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Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

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.
teens and database demo

African-American Database Tutorial

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Need assistance finding primary sources, new and diverse information to complete a homework assignment or just want to explore the fascinating history of African Americans? Join us for a hands on tutorial as we explore and demonstrate African-American databases. Follow this link for databases accessible at District of Columbia Public Library. Come and learn something factual, new and exciting. Visit http://dclibrary.org/teens/homework. Best for ages 12-19.

Fun and Games Mondays

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Starting November 23, Petworth Library will be introducing "Fun and Games Mondays," a new after school program for children ages 7 and up! Each week we will work as a team to learn or make a new game together. Game on!
"Little Bear's Valentine" Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring ‘Little Bear’s Valentine’

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, February 8 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Little Bear’s Valentine by Else Holmelund Minarik is the featured piece.
Monkey King

Chinese New Year Celebration

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4 p.m.
Join us in the story time room 4-5 p.m. as we welcome in the Year of the Monkey! We'll learn about Chinese New Year traditions and the Chinese zodiac animals, make a New Year's craft, and wish each other xinnian kuaile. Wear your best red to bring luck in the New Year! For kids ages 3 and up.
Asian American LEAD logo

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.

MLKML Tax Preparation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. Note: Monday April 18 service will be provided 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Rapunzel's Revenge

Book Club: RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Read Rapunzel's Revenge, a fun, Old West, graphic-novel retelling of Rapunzel in which she uses her legendary hair to lasso outlaws! Then join us in the Children's Room to discuss the book. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Faily of owls reading

​Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

5 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. 

Byte Back - PC Basics

Petworth Library

5 p.m.
 In PC Basics you will:    Be able to name basic computer parts and functions Practice typing and using a mouse correctly Learn how to use email Search the Internet Create and manage files and folders Understand memory and storage basics Each class runs for 2 hours.  Prior Registration Required. Please call the library at 202-243-1188 for more information.
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 Access

Access I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Get introduced to the world of Microsoft Access, a powerful relational database. Explore and navigate the Access program window and learn the concepts and structure of data storage in Access.   Instructor: P. McFadden 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, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate and Excel III Advanced. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to:

"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.
Amina Hassan

Dr. Amina Hassan discusses biography about Civil Rights Attorney Loren Miller

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an author talk and discussion with Amina Hassan, Ph.D. as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s -1960s, successfully arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court with co-counsel, Thurgood Marshall.
Selma Alabama Protest

Selma: The Struggle for the Voting Rights Act

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
The struggle between the protesters and the police at Edmund Pettus Bridge was the centerpiece of the struggle for voting rights in the Civil Rights Movement. Behind the event lay many attempts to gain the right to vote for the people. That is why Selma became a scene of intense confrontation with police and officials. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership was what made the difference. Come to a power point presentation and discussion on the style and meaning of his leadership.  Open up the inner logic of Dr.

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Wire Flower

DIWire Certification Course

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

You must have taken the Fab Lab Orientation to qualify for this certification. Get certified to use the DIWire in the Fab Lab! There are only six seats per class and you may sign up here.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central 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. 
C.R. Gibbs

C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at two neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 8: "A Matter of Justice: Mass Incarceration and Its Effects on African American Families." Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Thursday, Feb. 11: "The Underground Railroad in Washington, DC."
ASL fingerspelling chart

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join us in this intermediate-level class.  We'll learn more vocabulary and practice conversation. Anyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. You can review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  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.    Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, Room 215.     
Zumba

Zumba @ Southwest Library

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance workout--all fitness levels welcome. The class is free and no registration is required. Dance your way to fitness!
Hands on keyboard

One-On-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
Rush Hour Reads logo.

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.

Tax Assistance

Anacostia Library

9:30 a.m.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2015 income tax filing   For more information and to find others sites offering tax assistance please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.  
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 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.  
Posing

Yoga for Seniors

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join in on our seniors yoga class on February 2, 9,16 and 23 at 10:00 a.m. Instructors Robin or Sarah will lead. RSVP to geoyogarsvp@gmail.com specifying dates. First thirty respondents will be listed, others wait listed.

Preschool Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.      

Preschool Storytime

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10 a.m.
Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. join us to share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park 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.