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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Woodridge Checkmates

Woodridge Library

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

HIV/STI Testing by Metro TeenAIDS

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

4:30 p.m.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) provides free, quick,

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!    

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:15 p.m.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.

Teen Game Night

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5 p.m.
Join us every Monday evening for Teen Game Night! Every week we will have fun playing the Wii. We also have an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Booklover's Film Companion

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
  Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library! Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads. Films are screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. Just call 202-727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

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.

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.

Get Unblocked! NaNoWriMo Writer's Block Clinic

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Sign up for our National Novel Writing Month program and let published novelist Hannah Sternberg help you reach your NaNoWriMo goals this year with a series of classes on working through writer’s block.

HTML 5

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge Computer Lab, Room 311 Required 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, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!

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.

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.

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
A workshop to help those on the job market improve search strategies, interview skills, networking, and more.

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.

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

(All day)
Discuss a different Mystery each month.Call 202-282-0193 for the current month's book.

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. 

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month

Photoshop 201: Retouching

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
In Photoshop 201, we will explore image adjustment options, layers and layer masks, and color correcting options utilizing Photoshop CS6.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes. Ages 3-5.Please call 202-698-0183 with questions.  Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Story time for ages 2-5 years.Free tickets are required for entry and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room.
Yoga in DC

Morning Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all November classes.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  For ages 0-5.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Every Tuesday come and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes,finger plays, movement and more for children ages 0-5.

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

10 a.m.
Slow your busy morning down with a short story time. A couple books, a couple songs. A nice break! 

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers.For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, stories, finger plays and rhymes.This story time is for ages birth to 2 years. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for your group.

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.For ages 3-5.

Rhythm and Ryhme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  For ages 0-5.This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.