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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Time of the Locust

Book Talk: 'Time of the Locust'

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
Travel into the heart and mind of an extraordinary autistic boy in this deeply imaginative debut novel of a mother's devotion, a father's punishment, and the power of love with Time of the Locust.  
movie night

Thursday Night Films!

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Come watch Thrusday night movies at West End Library on the big screen in the meeting room at 6:30 p.m.! We will have a movie Jan. 15 and Jan. 29. Call us at 724-8698 to find out what's showing!
Fringe Music in the Library

Fringe - Music in the Library: Escape-ism

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
According to Svenonius, ESCAPE-ISM is a sound-found dream drama. It uses a lot of sound effects records to create a kind of fractured dream narrative, and it’s actually inspired by radio programming like sportscasting. Like listening to basketball games, play-by-play radio. It’s just inspired by AM radio.
Deanwood Knitting & Craft Club

Knitty by Nature: Deanwood Library's Knitting and Craft Club

Deanwood Library

6:30 p.m.
What do Ryan Gosling, Julia Roberts and Omarosa have in common? They all love to knit!  Drop by the Deanwood Neighborhood Library every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to learn basic knitting techniques or bring your own project to work on.   

Pajama Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in the Children's Room! Every Thursday night we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.

Job Seekers Support Group

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Job seekers have an opportunity for networking and discussion.
Chess

Chess Time

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Drop in for friendly Chess matches Thursday nights at 7 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.

Pajama Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!
children around the globe

Multilingual PJ Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
On Thursday evening, put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in multiple languages. We will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes from around the world.
MailChimp Logo

MailChimp 101: Email Campaigns

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
Could your organization or business use the help of an electornic newsletter for marketing purposes? This class will introduce you to MailChimp, a free and widely used tool, and teach you what is an "email campaign." In this class, we will explore MailChimp's features, touch upon email campaign etiquette, and help you get started on your first email campaign.  

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Spanish Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento. Recuerden hay una hora del cuento a las 10 a.m. y repite a las 11 a.m. Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.
Baby with book

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library! This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers. See you there!

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches
Music time

Music time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Children sing and move to the music and have a hands on opportunity to play musical instruments.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Preschool Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes. For children ages of 3 to 5 years old.

Family Story Time (All Ages)

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
]Story time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes.  Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Spanish Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos. Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento. Recuerden hay una hora del cuento a las 10 a.m. y repite a las 11 a.m. Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.

Music Mania

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Children ages 1 to 5 are invited to join us on Friday mornings for developmentally appropriate song and dance!
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.
Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Wonderful Ones & Twos

Tenley-Friendship Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes. Wonderful Ones is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age two. You must register each week for this program.  Email tenleylibrary@dc.gov to register. 

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.
image of Amharic alphabet.

Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Rent Party

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
This event draws inspiration from house-rent parties that flourished in the black neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., and other cities, during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and later decades. For a minimum donation of $10, the Black Space Rent Party will feature a dance performance, a special music mix, and informal games of bones (dominoes) and spades.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
LEGO

LEGO Crew

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday! This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.