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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

12:15 p.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available in the Children's Room 10 minutes before Lap Time begins.
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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 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 Fridays 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. 

Teen Movie Night

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
It's Wednesday afternoon; need a mid-week break from school?Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie!An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; a rated PG or PG-13 movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. A small snack will be provided.This program is for Teens and Tweens only. 

Wacky Wednesdays

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Wacky Wednesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities.Ages 6-12For more information call (202) 698-0183.

Tween Origami Club

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Tweens, join us for a weekly Origami craft on Wednesdays in June where you’ll learn the basics of this Japanese tradition and make your own creations to take home. 

Pop-Up Book Creations

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Ever wondered how a Pop-Up book is made?  Come learn how and create your own at the Georgetown Library Children's Room every Wednesday afternoon in October!At the same time, come and visit our Pop-Up Book Collection in the Children's Room.This is an Arts & Crafts program for children ages 8-12.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
The Graphic Novel Book Club meets once a month to talk about graphic novels, enjoy themed snacks and complete crafts and activities related to the book of the month.Recommended for ages 7-10. 

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination. Ages 6-12 *Lego donations welcome. 

D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team Workshops

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
Teens are invited to participate in weekly poetry and spoken word workshops. The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team will host bi-weekly workshops on Wednesday afternoons. Call for specific dates.

Games & Puzzles

Francis A. Gregory Library

4:30 p.m.
Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

Kids' Karaoke

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Come sing some tunes in the children's room!Open to kids 12 and younger, as well as their caregivers. 

Teen Game Night

Francis A. Gregory Library

5:30 p.m.
Head to the Teen Space for board games and Wii games.Ages 13 - 19.

TED Talks/Movie Presentation/Library Database Demo Night

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
What is TED?TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.Best for teens and adults.

DC Reads: Ancestry Workshop

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6 p.m.
Attend a database demonstration that explores DC Public Library’s genealogical and historical online resources highlighting the Black Studies and Washingtoniana Collections. Learn how to research house histories, census data, maps, telephone directories and more.With your DC Public Library card, tracing your family history has never been easier.This program is part of the DC Reads series of events. To learn more about DC Reads, please visit dclibrary.org/dcreads.

Introduction to MS Publisher

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
Explore the many document creation possibilities of this powerful desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: D. P. GroganComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and PowerPoint.You will learn to:
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Instrument

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Jem Cohen's 1998 documentary about Fuzagi.

Pajama Story Time

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  Come with your family and enjoy a a story before bedtime.  Ages birth to 5 with family.  

Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
The Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. We welcome players of all ages and abilities.This program will be held in the first floor meeting room unless otherwise noted.

Zumba Class

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Ditch the workout and join the party!  Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system.This class will be led by Library Associate and certified Zumba instructor Christine.  No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.

District of Change: LGBTQ Life in D.C. - Then and Now

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
For decades the LGBTQ community has been a vibrant and prominent part of life in the District.

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, a take-home craft/project, and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog.The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!

Pajama Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.For kids of all ages. 

Yoga for Adults and Teens--New Night!

Southwest Library

7:15 p.m.
Free yoga continues at Southwest Library, but on a new day, new time, and with new Yoga Activist instructor Sandra Flores. As always, all fitness levels are welcome, and mats are provided. For ages 13 and older.Namaste!

3-D Printing: Jewelry Design

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
In this class, you will learn how to design your own bracelet using TinkerCAD. Later, you can submit your  designs to have them printed on our 3-D printer!

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.

LEGO Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

4:30 a.m.
Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

Wonderful Ones

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.Ages 12 - 24 months.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.Ages 2-3.