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Thursday, Sept. 3, 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 

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Story Time weekday. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement and crafts for a full hour of fun. Choose a date that fits your schedule and join us.    Monday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Glover) Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. (Mrs. Taylor); Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. (Ms. McIntyre). School groups are welcome. Please call 202-645-0755 to schedule a time and date.  

Brown Bag Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally known, local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
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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.  
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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Music Time

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
The rhythm and rhyme story time. Recommended for ages birth to 5.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
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Lap Time: A Baby Story Time for Infants through Walkers

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions each day: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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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. 
Manga Madness

Manga Madness

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Interested in manga, anime and everything Japanese? Join us at Tenley Library on the first Thursday of every month for a celebration of all things otaku. Read manga, watch anime, and have fun! Ages 11-19. Sept. 3 – Anime/Manga Censorship Oct. 8 – Genres of Anime/Manga Nov. 5 – ‘Mon Mania Party Dec. 3 – Japanese Winter Holidays  
Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
Come and enjoy a grab bag story activity, enjoy some refreshments, and find out who the grand winners are.  For families and children ages 3 - 12. 
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Juegos Jueves

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Challenge your friends to a game of Candy Land, Twister, Wii Sports, or cards every Thursday in the Children's Room. Join us for these games and more! Recommended for ages 5-12.
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French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn Fench songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
PC Basics

PC Basics - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 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
French Story Time

French Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
French Story Time is for children of all ages. This program includes songs, music and motion and is very interactive. Children have the opportunity to learn French songs, practice their French, and connect words with motion, as well as enjoy stories. Come and join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. (except on holidays!)
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LEGO Club!

Woodridge Library

4 p.m.
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.

Back to School Ice Cream Social

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Teens - celebrate heading Back to School with an Ice Cream Social at the library!
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September Film Series: Back to School

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Join us for films about going to school for the first time or going back to school and enjoy popcorn. The films are: Matilda Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harriet the Spy Madeline
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YA Book Club: The 5th Wave

Lamond-Riggs Library

5 p.m.
Want to read the latest in popular YA fiction? Join us for the Lamond-Riggs Library YA Book Club. Every month we’ll read a new book and meet to discuss what we thought over snacks!
Summer Reading program

End of Summer Reading Party

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Come celebrate the end of another successful D.C. library summer reading program! We will have crafts, food, and prizes for all so  join in the fun as we end summer with a bash! This program is for children of all ages.
Art Club

Drawapalooza: Its an Art Club

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Art Club for children and teens. Participants will create art usine a variety of media. Meets bi-weekly in the Childrens Room.

Chess for Kids

Cleveland Park Library

5 p.m.
Weekly chess instruction for kids of all ages. Our master chess instructor will guide you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
Based on Frank L. Baum's original book The Wizard of Oz, this movie musical takes us on a journey from a farm in Kansas, all the way to Emerald City!
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Learn to Play Chess

Deanwood Library

6 p.m.
It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.
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Celebrate Richard Wright's Birthday and the 70th Anniversary of 'Black Boy'

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join the Hurston/Wright Foundation and DC Public Library's Special Collections in a celebration of the birthday of Richard Wright and the 70th anniversary of the publication of his memoir, Black Boy. Readings from and discussion of this classic work begin at 6:30 p.m.

Small Business Development Workshop

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month (except August) at Barnes and Noble, located at 12th and E streets, NW.  The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark, or call 202-282-3072.

Parent-Child Book Club

Takoma Park Library

Join us for a book discussion, reader's theater and other activities for children in grades 2-6 and their parents the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Pajama Story Time

Pajama Story Time

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening for engaging stories, songs, rhymes and movement to support early literacy and "bedtime awareness."  An educational program for children of all ages and their families or caregivers. We meet in Meeting Room 1. Children are encouraged to wear comfy pajamas, bring their favorite bedtime buddy and a grown-up partner to partake in the fun. (Note: PJs and plush buddies are optional)  
1st Thursday Evening Poetry Readings

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrates the second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Readings starting April 2.  Each session will host two featured poets, followed by an open mic.   Please join us to celebrate our local poets and bring your own poems to read.