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Monday, March 9, 2015

Come to Around the World Storytime

Around the World Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Come to this story time and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this story time is a cultural experience for the whole family. Around the World Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. See you there!
Employment Application

Job Seekers

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Need help with your job search?  Stop by for personalized help with: Creating an email account Preparing a resume Filling out online job applications Mondays until 12 p.m.
Yoga Class

Yoga at West End

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Join us for a free beginner's yoga class, taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. 
Yoga

Beginner's Yoga!

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
West End is hosting a free, beginner-level yoga class to be held at lunchtime every Monday, with a volunteer instructor from Yoga District.  Bring your own yoga mat, or use one of ours. 
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
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Tax Assistance

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
NOTE: Due to staffing issues, there will be no tax assistance on Feb. 2. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Age-Friendly Strategic Plan

Moving Toward an Age-Friendly City: What's Next?

Lamond-Riggs Library

2 p.m.
Were you one of the thousands of D.C. residents who told us how D.C. could be an even better place to live, work and play as we grow older? 

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Intermediate

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics I Intermediate class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer and more. No sign-up necessary. 
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AALEAD Workshops for Middle and High School Students

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community. We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!
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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. 

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Babies enjoy books, rhymes, songs and other activities on the laps of their caregivers. For pre-walkers. Registration required. Sign up at the children's desk or by phone, 202-282-0021.
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Tax Assistance

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Children playing Chess

Chess and Checkers Club

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4 p.m.
Mondays in February, students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will start Mondays 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. Chess and checkers 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!

Lego Challenge!

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best lego creation and win a prize!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Teen Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

4:30 p.m.
Good books, arts & crafts, and pizza! Chevy Chase is launching a Teen Book Club! This month, we are reading Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. We will also be creating Book Jars to help you pick your next read.  We will meet at 4:30 upstairs in the FoLio space. See you there!

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level.  You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!    
Wii

Wii Night

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5 p.m.
So you think your moves are hot enough for the game? Come join a friendly competition of dance off! Let's see who has the real dance EXPERIENCE!!! Let's see how well you drive! Come dance your pain away every Monday. Ages 13-19.

Teen Game Night

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us every Monday evening for Teen Game Night! Every week we will have fun playing the Wii. We also have an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Family Evening Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Every Monday at 6PM join us at Parklands-Turner Library in the Children's Area for stories.Bring the entire family and inspire a passion for learning in children.
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Chess Instruction for Children and Teens

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Join master chess instructor Vaughn Bennet as he leads and instructs children and teens in winning strategies for playing chess. Don't forget to pick up your copy or place a hold on Chess for Children by Sabrina Chevaness. Best for ages 5 years to 16 years.

Access I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Get introduced to the world of Microsoft Access, a powerful relational database. Explore and navigate the Access program window and learn the concepts and structure of data storage in Access.   Instructor: P. McFadden Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate and Excel III Advanced. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to:
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Who’s That Dead White Guy on a Horse?

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
D.C. is brimming with marble and bronze likenesses. You can hardly turn a corner without being met by the solemn face of a statue. As the nation’s capital, our public spaces hold the special honor (and at times, burden) of commemorating historical figures. But have you ever wondered what made these individuals noteworthy and why someone thought they were significant? When was their significance decided upon, and who made the decision to honor them? And finally, what rights do D.C. residents have in terms of statue selection and placement?
Harry Potter Glasses

When Fandom Wears a Cap and Gown: Academic Perspectives on Harry Potter

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Fans of Harry Potter have created everything from handicrafts and artwork to websites and conventions. What happens, though, when those fans have advanced and apply the questions of their academic disciplines to the story of the boy who lived?
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Monday Night Meditation

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Begin each week with clarity and peace of mind. Join us in the meeting room for simple and powerful guided meditation to anchor us to the present moment.
STEAM Team March

Kid's Night - STEAM Team

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join the STEAM Team this month during Kid's Night on Mondays at 7 p.m.

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages. This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

7 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.