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Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Wonderful Ones

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.  First session at 10 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Anacostia Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and tickles every Monday for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.
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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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Free Movie: 'Captain Phillips'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
It's Marvelous Movie Monday at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! Now showing the same film at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This week: Captain Phillips U.S., 2013, rated PG-13, 134 minutes. True story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama. Nominated for 6 Oscars. Starring Tom Hanks.
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LEGO Builders

Palisades Library

3 p.m.
LEGO Builders is a free-play session using large Duplo LEGO building blocks, for ages 1½ and older. All materials will be provided by the library. 

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Beginner class

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and some general tips and tricks for working the computer. No sign-up necessary. 
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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. 
"Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books" by deGroat

Featuring 'Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room for Reader's Theatre.Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books by Diane deGroat 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.
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End of Summer Reading Party

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for the End Summer Reading Party. We will have games, crafts, ice cream, snacks and water balloons. And if you are in the League of Extraordinary Readers and you have read more than either Ms. Liz, Ms. Stacy, Mrs. Jess or Ms. Ruth, it is finally time for you to pelt us with water balloons!

Lego Challenge!

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

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

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
We will wrap up a super summer of reading with games and other fun activities on the front lawn. This celebration is for all ages.
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Wii Night

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) 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.
Yoga

Yoga For Skeptics

West End Library

5:30 p.m.
Skeptical about yoga?  Not sure if it's for you?  Join us for a five-part series on the benefits of the practice, each Monday in August at 5:30 p.m.  This course will be taught by Amanda of Yoga District. Bring your own mat, or borrow one of ours.
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Small Business

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) Home Occupancy Permits (HOP)
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Free Movie: 'Captain Phillips'

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
It's Marvelous Movie Monday at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! Now showing the same film at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This week: Captain Phillips U.S., 2013, rated PG-13, 134 minutes. True story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama. Nominated for 6 Oscars. Starring Tom Hanks.
Stuffed animal story time

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs and rhymes for all ages. This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.
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Monday and Tuesday Yoga

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Geared toward beginners and accepting of all levels of skill, the library partners with Yoga Activists to provide free classes on Monday and Tuesday nights in our second floor meeting room.
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DIWire Certification Course

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
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.
ModernWaytoEat

Feeder’s Advisory : “A Book Club For Those Who Love food”

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month’s selection is Anna Jones’s A Modern Way to Eat: 200+ Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes (That Will Make You Feel Amazing).
Zumba

Zumba @ SOW: 12 Week Schedule Change

Southwest Library

7:30 p.m.
*NEW ZUMBA SCHEDULE** From June 15, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2015, Zumba will meet on Monday evenings. Come join the party! Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins will lead this one-hour fitness and dance class -- all fitness levels welcome!

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

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One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying and failing to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

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

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Certified Senior Yoga instructor MJ from Yoga Activist will lead this hour long class. Please email geoyogarsvp@gmail.com to register First 30 respondents will be confirmed; others wait listed.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) 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.   We will not meet Sept. 8, Sept. 15 and Sept. 22. 
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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.

Preschool Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

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.