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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Knitting

West End Knitting Circle

West End Library

5 p.m.
Are you interested in learning the basics of knitting? Or do you know how to knit, but need some help, direction, or just companionship? Join us for an hour at the West End Library. Please bring your own materials.
chess pieces

Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
May 3 Ride Along 2 Ice Cube and Kevin Hart return, this time taking their war on drugs to Miami. Tika Sumpter also stars in this action-filled comedy. Directed by Tim Story.  102 minutes.  2016.  PG-13 May 10  Purple Rain The late, great Prince in his star making turn as a young musician on the rise, spawning one of the all-time blockbuster soundtracks. Directed by Albert Magnoli.   111 minutes. 1984. R  May 17

Container Gardening Class

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

6 p.m.
Josh Singer, Community Garden Specialist at the Department of Parks and Recreation, will lead a class on container gardening. He will talk about how to build and maintain a container garden when you have limited space. This class is suitable for beginning gardeners but all gardeners are welcome.  We will meet in the large meeting room on the second floor of the library.
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An Evening With Prince... Under the Cherry Moon

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Come join us for an evening with Prince and Jerome in Under the Cherry Moon, a movie about two friends from Miami in the Mediterranian  enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, but as he gets to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. (via imdb)
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Woodridge Library

6 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 encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  
I Am Jazz book cover

"I Am Jazz" Storytime to Support Transgender Youth

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Join us during our PJ Storytime for a special reading to support transgender youth! 
Happy Tails

Happy Tails Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable dogs!   We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie. Many thanks to the volunteers with People Animals Love (PAL) for bringing in their pets.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
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Using Imagery and Music to Relieve Aging-Related Stress

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and Glover Park Village present Dr. Patricia Webbink speaking on the subject of "Using Imagery and Music to Relieve Aging-Related Stress". Dr. Webbink, a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience in practice, will demonstrate how music and soothing imagery can help older adults relieve stress, foster relaxation, and engender personal transformation.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Hacking the Job Search

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you want to learn more about how to use the internet and social media for your job search? Have questions about what employers can find out about you through background checks and internet searches? Come to this interactive workshop to learn about the ways you can use social media to look for jobs, and what employers are and are not allowed to find out about you during the job search.
Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  
Knitting

Upper NW Knitters

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, twice a month, and supplies are free.

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Basic English/Spanish skills preferred. Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular. Básico inglés/español preferido.
Girl on the Train

Chevy Chase Book Club: 'The Girl on the Train'

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The May selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.   We will meet on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.  

Wednesday, May 4, 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 Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
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.
Baby/Toddler Story Time

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Northwest One 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park 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 are 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 along with the children. The first session is at 10 a.m. and the second is at 11 a.m.. Please plan to attend only one of the identical sessions.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, 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. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
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. Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for preschool, school, or day care groups.
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Toddler Story Time

Rosedale 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 are 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 along with the children. 
English Conversation Group

Free English Conversation Classes

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
The Washington English Center, in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, and Guy Mason Recreation Center, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) 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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This 20-30 minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast 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 to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
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.  

Preschool Story Time

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love or 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. No sign-up or registration required.
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Baby and Toddler Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 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.

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

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.