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Monday, May 2, 2016

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Northeast Library

11:30 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 grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.
Coffee and Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1 p.m.
Join us for coffee, conversation and a craft. This is an opportunity to meet library staff, other people who enjoy the library, and to share your interests and skills with others. We will meet in the large meeting room on the Lower Level from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All are welcomed. Coffee and Conversation will be held the first and third Monday of each month.  This program is FREE and open to the public.  
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1:30 p.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. 
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Events and Online Registration - Fill Seats, Deliver Success (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Events and Online Registration - Fill Seats, Deliver Success is a 1.5 hour seminar sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., that will not only show you how live and online events can build customer loyalty, invite new prospects, and increase donations. but will also demonstrate how to provide an optimal registration experience.Register Now
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E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.
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Marvelous Movie Mondays: Steve Jobs

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us Mondays at 2:00 or 6:30 p.m. for a free movie screening!  May 2 we are showing Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet. 
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

2 p.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:   Resume review Creating an email address Online applications Online job searches
Lego Builders

LEGO Builders

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
LEGO Builders is a free-play session using LEGO building blocks. Large Duplo LEGO building blocks are available for children ages 1½ and older. Classic LEGO building blocks are available for children ages 4 and older. All materials will be provided by the library. 

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Intermediate

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics I Intermediate class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer and more. No sign-up necessary. 
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
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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. 
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.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.
Toddler Art and Stories

Toddler Art and Stories

Georgetown Library

3:30 p.m.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that  are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.

T(w)een Gaming

Lamond-Riggs Library

4 p.m.
Are you looking for a great way to relax after school? Do you love to cheer your friends on?  If you answered yes to either of those questions, then come to T(w)een Gaming at Lamond-Riggs Library!  We will have a variety of games; from board games to video games to card games.  Come make new friends and brush up on your Wii skills! For ages 10 and up.
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Reader's Theatre Features 'Mother’s Day Mice'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 2 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting is the featured piece.
Game Night

Kids and Teen Game Night

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4 p.m.
Join us every Monday for Game Night! Play on the Wii or grab a board game. For children and teens ages 8 to 19.

Reader's Theatre

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books. Recommended for readers in grades 2-4.  Parent participation is welcome and encouraged.
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Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   
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Jam Out

Southeast Library

4 p.m.
Jam with us at the Southeast Library! Kids ages 6-12 will take turns trying out different string, percussion, and wind instruments. Instruments will be provided, so just bring yourselves and be ready to rock out.    
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
AALEAD is an after-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and community.
Sunny Side Up

Book Club: Sunny Side Up

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Read Sunny Side Up, a graphic novel about a girl who is sent to live with her grandfather in Florida for the summer, and then join us in the Children's Room to discuss the book.
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May Day

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
It's the beginning of May - let's enjoy the flowers, sunshine, and fresh air. But more importantly, let's celebrate this bounty with some lovely stories and a craft. Learn about the tradition of May Day and take home a keepsake of your own. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided. 
Sign Language Alphabet

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us in this beginners-level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Feel free to stay for the Intermediate level which follows right after this one on Monday evenings.  The class is FREE but space is limited to 25 people per class.  Please contact us to reserve your place.  Instructors: Cole Huff and Steven Titlebaum.   
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: K. Gurung Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window

"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.
steve jobs

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Steve Jobs

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at 2:00 or 6:30 p.m., whichever best suits you, for a free movie showing in our Meeting Room!  May 2 we are showing Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet.  It runs 2 hours and 2 minutes long and is rated R.

Pajama Story Time

Takoma Park 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 also encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us at our monthly History Book Club as we discuss 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline.
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Heroes of Cinema - Jane Campion's Sweetie

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection