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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

LEGO Bricks

LEGO Club

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our new weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn Fench songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
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How Does Snow Make Sense?

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Ever wondered what makes snow snow? Join us for a fun afternoon as we learn how this weather is formed, how snowflakes are created, the properties of water and more! Snow in its many forms is a frozen delight and we'll learn just how exciting this medium is through some related experiments. It may be a little wet or a little cold but it's all in the name of science. For ages 6 and older.
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Holiday Party

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of the winter holidays.  There will be games, stories and crafts followed by a festive movie!  This program is great of children of all ages.

Wii Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Challenge your friends with FIFA Soccer, improve your tennis and bowling games with Wii Sports and travel the galaxy with LEGO Star Wars. Join us for these games and many more in the Children's Room. Recommended for ages 5-12.  

Kid's Club

Capitol View Library

4:30 p.m.
Hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities that may include games, crafts and movies.

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing every month in the parking lot of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Individuals, ages 13-24, will receive sexual health information and materials, and may get referrals to counseling services.

Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages. Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.
Wii Controller

Teen Wii Game Night

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
Love games? So do we! Challenge yourself to entertaining and exciting competition with your peers using board games, Wii, PS2 and more! (Photo by Hachimaki on Flickr)

Movie Madness

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Join us at the MLK Teen Space for a great movie in our Teen Lounge on the first and third Thursday of every month. 

Wii Dance Off

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5:30 p.m.
So you think your moves are HOT!

Pop-Up Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Where did all of the pop-up books go?! Don't worry, they're still here! Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library! Just drop on by Thursday nights and our children's staff will bring them out for you. Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

Pajama Story TIme

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
Put on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.
The Good Lord Bird

Capitol Hill Reads

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a book club for and by the book lovers of Capitol Hill. Every month, we will read a different book, in a different location on the Hill.
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Digital Audio Storytelling Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class to later classes. 
Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
  Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class to later classes. 
Deanwood Knitting & Craft Club

Knitty by Nature: Deanwood Library's Knitting and Craft Club

Deanwood Library

6:30 p.m.
What do Ryan Gosling, Julia Roberts and Omarosa have in common? They all love to knit!  Drop by the Deanwood Neighborhood Library every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to learn basic knitting techniques or bring your own project to work on.   

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month -- please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
The Man Who Came to Dinner

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
At this month's Classic Cinema Night, we'll be watching the 1942 comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner.
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Chess Time

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Drop in for friendly Chess matches Thursday nights at 7 p.m.   We welcome players of all ages and abilities. This program will be held in the first floor unless otherwise noted.  

Pajama Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in the Children's Room! Every Thursday night we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.

Pajama Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

Job Seekers Support Groups

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
A chance for those on the job market to discuss experiences and share ideas.A chance for those on the job market to discuss experiences and share ideas.

English Conversation Group

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
If you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice speaking and listening to English in a casual setting. Learn about American culture and share experiences and knowledge with other English language learners.
Cover Image of the fiction novel Child of God, by Cormac McCarthy

Book Club in December

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Set in Sevier County, Tenn., in the 1960s, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s third novel chronicles the life of outcast Lester Ballad. Deprived of family and a home, Ballard descends into a life completely outside social norms, haunting the county with increasing cruelty and depravity. With Child of God, Cormac McCarthy continues exploring now familiar themes of isolation, perversity, and violence as part of the human condition.

'And the Mountains Echoed'

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Khaled Hosseini's 2013 novel,

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Music Time

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Children sing and move to the music and have a hands on opportunity to play musical instruments.

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Come read, sing, and play with your baby at the library!This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers. See you there!

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.