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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Coloring Sheet

Monthly Adult Coloring Party

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Please join us on the last Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. for adult coloring parties! Work with various designs and coloring tools to calm your anxiety, or just have fun! Bring your own coloring pages to share, or use ours. Meet in Conference Room 2 on the second floor.
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates. An initially harmless game of dares created by six students during their time at Oxford University escalates, pulling at the participants over a decade later in this tricky thriller.

Thursday, May 26, 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.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
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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.  

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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Gearin' Up Bicycles Pop-up Repair Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Join Gearin' Up Bicycles at our branch for a free two hour bike repair pop-up clinic! Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit.
Music Time

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  
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Twitter Reference Desk: #AskAwayDC

Read Feed

2 p.m.
If you find yourself stumped on finding an answer, or need a quick book recommendation mid-day, find us on Twitter every Thursday and #askawaydc!  

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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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. 
1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages
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Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.  
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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.  
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BARS - Poetry & Spoken Word Workshops

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems.  Join Words, Beats and Life in the Mt. Pleasant Library Large Meeting Room every Thursday at 4 p.m. to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community! 
Teens Create at MLK Library

Teens Create!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
How do you create? Whether you prefer computers or crafts, coding or collage, there's always something to do on Thursday afternoons in Teen Space.   We’ll provide supplies*. You choose how to use them. Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Space. *Some days we’ll use computers and digital tech, but most days we'll use paper, pencils, and other tangible materials. Upcoming projects:Thursday, May 12: Book Cover Re-design
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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.
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Film: Cinderella

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
As part of our May Film Series, we'll be watching the recent live-action version of Cinderella. This program is recommended for ages 4-12.
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Northwest One 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.
E.T.

Bike-to-Film Night! Feature Film: E.T.

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Pack a snack and ride your bikes over to Petworth Neighborhood Library to help us celebrate National Bike Month. Starting at 4:30 p.m., we will open our lower level patio doors to all of our bike-riding patrons to come park indoors and view the classic family adventure film E.T. as we have our hearts warmed with that endearing, iconic alien-in-a-bike-basket scene!
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Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
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 5:00 p.m. 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. Recommended for ages 7-16.
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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. Or bring your homework if you need some help from your friends or your favorite librarian. Thursday nights upstairs in the Folio bookstore. All teens, tweens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Story Time with Real Dogs

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us at the library and read to real dogs! Our story time will begin by reading a story and singing songs together. Then, children will tell their own story or read to a dog. The dogs are from P.A.L., People Animals Love. They would love to meet you! 
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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 p.m.
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Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided.
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Zine Lab

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
At the May workshop, there will be an opportunity for people to share their favorite ways to use text in their zines. Hand lettering, typewriters, cursive, text as a design element! Share what works for you. Get inspired by others. Zine Lab is a monthly workshop where you can do a variety of zine-related things, including:
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Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library for a discussion of The Choir Director by Carl Weber. All are welcome, though the titles are chosen with women in mind.