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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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Afterschool Lounge

Tenley-Friendship Library

3 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 Fridays 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. 

Tech Monday

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Tech Monday is a computer class offered at Northwest One library. Come and learn basic computer skills!

Teen Cafe: Homework Help

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
Math homework got you stumped? Don't have any earthly idea how to spell logorrhea? Come get homework help at the library!

Toddler Art & Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
A themed storytime that focuses on exploring art materials.Recommended for ages 2-5.

Big Chair Chess Club...For Kids!

Rosedale Library

3:30 p.m.
Our experienced chess instructor, Mr. Norman, has a spot at the table reserved for you! Come learn the basics or hone your skillful strategies. Especially appropriate for ages 6 and older.  

Crafty Mondays

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4 p.m.
Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects. Ages 6 to 12.

Teen Gaming

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Teens, you are invited to come and get your game on.Whether you like video games or board games, this is your time to make new friends, show off your gaming skills, and have fun. 

Art Attack

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Want to make great DIY pieces to show off to family and friends? Come to Art Attack in Teen Space!  Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends. We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity! Ages 13-19.  

Crafternoons

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Arts and crafts activities for ages 7 and older. 

HTML Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: T. NguyenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!You will learn to:

Woodridge Checkmates

Woodridge Library

4:30 p.m.
Children and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.Best ages 7- 19

Read with Me

Capitol View Library

4:30 p.m.
Want to practice you reading skills or have someone read just to you?Come to Capitol View Library on Monday afternoons.Open to students in kindergarten - 4th grade.Grab a Book, Grab a Buddy and READ!

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level.  You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!    

Teen Night

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday evening for Teen Night!Every other week will be fun with video and board games. The rest of the time we'll be doing a variety of activities like watching movies, duct tape crafts, homework help, and more!

Make your Mark with Makey-Makey: Demonstration Sessions

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Have you ever been playing a video game and wished that you were using something other than the standard plastic controller? Like a banana... or a glass of water... or some Play-Doh? Perhaps you've even wanted to design your own controller. Come to the library to try your hand at creating your own video controller using a MaKey MaKey invention kit and whatever kind of materials you can think of to use. 

Make your Mark with Makey-Makey: Demonstration Sessions

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Have you ever been playing a video game and wished that you were using something other than the standard plastic controller? Like a banana... or a glass of water... or some Play-Doh? Perhaps you've even wanted to design your own controller. Come to the library to try your hand at creating your own video controller using a MaKey MaKey invention kit and whatever kind of materials you can think of to use. 

Wordless Book Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Join us for an interactive Story Time that includes songs, rhymes and wordless picture books. Librarians will demonstrate ways to have fun conversations around picture books without words that develop early literacy skills such as vocabulary, sequencing, storytelling, and creativity. All of these skills will help little ones get ready to learn to read and ready for school.

Fantasy Flicks

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
It's just what it says on the tin: movies with some element of realism, some parsimonious narrative shred of the numinous, the impossible, the beguilingly made-up. Planets uninhabited and otherwise, fairies, space marines, time travel, wayward otherworldly machines, and the reality-bending light-out-of-darkness of every universe.  And, perhaps, a little adventure and romance, if our voyage permits.

Chess Instruction for Children and Teens

Woodridge Library

6 p.m.
Children and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.Best for ages 6-19.

Adobe Illustrator

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Come learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6.Classes will explore the functions of most of the items in the toolbox.All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Evening Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Every Monday at 6PM join us at Parklands-Turner Library in the Children's Area for stories.Bring the entire family and inspire a passion for learning in children.

Children's Movie Nights

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in the children's room for weekly movie screenings of new family films and classic favorites.Recommended for families and children ages 4-12.

Petworth Retro Movie Night: 1940s

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Come to the library as each month we celebrate the work of one of America's most influential directors through the decades. Join some strangers on a train and come north by northwest to Petworth, whether you're a foreign correspondent or a saboteur you'd have to be psycho to miss it!  This month's film is a story of suspense from the 1940s.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Manil Suri's The City of Devi.  

Kid's Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
 Hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities that may include games, crafts, and movies in the Children's Room on the Second Floor. 

Zumba at Southwest

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Zumba is back at Southwest! Due to popular demand, Stephanie will have you moving through the paces for four more weeks, beginning in October.Come join the party! 

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages.This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.

Free Yoga Classes

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.