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Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time. 
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Intro to Research Databases

Deanwood Library

11 a.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!

Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

Lego Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' by Katherine Boo

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Please join us for the Southwest Book Discussion. We will be discussing Katherine Boo's award-winning work, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Copies are available for check out at the information desk. For more information, please call the library at 202-724-4298.
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.  

Family Craft-ernoon!

Takoma Park Library

2 p.m.
Every other Saturday enjoy family crafts for all ages.Crafts will vary with the seasons and holidays. All materials will be provided.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 
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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!

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.

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.

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!

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. 

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

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

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!

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.
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.

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.

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.

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

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