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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.
Learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts during this fun, interactive program! The fun includes hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering. Thursday, Jan. 9 - Snow Experiments Thursday, Jan. 16 - Podium Design & Building: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Historic Speech Thursday, Jan. 23 - Hibernation Experiments Thursday, Jan. 30 - Maps with Bee Bots & Ozobots
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.
In this two-hour class, you will learn to calculate, research and display table data using various Microsoft Excel 2016 formulas. 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.
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.
What has a wet nose and loves kids? A P.A.L. dog. Where do P.A.L. dogs love to listen to kids read? The Northeast Library! On the fourth Thursday of every month, dogs and kids get together for a “Sit and Stay” Dog Story Time at 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Room on the Story Time rug. Read to our furry P.A.L.* friends once a month - you'll love it and the dogs will love you. Children ages 5-12 are welcome. Kids under 9 must have adult supervision. Come, sit and stay awhile. It'll be "pawsome."
Join us at the Cleveland Park Library for a very special late-night event! Come to the garden outside the Children's Room to hear local astronomy experts talk about the night sky, the International Space Station and the winter hexagon. We will look at the stars through telescopes. Please dress warmly! Rain or snow date: Thursday, Jan. 30
Petworth Neighborhood Library and Loyalty Bookstores present a reading from Tochi Onyebuchi. In his adult fiction debut, Riot Baby tells the story of Ella and Kev, both shockingly human and immeasurably powerful. Their childhoods are defined and destroyed by racism. Their futures might alter the world.
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Adobe Sessions are self-guided sessions for experienced users. Want to learn more about Adobe design? Visit https://www.dclibrary.org/lynda for lessons. Have you been trying to get your hands on Adobe design software without success? Now you can book sessions at the library!
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.
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. All programs are free and open to the public.
The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program Community Playgroups are monthly hour-long sessions led by early intervention professionals at locations across the city. Families will engage in family-centered, child interest-driven play and learn about early childhood development, developmental screenings and the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program referral process. Each session includes songs, stories, sensory experiences, motor activities and more geared toward the targeted age group. This Playgroup is for children 24 - 36 months old.
Listen to stories, sing songs and learn about other cultures with your children ages 2-5 years during our bilingual story time. Our English/Spanish story time introduces children to the Spanish language through books, rhymes and songs and doesn't assume previous knowledge of the language, so don't be intimidated.
Join us for fun arts and crafts appropriate for children five and under. Practice fine motor skills, creativity and problem solving, with a masterpiece to take home at the end of our time together. Jan. 24: Lion Craft Jan. 31: Snowy Owl Craft Feb. 7: Heart Wreaths Craft Feb. 14: I ♥ You to Pieces Craft Feb. 21: Things That Go Craft Feb. 28: Leap Year Frog Craft
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.
In this two-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features in MS Word 2016 that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy, you bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 years with their parents or caregivers
The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program Community Playgroups are monthly hour-long sessions led by early intervention professionals at locations across the city. Families will engage in family-centered, child interest-driven play and learn about early childhood development, developmental screenings and the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program referral process. Each session includes songs, stories, sensory experiences, motor activities and more geared toward the targeted age group. This Playgroup is for children 12- 24 months old.
A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class that meets Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is designed for seniors aged 60 and up. Please bring your own water bottle. First 20 participants welcome.
The Winter Concert, Conversation,and Lunch Series creates opportunities for the community to enjoy music from professional musicians who will give a brief introduction to their musical journey before presenting a half-hour concert. A facilitated discussion in small groups, over free lunch, will follow. Three of the events take place at Guy Mason Recreation Center and one at the Georgetown Neighborhood library. Fridays: Jan. 24, Feb. 14 & 28, 12 -2 p.m. Guy Mason Recreation Center,
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Week, please join us for a discussion on "Letter from Birmingham Jail". Copies are available at the Reference Desk. The discussion will take place in the Conference Room and may last approximately one and a half hours. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Gear Up To Be Counted. The 2020 Census is gearing up to count everyone and that includes you. This year, for the first time, the 2020 Census can be completed online. Deanwood Neighborhood Library has joined the team to help get the count and we are ready to serve you. We will help you access the Census Website and provide access to computers so you can complete the form online. Come in and be counted!
Join us for Coffee & Conversation. Meet other customers who enjoy the library and participate in a lively conversation. Discuss current events, view and discuss a short-film, or read and discuss a short-story. This program is for adults. We meet every other Friday at 1 p.m. in the Large Lower-Level Conference Room. Light refreshments will be available. We look forward to meeting you. This program is free and open to the public.
This certification will teach you everything you need to know about using our sewing machines in the Fab Test Lab. Learn how to thread the machine, proper hand placement and everything else you need to start sewing straight lines and curves. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so you must register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*