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Friday, June 22, 2018

Resurrection City Photograph From Washington Evening Star Collection

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

Library Takeout

9 a.m.
The Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation will be at the Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library from June 18-22. The week will include live events with music and dialogue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1968, The Poor Peoples Campaign and Resurrection City, as well as the legacy of activist Dorothy I. Height.  Live Music curated by East of the River Jazz: The Vernard Dunn Duet Tuesday, June 19 6 p.m. The Soul Tent and Its History: 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities for all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during 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.
Performer playing a guitar

123 Andrés

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. For children ages birth - 6.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. 
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
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

11 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed first-come, first-served program. 
blocks and baby toes

Tots and Toys Playdate

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
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. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.  
Northstar Practice Assesment

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment - Practice Session

Computer Classes

11 a.m.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills. This 1.5-hour practice session will allow you to prepare for the proctored sessions of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment, during which you can earn a NDLA Certificate. However, certificates are not awarded during this practice session. 
2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup Watch Party- Nigeria v. Iceland

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us as we watch Nigeria v. Iceland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Pre-game coverage starts 10 minutes before game time. 
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities for all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during 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.
Picture of coloring page

COLORS - Adult Coloring Program

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry.  Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. We hope to see you.
Read In

Summer Read-In

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
Beat the heat with us in the Children's Room every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for our summer read-in. Each day a librarian will kick off the read-in with a selected picture book read aloud. Children can then spend the rest of the time doing free reading with their adult or individually. This program is designed to help children of all ages complete the daily reading requirement for Summer Challenge. A similar program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.  
Coloring

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring isn't just for kids. Get some midday relaxation by joining West End every Monday and Friday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup Watch Party- Serbia v. Switzerland

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us as we watch Serbia v. Switzerland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Pre-game coverage starts 10 minutes before game time. 
Northstar Proctored Assessment

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Computer Classes

2:15 p.m.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills. A photo ID will be required to log on, and a passing score of 85 percent on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this two-hour proctored session. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations.
movie

Friday Films

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Children ages 4-12 and their families are invited to join us to watch a family-friendly film. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. To find out this week's movie, please call us at 202-724-4691.
friday films

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
Join us for a family film every Friday during the summer at 3 p.m.
brass ensemble, Phelps High School, jazz

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.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. This program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. 
Games

Got Games?

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Do you feel competitive? Board games are a great way to develop and maintain cognitive skills while having fun. We've got games. Grab a friend and challenge them to a board game. You will be glad you did. Stop by on Friday and let's play. This program is free and open to the public.
crafts

Friday Craft Hour

West End Library

4 p.m.
Come join West End's Children's Room for our weekly crafting hour. No supplies required; just drop by. Recommended for ages 5-10.
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.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Resurrection City Photograph From Washington Evening Star Collection

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

Library Takeout

9 a.m.
The Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation will be at the Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library from June 18-22. The week will include live events with music and dialogue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1968, The Poor Peoples Campaign and Resurrection City, as well as the legacy of activist Dorothy I. Height.  Live Music curated by East of the River Jazz: The Vernard Dunn Duet Tuesday, June 19 6 p.m. The Soul Tent and Its History: 
lego

Drop-In Lego Club

West End Library

9:30 a.m.
Join West End Library Children's Room for Drop-In Lego Club every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Regular Lego and Duplo blocks provided. All attendees must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  
Yoga

Yoga at the Library

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Get your summer off to a mindful start with free yoga classes at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. No matter your level of experience, join us every other Saturday morning for a 60-minute Vinyasa yoga flow that includes restorative meditation and Pranayama breathing. The session is enhanced by a soulful and rhythmic playlist. For more information, please call: (202) 715-7707.  
Yoga

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga. Everyone is welcome, beginners especially. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability). A signed waiver form is required.
lego

Let's Build

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Are you interested developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? LEGO construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.  Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the LEGO blocks and are waiting to see what you create.    This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public. .
LEGO

LEGO Fun

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.  
MS Excel 2013

Excel I Basics

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace.  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: D. P. Grogan Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102