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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
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.
Join Fighting Cancer with Poetry and the Individual World Poetry Slam 2015 for a workshop and showcase of the “iWrite2Fight Writing Program,” focusing on poetry as a tool for healing. This session, "Writing Your Ugly Truth," is rooted in discussion, introspection and self-exploration. Participants will interact with one another and the elements of poetry. Participants are challenged to reflect personally and write original pieces that will illustrate poetry and writing as mechanisms for both coping and healing. The event will end with an open mic.
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.
826DC provides D.C. students ages 6-18 with free one-on-one homework help for all subject areas in an after-school tutoring program. With the support of volunteer tutors, students focus first on their homework, complete required reading their teachers assign and participate in creative writing activities. After-School Tutoring will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the first floor. The program will run from September 15th through October 29th.
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. Sept. 3 – Anime/Manga Censorship Oct. 8 – Genres of Anime/Manga Nov. 5 – ‘Mon Mania Party Dec. 3 – Japanese Winter Holidays
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 Fench songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
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. (except on holidays!)
Has anyone ever suggested that remind them a little of a mad scientist? Is Frankenstein your favorite book? Join us for a frightfully fun afternoon as we make a monster of very own; from scary to silly, it's all up to you. Monster books and games will be on hand to enjoy. All craft materials will be provided. For ages 5 and up.
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. Recommended for ages 7-16.
In the coming weeks, DCPL will be collecting input from the community to help it develop its strategic plan to prioritize and enhance its core programs and services. Community meetings will be held across the city in early October, and all DC residents are invited to participate. Thursday, October 1 @ Tenley-Friendship Library, 6:00-8:00 pm
You will need to have passed Fab Lab certification before taking this class. During this hour-long class, students will learn how to make digital copies of real-life objects using laser scanner.
Join us in this intermediate' level class. More vocabulary, conversation practice. Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation. FREE and open to the public. No need to register. Instructor: Lydia Barber. Room A-3 (“A” Level)
Shepherd Park Library is pleased to offer this new program for children who are beginning readers or simply want to build independent reading skills. Trained reading partners are available weekly to read with children individually or in small groups. "Ready, Set, Read!" aims to nurture your child's natural interest in reading while strengthening reading confidence and fluency. Suggested for ages 5-9.
Are you thinking of starting your own business? Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center. This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.
Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Rock Creek Park, which was created in 1890, the same year Yosemite was established.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a lecture by Joseph Eldridge, Adjunct Faculty at American University and Patrick Ahern.
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