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Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This documentary tells the story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote the music to Mary Poppins and other famous movies. They produced brilliant work together, yet they had great difficulty getting along with each other. Anyone who saw last year's movie, Saving Mr. Banks, will find this film particularly fascinating.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. 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. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Babies enjoy books, rhymes, songs and other activities on the laps of their caregivers. For pre-walkers. Registration required. Sign up at the children's desk or by phone, 202-282-0021.
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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. 

Toddler Art & Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
A themed story time that focuses on exploring art materials. Recommended for ages 2-5. 
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

Fourth-Fifth Grade Book Club

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.  We will be discussing Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Participants will enjoy a snack, discussion, and an activity related to the novel. Book club will meet once a month and is recommended for children in fourth and fifth grades.

Lego Challenge!

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best lego creation and win a prize!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.

Girls Game Night

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Girls Game Night will be held on Monday, September 15 at 5 p.m. We will play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books, and hang out with girls from the neighborhood. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View. Girls ages 8-14 are welcome to attend. 
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Wii Night

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5 p.m.
So you think your moves are hot enough for the game? Come join a friendly competition of dance off! Let's see who has the real dance EXPERIENCE!!! Let's see how well you drive! Come dance your pain away every Monday. Ages 13-19.

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

5:30 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.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo Editing Swap

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Turn the page on NaNoWriMo. Join us for an Editing Swap and get one step closer to publication.  Share your work with a like-minded writer for editing.That writer, in turn, will share their work for editing as well.  Staff will make a record of the swap and provide reference materials for the job at hand.  We will meet in Adult Services Reading Room 207.  Bring your clean, most polished draft and come ready to work.  Another writer is depending on your skills.
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Orwellian America: GPO - Keeping America Informed

Georgetown Library

6 p.m.
Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish, will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed. The presentation will include a demonstration of GPO's discovery and access tools that aid the public in finding the government information they need.

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.

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!

Photoshop 201: Retouching

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In Photoshop 201, we will explore image touch up options, layers and layer masks, and color correcting options utilizing Photoshop CS6.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Kid's Night

Mt. Pleasant Library

 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. 
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Monday Night Meditation

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Begin each week with clarity and peace of mind. Join us in the meeting room for simple and powerful guided meditation to anchor us to the present moment.

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.
January: A Month of Gaming

Kid's Night - January: A Month of Gaming

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Come hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities all about gaming!   Monday, Jan. 5 - Wii! Play Wii games with friends. Monday, Jan. 12 - Sploder! Learn how to design your own video game. Monday, Jan. 26 - Life Size Chutes & Ladders! Turn the library into a giant game board. These events are recommended for children ages 6-12. Each event will take place in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

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

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. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
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Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first come, first served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
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Toddler Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children, ages 2 - 4, and their caregivers. Story time is limited to 60 participants. Pick up your tickets in the Children's Room. The program repeats at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays and baby bounces. This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time.