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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

School crossing sign

Pajama Story Time Cancelled

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:15 p.m.
Back to school time is here!  We will be visiting local schools tonight.  Pajama story time will resume on September 23, 2015.
Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.  We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Week One - Wednesday, Sept. 2: Interviewing Basics
Chess board

Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Club meets in the first floor meeting room. 

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
Yogi

Yoga with Amber

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our instructor Amber from Yoga District for an hour of relaxing yoga at your library! Please bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this free class. All levels are welcome.  
Krakatoa

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly discussion with the history and geology book Krakatoa by Simon Winchester.
Cover image of Flying Home

David Nicholson: 'Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
Come hear David Nicholson talk about his book Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City. In this collection of seven short stories, Nicholson writes of the a Washington, D.C. worlds away from the heroic statues, white marble monuments, and broad, tree-lined avenues. His characters are ordinary working men and women -- maids, taxi drivers, janitors, barbers and handymen.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Woman's hands using laptop computer

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying and failing to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Capitol View Library has Preschool Story Time every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement activities, and crafts for a full hour of reading fun. Our future Story Times will be held: March 31 April 3 April 6 April 10 April 14 April 17 Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend.

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.
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Music notes

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The rhythm and rhyme story time. Recommended for ages birth to 5.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area. Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.  Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis. Ages 11-19. 
PC Basics

PC Basics - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu Explore right-click menu features for the Desktop, Taskbar and Start Menu
Manga Madness

Manga Madness

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Interested in manga, anime and everything Japanese? Join us at Tenley Library on the first Thursday of every month for a celebration of all things otaku. Read manga, watch anime, and have fun! Ages 11-19. Sept. 3 – Anime/Manga Censorship Oct. 8 – Genres of Anime/Manga Nov. 5 – ‘Mon Mania Party Dec. 3 – Japanese Winter Holidays  
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September Film Series: Back to School

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for films about going to school for the first time or going back to school and enjoy popcorn. The films are: Matilda Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harriet the Spy Madeline

Back to School Ice Cream Social

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Teens - celebrate heading Back to School with an Ice Cream Social at the library!
Games

Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Challenge your friends to a game of Candy Land, Twister, Wii Sports, or cards every Thursday in the Children's Room. Join us for these games and more! Recommended for ages 5-12.
Story time en francais

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn Fench songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
Assorted LEGO bricks

LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
French Story Time

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Come and enjoy a grab bag story activity, enjoy some refreshments, and find out who the grand winners are.  For families and children ages 3 - 12. 
Art Club

Drawapalooza: Its an Art Club

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Art Club for children and teens. Participants will create art usine a variety of media. Meets bi-weekly in the Childrens Room.
The 5th Wave Cover

YA Book Club: The 5th Wave

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
Want to read the latest in popular YA fiction? Join us for the Lamond-Riggs Library YA Book Club. Every month we’ll read a new book and meet to discuss what we thought over snacks!
Summer Reading program

End of Summer Reading Party

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Come celebrate the end of another successful D.C. library summer reading program! We will have crafts, food, and prizes for all so  join in the fun as we end summer with a bash! This program is for children of all ages.

Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages. Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.