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Monday, May 2, 2016

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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

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. 
Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
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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

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
'The Mother's Day Mice' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'Mother’s Day Mice'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 2 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting is the featured piece.
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Jam Out

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Jam with us at the Southeast Library! Kids ages 6-12 will take turns trying out different string, percussion, and wind instruments. Instruments will be provided, so just bring yourselves and be ready to rock out.    
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   

T(w)een Gaming

Lamond-Riggs Library

4 p.m.
Are you looking for a great way to relax after school? Do you love to cheer your friends on?  If you answered yes to either of those questions, then come to T(w)een Gaming at Lamond-Riggs Library!  We will have a variety of games; from board games to video games to card games.  Come make new friends and brush up on your Wii skills! For ages 10 and up.
The Lego Book

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
Game Night

Kids and Teen Game Night

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
Join us every Monday for Game Night! Play on the Wii or grab a board game. For children and teens ages 8 to 19.
Sunny Side Up

Book Club: Sunny Side Up

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Read Sunny Side Up, a graphic novel about a girl who is sent to live with her grandfather in Florida for the summer, and then join us in the Children's Room to discuss the book.
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May Day

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's the beginning of May - let's enjoy the flowers, sunshine, and fresh air. But more importantly, let's celebrate this bounty with some lovely stories and a craft. Learn about the tradition of May Day and take home a keepsake of your own. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided. 
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Mt. Pleasant 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.
Sign Language Alphabet

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginners-level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Feel free to stay for the Intermediate level which follows right after this one on Monday evenings.  The class is FREE but space is limited to 25 people per class.  Please contact us to reserve your place.  Instructors: Cole Huff and Steven Titlebaum.   

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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: K. Gurung 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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Marvelous Movie Mondays: Steve Jobs

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at 2:00 or 6:30 p.m., whichever best suits you, for a free movie showing in our Meeting Room!  May 2 we are showing Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet.  It runs 2 hours and 2 minutes long and is rated R.
1177 BC

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us at our monthly History Book Club as we discuss 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline.
Sweetie

Heroes of Cinema - Jane Campion's Sweetie

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join us in this intermediate-level class.  We'll learn more vocabulary and practice conversation. Anyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. You can review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  The class is FREE but space is limited to 25 people per class. Please contact us to reserve your place. Instructors: Cole Huff and Steven Titlebaum.    Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, Room 215.     

Pajama Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 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 also encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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Zumba @ Southwest Library

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout--all fitness levels welcome. The class is free and no registration is required. Dance your way to fitness!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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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.

Preschool Storytime

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. join us to 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.

Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.  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

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.