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Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.

Come Play Chess!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Are you interested in playing Chess?We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Pick a poem that moves you. Pick a poem that amuses you. Pick a poem that confuses you. Put it in your pocket and see how it changes your day.From the Academy of American Poets:

Wonderful Ones

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.Ages 12 - 24 months.

Tales For Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. Ages 2-3.

Office Software Workshops

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
This series introduces basic office programs used to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations.   Week 1: Intro to Microsoft WordWeek 2: Intro to Microsoft ExcelWeek 3: Intro to Microsoft PowerPointWeek 4: Intro to Google Drive

Job Seekers Program

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Stop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.For children ages 0-12 months.Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Slow your busy afternoon down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The rhythm and rhyme of reading. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

Simple Strategies for Success with Email Marketing (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
"Simple Strategies for Success with Email Marketing" is sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc. and is a 2.5-hour workshop in which you will learn to build the relationships that are key to your business success with easy, inexpensive and highly effective email marketing~!Register Now

Poem in Your Pocket Night

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
In celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day, Palisades Branch will host a night of poetry reading for all ages, where members of the audience become the readers!

Teen Cafe

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the teen café at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library. Use the library's Large Conference Room as a group study room, game space, lounge, and coffee shop!Some board and card games are available!Craft activities, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis.

Homework Help

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Homework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department twice a week -- Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

French Storytime

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels.

Wii Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars.Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room.Recommended for ages 5-12.

Karaoke Party

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Come Celebrate National Karaoke Week at the Petworth Library. Are you ready to audition for American Idol? Are you talented enough for the X-Factor? Well here is your chance to find out. Teens, come out and showcase your talents at this month’s Karaoke Party.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Need community service hours?Want a say in what the library offers?Join the MLK Teen Advisory Group, and help to make your Teen Space a better Teen Space!Our first meeting is Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m.Questions? Call 202-727-5535.

Crafty Thursday

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4 p.m.
Join us at Bellevue Library every Thursday for a fun craft time!This program is for ages 5 and older.

After-School Poetry Activity

Woodridge Library

4:30 p.m.
Every Thursday after school during the month of April, we will be creating different kinds of poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.April 3: Ekphrastic Poetry (writing poems from pictures)April 10: Paint Chip PoetryApril 17: Poetry from Cut OutsApril 24: Acrostic PoetryBest for ages 6 - 12.

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Teen Wii Game Night

Lamond-Riggs Library

4:30 p.m.
Love games? So do we!Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting games against your peers with board games, Wii, PS2 and more!Game nights are every Thursday!

Microsoft Excel 2010

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4:30 p.m.
Students learn Microsoft Excel 2010, as well as job readiness skills. This two-hour class meets twice a week for four weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break around the Emancipation Day holiday.Prerequisite: PC for Beginners 1 and 2 or successful completion of placement test. Pre-registration is required.To register for classes, please call Byte Back at (202) 529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

Teen Wii Game Night

Lamond-Riggs Library

4:30 p.m.
Love games? So do we!Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting games against your peers with board games, Wii, PS2 and more!Game nights are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m!

Family Game Night

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5 p.m.
Join us at Bellevue Library for a fun and exciting family game night!This program is suitable for kids ages 5 and older.

Teen Game Night

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart?Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming, pizza and snacks. Thursday in the Teen Lounge @ the Folio upstairs!All teens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 5-8 p.m.**This Thursday, September 25th will be our LAST game night until the elevator at Chevy Chase has been repaired. Stay tuned!**

Library Roundtable Discussion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will have a major renovation to meet the needs of D.C. residents.Come share your ideas about what services, spaces and technology you would like to see in a new central library.  5:30 p.m. – Welcome and Architect Presentation6-8 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions

Career Advancement Workshops

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5:30 p.m.
Career Advancement Workshops These days, using the computer is essential to look for and apply to jobs.  Learn to use technology to search and apply for jobs and to use the DC Networks system. Week 1: Online Job SearchingWeek 2: Online Job ApplicationsWeek 3: DC NetworksWeek 4: Online Job Searching

Poem in Your Pocket Night

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Attention all Poetry loving adults!Come celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Night: Bring your favorite poem/or a poem you have written to read to the group. Just sign up at the downstairs Reference Desk.A small prize will be given to all readers.

Pop-Up Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Where did all of the pop-up books go?! Don't worry, they're still here! Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library! Just drop on by Thursday nights and our children's staff will bring them out for you. Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.