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Reading with Dogs

Capitol View Library

(All day)
PAL therapy dogs are coming to Capital View Library!15-minute sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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. 

Monthly Poetry Reading Series

Georgetown Library

(All day)
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the beginning of a Monthly Poetry Reading Series on the first Thursday of every month.

LGBTQ Pride Buttons

Northwest One Library

(All day)
For the first two weeks of June, drop by Northwest One Neighborhood Library and tell us what makes you proud to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, or an ally and get a button to show off your Pride. Get one early enough and you can wear it during Capital Pride week!

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.

Brown Bag Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians.For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

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 DriveFor all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.

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.

Music Time

Georgetown Library

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

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!  

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you complete online job applications. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. P. GroganComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.You will learn to:

Literary Readers Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
This 1925 novel depicts the life of Dorinda Oakley in rural Virginia from the 1890s through the early 1920s.Through the use of new scientific methods, Dorinda turns the barren land she inherits into a fruitful dairy farm.  She strives for independence, and attains material success. 

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.

Game On! Teen Game Time

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
Want to beat your friends at your favorite games?Team up to conquer the world?

Summer Reading Program Kick Off

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Join Capital View Library to kick off summer!An afternoon of fun activities for all ages.Summer Reading kick off festivities begin at 4 to 6 p.m.Sign up for Summer Reading while you're here.Food. Face Painting. Fun. Freebies.

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.  

Children's Summer Reading Kickoff

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Come help us kickoff Summer Reading with stories, crafts and games.This program is appropriate for children ages 4-12.Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.

French Storytime

Cleveland Park Library

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

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.

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!

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.

Origami Nights

Francis A. Gregory Library

4:30 p.m.
Do you like Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures? If so, join us every Tuesday and Thursday where we will make cranes, ties, frogs, foxes and whatever other designs we find!

PC for Beginners 1

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4:30 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for five weeks. Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

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!**

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.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Northwest One Library

5 p.m.
Start your summer off right at Northwest One's Summer Reading Kickoff Party: 

Summer Reading Kick Off!

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Everyone is invited to help kick off Summer Reading! Come sign up for the Summer Reading Program. We'll have activities and prizes for kids and teen of all ages.