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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone  in the children's room. 
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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. 
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Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit or call to sign up.

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
Art from Star Wars: Episode VII-the Force Awakens.

May the Fourth Be With You - A Star Wars Celebration

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
The Palisades Neighborhood Library invites you to celebrate May the Fourth with all things Star Wars. ​Dressing up as your favorite Star Wars character is highly encouraged!  4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Make Star Wars themed crafts, decorate an edible Wookie Cookie, and test your lightsaber skills on our piñata. 5:00-7:15 p.m.: Settle in for a showing of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.  May the fourth be with you! All ages welcome.
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   
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Chess and Checkers Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Each and every Wednesday students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will begin at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children of all ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun. There will be prizes for children who participate. The games will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment.  Mr. Lawrence, our children's librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!  
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Petworth Pacers, Still On the Move!

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Want to stay fit and fabulous at 50+? Show your body some love and join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 4 p.m. for "Petworth Pacers"! All fitness walkers should dress in comfortable, weather-appropriate, movement-oriented clothing and bring a water bottle (and an optional face towel for perspiration). Doctor's approval should be sought prior to participation for the first time. All walkers are required to sign liability waivers. Young children in strollers may also accompany walkers.
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Teen Gaming

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Teens, you are invited to come and get your game on. Whether you like video games or board games, this is your time to make new friends, show off your gaming skills, and have fun.  
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BARS

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
BARS, a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems.  Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community.  No sign-up necessary, just stop by the lower level meeting room Wednesdays between 4:30 and 6:30.  Presented by Words, Beats & Life.
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and community.
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Game Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to play some fun board games! For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
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Star Wars Day Screening: 'The Force Awakens'

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
Come celebrate Star Wars Day with us with a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on May 4, at 6 p.m. 
Purple Rain

Dearly Beloved - Screening of the Iconic Film Purple Rain

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:45 p.m.
Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word life It means forever and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The after worldLet's Go Crazy - Prince - Purple Rain

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!
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Book Hill Talks: French Garden Spirit

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Art Historian Vanessa Badre will stop by the Meeting Room to discuss her research on French gardens.  
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  
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Yoga with Caroline

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Please bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this free class. All levels are welcome.
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Yoga for Togetherness

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Come join us in the Large Meeting Room on select Tuesday evenings in April and May for a new evening yoga class. Class themes are focused on cultivating connections between neighbors and our own connection of breath and body. All levels are welcome! No experience necessary. Bring a mat, or use one of ours (limited availability). 
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Author Talk: Joe Riener

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join author Joe Riener for his author talk on his informative pair of nonfiction titles concerning his high school teaching career.   Both volumes assert that high school students are quite capable of considering powerful intellectual and emotional matters from the literature they read. This book seeks to honor the noble humanity of young people, despite the many assaults on their dignity in our culture.   

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.

Girls Game Night

Capitol View Library

(All day)
We play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books and hang out with girls from the neighborhood. We meet the third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View. Upcoming dates:  January 25 and February 15. Girls ages 8 to 14 are welcome to attend. Please call 202-645-0755 and ask for Mrs.Taylor to find out more about the event.
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Cinco de Mayo Storytime and Craft

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at your library! Join us for a special storytime at 11:00 a.m. After storytime, children can create their own sombreros. For ages birth through five and caregivers.

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

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.  
Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.