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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Family Film and Story! Fridays at 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages.

Winter Break Kickoff

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Bored during break?  Miss Julie will teach you fun games that you can easily play at home.   Also, sign up for Winter Reading Club, and earn a Chipotle Kids' meal over break.   Snacks will be provided.   For ages 5 and older.  
image of Amharic alphabet.

Beginners' Amharic

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!  
Holiday crafts

Holiday Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Make and decorate a fleece hat. We missed the first snowfall, but you will have a toasty hat for yourself or to give as a gift. The very young will need adult assistance.
Holiday Party

Holiday Party

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library. We'll have stories, a craft, music and good cheer! Children ages 0-12 and their families are welcome to attend.

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Construction Junction

Anacostia Library

10 a.m.
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

Saturday Morning Yoga

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
 Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga! Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).

Yoga @ the Library

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

10 a.m.
Join us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.This class is free and open to the public.

Family Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time. 

Family Story Time

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes, and good books.

Preschool Storytime

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, folktales and fun for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Recommended for ages 3-5.
PET Plush Pals

Family Story Time: Teddy Bear Takeover

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Who runs the world? Teddy Bears! Well, not really, but at Petworth Library they will rule for a day! Many Americans celebrate teddy bears twice a year: Sept. 9 (National Teddy Bear Day) and Nov. 14 (National American Teddy Bear Day).  Bring your favorite teddy bear to Petworth Neighborhood Library for a cozy and fun teddy-themed Family Story Time with parachute songs, poems and a group photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home!

Yoga at Your Library

Petworth Library

11 a.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.No experience is required. The class is free.You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.
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Winter Wonderland Fun

Deanwood Library

11 a.m.
Experience wintertime merriment through seasonal stories, movies, festive things to make and crafts good enough to eat. For ages 4-12.

Weekend Story Time

Francis A. Gregory Library

11 a.m.
Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

Lego Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Family Story Time

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Bring mom and dad and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun family story time.Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome.For questions, please contact the Shepherd Park children's librarian at 202-541-6025.    

Diabetes Support Group

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

12 p.m.
For anyone diagnosed with Diabetes, pre-diabetes or caring for a diabetic. Healthcare professionals will give educational information and answer questions on food choices, exercise and medicine. We meet the third Saturday of every month. For email or phone updates, leave your information at the Adult Information Desk. Light refreshments. Every third Saturday at 12pm. This program is free and open to all.  

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.

Trading Card Meetup

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights. 

DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

12 p.m.
Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading.
Book cover Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani

Holiday Sing-Along

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Come and join us as we celebrate the season with jingle bells and other holiday favorite songs.    
A puppy setting in a Christmas present

Winter Wonderland Party

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
It’s the holiday season! Come party with us in the large conference room. We’ll be playing games, making crafts, enjoying treats, listening to holiday tunes, and reading Jan Brett’s winter classic The Mitten. There’ll even be a photo booth! Open to all ages.
Snowman

Holiday Party

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to celebrate the season with holiday-themed stories, crafts & karaoke singing.   Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages story time with singing, dancing and lots of fun!

Zumba Class

Southeast Library

4:30 p.m.
Ditch the workout and join the party!  Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. This class will be led by Library Associate and certified Zumba instructor Christine.   No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Get It Write! Study Hall

Mt. Pleasant Library

1 p.m.
Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments. On the lower level, every Sunday.
Bookcover for Yes Virginia There Is  A Santa Claus

R & R* with Mrs. Claus

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Welcome winter with *Reading and Refreshments! Mrs. Claus will be reading the classic, Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus and other Winter stories, followed by refreshments.
Yoga

Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

1:30 p.m.
Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all December classes.