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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Older Adults doing yoga

July Gentle Yoga at Georgetown Library

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors Tuesdays at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a free one-hour yoga class. Our 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+.July class schedule: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26
Yoga pose

July Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors every Tuesday at the Georgetown library for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels.  July class schedule: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 Questions? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov for more information or to join our email notification list.
betweenthelines

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
Yoga

Yoga at Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Go for the Gold this summer at Chevy Chase Library by joining instructor Stacee Becker for yoga in the Chevy Chase Library meeting room on Tuesdays at 2 pm—June 7, 14, 28, July 5, and 12!  
Brain Games

Brain Games and a History of Puzzles

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Brain Games and a History of Puzzles: A two-hour class examining the most popular types of puzzles and why they fascinate us and remain timeless classics. Participants will learn some of the mathematics, logical deduction, and language skills behind these puzzles.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Child Yoga

Summer Adult-Child Yoga Program

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
The Palisades Library is piloting an Adult-Child Yoga class for the summer. Led by instructor Dexter Sumner, this class will guide adults and children through the basic principles of yoga, breathing exercises and poses. Learn the many benefits of yoga, from flexibility and strength to creating confidence and peace of mind.  All levels welcome. This class is recommended for adults and children 6 and older. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
themanwhoknewtoomuch

Hitchcock Film Series: The Man Who Knew Too Much

West End Library

5:30 p.m.
It's hot outside, so come visit West End Library and chill yourself with our AC and a film, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.In honor of Summer Reading, West End Library is screening Hitchcock films every other week. The following is a complete listing of his films that will be screened this summer:
Image of Zumba with Roshaunda Jenkins

Summertime Zumba

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join Roshaunda Jenkins, a certified Zumba instructor who has taught regularly at the Southwest and Capitol View branches of DC Public Library, as she brings her experience, skills, and energy to Zumba sessions throughout the city this summer. 
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Bollywood Dance Class

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join Jaya Mathur, Dance Instructor with the Dance to Health Society, for this class designed to get you up and moving, Bollywood style! Can't make it to this session? Ms. Mathur will also have a session at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.
Pres. Lincoln at Fort Stevens 1864

Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens – The Story in Photos, Then and Now

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Fort Stevens was the focus of the only Civil War battle in the nation’s capital and the only time a sitting President (Lincoln) has come under direct enemy fire.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

betweenthelines

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
Adult Coloring Book Pattern

Color That Stress Away!

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Have you wondered if you can return to coloring books?  Do you want to relax or de-stress? Do you want to try something more complicated than a children's coloring book? All supplies will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Join us at Palisades Library on Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 8, 2016

surprise

Fun Friday

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Every Friday during the summer is a surprise at Rosedale! Come and find out what's in store, including special performers, games with prizes, and other fun events! 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

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Free Bike Repair Clinics

Anacostia Library

12 p.m.
Volunteers from The Bike House, Gearin' Up Bicycles and Chrome Industries will provide bike repair services at no cost for the public outside of Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Photo of string instruments

String Quartet Concert

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Let classical music enhance your summer! A string quartet from the DC Chamber Orchestra will perform selected works for the public. This event is free and will seat guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, July 11, 2016

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ESL Conversation Circle

West End Library

3 p.m.
Come chat and practice your English with a librarian and others who are interested in improving their language skills.
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Bollywood Dance Class

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Join Jaya Mathur, Dance Instructor with the Dance to Health Society, for this class designed to get you up and moving, Bollywood style! Can't make it to this session? Ms. Mathur will also have a session at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library.
Boys in the Boat

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join History Book Club as we go for the gold and discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Older Adults doing yoga

July Gentle Yoga at Georgetown Library

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Join our instructors Tuesdays at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a free one-hour yoga class. Our 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+.July class schedule: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26
Yoga pose

July Yoga at Georgetown

Georgetown Library

11:30 a.m.
Join our instructors every Tuesday at the Georgetown library for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels.  July class schedule: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 Questions? Email georgetownlibrary@dc.gov for more information or to join our email notification list.
Yoga

Yoga at Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Go for the Gold this summer at Chevy Chase Library by joining instructor Stacee Becker for yoga in the Chevy Chase Library meeting room on Tuesdays at 2 pm—June 7, 14, 28, July 5, and 12!  
betweenthelines

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
The Princess Bride

Family Night Movie at Palisades Library

Palisades Library

5:30 p.m.
An interactive movie night at Palisades Library? Inconceivable! Join us on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 pm for a screening of a beloved classic, The Princess Bride
History of Games

The History of Games

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:30 p.m.
The History of Games: Examine the scope and history of human civilization through this two hour class on historical board games. Did you know that backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world and has been played for over 4,000 years? Do you know where chess originated and the strange path it took through peaceful trade routes and contentious wars to become the world’s most played game? This class will teach you all of that and more!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

betweenthelines

Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults

West End Library

2 p.m.
Coloring just isn't for kids! Get some mid-day relaxation by joining West End every Tuesday and Thursday for Between the Lines, the coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets and coloring pencils provided.
Cover of The Palisades of Washington, D.C. by Alice F. Stewart

Walk Through Palisades History

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Go for the Gold in your own neighborhood!  Join us for Walking Tours to historic sites in the Palisades.  6:30 p.m.: Brief History at the Library
The Name of the Rose book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Umberto Eco's modern classic The Name of the Rose.

Friday, July 15, 2016

surprise

Fun Friday

Rosedale Library

(All day)
Every Friday during the summer is a surprise at Rosedale! Come and find out what's in store, including special performers, games with prizes, and other fun events! 
Mark Damisch

Mark Damisch, Concert Pianist

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 p.m.
Stop by the library for a FREE performance of world-touring, concert pianist, Mark Damisch. In addition to Washington, D.C., his tour includes Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico and Canada. The music featured during this performance will include works by Claude Debussy, Hector Villa-Lobos, Eric Satie, Modest Mussorgsky, Aaron Copland and more!