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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Love Monster picture

Make a Valentine's Day Card for Your Special Person

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Chances are that you have a loved one who would appreciate a special card from you this Valentine's Day. But why buy a card when you can make something instead? Join us for this heartfelt program as we read some Valentine's Day books and make some cards for you to take home and enjoy! For ages 5 and up. 
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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.
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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.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch 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. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
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Pajama Story Time

Southwest Library

6 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.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Enchanted

Pajama Movie Night: Enchanted

Tenley-Friendship Library

6 p.m.
Banished by an evil queen, Princess Giselle from a fairy-tale world lands in modern New York City, where music, magic and "happily ever after" are sorely lacking.  PJs, food, pillows, and blankets are welcome.    
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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.

Byte Back - PC Basics

Petworth Library

6 p.m.
 In PC Basics you will:    Be able to name basic computer parts and functions Practice typing and using a mouse correctly Learn how to use email Search the Internet Create and manage files and folders Understand memory and storage basics Each class runs for 2 hours.  Prior Registration Required. Please call the library at 202-243-1188 for more information.
Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

Rosedale Library

6 p.m.
Whoopi Goldberg and sissy Spacek star in this 1990 classic about the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, The Long Walk Home.  Rated PG and Running 98 minutes.  Celebrate Black History Month at the Rosedale Neighborhood Library with the entire family.
Zine Lab at Mt. Pleasant

Zine Lab

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Join Zine Lab at the Mt. Pleasant Library! Zine Lab is a monthly workshop where you can do a variety of zine-related things, including:
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Curtis P. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.

Pajama Story Time

Deanwood 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.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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. 
Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Show yourself some love this February by joining us for this special self-care celebration! Drop by to make valentines -- for yourself or a loved one -- and affirmational buttons, as well as toiletries to keep you feeling and looking good all winter.  There will be sweet snacks to indulge in as we craft, and prizes for the first 20 attendees.
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Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to share it with others? Maura Policelli is a communications expert who has extensive professional experience with writing and editing. She will teach and facilitate the Tenleytown Memoir and Essay Writing Club, which will meet at the library this winter. Please join us for an informational session with Maura. The club will meet on Thursdays in January and February.
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome. 
C.R. Gibbs

C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at two neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 8: "A Matter of Justice: Mass Incarceration and Its Effects on African American Families." Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Thursday, Feb. 11: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, DC."

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
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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.
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Bilingual Spanish Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.Remember there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
Playgroup

Community Playgroup

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Family-led, free playgroup for children 0-3 and their caregivers. A place and a space share your snacks, toys, and neighborly spirit. This group meets in the large meeting room on the main floor.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program.  Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.

Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.  

Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 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.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. 

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 24 months.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10:30 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.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.