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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Picture of the French flag

French Films for Children

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
This program is for children of all ages. On Thursdays, from June 25 through Aug. 6, we will be showing French films that last approximately 30 minutes, occasionally there will be multiple short films each lasting between 10 and 15 minutes.
BARS

BARS

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
BARS is a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems.  Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your summer making art that makes a difference in your community. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Assorted LEGO bricks

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.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00pm 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. Reccomended for ages 7-16.
Film Fanatic

Teen (Summer) Nights

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Join us for Teen Night this summer every Thursday at 5 p.m. There will be games, movies, and more. Light refreshments will be served. There will be an opportunity for you to earn the Film Fanatic Badge as part of Teen Summer Reading. Ages 13-19 in the Large Meeting Room on the lower level.

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.

Computer Basics

Petworth 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.  
Book cover for "Harry Potter and the CHamber of Secrets" by JK Rowling

Wizard Week Movie!

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
It's Wizard Week at Palisades Library! In celebration of JK Rowling's and Harry Potter's birthdays, join us for a special screening of the film based on Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!This film is rated PG, with a 161 minute run time.
Image of Pacman Game

Teen Game Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space for Bananagrams, Uno, Jenga and more! Ages 13-19.
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.
Harry Potter

Pajama Movie Night

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
A young wizard finds friends and adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. View trailer
Movie Reel

Movie Night!

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for West End Library's Thursday Night Movie. Call for details.
S Street Rising Cover

S Street Rising'

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Join author Ruben Castaneda  as he shares his professional experiences around S Street NW as a crime reporter in late 1980s and 1990s Washington. S Street Rising is a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above an era of crime and violence that earned Washington the title of “Murder Capital.”
children around the globe

Multilingual PJ Story Time

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening, put on your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a family story time in multiple languages. We will wind down the day with stories, songs, and rhymes from around the world. This program is for all ages.
3-D printed bracelets

Design a Bracelet for 3-D Printing

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this beginner's-level class, you will learn how to design your own bracelet using a free 3-D design program called TinkerCAD. Later, you can submit your designs and have them printed on MLK's 3-D printer. Bringing a laptop to this class is recommended, but not required.  
euro

Job Seekers Skills Workshop

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes: career management and transitions, executive development and coaching, executive searches, and human resources development.  
Every Hero has a Story

Musical Heroes of D.C.

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
From gogo to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical heroes left their impressions on our city and on other music-makers in DC and beyond.
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Author Talk: Out From the Shadow

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Dynamic author Maurice A. Butler speaks about the first African-American Secret Service Agent, Charles L. Gittens. If you think you know about the work of the United States Secret Service, please think again. Come to hear astounding details about this dedicated and courageous Secret Service Agent.

Pajama Story Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

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.
Boy superhero and books!

Hero Stories

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Grab your sleepy toy, wear your pajamas and join us for an all ages story time with singing, dancing, and lots of fun! Every Thursday in the Children’s Room at 7 p.m.  

Computer Basics

Northwest One Library

7 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.  

Friday, July 31, 2015

Baby with book

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 story time 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 and their caregivers. See you there!
Music time

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.

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
chess instruction for seniors adults

Chess Instruction for Senior Adults

Woodridge Library

10 a.m.
Come and enjoy this “brain game” with other seniors. Learn basic instruction and strategies for playing chess. Ages 50 and older.
caseytrees

Casey Tree Wise Program

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
TreeWise is Casey Trees’ nature- and place-based summer education program, developed to get youth outdoors, interacting with and appreciating trees. Youth participants engage in fun, hand-on activities including scavenger hunts, leaf and bark rubbings, tree identification and water relays — tailored to be age-appropriate for ages 6-10. There will be two different sessions, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 11a.m.  Each session is an hour long.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 24 months.