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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Family Story Time

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 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.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:15 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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Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Club meets in the first floor meeting room. 
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The Art of Face Painting with Corey Morgan

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in the history of face painting and taking part in a demonstration? In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, face painter Corey Morgan will give a talk on this art form from an African American perspective at the Capitol View Library on February 10 beginning at  6:30 p.m. You do not want to  miss this lecture and demonstration by Morgan who serves as an instructor for the online classroom FABA TV.  
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Is It a Challenge Today to Discuss Race in America, Publicly?

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
On May 21, 2014, in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) observed that opposition to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act might be due to the the President being " . . . the wrong color."  
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Digital Audio Storytelling Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of three one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.  We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community.  Week One - Wednesday, Jan. 6: Interviewing Basics
From film to phone photography 101

Photography 101: From Film to Phone

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you use your cell phone or high-end SLR, with this class you will learn how to take good photographs. Here you will learn a little about composition and get a very brief history of photography. At the end, we'll play around with the different cameras in the studio lab including our DSLRs and point and shoot cameras! Registration is limited to 10 people.

PAL Pajama Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!! Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog. The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
Yoga Instructor Dexter Sumner

Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga

Palisades Library

7 p.m.
Come join us every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. for Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga with instructor Dexter Sumner. All levels are welcome. Wear comfortable, breathable clothing. 
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Petworth 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.  
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DC Music Salon - 'In Search of Blind Joe Death: John Fahey'

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
A father of American guitar, “Fahey is considered by many to be a foundational figure in American folk music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz.” We’ll screen the feature length documentary and discuss Fahey’s local life and legacy.
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Yoga with Caroline

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Please bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothing to this free class. All levels are welcome.
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Craft Night for Adults & Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
Ready to get crafty? Join us for craft night for adults and teens at the Southwest Library! Each month we will try our hands at a different creative project. Materials and instructions will be provided, and you will get to take home your artistic creations.
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T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
This free introductory t'ai chi class is offered by Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi. Please RSVP to michelle.conn@dc.gov.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

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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.
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Children's Author Andrea Pinkney at the DC Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Africa Access, Howard University's Center for African Studies and the DC Public Library present the 2015 Children's Africana Book Award winner Andrea Pinkney, recognized for her novel The Red Pencil

Byte Back - PC Basics

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 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 202-243-1185 for more information.
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Library Playdate

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
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.  

Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

1 p.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.  

MLKML Tax Preparation

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Free tax preparation assistance, provided by Community Tax Aid. The last customer will be seen at 5:30 p.m.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park 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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Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  

Byte Back - PC Basics

Capitol View Library

2 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 202-645-0755 for more information.

Byte Back - PC Basics

Anacostia Library

2 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 202-715-7707 for more information.
PC Basics

PC Basics - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu Explore right-click menu features for the Desktop, Taskbar and Start Menu
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 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.

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the Southwest Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues like criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, and other issues.
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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. 
Blind Date with a Book

Teen Valentine's Day Bash

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Make a personalized valentine or go on a Blind Date with a Book at our Valentine's Day Bash in the Afterschool Lounge. We'll have glitter, paper, and plenty of lace for you to make a one-of-a-kind valentine for the special someone (or someones) in your life. They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Put the theory to the test by selecting a YA book to check out based on its description alone. Who knows? You just might fall in love.  
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Board Game Afternoons

Georgetown Library

Join us for Board Game fun every Thursday afternoon in the Georgetown Teen Section!   These games are appropriate for teens.