Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

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Washington Improv Theater

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2:00 pm

Washington Improv Theater ("WIT") will lead their signature introductory workshop titled Improv for All at Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library. The workshop is a free one and a half to two hour session that introduces participants of all experience levels and abilities to the principles of improv theater in a fun, enthusiastic, and welcoming atmosphere. The workshop will be coordinated by Jonathan Murphy, Education Director, and taught by one of WIT's trained educators. This is program is for adults 18 and over only.
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English Conversation Circle

Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:00 am

A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
Adult Learning Lab

Adult Learning Lab

Monday, November 18, 2019, 4:00 pm

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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 am

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. Tickets are available at the Children's Desk.

Adult Learning Lab

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 am

The Adult Learning Lab offers tutoring for those adults with skills at the high school level who have completed the assessment (offered on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.).  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:30 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays 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 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. Tickets are available at the Children's Desk.
Adult Learning Lab

Adult Learning Lab

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 4:00 pm

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.

A Right to the City - Writing Inspired by History

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:00 pm

For National Novel Writing Month, join us a for a guided "write-in" focused on our pop-up exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum's exhibition 
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English Conversation Circle

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 am

A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 am

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.  

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