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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

craft supplies

Crafternoon

Anacostia Library

4 p.m.
Come and try your hand at making something. Join us every Thursday for Crafternoon, a fun and simple drop in craft! Parents/Caregivers can make something too! Each week will feature a different activity. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  Supplies are limited, first 15 children will be able to attend. If you have a group with more than eight children, please call ahead at 202-715-7707.  
Cover for Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone

October Films: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come and relax with popcorn and a movie after school. This week's movie is: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone.  Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This movie runs for two hours and 39 minutes.
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.  
art supplies

Art on the Fly

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Are you ready to be creative? If so, join us as we explore different aspirations and adventures in Art on the Fly! During the program we want to inspire your confidence, while being creative. We will use different forms of art and craft techniques to bring out your creative side. Build and share new ways to bring out your own creativity. Don't forget to bring a friend! See you soon. Recommended for teens.

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.
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build something new during our weekly LEGO Club!  LEGO Club ends at 5:30 p.m.  Recommended for ages 4-12.
Picture of Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

STEM Thursdays: Celebrating Hispanic Scientists

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts during this interactive program! The fun begins with a short read aloud followed by hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering.  Ages 4 and up welcome. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will focus on Hispanic scientists and perform STEM experiments that reflect their discoveries and achievements.
Picture of Scientist Children Dreaming of Science Concepts

STEM Thursdays

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts during this interactive program! The fun begins with a short read aloud followed by hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering.  Ages 4 and up welcome. 
Coretta Scott King Award Image

Coretta Scott King Award Children’s Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Coretta Scott King Book Award with us! First, swing by the library anytime before the program and check out a few books from our children’s Coretta Scott King display. We will be discussing children’s and middle grade books that have won the award. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Picture of Camp Fire

In a Dark Dark Wood: Family Campfire

Southeast Library

5 p.m.
“That very night a forest grew and grew and grew until the ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around...” (excerpt from Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are)
chess set

Kid's Chess Club

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Join us for weekly chess instruction on Thursdays. 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 you how to think and plan your next move and use your 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. When the chess instructor is unable to attend, this program will be canceled.   
Karaoke For All

Karaoke For All

Woodridge Library

5:30 p.m.
Every month patrons of ALL ages will have a rip-roaring good time sharing their favorite songs with the world during Karaoke For All! Whether it's Beyonce, Chicago, The Beatles or the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin - folks are encouraged and cheered on to sing, sing, sing.  Subtitles of all songs will be shown so that everyone can read, read, read the song lyrics as the featured singers belt out a variety of songs!
Thriller Dance

Thriller Practice

Woodridge Library

5:30 p.m.
Join Woodridge Neighborhood Library Staff and patrons for Thriller Practice every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 5 - Oct. 31 in preparation for our Thriller Night Halloween Celebration. This is your chance to learn the dance step-by-step if you don't know it already and to practice, practice, practice because on Halloween Night we will perform Thriller as a group. The Halloween Fun begins at 5:30 p.m.
Coco

Pajama Movie Night: Coco

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
In Coco, aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Food, pillows and blankets welcome. 

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us on Thursdays for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs, designed to delight children of all ages, are filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. This program is free and open to the public.
Gueros

Hispanic Heritage Month Adult Film Series: Güeros

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Mt. Pleasant Library by joining us to watch Güeros.
Bent

West End Cinemas: Bent

West End Library

6 p.m.
Visit West End library for a screening of
Halloween march

Spooky Movies!

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

6 p.m.
Join us for spooky movies as we celebrate the beginning of the fall season! Each Thursday evening at 6 p.m., there will be a scary movie aimed at adults.
God Help the Child

Toni Morrison Book Club: God Help the Child

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion of Toni Morrison’s 2015 novel, God Help the Child. In honor of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's profound literary legacy, and the approaching 50th anniversary of the publication of her debut novel, The Bluest Eye (1970), visit West End library for a series of literature circles centered on eight of her novels.   Oct. 17 | God Help the Child
Third Thursday Films, Kanopy Classics: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

Third Thursday Films, Kanopy Classics: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

Woodridge Library

6:30 p.m.
Third Thursdays Kanopy Film Club The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 103 Minutes, color Peter Yates' character driven heist film stars Robert Mitchum as smalltime hood Eddie Coyle looking for one last score. Based on the George V. Higgins novel, Mitchum gives a career topping performance in this melancholy slice of 70s crime drama. Recommended for ages 17 and up.
Documentary film

The Labs Presents: Studio Lab Documentary Filmmaking Meet-Up

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in making documentary films but don't know where to begin? Join us for the Studio Lab Documentary Filmmaking Meet -Up  where we'll explore the process of making documentary films together. This meet up is geared towards those who have absolutely no experience in making films but are passionate about learning the process.
writing

Short Fiction Writers Workshop

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Come meet fellow writers, share your ideas and give and get constructive feedback from your peers of your work in progress. Bring one printed copy of your own flash fiction or an excerpt from a longer piece (limit: 1,000 words). At each session, we will randomly select three participants to receive critique. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Author Talk: Ruta Sepetys and "The Fountains of Silence"

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
In partnership with Politics and Prose, DC Public Library welcomes author, 
Books and rose

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us to discuss mysteries of the past and present, set in different locations. Call 202-282-0021 to find out the latest book on our list.
The Friend cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Sigrid Nunez's 2018 National Book Award-winning novel The Friend.

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

DIY Digital Friday - Intro to 3D Printing

DIY Digital Friday - Intro to 3D Printing

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Want to see one of DC Public Library's 3D printers in action and learn how to "make 3D stuff" at Tenley and the Fab Test Lab? Take our Intro to 3D Printing class and learn more about the process including: preparing digital files for printing, changing filament and basic troubleshooting. This class includes hands-on instruction with Cura, the software used to prepare your 3D object file for printing on a Printrbot Play 3D printer. Registration is required
Imagination Play

Imagination Play

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
This drop-in program uses independent play and exploration to stimulate the sensory system, develop motor and social skills, and generate authentic positive emotional experiences for children and caregivers. Come explore with us! This program runs till noon and is for ages birth to five. 
MS Word 2016

Word II Intermediate

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn more features of the MS Word 2016 word processing software that can help you further your career. 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: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.
dancing kids

Music and Movement

Mt. Pleasant Library

10:30 a.m.
Dance, sing and play instruments with your friends at the library! This program is aimed at children under 5 and their caregivers. Have a large group? Please call ahead to make special arrangements.
Picture of Owl and Baby

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from 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 to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.