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Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Promotional image for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Copyright Twentieth Century Fox

Ladies’ Choice Movie Series in December

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
This month we thought it would be nice to cozy up and close out the year by showcasing a couple of movies that we like.  We'll be screening one of Tracy's favorites, X-Men: Days of Future Past, from 2014. With an all-star cast that includes Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry, this latest X-Men instalment sees Wolverine getting sent by the X-Men to the past in an attempt to prevent a calamitous future for both humans and mutants.  

Baby Lap Time for Teen Parents

Capitol View Library

3 p.m.
Enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music, crafts and movement with your baby. Open to children ages birth to 3 years old with caregiver.

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Sunday Craft and a Movie

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1 p.m.
View a much-loved classic Winter film while learning a new craft.

Get It Write! Study Hall

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments. On the lower level, every Sunday.

I Made It Myself

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts.

Sunday Crafts

Palisades Library

2:30 p.m.
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room! All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Let's have fun crafting at the library!

Shaw Knitting Circle

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Board Game Afternoon

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!For kids 10 and older.

Early Reader's Club

Capitol View Library

3 p.m.
Join us for a book-tastic time filled with fun!A book club just for kids promoting literacy and love for reading in children! We will read books and talk about them, make crafts, and have snacks.An open program for children ages 3-8. 

Computer Crash Course

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3 p.m.
An open course designed to teach basic skills needed to use a computer. Sessions will cover introduction to computers, typing basics, using the Internet, setting up email, and more.Come with questions and feel free to bring your own computer!Class is from 3-4:45 p.m.
database

Intro to Research Databases

Deanwood Library

3 p.m.
Have a research project? Want to read older magazine and newspaper articles? Stop by the library to learn more about our database resources. Get connected and stay connected!

Sunday Stories

Cleveland Park Library

3:30 p.m.
A program incorporating different formats for stories, from songs and movement to books and rhymes. All ages are welcome to join, but the program is specifically targeted for ages 3 to 8. 

Teen Mother's Story Time

Capitol View Library

3:30 p.m.
Teen moms and babies, enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music, craft and movement with your baby!

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Toddler Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3. We'll read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, encourage flexibility and fun with fingerplays, and engage in other play to encourage early literacy!

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Books, music and rhymes for 1-year-olds.

Story Time Adventures

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

10:15 a.m.
Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Toddler Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.
Olaf from Frozen

Winter Movie

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Although story time is on hiatus, there's still fun to be had at the Northeast Library. We invite patrons to attend a movie screening at 10:30 a.m. in place of our regularly scheduled story time. The 10:30 a.m. screening is intended for audience members 0-6 years of age and as such, any movie shown will have the MPAA rating of G. If you have any questions or concerns about this event please call the library at 202-698-0183.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.

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 accountPreparing a resumeFilling out online job applicationsMondays until 12 p.m.

Yoga at West End!

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Join us for a free weekly yoga class with yoga instructor Smita Kumar from Yoga District! Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, 202-724-8698 or e-mail teresa.sakon@dc.gov.

Craft and a Movie

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1 p.m.
Watch a film based on a popular, Winter-themed, children's book and make a related craft.
Olaf from Frozen

Winter Movie

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
Although afterschool programs are on hiatus, there's still fun to be had at the Northeast Library. We invite you to watch a movie with us, in place of our regularly scheduled programming. The 2 p.m. screening is intended for audience members 5 and older, and as such, any movie shown will have the MPAA rating of PG. If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please call the library at 202-698-0183.

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.

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!    

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.
elf sweater

Petworth's Wacky Winter Wear Party!

Petworth Library

5:30 p.m.
Don we now our silly sweaters, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. Wacky clothes for winter weather, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! Petworth families are cordially invited to our "Wacky Winter Wear" Party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the children's program room. Put together your most creative, colorful, kitschy winter ensemble and prepare for an evening of tacky, wacky winter-themed stories, crafts, group games, a fashion show and snacks!