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Thursday, May 5, 2016

cinco de mayo, story time, arts and crafts

Cinco de Mayo Storytime and Craft

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at your library! Join us for a special storytime at 11:00 a.m. After storytime, children can create their own sombreros. For ages birth through five and caregivers.

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!  Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.  Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.  
Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:45 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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.
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Twitter Reference Desk: #AskAwayDC

Read Feed

2 p.m.
If you find yourself stumped on finding an answer, or need a quick book recommendation mid-day, find us on Twitter every Thursday and #askawaydc!  
Music Time

Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities 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.  

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In Growing Up, Russell Baker poignantly captures his years of growing up during the harsh years of the Great Depression. Yet among the harshness, there are moments of joy. And above all, there is his mother, Lucy Elizabeth, determined that her children make something of themselves. Please join us to discuss this Pulitzer-winning and heart-rending book. Room 220.
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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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LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

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

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems.  Join Words, Beats and Life in the Mt. Pleasant Library Large Meeting Room every Thursday at 4 p.m. to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community! 
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Special Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, stories, crafts and festivities. Featuring activities from WHUT television, including a special appearance by Maya and Miguel!
Manga Madness

Manga Madness

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Interested in manga, anime and everything Japanese? Join us at Tenley Library on the first Thursday of every month for a celebration of all things otaku. Read manga, watch anime, and have fun! Ages 11-19.  
French story time

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 French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m.  
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
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Celebrating Leo Lionni

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's someone's birthday - can you guess who? The children's room is celebrating Leo Lionni, a classic children's book author.
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Northwest One Library

4:30 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and community.
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Game Night

Chevy Chase Library

5 p.m.
Sports, dancing, or a little MarioKart? Bring your friends and your A-game for a night of Wii gaming. Or bring your homework if you need some help from your friends or your favorite librarian. Thursday nights upstairs in the Folio bookstore. All teens, tweens and kids 8 and older are welcome from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Chess for kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.

Cinco de Mayo Story Time

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
Enjoy a few stories and songs in celebration of Latino culture! Afterwards, there will be a special showing of a few episodes from the cartoon Maya & Miguel
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
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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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Pajama Story Time

Southwest 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.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Chinese Dragon

Chinese Spoken Language is Easier Than You Think!

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Dr. Hong-Fincher will give a talk on the Chinese spoken language and give a few sound examples (as compared with English, French). The talk will last around one hour, and after there will be a Q &A. Time, and interest, permitting, there will also be a short video of a Chinese play Mr. Dong-guo and the Wolf (the main actor is the former Prime Minister of Australia).  

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs.  [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]  For the monthly selection, check the Cleveland Park library website, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3072.
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Tenleytown Memoir & Essay Writing Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Sharpen your writing skills and share your work with others. Writing enthusiast Maura Policelli will guide the club's direction and activity. Participants will try their hand at fun writing exercises, but no formal grades are assigned. The club meets selected Thursday evenings this spring.  
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Yoga at Northwest One

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. for free beginner/intermediate yoga classes. We provide mats and blocks, all you need to do is show up. All adults and teens are welcome. 

Pajama Story Time

Deanwood Library

7 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.