Disco Ball by John Vance

Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
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 8 or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet on 11/21 or 12/26.
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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. Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.
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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time at All Souls Episcopal Church

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
This program has moved from the library to All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages 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. 
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 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 that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Story Time at the National Building Museum

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join DC Public Library at the National Building Museum for story time fun for the entire family. These 30-40 minute programs are packed full of books, songs, and activities designed to be enjoyed by children 5 and under.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory 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 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Disco Ball by John Vance

Pop of the Tots

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 a.m.
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 8 or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet 11/21 or 12/26.