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Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Abstract Art Project

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Inspired by the African-American contemporary artist, Jacob Lawrence, children will be able to make their own art of bright patterns and shapes with recycled construction paper and other material. Children can display their art at Rosedale for the rest of the month, or take their art home. Appropriate for ages 6-12.
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Art Attack!

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Draw, cartoon, make duct tape and bead creations, paint or use pastels all at Teen Art Attack!  Every Tuesday afternoon in the Georgetown Teen Section.
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Project Bricks

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Self directed play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the children's room. For children of all ages.
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Maker Martes

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come create with us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Each week we will have a different project to make. Explore art, music, science, technology, and more! This program is recommended for children ages 6 and older.
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Crazy About Coloring

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
For this month's In the Zone program, join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring mandalas. Mandala is a Tibetan word that means "circle" and monks use sand and paint to create beautiful works of art. You can create your own design or color one of ours. Colored pencils and crayons provided.  Best for ages 5-12.  
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Kids' Club

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a different activity each week -- games, crafts, science experiments, and more!  Ages 5-12, in the basement program room.
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Kids & Teens Chess Club

Parklands-Turner Library

4 p.m.
Time for Strategy, Good Sportsmanship, and Fun! Children and teens are invited to participate in chess lessons and and play chess, every Tuesday afternoon at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Different chess related activities will take place depending on the skill levels of those in attendance, but all will be encouraged to participate at their highest level. Local chess enthusiast and volunteer, Mr. Hart will lead the Chess Club and encourage participants to learn and practice this ancient sport of tactics and planning.
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 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.

MLKML Tax Preparation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. Note: Monday April 18 service will be provided 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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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Digital Drop-In

Southwest Library

5:30 p.m.
Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
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PowerPoint Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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 PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window
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Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 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.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge 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.  
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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.
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Birmingham Jail Players Present

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a performance by the Birmingham Jail Players in celebration of Black History Month.  We will be presenting readings by African Americans from the District of Columbia.  Please join us at Bellevue Library on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 pm. The same program will be offered at Palisades Library on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m.
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Happy Tails Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable dogs!   We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie. Many thanks to the volunteers with People Animals Love (PAL) for bringing in their pets.
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
New time and place! Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Dolen Perkins-Valdez's Balm.  
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Book-it-to Health: Creole Chicken Gumbo Soup

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join Good Food Markets & UDC C.A.U.S.E.S., The University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, for this educational and scrumptious cooking demo. Come and taste a healthy and delectable Creole Chicken Gumbo soup. A local nutritionist will facilitate the seminar.
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Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Mary Koehler. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

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Etsy: Beyond the Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Learn how to make your new Etsy shop pretty! This class will cover different tools to create a banner and avatar for your shop.  Attending "Etsy 101" is NOT required, but you will need basic web and computing skills. Please register by emailing alexis.waide@dc.gov

ESL English Conversation Club

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  
Misery Poster

"Misery" Film Screening and Composer Q&A

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Misery, a multimedia film project based on Anton Chekhov's short story and featuring an original classical score by composer Michael J. Evans. The film will be followed by a discussion and question and answer session with Mr. Evans.
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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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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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Crime Prevention in the District of Columbia

Capitol View Library

6:30 a.m.
Safe neighborhoods represent a major concern for District residents. Last year, there was a total of 105 killings in the city.  According to the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) District Crime Data at a Glance, this year's homicide count stands at 124 as of October 19, 2015 with two months remaining in the calendar year.    What are the causes of violence in the District of Columbia? Has MPD initiatied any new strategies aimed at reducing homicides?

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the Anacostia Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues like criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, and other issues.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.