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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
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Making a Valid Will in the District of Columbia

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Many Americans have never seen a will and far too many do not have one. Join Amy Gellatly of Neighborhood Legal Services Program for an engaging talk on the history of wills and how historical figures have used wills – sometimes in highly unexpected ways. Participants will also learn the legal requirements for a valid will in the District of Columbia, the information needed to prepare a will, what happens during a will execution and how to find free, legal help to prepare a will.
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on, join Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.  It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away. 

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old.  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 on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
PC Basics

PC Basics - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone  in the children's room. 
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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. 
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Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit or call to sign up.

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 4-12.  
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Graphic Novel Book Club

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us to discuss Comics Squad: Lunch! by Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm, Jeffrey Brown and Cece Bell. We will have a snack and an activity related to the book. See a librarian to borrow a copy of the book. This book is recommended for ages 7-12. 
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Learn about the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood creatures, and how sharks, stingrays & skates are important to marine ecosystems.        This is a great introduction program for participation in our Science in the Summer Program focusing on oceanography. For ages 5 - 12
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Anime Club

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
The Petworth Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases.  Come check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fan fiction (writing) and fan art (drawing).   
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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: D. P. Grogan 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.
Board Game

Board Game Bonanza

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us after school for some good old fashioned board game fun.  Children ages 6-12 and their family members are encouraged to come to the library and play fun classic games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Connect Four, Sorry, and more!  
Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Kids' Book Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
This month, we're reading The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. At our meeting, we'll discuss the book, do a fun activity, and enjoy snacks! Participants will also vote on which book we'll read in June. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Information Desk. Ages 8-12.
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Chess and Checkers Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Each and every Wednesday students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will begin at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children of all ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun. There will be prizes for children who participate. The games will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment.  Mr. Lawrence, our children's librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!  
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Wii Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Children's Room to play Wii games.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
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BARS

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
BARS, a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems.  Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community.  No sign-up necessary, just stop by the lower level meeting room Wednesdays between 4:30 and 6:30.  Presented by Words, Beats & Life.
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Mt. Pleasant 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.
Kids Computer Class

Kids Computer Class

Capitol View Library

4:30 p.m.
Calling all students 8-13 years old! Come join our computer class. Learn new ways to create your own data and have fun using computers. The class meets on the second and forth Wednesdays of each month for one hour. Upcoming dates:  October 14 and 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
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Under the Sea with Andrew Wilson

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
Under the Sea is a program featuring LIVE marine animals and genuine artifacts.
Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold

Northeast Library

5 p.m.
Zumba® Gold is a fun dance fitness program based on international rhythms targeted to the active senior population and non-seniors who are beginners, those who prefer a low-impact but effective cardio workout due to injury or other reasons, or those who might be intimidated by high-impact classes. Instructor Wilma B. Consul will make you dance, sweat and smile after moving to great music without realizing you've worked out. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with good support and bring water and a small towel.   
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Anime Club - May Meeting

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Anime Club, held in Teen Space for those 13-19, will host its third meeting on May 25 from 5-7 p.m.  This month's theme will be Mecha Anime.  We will stream anime like Aldnoah.ZeroGargantia on the Verdurous PlanetGo Lion/Voltron, and Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans. Swing on by for snacks, robots, explosions and a good time.  Hope to see you there!
National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month Follow Up Program

Capitol View Library

6 p.m.
National Novel Writing Month is over, but the writing process is never done! Capitol View Library will host its sixth novel-writing event on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of lively discussion on starting your own writing project. Local writers will be present to share tips on how they got started.  

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
Tress Talks: A Natural Hair Meet Up

Tress Talks: A Natural Hair Meet Up

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Come Connect with the Natural Hair Community   Start Your Natural Hair Journey Share Your Story Exchange Tips Trade Hair Products  Hairstylists Welcome!   All genders Welcome. Refreshments Will Be Served.    

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Website Construction

Build a Website 1-2-3

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations:  choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club: Prequels

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing short story prequels written by George R. R. Martin.