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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

a large, golden-orange robot stands tall in the background.

Anime Club - May Meeting

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Anime Club, held in Teen Space for those 13-19, will host its third meeting on May 25 from 5-7 p.m.  This month's theme will be Mecha Anime.  We will stream anime like Aldnoah.ZeroGargantia on the Verdurous PlanetGo Lion/Voltron, and Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans. Swing on by for snacks, robots, explosions and a good time.  Hope to see you there!
National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month Follow Up Program

Capitol View Library

6 p.m.
National Novel Writing Month is over, but the writing process is never done! Capitol View Library will host its sixth novel-writing event on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of lively discussion on starting your own writing project. Local writers will be present to share tips on how they got started.  

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Tress Talks: A Natural Hair Meet Up

Tress Talks: A Natural Hair Meet Up

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Come Connect with the Natural Hair Community   Start Your Natural Hair Journey Share Your Story Exchange Tips Trade Hair Products  Hairstylists Welcome!   All genders Welcome. Refreshments Will Be Served.    

"Let's Speak English" ESL Conversation Circle

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
Website Construction

Build a Website 1-2-3

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations:  choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
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Espresso Book Machine III: Preparing the Book Cover

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book cover on Photoshop for EBM publishing. Register for the class at: bit.ly/mlkfablab
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club: Prequels

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing short story prequels written by George R. R. Martin.
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Yoga with Caroline

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Please bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this free class. All levels are welcome.

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 Basics of Online Security - Part 1

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Sony, Target, and celebrity smartphone pictures have made “cybersecurity” headlines news. But technical security topics are often presented as black and white: either individuals are totally vulnerable and clueless or they are super-secure hackers. The reality is that online security is a range of gray. We can all take several small steps, each one improving our security bit by bit.
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Arty Party

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Please join us at the Southwest Library for an Arty Party with a mystery creative craft! Art instructor Lisa Redisch will be teaching a surprise art project. Adults & teens welcome.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Petworth 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.  
Coloring Sheet

Monthly Adult Coloring Party

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Please join us on the last Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. for adult coloring parties! Work with various designs and coloring tools to calm your anxiety, or just have fun! Bring your own coloring pages to share, or use ours. Meet in Conference Room 2 on the second floor.
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Family Craft Night

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Arts and crafts for children of all ages.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates. An initially harmless game of dares created by six students during their time at Oxford University escalates, pulling at the participants over a decade later in this tricky thriller.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes 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. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
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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.  
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Gearin' Up Bicycles Pop-up Repair Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Join Gearin' Up Bicycles at our branch for a free two hour bike repair pop-up clinic! Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit.

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.
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.  
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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!  

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.
1,2,3 Andres

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Palisades Library

3:30 p.m.
1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs.  This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages
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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. 
Teens Create at MLK Library

Teens Create!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
How do you create? Whether you prefer computers or crafts, coding or collage, there's always something to do on Thursday afternoons in Teen Space.   We’ll provide supplies*. You choose how to use them. Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Space. *Some days we’ll use computers and digital tech, but most days we'll use paper, pencils, and other tangible materials. Upcoming projects:Thursday, May 12: Book Cover Re-design
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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.
Cinderella

Film: Cinderella

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
As part of our May Film Series, we'll be watching the recent live-action version of Cinderella. This program is recommended for ages 4-12.