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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sing, Talk, & Read DC

Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children. Story time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5). Please call the library in advance if you plan on bringing a large group.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Preschool Story Time

Anacostia Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 3-5. If you are interested in scheduling a class visit for a separate story time, please call the library at 202-698-1959.

Terrific Twos

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds. First session at 10 a.m.
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Baby Time

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs and fun for young ones. Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 70 people. Tickets are available free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m. The second Baby Time at 11 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission. 
Tales for Preschoolers

Preschool Story Time

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian. Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room. 
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! 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.

Baby Lap Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and tickles for babies through age one and their caregivers. NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

11 a.m.
Looking for a job? Library staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches And more!
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Palisades Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies! This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 
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Maker Camp

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
The Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library is a Maker Camp siteJuly 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects:  Mondays, 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Thursdays, 1-2 p.m

Wonderful Ones & Twos Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

12 p.m.
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs, and rhymes. Wonderful Ones & Twos is for children that are walking up to and including age two. NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 

brown bag book chat.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

12:15 p.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! 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.

Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River

Deanwood Library

12:30 p.m.
The East of the River Lawyers group invites interested community members, law students and attorneys to come find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River. This informal panel discussion will feature attorneys from the legal aid providers that serve the residents of these diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.
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Lunch Aloud: A Story Time for Grown Ups

Southeast Library

12:30 p.m.
Your job is stressful! Your office is cold! Let us make your lunch break relaxing and warm - come to Lunch Aloud! Bring your lunch to the public library where you can sit back and let somebody else do the work as our staff reads aloud from a changing selection of short stories, essays, articles and more.  30 minutes long. This program is held in the Southeast Library garden, and will be indoors in rainy weather. 
chess for kids

Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

12:30 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other. The instructor will be at Rosedale from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. 
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Resume & Computer Assistance

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Need help tweaking your resume? Having a bit of trouble with your laptop or eReader?  Drop in Wednesday afternoons between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to receive face-to-face, one-on-one assistance for all your resume and computer assistance needs.

Computer Basics

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  
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Free Summer Meals

Francis A. Gregory Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday: Francis A. Gregory Lamond-Riggs Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Mount Pleasant Petworth Southwest Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
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Free Summer Meals

Anacostia Library

1 p.m.
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. Kids and teens eat free lunch July 6 – Aug. 14. No registration required. Lunch will be provided from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Saturday: Anacostia Capital View Dorothy I. Height/Benning William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Lunch will be provided at the following locations Monday through Friday:
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com. Instructor: N. Shiner 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:
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!

Takoma Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Kids will sing, shake and dance while learning a little Spanish and Latin American culture. The program combines music, Spanish and social studies, including geography and learning about other cultures.  ​ For ages 3-8.

Reading Power Hour

Rosedale Library

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays4 - 5 p.m. Starting Monday, June 23
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The Georgetown Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
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Maker Camp

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Chevy Chase Library is a Maker Camp site! Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google. From July 6 to Aug. 14 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.  
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Library is a Maker Camp site!  From July 6 to Aug. 14, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.
Science in the Summer participant

Science in the Summer: Level 1

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
THIS CLASS IS FULL. In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), children will learn about simple machines in a free summer program, GSK Science in the Summer™. They will discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water.
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Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.  Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Wednesday of the month.
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

2:30 p.m.
The Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library is a Maker Camp site! From July 6 to Aug. 14 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.   No registration is necessary.