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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Head Scratcher

One-on-One Technical Assistance

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Bring your devices for one on one technical assistance with creating email accounts, downloading e-books and whatever else you may need!
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer.  Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
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AALEAD Workshops for Middle and High School Students

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment, and community. We’ll be meeting after school every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. Feb. 18 through August for different activities to hone our leadership skills, technology chops, and other important life skills. Join us!
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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. 
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Mother's Day Crafternoon

Woodridge Library

3:30 p.m.
Honor the special women in your life - mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, nannies, and special friends- with a crafternoon to celebrate Mother's Day! We'll have a great time making cards and special gifts for our loved ones. Best for ages 5 -12.

Teen Movie Night

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
  It's Wednesday afternoon; need a mid-week break from school? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie! Movies will be rated PG or PG-13.  This program is for Teens and Tweens only.  Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.
Come to Kick Back

Kick Back

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Come kick back and relax in Teen Space. Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we will feature movies, talk about books, sing karaoke, hang out, and more. It will be different week to week, so give us a call to find out a certain week's plan 202-727-5535. Ages 13-19. See you there!
Book cover for "Junk box jewelry : 25 DIY low cost (or no cost) jewelry projects" by Sarah Drew.

DIY - Hardware Jewelry

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Teens: come show your creative side with hex nuts, star washers, and springs. Learn to make alternative accessories using hardware and beads. You’ll have your awesome creations ready just in time for Mother’s Day!

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
Mother's Day Card

Art Attack: Mother's Day Cards

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Mother's day is coming up soon so don't get caught without a great card. Come to Teen Art Attack: Mother's Day Cards to make a great card for your Mom! This program will take place on the second floor in the Teen Section of the library.
Top secret

Kids Activity Night: Make Your Own Invisible Message

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick revolves around an automaton with a secret message inside.
Film & Popcorn

Teen Movie Night

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the first floor meeting room for movie night! Refreshments provided. 
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Game Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play board games (children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver). Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Teen Advisory Group

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in having a say in what services and books the library provides for teens?  Do you need a fun way to earn community service hours?  Teen Advisory Group meets in the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library teen space every Wednesday from 4:30 -6:30 pm.  All youth ages 13-18 are welcome; you do not need to sign up!   Please contact Anina at 202-717-0971 with any questions.

Computer Basics

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Computer Basics

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Library Takeout at Baked & Wired

Georgetown Library

5:30 p.m.
The library is bringing its services to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW). Drop by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and learn more about library events! (Photo by Baked & Wired.)
Wii Move

Wii Move

Anacostia Library

5:30 p.m.
Wii Move is a fun gaming activity to attend with your friends to get into the action and adventure. So come on make your MOVES!!! Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ages 9-14.
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Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved. Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Chess board

Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Club meets in the first floor meeting room. 

Pajama Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed. For kids of all ages. 
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Pajama Story Time

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Join us for songs, finger plays, movement, stories and rhymes. Children may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. This program is for children from birth to age 7.
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NASA: A History in Images

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
NASA photographer Chris Gunn will share pictures of NASA launches and missions, and explain the photographic techniques used to capture images of space.

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
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The Color of Courage: A Conversation with Author Julian Kulski with Polish Defense Attaché Brigadier General Jaroslaw Strozyk & Book Signing

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
"If there is going to be a war, I do not want to miss it." So writes Julian Kulski a few days before World War II begins, in this remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16. As the war unfolds through his eyes, we are privileged to meet an inspirational soul of indomitable will, courage and compassion.
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'Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War'

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Most everyone has heard about John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, but this book recreates the events so you can visualize them. We are brought to understand by this book the causes that drove John Brown to make the decision to try begin a military struggle over slavery. It also goes into exactly why the attack on the armory failed and concluded with his execution. The book helps explain how a strict Calvinist upbringing, rough frontier youth, and exposure to the Abolitionist cause combined to make an unusual kind of leader who sought to end slavery through violence.

Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages. A program for children and their families.
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Zumba at Southwest

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance class -- all fitness levels welcome!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Paint Supplies

Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.