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Teen Activism and Advocacy

In 2018, teens used their voices to demand change. They advocated for themselves, for their families and for each other by attending protests, participating in campaigns, and contacting representatives in their local and federal governments. The advocacy of teens has often been overlooked and their power is minimized. These books highlight the issues teens face today, how you can affect change in your community, and introduce the voices of teen activists.

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Zine Lab

A New Creative Space Emerges

Woodridge kicked off the New Year with a burst of creativity at Zine Lab on Jan. 8. Presented with support from DC Zinefest, which moved to the neighborhood last summer with its 8th Annual Fest at Art Enables, Zine Lab provides a creative space for anyone curious about zines, or already making them, to brainstorm and get to work at the library. We're continuing the flow of ideas with two more Zine Labs this spring, open to Teens and Adults. Mark your calendars for:

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Warm & Crafty

Creative minds gathering at Capitol View

The colder weather has heated up the creativity here at Capitol View Library. With a host of one of a kind crafts for children, teens, and adults of all ages, it has been quite a fun winter season of activity thus far. Our Tuesday and Thursday “It’s Crochet Time” program participants have been hard at work designing and carefully bringing to life hand-woven creations just in time for winter sharing and warming up. Our generous volunteer, Ms.

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What's Out There?

"The stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.” -Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

The wide vacuum of space: black, never-ending, mysterious and beautiful. Haven’t you ever wondered what could be lurking among the stars? These YA novelists have a few ideas, and not all of them involve peaceful alien alliances or inter-dimensional romance.   The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Test Taking

Tips for Surviving Midterms and Finals

Test taking can be stressful, overwhelming, and boring for almost all students. Finding ways to cope and relieve stress will help increase focus and grades on midterms, finals, or any other test throughout the year. The following are tips and actions students all ages and all test-taking needs can use to decrease stress and increase scores.   

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Teen Programming Ideas for 2019

We Need Your Input!

At the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, we want all of our visitors to feel welcomed when they walk through the doors. We strive to provide all the resources and services that our visitors look for when they come to the library. One important area we would like to improve is programs for teenagers.  At the moment, we are looking to develop new teenage programs. The Anacostia Neighborhood Library wants these new programs to make our teenagers feel welcomed. However, we can't do it alone.

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A Very Graphic Viking Story

Vikings have been a very popular subject in popular culture as of late, peaking right now with the popularity of the Vikings television show, now in its fifth season.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Meals Served July 1 -- Aug. 9

DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.   Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 -  August 9. No registration is required.   Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:

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Introducing Homework Central at Woodridge Library

Your spot for getting it done.

Beginning on Nov. 7, a weekly space for teens to focus on assignments will be set aside at Woodridge Library.  From 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Homework Central will provide a quiet place for teens to read, research, study and write. Laptops and reference books will be available to help you organize and complete your work. Library staff will be there to show you how to use our research databases.

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