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Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Parklands-Turner Library

5:30 p.m.
Meet reptiles from all over the world in this wild, educational show featuring a giant snake, alligator tortoise, monitor lizard and other amazing reptiles. For ages 5 and older.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search..The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account

Library Takeout at Baked & Wired

Georgetown Library

5:30 p.m.
The library is bringing its services to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW). Drop by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and learn more about library events! (Photo by Baked & Wired.)
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 two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two 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. Student's are strongly encouraged to attended Interviewing 101 -- Wednesday, June 3 -- prior to attending the first session. By the end of the course, each student will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community.
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Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Club meets in the first floor meeting room. 
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Yoga with Amber

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our instructor Amber from Yoga District for an hour of relaxing yoga at your library! Please bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this free class. All levels are welcome.  
Every Hero Has a Story

'Every Hero Has A Story' Comics Panel featuring Fantom Comics, Big Planet Comics, and Shawn Martinbrough

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Didn't make it to our Comics Panel at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, or simply didn't get enough?! Then join us again at Tenley-Friendship Library for another comics panel will be held featuring Big Planet Comics and Shawn Martinbrough, moderated by Esther Kim of Fantom Comics.
Marquis-style lettering for "Greatest Man in the World"

Film Screening and Discussion

West End Library

7 p.m.
Screening and discussion of The Greatest Man in the World, from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961), sta
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Pajama Story Time

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Join us for songs, finger plays, movement, stories and rhymes. Children may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. This program is for children from birth to age 7.

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 and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages. A program for children and their families.

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Story Time for One-Year-Olds

Wonderful Ones

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for 1-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 12-24 months.
Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, dance, and move to popular songs.  For ages 2-3 and their caregivers.
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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.  
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
The Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library is a Maker Camp site!July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects! Mondays, 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1 p.m.Thursdays, 1-2 p.m
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Free Summer Meals

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday: Francis A. Gregory Lamond-Riggs Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Mount Pleasant Petworth Southwest Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
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Free Summer Meals

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday: Anacostia Capital View Dorothy I. Height/Benning William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1:30 p.m.
Meet reptiles from all over the world in this wild, educational show featuring a giant snake, alligator tortoise, monitor lizard and other amazing reptiles. For ages 5 and older.
Under the Sea with Andrew Wilson

Under the Sea with Andrew Wilson

Capitol View Library

1:30 p.m.
Discover our Chesapeake Bay and see what lives below  the waves in this exciting LIVE! animal presentation.  Meet a blue crab, horseshoe crab, oyster, sea horse and toadfish along with other bay inhabitants. Learn about our local estuary and how it has changed over the centuries. For ages 4-12.
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 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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Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The rhythm and rhyme story time. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

Finger Beams

Lamond-Riggs Library

2 p.m.
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers! Use LEDs, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices - and take slow speed photos of your hands in action!
Cantaré, Latin American Music

Cantaré, Latin American Music

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Be transported to Latin America and experience many rhythms and unique instruments, while learning about the three cultures that shaped Latin music. In this interactive performance, audience members sing, play instruments and dance. For all ages.
Making Zines

Teen Summer Reading - Making Zines

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Learn how to make your very own personal magazine using everyday materials. This program will count for the Awesome Artist badge of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Ages 13-19.

Reading Power Hour

Rosedale Library

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays4 - 5 p.m. Starting Monday, June 23
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Library is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
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Maker Camp

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Chevy Chase Library is a Maker Camp site! Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google. From July 6 to Aug. 14 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.  
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The Georgetown Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Love and Summer: A Novel by William Trevor

'Love and Summer' Book Discussion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
William Trevor in Love and  Summer: A Novel depicts the imaginary Irish town of Rathmoye in the mid-Twentieth Century. We first meet the townspeople at a funeral. The fool, Orpen Wren, was once a librarian at an Anglo-English family's home in the town. He carries the past with him, and will play a decisive, if inadvertent, role in the conclusion of the book.
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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.