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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Northwest One Library

11 a.m.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years.  Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.  This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children's imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Petworth Library

11 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. Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for school, preschool and day care groups.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Time

Georgetown Library

11 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.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 3-5, with their caregivers. 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.

Toddler Story Time

Cleveland Park Library

11 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program, grownups along with the children. The first session is at 10 a.m. and the second is at 11 a.m.. Please plan to attend only one of the identical sessions.

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

11 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 to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
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Toddler Dance Party

Chevy Chase Library

11 a.m.
Music and dancing for the whole family!
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

11 a.m.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Wills Workshop for Seniors

Southwest Library

11 a.m.
Most Americans do not have a will, despite the fact that this is the most economical and efficient way to make sure that your possessions go to the family members and friends of your choice. NLSP will be holding a workshop on important considerations for preparing a will and other important advance planning documents such as living wills, healthcare power of attorney and financial power of attorney documents. Participants will also learn more about the free legal help available to low-income District residents for preparing these important documents.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Palisades Library

11:30 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.

#brownbagdc 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

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Southeast Library

12:15 p.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 to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. 
Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Writing Group

Northeast Library

1 p.m.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work. No matter what you're working on, join Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.  It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away. 

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:30 p.m.
A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old.  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 on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
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May the Fourth Be With You

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in Teen Space as we celebrate all things Star Wars with trivia, games, and spoofs from 2 p.m. till the library closes.
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Job Search & Career Workshops with Joan Sherman

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Joan Sherman is a Career Coach who has more than thirty years of experience in the business sector. In addition, Joan was a Career Counselor at the George Washington University's Career Center. She will lead two workshops for job seekers. The topics are (1) What I'm Doing Isn't Working, and (2) Networking: Creating a Map to the "Right" Job Destination. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov to register.
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Parklands-Turner Library Homework Zone

Parklands-Turner Library

3 p.m.
Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone  in the children's room. 
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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. 
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Wonderful Ones

Chevy Chase Library

3:30 p.m.
Join us for songs, books and more! A program for children 12-24 months. Registration required. Visit or call to sign up.
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Teen Gaming

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Teens, you are invited to come and get your game on. Whether you like video games or board games, this is your time to make new friends, show off your gaming skills, and have fun.  
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Youth Chess Club

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Children get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other.   

Lego Construction Crew

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.  Ages 6-12.  
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Petworth Pacers, Still On the Move!

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Want to stay fit and fabulous at 50+? Show your body some love and join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 4 p.m. for "Petworth Pacers"! All fitness walkers should dress in comfortable, weather-appropriate, movement-oriented clothing and bring a water bottle (and an optional face towel for perspiration). Doctor's approval should be sought prior to participation for the first time. All walkers are required to sign liability waivers. Young children in strollers may also accompany walkers.
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Chess and Checkers Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

4 p.m.
Each and every Wednesday students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers. Lessons and play will begin at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children of all ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun. There will be prizes for children who participate. The games will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment.  Mr. Lawrence, our children's librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination. We hope to see you here!  
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May the Fourth Be With You - A Star Wars Celebration

Palisades Library

4 p.m.
The Palisades Neighborhood Library invites you to celebrate May the Fourth with all things Star Wars. ​Dressing up as your favorite Star Wars character is highly encouraged!  4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Make Star Wars themed crafts, decorate an edible Wookie Cookie, and test your lightsaber skills on our piñata. 5:00-7:15 p.m.: Settle in for a showing of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.  May the fourth be with you! All ages welcome.
Great Games

Game Club

Southwest Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to play some fun board games! For ages 6-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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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.
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BARS

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
BARS, a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems.  Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community.  No sign-up necessary, just stop by the lower level meeting room Wednesdays between 4:30 and 6:30.  Presented by Words, Beats & Life.