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Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

1:30 p.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Digital Download Clinic at Hill Center

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Join us on Thursdays at Hill Center for a series of sessions to discover the wealth of online content from the DC Public Library. Topics will range from downloadable books to digital historic photographs. Library staff will also provide basic assistance and instruction in use of ereaders and tablets.

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
The Square at Vigevano

Literary Book Group

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In The Square at Vigevano, Ms. Brylawski-Miller presents an alluring tale taking place in northern Italy. Professor Andrew Fielding, on sabbatical leave, goes to Milan to research the life of the first Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo.
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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. 

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.  
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! Light refreshments will be served. Feb. 5: Multicultural Comic Book Characters Mar. 5: Ninja vs. Samurai April 2: Golden Week/Japanese Spring Holidays May 7: Japanese Education Ages 11-19.

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!)
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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.
Come to Art Attack

Art Attack

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Let your artsy side take over in Teen Space Thursdays at 4 p.m. From duct tape crafts, to painting, knitting, scuplting, drawing, and more, Art Attack has something for the artist in everyone. Ages 13-19.

Shooting Stars Dance Class

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4:30 p.m.
Shooting Stars is back! A hip-hop and modern class for young dancers ages 6-12 on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Class list will be determined by attendance on Jan. 8, Jan. 15, and Jan. 22, so come on these dates to get a slot, as the program fills up fast. Students will create choreography, sets, and costumes, and class will culminate in a recital at the end of April.  

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.

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.
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.

Wii Dance Off

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5:30 p.m.
So you think your moves are HOT!
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Page-to-Screen: 'Away from Her' Screening & Alice Munro Discussion

Capitol View Library

5:30 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening the film Away From
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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.
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Family Movie Sing-Along!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
For Women's History Month, we visit a tale of a legendary woman from ancient China. In Disney's retelling of a classic Chinese poem, a girl disguises herself as a boy to take her father's place in the army and fight the invading Huns. Will the Huns conquer China? Will she be discovered? Come to our sing-a-long and find out! This film is rated G, with a runtime of 90 minutes.
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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.
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Matemática para Trabajadores / Basic Math Skills for Workers

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington D.C. and the Mt. Pleasant Library are teaming up to offer a series of workshops designed to help construction workers and other trades people improve the math skills they will need for their jobs, such as calculating and measuring. Each session will begin on a Sunday afternoon, and will consist of three classes. As usual, all workshops at the library are free! There is also no need to register, just show up. All workshops will be in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.
Mapping Segregation

Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Great Hall of the MLK Library for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest DC neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.
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. 
Age-Friendly Strategic Plan

Moving Toward an Age-Friendly City: What's Next?

Rosedale Library

6:30 p.m.
Were you one of the thousands of D.C. residents who told us how D.C. could be an even better place to live, work and play as we grow older? 
The Power of Community

Focus on Cuba: Documentary Screenings

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for two screenings of award-winning documentaries focusing on the resilient people and natural wonder of Cuba.   On Thursday, Feb. 26, we will be screening The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, oil and food imports in Cuba dropped by more than half. This documentary details the hardships and showcases the creativity the Cuban people displayed as they struggled to overcome this exceptionally difficult period in their history.

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.

Friday, March 6, 2015

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.
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A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club: 'A Clash of Kings'

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
A Song of Ice and Fire is the book series that inspired the popular HBO show Game of Thrones. Our book club will be meeting for the second time and reading book two of the series by George R.R.