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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

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Afternoon Freewrite

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
Sometimes the best way to express yourself is with a nice cup of coffee, a pen, some paper and some good ole' writing. Starting September 16, join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for an "Afternoon Freewrite." Here, you will have the opportunity to let your thoughts and ideas flow freely... onto the page, of course.   This program is held every Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.
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Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.  Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Wednesday of the month.


Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
This rat (Remy) was so inspired by his favorite chef Auguste Gusteau to do what he loves most —-to cook. His family and friends thought that he was weird for being a rat who wanted to cook. But every day he watched Chef Auguste Gusteau talk about why it’s so important to believe in yourself, and Remy knew nothing is impossible. Join us for our movie  program.      
Drawing of child with books on her head

Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Welcome to "The Homework Zone!" The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called "The Homework Zone"  in the children's room. 

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.

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. 
 Book cover for Naruto. Vol. 68, Path / story and art by Masashi Kishimoto.

PET Anime Club

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
The P.E.T. Clique Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases.  C ome check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fan fiction (writing) and fan art (drawing).   
Big Chess board

Chess and Checkers Club Wednesdays

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Students are invited to learn to play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will start at 4 p.m. and continue into the evening for all who are interested.All ages and levels are encouraged to join the fun! There will be prizes for children who participate.Chess and checkers will help students to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children’s librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination.

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
Board Game

Board Game Bonanza

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
Join us after school for some good old fashioned board game fun.  Children ages 6-12 and their family members are encouraged to come to the library and play fun classic games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Connect Four, Sorry, and more!  
The Lego Book

Lego Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to design, build, and play with Lego blocks. For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Kids Computer Class

Kids Computer Class

Capitol View Library

4:30 p.m.
Calling all students 8-13 years old! Come join our computer class. Learn new ways to create your own data and have fun using computers. The class meets on the second and forth Wednesdays of each month for one hour. Upcoming dates:  October 14 and 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015


November Coding Contest

Southeast Library

(All day)
Throughout November, we are having a coding contest at the Southeast Library. Here's how it works: 1. Make a game, music video, or animation using the educational coding language scratch found at  If you are a first time coder, there are lots of beginner tutorials on Scratch's website, plus, it is designed to be easy to learn!