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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Adobe Illustrator

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Come learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6.Classes will explore the functions of most of the items in the toolbox.All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Chess Instruction for Children and Teens

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Children and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.Best for ages 6-19.

Fantasy Flicks

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Family Evening Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Every Monday at 6PM join us at Parklands-Turner Library in the Children's Area for stories.Bring the entire family and inspire a passion for learning in children.

Wordless Book Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an interactive Story Time that includes songs, rhymes and wordless picture books. Librarians will demonstrate ways to have fun conversations around picture books without words that develop early literacy skills such as vocabulary, sequencing, storytelling, and creativity. All of these skills will help little ones get ready to learn to read and ready for school.

Petworth Retro Movie Night: 1940s

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Come to the library as each month we celebrate the work of one of America's most influential directors through the decades. Join some strangers on a train and come north by northwest to Petworth, whether you're a foreign correspondent or a saboteur you'd have to be psycho to miss it!  This month's film is a story of suspense from the 1940s.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Manil Suri's The City of Devi.  

Children's Movie Nights

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in the children's room for weekly movie screenings of new family films and classic favorites.Recommended for families and children ages 4-12.
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Friendship Hospital for Animals Client Education Series - Pet Nutrition 101

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Dr. Ashley Gallagher will discuss the most important guidelines for feeding your pet a healthy diet. She will cover topics ranging from managing your pet's weight to picking foods appropriate to your dog's or cat's specific needs. Join us for a presentation about the best (and worst) things you can put on your pet's plate. Talk will be in the Large Conference Room and it is free and open to the human public - no pets please!

Zumba at Southwest

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Zumba is back at Southwest! Due to popular demand, Stephanie will have you moving through the paces for four more weeks, beginning in October.Come join the party! 

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages.This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

Kid's Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
 Hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities that may include games, crafts, and movies in the Children's Room on the Second Floor. 

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 
Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in libraries, schools and beyond

Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
DC Public Library Foundation and DC Tech Meetup are proud to present a panel discussion: "Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond"How is this movement shaping the next generation of American inventors, and how is this new accessibility going to shape our economic future? And what impact are these changes having here in D.C.? Find out at our panel!

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Enjoy free t'ai chi classes taught by Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details and registration.