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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Art Club

Drawapalooza: Its an Art Club

Dorothy I. Height/Benning 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.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00pm for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Reccomended for ages 7-16.

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.

Computer Basics

Petworth Library

5 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 six 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 at the Folio upstairs! All teens and kids 8 and older are welcome 5-7 p.m.

Wii Dance Off

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5:30 p.m.
So you think your moves are HOT!
frog prince

Family Movie Sing-Along!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate Jazz Month at the Palisades Library! Join us for a screening of The Princess and the Frog, a New Orleans rendition of the traditional fairytale The Frog Prince by the Grimm brothers. You can also enjoy our display of jazz books and jazz music! The movie is rated G with a runtime of 95 minutes. See you at the sing-along!
DC Legendary Musicians

Celebrate Historic U Street with the D.C. Legendary Musicians

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Come and celebrate the rich musical heritage of Washington, D.C. and its famed U Street corridor with the D.C. Legendary Musicians! This is a dramatic and musical tribute featuring performances by Memphis Gold, Mark Preston, Jimi Smooth, Greg Gaskins, and much more! Master of Ceremonies:  Mark Segraves, of NBC Channel 4 There will also be an audio-visual presentation of the U Street Oral History Project. In the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library.
Making DC Punk Archive Tshirts at the Library Basement Show

Library Basement Show with Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Pleasure Curses and Cat Jack

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Pleasure Curses and Cat Jack are playing the next Library Basement Show! Doors are at 6 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m., over by 8:30 p.m..
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site book cover

Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and join us in the Children's Room for a family story time before heading to bed! We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together. For children of all ages and their families (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver). Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players.  This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm.
A woman's profile made of torn words from books

Teen Slam Poetry Night

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Got a poem you want to share? Tenley-Friendship Library is kicking off National Poetry Month with a Teen Slam Poetry Night. Prizes will be given out to the best original poem, best performer, and runners-up. For ages 14 - 19. Light refreshments will be served.

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at Barnes and Noble, located at 12th and E streets, NW. The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark, or call 202-282-3072.
Owl wearing knitted hat

Knitty By Nature Teen Knitting Club

Deanwood Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn to knit or drop-in with your own crafty project!  
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 four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class to later classes. 
English Conversation Circle.

English Conversation Circle

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Improve your English-speaking skills by talking with other English learners! Participants from all nationalities and all levels of English proficiency will read a variety of news articles and chat with others in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Drop in, meet new people, and practice your English. For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-727-4752 or my.nguyen@dc.gov.

Small Business Development Workshop

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

Pajama Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in the Children's Room! Every Thursday night we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Non-Fiction Book Club

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join the West End Library Non-Fiction Book Club for a discussion of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris. 
children around the globe

Multilingual PJ Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening, put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in multiple languages. We will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes from around the world. This program is for all ages.

Parent-Child Book Club

Takoma Park Library

Join us for a book discussion, reader's theater and other activities for children in grades 2-6 and their parents the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

Pajama Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!
1st Thursday Evening Poetry Readings

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrates the second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Readings starting April 2.  Each session will host two featured poets, followed by an open mic.   Please join us to celebrate our local poets and bring your own poems to read.

Computer Basics

Northwest One Library

7 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 six 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.  
Camino Boots

My Journey on The Camino De Santiago (The Way of St. James)

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
You may have seen the feature film The Way with Martin Sheen or have heard of the Camino through friends or on the news.

Job Seekers Support Group

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Job seekers have an opportunity for networking and discussion.

Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Need help checking out e-books, audiobooks, and more through OverDrive? Want to access popular magazines digitally through Zinio?

Friday, April 3, 2015

cherry blossoms

Annual Haiku Contest

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Like writing haikus? Submit one for our contest Maybe you will win! See the blog post for details.
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.