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Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.

Woodridge Checkmates

Woodridge Library

4:30 p.m.
Children and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.Best ages 7- 19

Read with Me

Capitol View Library

4:30 p.m.
Want to practice you reading skills or have someone read just to you?Come to Capitol View Library on Monday afternoons.Open to students in kindergarten - 4th grade.Grab a Book, Grab a Buddy and READ!

Boys Game Night

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Boys Game Night will be held on Monday, September 8 from 5 to 6 p.m. We play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books, and hang out with boys from the neighborhood. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View Library. Boys ages 8-13 are invited to attend.

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.

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.

Intro to Illustrator CS6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics to get you started designing vector-based graphics for print or Web. We will take a tour of the workspace, toolbars, and flyout panels to get you started on design projects. 

Chess Instruction for Children and Teens

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Children and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.Best for ages 6-19.

Yoga for Adults

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Join us on Mondays for a free yoga class for adults, ages 18 and up, provided by Yoga Activist. Yoga Activist is an organization dedicated to providing free yoga instruction to communities by partnering instructors with social service organizations interested in promoting the benefits of yoga. Mats will be provided. Registration is preferred, but not required. Please call 202-698-6373 for more information.

Children's Movie Nights

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in the children's room for weekly movie screenings of new family films and classic favorites.Recommended for families and children ages 4-12.

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:45 p.m.
Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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 the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.

Kid's Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
 Hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities that may include games, crafts, and movies in the Children's Room on the Second Floor. 

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

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.

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
A workshop to help those on the job market improve search strategies, interview skills, networking, and more.

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Trashy Book Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

(All day)
Join us for our romance book club to discuss all your favorite bodice rippers!

Rhythm and Rhyme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  For ages 0-5.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Slow your busy morning down with a short story time. A couple books, a couple songs. A nice break! 

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, stories, finger plays and rhymes.This story time is for ages birth to 2 years. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for your group.

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years. Free tickets are required for entry and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers.For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Off-Site Story Time

Library Takeout

10 a.m.
Join in the fun at the Chevy Chase Community Center (5601 Connecticut Ave. NW). Books, songs and more! Ages 2-3.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

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

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.  Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Every Tuesday come and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes,finger plays, movement and more for children ages 0-5.

Computer Basics and Video Access

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
This hands-on adult computer class is designed to let you enter the personal computer world on the ground floor.Learn how to borrow and download resources from DC Public Library and how to use Video Access Database.

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
A half hour of stories, songs, and rhymes promoting early literacy for ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers, with sensory play time following the story time.

Rhythm and Ryhme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  For ages 0-5.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.For ages 3-5.