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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Blind Date with a Book

Teen Valentine's Day Bash

Tenley-Friendship Library

3:30 p.m.
Make a personalized valentine or go on a Blind Date with a Book at our Valentine's Day Bash in the Afterschool Lounge. We'll have glitter, paper, and plenty of lace for you to make a one-of-a-kind valentine for the special someone (or someones) in your life. They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Put the theory to the test by selecting a YA book to check out based on its description alone. Who knows? You just might fall in love.  
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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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BARS - Poetry & Spoken Word Workshops

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems.  Join Words, Beats and Life in the Mt. Pleasant Library Large Meeting Room every Thursday at 4 p.m. to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community! 
Book cover for "How to say goodbye in Robot" by Natalie Standiford.

Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Teens, come out and un-celebrate Valentine’s Day with cranky crafts, moody music, and treats that are not pink.  
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Northwest One 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.
Game Night

Parklands-Turner Game Night

Parklands-Turner Library

5 p.m.
If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of competitive games; from video games, to card games, to board games! Every Thursday will feature a different type of game. Recommended for ages 7-16.
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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.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
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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, and 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.
My School DC

My School DC School Lottery Info Session

Northeast Library

11 a.m.
Join My School DC at your neighborhood library to learn more about how to apply through the common lottery for DCPS and public charter schools! Questions? Call 202-888-6336 or visit MySchoolDC.org
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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. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.  Players will meet until 5 p.m. in Gallery A-6, located on the Lower Level. Games are open to adults and teens and tournaments will be held twice a year. So, come one, come all; just come ready.

Battle Subway Pokémon League

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this!  Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International. Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Room A-9, located on the Library's lower level. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
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Paper Circuit Lab: Glowing Greeting Cards

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us in the Teen Space as we explore circuitry basics using paper, flexible conductive material, and lights! Create a greeting card with a special switch that electrifies an LED.  

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

1 p.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
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The Make/Fix Anything Project

Mt. Pleasant Library

1:30 p.m.
You (Yes, YOU!) can make or fix nearly anything. Its true! Ultimately these abilities result from a superpower that lies within each of us: the ability to self instruct. Matt McEntee wants to learn and help others learn. This is why he has made a practice of helping anyone make or fix nearly[1] anything.
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Hypnotizers!

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join the Woodridge Library and Future Makers to create spinning, glowing light machines that hypnotize and amaze! Make use of the following tools to invent a cool machine all your very own.     Motors LED lights Batteries Simple circuitry Stop by for an hour of entertainment, we hope to see you there! Best for ages 7-17.  

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

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Teen Advisory Group

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon at our weekly Teen Advisory Group.What is TAG? Teen Advisory Group (TAG) are youth that plan creative library programs and make a difference in the communityWhy should I join? Improve your library | Learn cool things | Make friends | Gain skills to enhance your resume or college applications | Earn community service hours | Have fun | Snacks!
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BARS

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
BARS is a creative workshop for youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems.  Join "Words, Beats and Life" in Teen Space every Tuesday from January until June to write new songs to original beats & poems and to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community!  The BARS workshop will end in June with a culminating performance by workshop participants. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Art Attack!

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Draw, cartoon, make duct tape and bead creations, paint or use pastels all at Teen Art Attack!  Every Tuesday afternoon in the Georgetown Teen Section.
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After-School Workshops with Asian American LEAD

Northwest One 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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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.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Stitched from the Soul

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

10 a.m.
Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 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. 
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Teen Game Night

Cleveland Park Library

4 p.m.
Have you beaten all of your friends at Mario Kart? Or want to see if you can build the highest jenga tower? Maybe instead you're interested in starting a Dungeons & Dragons quest. Well at the Cleveland Park Library teen gaming hour, we've got you covered.
Book cover for "African-American poetry : an anthology, 1773-1927" edited by Joan R. Sherman.

Game Show Live: BHM Edition

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Come out and become the star of your own game show. And if you don't want to be a contestant, feel free to be a part of our live studio audience. All games will be based on Black History and Civil Rights Movement trivia.  
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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.
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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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Wednesdays are for Wii

West End Library

4:30 p.m.
The West End Interim Library is doing another round of Wii games! Come by for an hour and show off your skills! This program will be for ages 8-14.
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Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.  The Chess Club meets in the first floor meeting room.